Abortion: People in the US who oppose abortion would help a loved one seeking the procedure

A survey of more than 1500 people in the US found that people who are morally opposed to abortion would help a close friend or family member seeking the procedure Health 18 February 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu Abortion rights protesters at the US Supreme Court in December 2021 Allison Bailey/Shutterstock People in the US … Read more

Breast cancer: DNA repair genes may be linked to racial disparity in mortality

Differences in how DNA repair genes are expressed as a result of environmental impacts may help to explain why Black women in the US have a higher mortality from breast cancer than white women Health 9 February 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu Expression of DNA repair genes in some Black women may be linked to … Read more

Covid-19: Coronavirus was the third leading cause of death in the US in 2020

In the first year of the pandemic, covid-19 became one of the leading causes of death in the US. The country also had the biggest drop in life expectancy than any other Health 22 December 2021 By Jason Arunn Murugesu In America: Remember, an art installation in Washington, DC, memorialising those who have died in … Read more

Welfare: Children’s brains are bigger if they receive more generous benefits

The size of a child’s hippocampus can be limited by stress, and US state welfare schemes that give families $500 a month or more are linked to a reduction in this association Humans 20 December 2021 By Jason Arunn Murugesu Illustration of the hippocampus in a child’s brain Science Photo Library / Alamy Higher payments … Read more