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By Brett Israel Futurity As white people move out of neighborhoods, noise pollution rises. And noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where it is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown of noise exposure along racial, ethnic,…

Moms Clean Air Force Air pollution can cause serious health problems. Rarely, it can even kill people — and we’re not exaggerating. That’s why we care so much about the laws that protect us from air pollution. Read on…

By Milenko Martinovich Futurity Housing, employment, and health are three domains with “profound racial and ethnic inequalities” in the United States, report researchers. The continuing disparities in home ownership in the US may best illustrate some of the inequities…

By Chanapa Tantibanchachai Futurity Decades of research suggest it’s safe to sell birth control pills over the counter rather than by prescription, even for teenagers. A team of experts reviewed the research and found evidence that teens are capable of…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Smoking is a tough opponent to beat. Quitxt is a free texting service in English or Spanish that turns your mobile phone into a personal coach to help you quit smoking, using interactive and entertaining texts,…

By Blaine Friedlander Futurity A new way to test for a wide range of micropollutants in waterways has already turned up a nightmarish cocktail of contaminants. “Water quality monitoring is conventionally done by narrowly investigating one or a few contaminants at…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Significant differences in heart disease death rates exist among the three largest U.S. Latino subgroups, suggesting that combining these groups could endanger health for all Latinos, according to new data, Healio reports. The heart disease study examined death data…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday   Metro areas are more dangerous for pedestrians, especially Latinos and other minorities, than in previous years, according to a new study. The study, Dangerous By Design 2016 by Smart Growth America, found that pedestrians of color,…

By Eric Moreno SaludToday   Do you live in one of the countries healthiest cities? More and more cities are recognizing the importance building a culture of health for their citizens. Many have added built environment features, such as…

By Stephenie Livingston Futurity   Discrimination interacts with certain genetic variants to change blood pressure, report researchers. In addition, discrimination experienced by close friends and family had a more significant impact on study participants than did firsthand experiences, according…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Did you know Mexican-American kids drink less plain water than white kids? They also are more likely to perceive tap water as unsafe? In fact, negative perceptions of school water fountains were associated with sugary…