Category Archives: Health

What I’m Working On: Health Inequalities among Older Adults

  Sociologist Tyson Brown studies social mechanisms that lead to different health outcomes Assistant professor of sociology Tyson H. Brown focuses on how social factors affect population health. Brown is also the director of the Center on Health & Society. His new work investigates why older adults get sick at different rates. He discussed his […]

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Africa’s Women Belong at the Top

  Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, cultural, political, and economic biases are conspiring to keep talented women from pursuing leadership positions. To give more young women the opportunity to develop their talents and put their skills to work, today’s leaders must clear a path for the female leaders of tomorrow. ZOMBA, MALAWI – When I was eight […]

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How To Democratize Healthcare: AI Gives Everyone The Very Best Doctor

  The greatest problem of health care in United States — the world leader in health inequality – isn’t actually about the quality of care. The greatest problem we have is access to care. According to the CDC, nearly 20% of adults in the United States have no regular source of healthcare. One of the places this is most stark is in lifespan – where the […]

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Study shows the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on healthcare varied between countries

  A team of researchers from several institutions in Europe has conducted an analysis of healthcare quality levels across Europe during the 2008 financial crisis. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they describe the differences they found in level of care over the course of the crisis. The financial crisis of 2008 […]

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Number of morbidly obese will double in 20 years

  Numbers of morbidly obese adults (BMI of 40kg/m² or over) in England, Wales, and Scotland, are expected to soar over the next 17 years, and likely to exceed four million by 2035 – more than double the 1.9 million in 2015, according to research* presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, […]

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