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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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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Weekly Health Digest: Treating PMS, E-cigarette regulation, Air Ambulances

Photo by VapeClubMY on Unsplash A summary of important health news from the past week. Treating PMS May Be Vital to Your Well-Being By: Madeline R. Vann, MPH According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, at least 85 percent of women experience at least one symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is the term used to…

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Weekly Health Digest: Soda and Early Death, Fifth Death Linked to Vaping, Genes linked to Left-handedness, and more

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Drinking two glasses of soda daily can increase your risk of an early death, study says By: Najja Parker Researchers from Germany, Spain and other European countries recently conducted a study with 51,743 men and women with an average age of 50 to prove that those who drink two or more glasses…

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Weekly Health Digest: Opioid crisis ruling, Lyme disease, Secondhand E-Cigarette Vapors

A summary of important health news from the past week. Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling By Russell Hotten The multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m to Oklahoma for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. According to Oklahoma State, Johnson & Johnson marketed their addictive painkillers by downplaying the…

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Weekly Health Digest: Insurance for Black Moms, Malaria Vaccine, Campus Quarantine, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week. Giving black moms health insurance may save their babies’ lives By: Julia Belluz A new study in JAMA finds that states that have expanded Medicaid have seen improved outcomes in black infants’ health. Black infants are the most vulnerable population of babies—“compared to white babies, black…

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Weekly Health Digest: Anthrax, Ebola in Congo, Mental Health in Detention, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week. Anthrax is Killing Wildlife, and it’s Putting Humans at Risk, too By: Jacqueline Howard Health officials in Kenya investigating the sudden death of 10 buffalo have confirmed that the first case in the outbreak was due to anthrax. Such cases occur occasionally in livestock and…

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