Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trump deploys hospital ships in coronavirus 'war'

The United States is to deploy military hospital ships to fight the coronavirus, Donald Trump said Wednesday, as he likened himself to a "wartime president" and invoked a Korean War-era law.

Psychology & Psychiatry

$1 increase in minimum wage linked to 3.5-6% fall in suicide rate

A US$1 increase in the minimum wage is linked to a fall in the suicide rate of between 3.5 and 6% among people with high school education or less, reveals a 26-year study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teen self-harm rates: What other countries can learn from Denmark

Concern has been growing over rising rates of self-harm in teenagers. In the UK and Ireland, increases began around the time of the 2008 economic crash and show no sign of slowing. One study of the UK found rates among teenage ...

Pediatrics

Economic downturns may affect children's mental health

Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. In a new Health Economics study, investigators found that U.S. children's mental health worsened as the economy weakened. ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

In times of low unemployment, nursing home quality suffers

The low unemployment rate in the U.S.—which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October—is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study ...

Health

Drinking is not working

Researchers from South Korea and the USA have investigated whether or not there is a relation between alcohol consumption and unemployment. The team examined data covering the period 1994-2013 and found that alcohol habits ...

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