As overdoses have become the leading killer of people under the age of 50 in the United States, the number of deaths attributed to fentanyl has risen sharply. In 2017, 72,000 people died in America from all drugs. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted.
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As inequality increases, so does polarization. Extreme policies pushed by the superwealthy have resulted in a self-reinforcing dynamic in which concentrations for economic and political power feed off each other. Faculty Associate Andrew Cherlin’s writing is quoted.
Medicare-for-all is now drawing a surprising amount of attention and support. The bill would create a single national health insurance program that would replace the country’s hodgepodge system in which people get health insurance through employers, Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or buy it privately. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is featured.
The Trump administration is proposing that companies be required to disclose the cost of drugs in legible print on all video advertisements. The pharmaceutical industry is fighting back, arguing that consumers should be able to find the price elsewhere and that few people end up paying the list price anyway. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Health experts argue that masculine stereotypes can be associated with violence, depression and suicide for men later in life. Faculty Associate Robert Blum is quoted.
According to the Global Adolescent Study and other surveys, gender stereotypes often interfere with confidence. Faculty Associate Robert Blum is quoted.
Politicians and advocates have long touted homeownership as the best way to build wealth, saying that over the long term, home values go in only one direction: up. But since the dawn of the 21st century, that promise has been an empty one for many African-Americans. Faculty Associate Sandra Newman is quoted.
Polygenic risk scores represent a giant leap for gene-based diagnostic tests. Here’s why they’re still so controversial. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Nilanjan Chatterjee is quoted.
The evidenced-based approach to estimating the deaths from natural disasters illustrates how mortality may occur. These complete measurements of storm impacts are critically important for future disaster planning. Faculty Baltimore Karen Bandeen-Roche is a co-author of the piece.
Providing individualized predictions to men on active surveillance for prostate cancer helped them better comprehend their risk for the disease, according to recent findings. Faculty Associate Craig Pollack is quoted.