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Twitter shows lower-to-middle income countries have higher unemployment post pandemic — ScienceDaily

Lower-to-middle-income countries still struggle with high unemployment rates after COVID-19 lockdowns and economic restrictions, unlike higher-income countries such as Canada, finds a new study led by York University with the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This is opposite from the 2008-2009 global economic crisis when higher-income countries suffered more from the recession than lower-income countries. […]

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Distress leads to higher COVID vaccine rates, less adherence to distancing guidelines, study finds — ScienceDaily

People who were more distressed — showing signs of anxiety or depression — during the COVID-19 pandemic were less likely to follow some best practice recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new study by Washington University in St. Louis researchers. They found, however, that those same people were more […]

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In early 2021, racial and ethnic minorities had higher rates of depression and anxiety than white people, even after controlling for various factors — ScienceDaily

Racial and ethnic minorities bore a disproportionate mental health burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Chan of Harvard Medical School, Tim Spector of King’s College London, and colleagues. Previous research has established that minorities have borne a disproportionate COVID-19 burden, […]

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Study finds lower-income homeowners are at higher risk of wildfire, canceled homeowners insurance — ScienceDaily

With fires raging from California to Alaska, the 2022 wildfire season is off to a violent start. It’s an ominous sign of what promises to be another record-breaking fire season in the U.S. Roughly 2 million acres burned last month. And major fires are currently scorching Idaho, Utah and California, threatening tens of thousands of […]

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Anomalies could underlie higher risk for health conditions in Black Americans — ScienceDaily

Racial discrimination increases the risk for physical and mental illnesses, and Black women suffer from diseases at significantly higher rates than White women. How traumatic experiences such as discrimination increase vulnerability to illness remains the topic of intense research. Now, a new study shows that the experience of racial discrimination affects the microstructure of the […]

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Substance Use Appears Higher in Recent Decades Among Young Adults Who Had Strokes

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (American Heart Association News) Documented cocaine and marijuana use among young adults who had strokes rose substantially in recent decades, especially among white men and women, new research suggests. Overall, however, documented substance use among stroke patients was highest among young Black men. The authors […]

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Higher socioeconomic status linked to increased air pollution exposure in China — ScienceDaily

In some countries, including the United States, socioeconomic factors such as higher income and education correlate with less exposure to outdoor air pollution. But this isn’t the case in China. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. For the first time, a University of Washington led team has uncovered that people living in China who have […]

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Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of cancer than the general population — ScienceDaily

Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14 percent higher risk of dying from the disease than the general adult U.S. population, according to studies by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and other agencies. Recent research by scientists at Duke University could give doctors and […]

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Researchers found alcohol use disorder mortality rates were 25% higher than projected in 2020, 22% higher in 2021 — ScienceDaily

Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in alcohol use disorder mortality. In the study, published this month in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Network Open, investigators used […]