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Brandon Bell/Getty Images/FILE Cardiovascular deaths related to extreme heat could more than double in the US over the next few decades, with even sharper increases among seniors and Black adults. CNN  —  Extreme heat can take a heavy toll on the heart, and a new report shows how much more deadly the effects of climate […]

More than 1 million people in the US visited an emergency department for injuries related to assault

Two studies today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlight COVID-19 among older adults, with one finding that this age-group made up 63% of all COVID-related hospitalizations and nearly 90% of deaths in 2023 in the United States, and the other showing lower up-to-date vaccination among Black and multiracial nursing home residents and those in […]

Key Points Question  Do neighborhood factors (physical and social environments) and individual stressors (discrimination) mediate racial differences in cardiovascular health? Findings  In this cross-sectional study of 7720 participants, Black adults had poorer cardiovascular health than White adults. Neighborhood physical environment and safety attenuated racial differences in total ICH scores by 5% and 6%, respectively, while […]

Millions of Americans say they’ve had long COVID, and some say they’re still battling it, according to new federal data. Two new reports, published early Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, looked at data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey. They found that, in 2022, 6.9% […]

The majority of U.S. adults don’t believe the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the risks, according to a new Mitre-Harris Poll released Tuesday. From a report: 54% of the 2,063 adults in a Mitre-Harris Poll survey in July said they were more concerned about the risks of AI than they were excited about the potential […]

“The number of people with obesity is rising in every country across the world,” lead author Zahra Raisi-Estabragh, MD, a cardiologist and clinical lecturer the William Harvey Research Institute in London, said in a prepared statement from the American Heart Association. “Our study is . . .

Data sources This open cohort study used administrative data from the database of Zentsuji city, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. The city is located in the central part of the Kagawa Prefecture with a population of 30,734 on June 1, 2022 (male: 49.9%)27 . . .

Black patients and women in the US are far less likely to receive medication to manage opioid abuse, according to research that shows how unequal access is to the life-saving treatments. White adults were 14 times more likely to receive medicine to combat opioid use disorder than Black adults, according to research released Monday in […]

Research Highlights: An analysis of more than two million adults in the U.S. found that present day heart failure risk was higher among Black adults who lived in zip codes historically impacted by redlining compared to Black adults living in non-redlined areas. Redlining did not have the same impact on heart failure risk […]

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