Overweight & Obesity

Racial disparities in obesity widen in rural areas across country

Racial disparities in health and health care throughout the lifespan are pervasive and well-documented, and culminate in a life expectancy for Black people that is about four years shorter than for white people. One major ...

Inflammatory disorders

Rural environment supports children's immune systems

Children raised in rural environments who spend a lot of time outdoors with some exposure to animals grow to have better regulated immune systems than children living in urban environments, a new study has found.

Neuroscience

Brain tumors: The positive effect of the cognitive reserve

Cognitive reserve—the term given to the capacity to maximize cognitive performance through differential engagement of cerebral networks or alternative cognitive strategies—protects the cognitive functions of brain tumor ...

Health

New tool to value health of urban developments

A new tool to value the health effects of urban development proposals has been revealed by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Bath and published in Frontiers in Public Health.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health: How living in the city and country compare

Is it better to live in a city or in the countryside? While urban dwellers may benefit from more employment opportunities, better access to public services alongside cultural activities and entertainment, people who live ...

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