New study examines COVID-19 vaccine decision-making among Black women, and finds that decisions were impacted by historical traumas, myths from countries of origin, and other factors, and that current public health campaigns promoting vaccination are falling short in Black communities
While numerous news reports and previous studies have revealed disparities in COVID-19-related deaths among certain populations, including older adults, people of color, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) have now added a new element to this conversation — differences in rates of death among workers in critical occupations during the pandemic.
Several recent studies have concluded that professional football players tend to live longer than other “American men in general.” This research implies that the benefits of professional football, including physical fitness and affluence, may outweigh risks such as cardiovascular and neurological health problems.
The five-year grant to help develop the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling Network (OADM) was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is intended to build on work done during the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for future outbreaks and infectious disease responses.
When individuals with Type 2 diabetes received intensive lifestyle intervention in multiple areas, including sessions with lifestyle counselors, dietitians and other specialists, they were more likely to lose weight and improve diabetes control, while being less likely to experience disability and diabetes complications.