New report shows Black Americans getting little post-COVID discharge care

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Over the past year, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black people in the United States. Now, a new report shows that Black patients who have...

CDC says more than 140,000 US children are orphans due to the pandemic

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects more than 140,000 children in the United States have lost a parent or primary caretaker since...

Visa and Apple Pay vulnerabilities leaves iPhone users open to payment fraud

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Vulnerabilities in Apple Pay and Visa could enable hackers to bypass an iPhone’s Apple Pay lock screen and perform contactless payments, according to research...

Empathy training could cut crime figures

Research published in the journal Psychology, Crime & Law suggests a new, low-cost approach that could potentially reduce antisocial behaviour and crime. The study, carried out by...

Death toll from Haiti earthquake rises to more than 700 (donation links included)

To donate to efforts on the ground providing *immediate relief and resources, please visit: Ayiti Community Trust Mandodo.org Hope and Change for Haiti *NPR Investigative...

How does climate change affect Black people?

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On Monday, #ActOnClimate, #ClimateEmergency, and #ClimateCrisis were all simultaneously trending on Twitter in response to a harrowing report released by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental...

Warmer temperatures lessen COVID-19 spread, but control measures still needed

New research shows transmission of the virus behind COVID-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission. The study, led by Imperial...

Airbnb algorithm linked to racial disparities in pricing

Airbnb’s “Smart Pricing” algorithm has fueled complaints from Black hosts and guests about racial discrimination when using the online lodging tool. As noted on the...

Dental procedures during pandemic are no riskier than a drink of water

A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching COVID-19 at the dentist’s office. SARS-CoV-2 spreads...

Study finds racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes

Nursing homes with the largest proportions of non-White residents experience 3.3 times more COVID-19 deaths than do nursing homes with the largest proportions of...