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Search News Dec 14 2021 Antidepressant Treatment for Postpartum Depression May Be Overprescribed In countries like the U.S. and the Netherlands, antidepressants are a commonly prescribed treatment for postpartum depression. But a new study by… News Dec 02 2021 Native American Deaths from COVID-19 Highest Among Racial Groups Native Americans experience substantially greater rates of COVID-19 mortality compared with other racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study… News Nov 18 2021 COVID-19 Commission Urgently Needed, Scientific Experts Say Examining health care fault lines, global supply chain instability, and vaccine production efficiency is critical in preparing for future global… News Oct 20 2021 Lead Remediation Efforts Show Promise for Safe Drinking Water in New York City Public Schools Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, many states have passed legislation requiring public schools to assess and treat lead in their drinking… News Sep 28 2021 Life Expectancy Gap Between Black and White Americans Closes Nearly 50% in 30 Years Persistent gaps in life expectancy between Black and white Americans have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. News Sep 02 2021 Lack of Protections in the Workplace Leave Frontline Workers of Color at High Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Black, Latino, and Native American frontline workers are more likely to work in occupations with a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure with less… News Aug 19 2021 Vaccine Stockpiling by Nations Could Lead to Increase in COVID-19 Cases, Novel Variant Emergence The allocation of COVID-19 vaccine between countries has thus far tended toward vaccine nationalism, wherein countries stockpile vaccines to… News Jul 01 2021 Low-Income Patients May Be Less Likely to Receive Medical Assistance in Dying In Canada, low-income hospital patients under palliative care are less likely to receive medical assistance in dying compared to those who are high… News Jun 24 2021 Updated Analysis of U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Shows Drops, Disparities in Average Lifespans An updated analysis of American COVID-19 deaths throughout 2020 reveals an even bigger drop in average life expectancy as well as still-substantial… News Apr 15 2021 COVID-19 Reduces Access to Opioid Dependency Treatment for New Patients COVID-19 has been associated with increases in opioid overdose deaths, which may be in part because the pandemic limited access to buprenorphine, a… News Mar 10 2021 Outbreak of a Rare, Polio-like Syndrome Likely Prevented or Postponed by Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions Social distancing not only helped slow the spread of COVID-19 — it also may have prevented the transmission of an outbreak of a rare polio-like… News Mar 08 2021 Life Expectancy Falling for Adults Without a Bachelor’s Degree Life expectancy in the United States dropped in 2020 due to COVID-19, but, for American adults without a college degree, an increase in mortality… News Feb 11 2021 Diversity in Policing Can Improve Police-Civilian Interactions The recent killings of Black Americans have reignited calls for policing reform, including proposals to diversify police departments, which have… News Jan 14 2021 Covid-19 Reduced U.S. life Expectancy, Especially Among Black and Latino Populations The Covid-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, University of… News Nov 30 2020 Covid-19 Shutdowns Disproportionately Affected Low-Income Black Households The alarming rate at which Covid-19 has killed Black Americans has highlighted the deeply embedded racial disparities in the U.S. health care system… News Jul 02 2020 Global Threats: How Lessons from Covid-19 Can Prevent Environmental Meltdown Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of Covid-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went largely ignored until rising infection rates forced… News Mar 18 2020 Racial Disparities in Pollution Exposure Fell Thanks to Clean Air Act Many case studies suggest that low income and racial minority groups face disproportionately high exposures to environmental pollution. But the… News Jan 21 2020 A Cautionary Tale about Measuring Racial Bias in Policing Racial bias and policing made headlines last year after a study examining records of fatal police shootings claimed white officers were no more… News Jan 15 2020 Social Networks May Drive College Decisions Younger siblings may indeed look up to their older kin — to the point that it influences where they go to college.Using data from centralized school… News Jul 11 2019 E-cigarette Regulations Increase Prenatal Cigarette Use among Teen Smokers, New Study Shows Earlier studies have shown that the passage of minimal legal sale age (MLSA) laws regulating the purchase of e-cigarettes among teens succeeded in… News May 29 2019 Universal Approaches to Promoting Healthy Development Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released “Universal Approaches to Promoting Healthy Development” on May 29.