Living in a majority-black neighborhood linked to severe maternal morbidity

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published today […]

Higher education levels linked to greater well-being for Australian women, survey shows

Higher education levels are linked to higher levels of well-being for Australian women, according to a study published March 24, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Dai Binh Tran and colleagues from Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam. There’s conflicting evidence as to how education affects people’s well-being, with some research […]

Exposure to particulate matter before and after birth linked to heightened allergic rhinitis risk

Exposure to the air pollutant fine particulate matter (PM2.5) before and after birth is linked to a heightened risk of childhood allergic rhinitis, finds research published online in the journal Thorax. The period of vulnerability may be during late pregnancy (30 weeks) right through to the first year of life, […]

Tropical cyclone exposure linked to rise in hospitalizations from many causes for older adults

An increase in overall hospitalizations was reported for older adults in the week following exposure to a tropical cyclone, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University’s Earth Institute and colleagues at Colorado State University and Harvard T. H. Chan School […]