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Poor and black, northeast Brazil faces virus ‘hurricane’

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Poor and black, northeast Brazil faces virus ‘hurricane’ Poor and black, northeast Brazil faces virus ‘hurricane’ Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brazil’s northeast, a harsh place of arid land, cyclical drought and crushing poverty, is emerging as the next crisis zone in the coronavirus pandemic. As the virus surges in Brazil—which …

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    DDT, other banned pesticides found in Detroit-area black women: study

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    DDT, other banned pesticides found in Detroit-area black women: study DDT, other banned pesticides found in Detroit-area black women: study Credit: CC0 Public Domain Over half of a cohort of 23-35-year-old black women from Detroit had detectable levels of organochlorine pesticides in their blood, possibly from tobacco, alcohol, and water. …

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      Black patients overrepresented in hospitalized COVID-19 cohort

      Black patients overrepresented in hospitalized COVID-19 cohort

      Black patients overrepresented in hospitalized COVID-19 cohort Black patients overrepresented in hospitalized COVID-19 cohort (HealthDay)—In a cohort of hospitalized adults with COVID-19, black patients have a similar probability of receiving invasive mechanical ventilation or dying compared with nonblack patients, but they are disproportionately represented among hospitalized patients, according to a …

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        Interventions boost abstinence, condom use for black teens

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        Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sexual health interventions are effective at increasing both abstinence and condom use in Black adolescents, according to research from North Carolina State University evaluating dozens of studies on interventions and outcomes in Black youth. The new paper, published in JAMA Pediatrics, draws on data from 29 …

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          Why black cardiologists are vital—and rare

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          SDI Productions/E+, Getty Images Dr. Rachel M. Bond has seen the difference black cardiologists can make. She recalls the time she volunteered to give a brief talk at a predominantly black church in Brooklyn, New York. Many of the members, she said, had untreated heart problems—because they’d felt physicians didn’t …

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            COVID-19’s unequal toll on black Americans

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            Tina Sacks is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. Her fields of interest include racial inequities in health, social determinants of health, and poverty and inequality. Prior to joining Berkeley’s faculty, she spent nearly a decade working for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

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