Breathing dirty air — even for a day — likely causes people to become more aggressive and violent. Researchers believe that exposure to air pollution has immediate effects on the brain and may increase people’s impulsivity.
Shaming or teasing comments made about a person’s weight, called weight stigma, during adolescence can do life-long damage and lead to future substance use.
Advocating for yourself or your baby during a hospital birth should be a positive thing, but a recent study shows just the opposite is true for some women, especially black women, who were more likely to feel discriminated against when they had a difference of opinion with a health care provider.
A new study found that more than 40% of governmental public health workers are planning on retiring by 2023 or considering leaving their positions within the next year. Who will take their places and how will the workforce change?
Estimating undiagnosed abnormal heart rhythm cases in older adults
by Charlie Plain on November 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm
Study finds suicide rates increasing nationwide
by Charlie Plain on November 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm
New testing method helps protect workers — and their skin — from harmful chemicals
by Charlie Plain on November 4, 2019 at 9:24 pm
Project identifies Minnesota’s uninsured to help them obtain coverage
by Charlie Plain on October 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm
The latest issue of Advances explores replicable Minnesota models that bring health and well-being to people around the world. Such innovations as a medical school curriculum that confronts structural racism and a ride-sharing program to get Ugandan babies to vaccination sites are pushing boundaries as we advance public health.
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