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  • Should your child detox from their phone this summer?
    on June 1, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Screens—whether they are phones, tablets, computers or televisions—are more accessible than ever now. Screen time is valuable to many children but might get excessive during the summer. A Baylor College of Medicine psychologist describes how to use the phone for good this summer while cautioning the dangers of too much screen time.

  • New study quantifies disparity among minority communities exposed to traffic-related air pollution across the US
    on June 1, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Traffic-related air pollution is a pervasive problem across the United States. Vehicle emissions are highest near major roadways with around 19% of the U.S. population living in the vicinity of a major roadway. In more densely populated states, like California, up to 40% live near a major roadway. Exposure to these pollutants, such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a byproduct of burning fossil fuel, can lead to a host of health effects including premature death. Minority communities often live along these corridors and experience disproportionate exposures.

  • Salton Sea environment detrimental to respiratory health of local children, study finds
    on June 1, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    In the United States, low-income immigrant and minority children often live in environments that have highly polluted air. A study led by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, and published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health demonstrates this among the Latinx and Purépecha immigrant children and caregivers living along Inland Southern California’s Salton Sea, a highly saline drying lakebed surrounded by agricultural fields. The Purépecha community is an Indigenous group from the Mexican state of Michoacán.

  • How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction
    on June 1, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    The federal government is reconsidering a decision that breast cancer patients, plastic surgeons, and members of Congress have protested would limit women’s options for reconstructive surgery.

  • Adolescents are aware of and invested in the potential impacts of abortion restrictions, study says
    on June 1, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    On July 1, North Carolina’s new abortion limits go into effect. As restrictions on abortions are being tightened across the United States, adolescents may encounter mounting obstacles that could prevent them from accessing abortion care.