Adults living in areas with high air pollution are more likely to have multiple long-term health conditions — ScienceDaily

Exposure to traffic related air pollution is associated with an increased likelihood of having multiple long-term physical and mental health conditions according to a new study of more than 364,000…

Drug and alcohol deaths increasing among US adults 65 and older, CDC data shows

CNN  —  Deaths related to drug misuse and alcohol abuse appear to be on the rise among older adults in the United States, similar to the recent increases seen among…

COVID-19-related stress, exercise, and oral health-related quality of life among community-dwelling older adults who participated in the CHEER Iwamizawa project, Japan

Nochaiwong, S. et al. Global prevalence of mental health issues among the general population during the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci. Rep. 11, 10173. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89700-8 (2021).…

Study suggests that HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol is less beneficial than previously thought, especially for Black adults

CNN  —  High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol – often referred to as the “good” cholesterol – may not be as useful in predicting the risk of heart disease and protecting…

Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Expanded Authorization in Canada as a Booster in Adults

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that Health Canada…

Black and Hispanic adults less likely than Whites to receive ‘potentially lifesaving’ bystander CPR during cardiac arrest, study finds

CNN  —  Black and Hispanic adults who go into cardiac arrest in public are less likely to receive CPR from anyone standing by before a medical team arrives, a new…

Delayed Medical Care And Unmet Care Needs Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic Among Adults With Disabilities In The US

More than sixty-one million Americans have a disability, constituting more than 18 percent of the US population.1 Americans with disabilities experience disparities in health outcomes and health care caused by systemic…

For the first time, US task force draft recommends screening for anxiety in adults

The USPSTF is a group of independent disease prevention and medical experts whose recommendations help guide doctors’ decisions. The draft recommendation is not final, but will now enter a public…

Daily multivitamin potentially linked with improved cognition in older adults in new study

“I have to use the word ‘shocked,’ ” Baker said. The researchers — from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston…

Nearly 1 in 4 young adults in US treated for mental health during pandemic, CDC survey finds

Nearly 22% of adults got mental health treatment in 2021, up from about 19% in 2019. This jump is probably due to a combination of increased need and better access…