Pandemic may have intensified U.S. workplace prejudice against East Asian and Hispanic colleagues

Journal Reference: Neeraj Kaushal, Yao Lu, Xiaoning Huang. Pandemic and prejudice: Results from a national survey experiment. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (4): e0265437 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265437 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, instances of discrimination and hate crimes towards minorities have increased, particularly against Chinese Americans. Most reported instances have occurred in public and involved strangers. However, … Read more

Food insecurity doubled likelihood of foregoing or delaying medical care during first year of COVID-19 pandemic in U.S.

Food insecurity doubled likelihood of foregoing or delaying medical care during first year of COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. – NovLink Home Mash T Food insecurity doubled likelihood of foregoing or delaying medical care during first year of COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. We want to give thanks to the author of this short article for this … Read more

Racial and ethnic disparities in telemedicine usage persist during pandemic

Journal Reference: Omolola E. Adepoju, Minji Chae, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Sharonya Shetty, Tracy Angelocci. Utilization Gaps During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Uptake in Federally Qualified Health Center Clinics. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2022; 37 (5): 1191 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-07304-4 But according to a new study led by the University of … Read more

Structural racism and pandemic stressors associated with postpartum depression and anxiety among Black people, study finds

Structural racism and pandemic stressors associated with postpartum depression and anxiety among Black people, study finds – NovLink Home Mash H Structural racism and pandemic stressors associated with postpartum depression and anxiety among Black people, study finds We want to give thanks to the author of this article for this awesome web content Structural racism … Read more

Adolescent drug overdose deaths rose exponentially for the first time in history during the COVID pandemic

Journal Reference: Joseph Friedman, Morgan Godvin, Chelsea L. Shover, Joseph P. Gone, Helena Hansen, David L. Schriger. Trends in Drug Overdose Deaths Among US Adolescents, January 2010 to June 2021. JAMA, 2022; 327 (14): 1398 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.2847 This is the first time in recorded history that the teen drug death rate has seen an exponential … Read more

Two DNA defense systems behind resilience of 7th cholera pandemic

Journal Reference: Milena Jaskólska, David W. Adams, Melanie Blokesch. Two defence systems eliminate plasmids from seventh pandemic Vibrio cholerae. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04546-y Cholera is still a problem, especially in less-developed or crisis-hit regions. The WHO reports that the ongoing seventh cholera pandemic is still responsible for up to four million infections, and up to … Read more

What’s the skinny on those pandemic kilos?

Journal Reference: Brandon J. Restrepo. Obesity Prevalence Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.01.012 “Previous studies present evidence that intra-pandemic changes in risky dietary and other health-related behaviors likely contributed to the rapid rise in body weight during this period. Adults who reported weight gain also reported … Read more

Pandemic lockdowns had severe mental health consequences for women in the developing world

Journal Reference: Natalie Bau, Gaurav Khanna, Corinne Low, Manisha Shah, Sreyashi Sharmin, Alessandra Voena. Women’s well-being during a pandemic and its containment. Journal of Development Economics, 2022; 156: 102839 DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2022.102839 The study from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy finds that women whose social position may make them … Read more

U.S. seafood workers at increased risk for COVID-19 during pandemic, research finds

Journal Reference: Easton R. White, Jill Levine, Amanda Moeser, Julie Sorensen. The direct and indirect effects of a global pandemic on US fishers and seafood workers. PeerJ, 2022; 10: e13007 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.13007 “The U.S. seafood industry was hit pretty hard, especially workers in high-density workplaces like seafood processing plants where social distancing was difficult,” said … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic fueled massive growth in green industry

Journal Reference: David San Fratello, Benjamin L. Campbell, William G. Secor, Julie H. Campbell. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Gardening in the United States: Postpandemic Expectations. HortTechnology, 2022; 32 (1): 32 DOI: 10.21273/HORTTECH04911-21 But will the uptick in gardening last once the last coronavirus restrictions are lifted? Probably not to the same extreme levels, … Read more

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