“Love Yourself” – Taking Charge of Your Fibroid Health

Cynthia, you have recently joined up with the USA Fibroid Centers as an ambassador to spread awareness on fibroids. What inspired you to take on this role? Cynthia: Like many women, fibroids took over my life. When I finally decided to take care of my fibroids, I asked my producers of Real Housewives of Atlanta … Read more

Clinical decision support system may help improve cardiovascular health in patients with severe mental illness

In a new study, researchers demonstrated that they can significantly lower cardiovascular risk for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) by using a clinical decision support system that prompts doctors to provide individualized informational handouts about a patient’s cardiovascular risk and recommendations treatment. The findings suggest the use of clinical decision support systems to prompt … Read more

Attorney General Bonta Announces $120,000 in Grants for Childhood Nutrition Research and Education in Disadvantaged California Communities

OAKLAND – California General Rob Bonta today announced the recipients of a $120,000 grant program to fund research and education around childhood nutrition and water consumption, with a particular focus on disadvantaged communities where childhood obesity, diabetes, and other health issues are more prevalent. The grants stem from a 2017 settlement with The Gatorade Company … Read more

$20 million scientific research initiative focuses on disparities in maternal-infant heart health

Poor heart health, especially among women of color, puts both mothers-to-be and their infants at risk, with heart disease causing more than one in four pregnancy-related deaths (26.5%) in the US, according to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2022 Update. To address this growing concern, the American Heart Association has announced … Read more

Healthy heart, healthy you: Nutrition tips for American Heart Month – News

Nutrition plays a role in building a resilient heart to battle against disease and can be done through small changes, like reducing sodium intake and excess saturated fats. Written by: Jessica JerniganMedia contact: Adam Pope February is a time when we keep matters of the heart close. Between American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, it … Read more

Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Mortality

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities. While this unfortunately aligns with health inequities that have historically plagued these populations, one study sought to understand how structural factors are correlated with COVID-19 mortality across racial and ethnic groups. The investigators wrote, “Evidence shows that social determinants of health (SDOH), the structural conditions … Read more

Climate adaptation plans find meaningful actions to promote public health in 22 large cities

A review of 22 large cities’ climate adaptation plans finds that while most include meaningful actions to promote public health, fewer cities have involved their public health agencies in these plans. Mary Sheehan of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS … Read more

Study: Black Overdose Death Rate Topped Whites’ in 2020 | Healthiest Communities Health News

The rate of deadly drug overdoses among Black people in 2020 topped the rate among whites for the first time since 1999, according to a new analysis. The Black overdose mortality rate increased by nearly 50% – from 24.7 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2019 to 36.8 per 100,000 in 2020, according to the … Read more

Health events amongst pregnant females after COVID-19 vaccination

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evidenced that messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are safe in pregnancy, with lower rates of significant adverse event following immunization (AEFIs) in pregnant women than non-pregnant females. Study: Safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy: a Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) … Read more

Nutrition to tackle neurodegeneration? Possibly, says review

These are the future possibilities envisioned in a review authored by researchers, who describe these future scenarios, made possible by the advent of new advanced models and a greater focus on omics technologies. The paper, authored by industry and academic researchers, also highlights the need for supporting bioinformatics resources (training, tools) to efficiently translate study … Read more