African Americans surveyed had a higher degree of skepticism of the flu vaccine and the process of creating the vaccine, which was related to their experience of racial bias and an awareness about racial disparities in the healthcare setting.Credit: CDC/ Judy Schmidt acquired from Public Health Image Library African American adults are less likely than

An MIT-led study finds that technological advances alone will not bring about dematerialization, or the reduction of the amount of materials needed to produce goods and services.Image: MIT News Researchers find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. Are humans taking more resources from the Earth than the planet can

This horse mandible from Cave 2 shows a number of cut marks on the lingual surface. They show the animal’s tongue was cut out with a stone tool. Credit: University of Montreal The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years. This

Escalating rungs of social support.Credit: Penn Medicine Leveraging existing relationships with friends and family may be a more effective way to improve patients’ health and encourage new healthy habits and behaviors than increasing interactions with physicians or other clinicians. In a new perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Penn Medicine behavioral economists

A lay health worker or community ‘Grandmother’ conducting a problem solving therapy session with a patient on the Friendship Bench.Image Credit: Grand Challenges Canada / ZAPP In Zimbabwe study, Friendship Bench therapy reduces prevalence of depression to <14%, compared to 50% in control group; First at-scale model of community mental health care in Africa has

Participants rated the strength of their beliefs on a scale of 1-7 on both political (purple) and nonpolitical (green) statements. They then rated responses to counter-arguments to those statements. The graph depicts shifts in their belief strength ratings. Credit: Brain and Creativity Institute at USC A USC-led study confirms what seems increasingly true in American

A new study shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Image credit: Flickr/John Christian Fjellestad A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Now add psychological deficits to the list, Cornell researchers say.

Australians who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree. Image Credit: Flickr/Sharon Sinclair People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, according

Teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016, say investigators.Image Credit: Flickr/tristanforestjames Teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed. But University of Michigan researchers cautioned that while these developments are “trending in the

An animated GIF visualizing mortality from mental and substance use disorders from 1980 to 2014 by county. Credit: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation More than 2,000 US counties witnessed increases of 200% or more in deaths related to substance abuse and mental disorders since 1980, including clusters of counties in Kentucky, West Virginia, and

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