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Cardiology

About 20% of racial disparities in blood pressure control are linked with inequity in patient’s treatment and missed visits, mostly affecting the Black population.

Fontil et al., JAMA Cardiology, 8 December 2021

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Epidemiology

The estimated number of deaths associated with vehicle-emitted pollutant PM2.5 decreased more than 25% in the US from 2008 to 2017 due to stricter emission regulation.

Choma et al., PNAS, 21 December 2021

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Nutrition and Obesity

More than 55% of young adults aged 18 to 25 in the US were either overweight or obese in 2018, compared to around 25% in 1980, representing a jump of more than 2 times.

Barnes et al., JAMA, 23 October 2021

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ImmunologyNeuroscience

Polystyrene microplastics, tiny particles present in the soil and aquatic environment due to microplastics pollution, can cross the blood-brain barrier and potentially cause neuroinflammation.

Kwon et al., Science of The Total Environment, 10 February 2022

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