Health (Page 2)
March 4, 2023
TikTok Feeds Teen Collaboration and ‘Whole Health’ Initiative
Teens "see the nexus between mental health, social determinants, adverse childhood experiences, and pressures created by social media and world events that lead to self-medication or misuse of substances."
January 24, 2023
Life Expectancy Between Two Chicago Neighborhoods Reveals Years of Systemic Racism
But the pride isn’t perfect, and neither is Chicago. Two neighborhoods, just nine miles apart, have vastly different tones. Englewood, a predominantly Black, impoverished neighborhood, and the Gold Coast, a mostly white, wealthy neighborhood, are separated not only by the towering steel skyscrapers of the Loop but also by a startling 30-year gap in life expectancy.
December 19, 2022
Los Angeles City Council To Phase Out Oil Drilling
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and will eventually shut down production of the drills currently in use. This ban comes after county residents in marginalized communities surrounding the area voiced concerns about the effects of oil drilling on their health. Activist groups and advocates for a healthier environment like Stand-LA, an acronym for Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling, and Black Women for Wellness, a Stand-LA coalition member, have led the charge.
December 9, 2022
Residents of a Brussels’ Neighborhood Want Less Air Traffic and More Sleep
(BRUSSELS) – In 2018, Maria Gkountouma decided to rent an apartment in the eastern part of Brussels. She didn’t know […]
December 5, 2022
“High” COVID Cases Could Lead to Mask Mandate for LA County
Positive Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising at a significant rate and Los Angeles County has gone from low to medium risk in the last few days. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer says if the area reaches the CDC's “high” transmission and hospitalization categories, that a mask mandate will most likely be imposed.