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Ethnic minorities produce less pollution but are exposed to more

Some refineries contribute to local air pollutionMicha​el Stravato/Polaris/eyevin​e By Adam Vaughan Black and Hispanic people in the US are, on average, exposed to more dirty air than white people, despite generally being responsible for less air pollution. For the first time, a study into pollution and inequality has also factored in how people use energy,… Read More »

High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some… Read More »

More women are training to be plastic surgeons, but racial/ethnic representation still lags behind

While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Even though there were increases in all… Read More »

This Season of 'Shadowhunters' Will Be More Heartbreaking Than Ever Before

After an excruciatingly long hiatus, Shadowhunters finally returned for its remaining 12 episodes, and believe me when I tell you, we as a collective were not ready. As much as we’ve all been begging for the return, after tonight’s episode I wish we could have a few more weeks of hope to cling to. Warning:… Read More »

New vaccine for malaria developed at IME could be more effective

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have developed an innovative new system for delivering a malaria vaccine that shows promise in its effectiveness. By developing a vaccine that targets specific cells in the immune system, they have seen a much greater immune and antibody response to the vaccine. Though a vaccine for malaria… Read More »