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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most U.S. adults say the court should allow colleges to consider race as part of the admissions process, yet few believe students’ race should ultimately play a major role in decisions, according to a new poll. The May poll from The Associated […]

© Alena Kryazheva – stock.adobe.com Napping can increase creativity Adequate sleep is already essential to overall health, but a short nap can take your wellness to the next level by bumping your creativity. A recent study by MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers asked participants to dream about a topic right as . . .

Death from coronary heart disease (CHD) was found to be approximately twice as high in Black vs White adults in the US in-hospital and at a 30% greater rate out-of-hospital, according to study findings published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Researchers aimed to explore incidence rates of in- and out-of-hospital deaths among adults with […]

Now that we have a better understanding of who long COVID sufferers are, let’s review several measures of well-being. First some definitions. A person faces financial insecurity if they respond that it had been very difficult for their household to pay for usual household expenses. They are in multidimensional hardship (MHI) if they reported at […]

Summary What is already known about this topic? Tobacco product use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. What is added by this report? In 2021, approximately 18.7% (46 million) of U.S. adults currently used any tobacco product. Cigarettes were the most frequently reported tobacco product (11.5%), followed by […]

Demonstrators hold “Black Lives Matter” signs at the “Justice for George Floyd” march outside the Minnesota State Capitol on March 19, 2021, in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) Around four-in-ten Black adults in the United States (39%) say Black Lives Matter has done the most to help Black people in recent years, […]

Summary What is already known about this topic? Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. During 1999–2019, non-Hispanic Black or African American (Black) adults experienced consistently higher stroke death rates than did non-Hispanic White (White) adults. What is added by this report? During […]

Summary What is already known about this topic? During January 2022, the White House launched COVIDTests.gov, a program through which all U.S. households could order free-to-the-user at-home test kits from the federal government, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service. What is added by this report? Awareness and acceptability of the COVIDTests.gov program is high. COVIDTests.gov […]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hurricane Costs <https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html> (2021). Doocy, S., Dick, A., Daniels, A. & Kirsch, T. D. The human impact of tropical cyclones: a historical review of . . .

April 18, 2023 – More than 1 in 3 children and nearly 3 in 5 adults take dietary supplements in the United States, a new report shows.  The new figures continue a 15-year trend of small, steady increases in how many people in the U.S. use the products that can deliver essential nutrients, but their usage includes […]


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