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COVID-19 volume declines mostly uniform, but higher in Black, Latino neighborhoods, study shows

Dive Brief: Erosion in the volume of hospital inpatient admissions during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic was remarkably uniform, a study published Thursday in Health Affairs concluded. The volumes began to bounce back significantly in June. However, there were some differences among demographic groups. Admissions among patients living in majority Black and Latino… Read More »

Assistance during first years of biology major leads to higher retention of first-gen students

For many young college students, the first years are a time of wonder and excitement and early steps toward long-term goals. These years, for some students, are equally fraught with anxiety, as the realities of rigorous curricula set in alongside feelings of unpreparedness and impostor syndrome. In the STEM fields, this results in roughly 50%… Read More »

Lower Physical Strength in Midlife Women Associated with Higher Risk for Depression and Anxiety

Previous studies have shown that women with poor physical health are more likely to suffer from depression during the perimenopause and menopause.  A new study demonstrates that in healthy women, there is also a correlation between physical health and mental well-being. This study focused on upper body and lower body strength in a group of… Read More »

Blacks misdiagnosed with schizophrenia at a much higher rate than whites, study finds

Adobe Stock Images Black people suffering from severe depression face higher odds that they will be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia than white patients, according to a new study from Rutgers University. The study, which was published in the journal Psychiatric Services, backs up long-held claims that clinicians have inherent racial biases and those biases affect… Read More »