High rate of sex before age 13 among boys from metropolitan areas

Using information from two national surveys, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Guttmacher Institute have found that in some metropolitan areas, more than a quarter of young, African American men reported having ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in three Americans had COVID-19 by the end of 2020

A new study published in the journal Nature estimates that 103 million Americans, or 31 percent of the U.S. population, had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2020. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Only half of children with autism receive early intervention services

Despite a federal mandate requiring access to early intervention programs (EIP) for children with disabilities, fewer than half of autistic children in four New Jersey counties received services before 36 months of age, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US infection rate rising outside New York as states open up

Take the New York metropolitan area's progress against the coronavirus out of the equation and the numbers show the rest of the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction, with the known infection rate rising even as states move ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

25 million US women lack access to infertility services, study shows

New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that nearly 40 percent of reproductive-aged women in the United States—approximately 25 million—have limited or no nearby access to assisted reproductive technology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID and racism cause nurses of color to face 'dual pandemic'

In a phenomenon that researchers are calling a "dual pandemic" because of the severity of the impact of coupled factors, a Rutgers School of Nursing research study has found that non-white nurses are suffering disproportionately ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico prepares to reopen half the country amid pandemic

Mexico began setting dates for re-opening businesses in half the country next week, even as the nationwide daily confirmed cases total rose Friday by a record 5,222 and 504 new deaths were reported.

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