Weekly Health Digest: Suicide and Race; Fat in Peoples’ Lungs; Zantac Recall; and Chinese Healthcare

A summary of important health news from the past week Suicide Rates For Black Boys And Girls Disproportionately High By: Kristen West Savali New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research has found that “Black boys between the ages of 5 to 12 are committing suicide at higher rates than any other racial…

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Women’s Health and Wellness: Racism in the United States and The Reproductive Health of Black Women

By: Adaora Ntukogu Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash Historical Treatment The compromised reproductive health of black women in America is linked with discrimination in healthcare that is rooted in the historical treatment of black women in the United States.[1] Black women, from slavery through post-civil rights, experienced rape for sexual pleasure and economic gain, public nude auctions, genital…

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Weekly Health Digest: Quick-onset suicidality, Teen Pregnancy and ADHD, Mind-reading Exoskeleton, and more

A summary of important health news from the past week. A new type of diagnosis could make it easier to spot if someone may attempt suicide By: Temma Ehrenfeld Over half of suicides are committed by people without a mental health diagnosis. While some of these people suffered from undiagnosed psychiatric illness, some experts say…

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Weekly Health Digest: Ebola Vaccine Transparency, Flu Vaccination Rates, TB from Deers, and More

Photo by Scott Carroll on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week. Doctors Without Borders Calls For More Transparency In Distribution Of Ebola Vaccine By: Paolo Zialcita The humanitarian NGO, Doctors Without Borders, claims that the World Health Organization is restricting the availability of the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo based…

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