Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Rio's favelas prepare for the worst

Disadvantaged by poverty, unsanitary housing and poor to non-existent health services, the people of Rio de Janeiro's teeming favelas are preparing for the worst when the coronavirus takes a grip on Brazil.

Genetics

Mapping bacterial neighborhoods in the gut

The microscopic populations of bacteria in our intestines are, in some ways, just like us: They live in communities, eat, work, reproduce, and eventually die. Many of these bacterial species live in harmony with our bodies, ...

Cardiology

Race, income in neighborhoods tied to cardiac arrest survival

Socioeconomics might impact the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest, suggests a new study that found survival rates are lower in heavily black than in heavily white neighborhoods, and in low- and middle-income areas compared ...

Cardiology

Bystander CPR less common in hispanic neighborhoods

(American Heart Association News)—Receiving CPR from a bystander can double the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest. But you're less likely to get this help—and less likely to survive—if your heart stops in a Hispanic ...

Health

Social determinants of health are linked to gun homicide rates

Gun homicide rates in the US are associated with several social determinants of health, including income inequality, government welfare spending, trust in institutions, and social mobility, according to a new study published ...

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Neighbourhood

A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community within a larger city, town or suburb. Neighbourhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members. "Researchers have not agreed on an exact definition. Neighbourhood is generally defined spatially as a specific geographic area and functionally as a set of social networks. Neighbourhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur – the personal settings and situations where residents seek to realise common values, socialise youth, and maintain effective social control."

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