Health Rewind: Is Gentrification Bad For Our Mental Health?
Plus, a look at some huge Obamacare news.
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How Gentrification Is Bad for Your Health - Spike Lee’s rant about gentrification is spot on, a new study confirms. Researchers from California study found that gentrification poses mental health issues for residents who stay behind and those who leave their neighborhoods. They also found that gentrification causes financial distress, loss of community services and high rates of homelessness. — (@kelleent) Kellee Terrell(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Study: More U.S. Children Are Severely Obese - Severe obesity among children is on the rise, says a new study. Researchers from North Carolina found that school-age girls and teenage boys were most likely to be severely obese. They also found that overall 34 percent of children and teens were overweight; 17 percent were obese; and 8 percent were severely obese, Health Day writes. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
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Depression Linked to Asthma in Black Women - Can being depressed increase someone’s risk for developing asthma? Perhaps. Researchers found that Black women that reported being depressed and stressed were almost two times more likely to be diagnosed with asthma. Also, Black women taking antidepressants had more severe asthma symptoms than women who didn’t take meds. (Photo: Clive Gee/PA Photos /Landov)
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Survey Finds Serious Gain in Obamacare Enrollees - A week after the White House released their 7 million enrollee mark in Obamacare, a new survey projects that that number is even higher: 9.3 million. The RAND Corporation, the company who conducted this survey, also found that the uninsured rate may drop from 20.5 percent to 15.8, Huffington Post writes. (Photo: Joe Skipper / Reuters)
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Black Seniors at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's - Black seniors are at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer's, says a new study. Researchers found that we are two to three times more likely to develop this debilitating disease and that the disease manifests itself differently in our bodies. It’s believed that genetics, biology and social stressors may play into this disparity, Science Code writes. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)