Author: Gianna Melillo | June 10, 2022

Income support policies could save thousands of US lives: study

Story at a glance Millions of Americans live below the federal poverty level, with rates exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Poverty is associated with increased risk of chronic disease and all-cause mortality. Modeling four hypothetical policy interventions, researchers demonstrated how efforts to lift individuals out of poverty could result in thousands of lives saved. Over…

New CDC data detail overlap of substance misuse, psychiatric disorders

Story at a glance The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Americans’ mental health. Data from 2019 show that even before the pandemic, one third of individuals assessed at substance use treatment centers reported severe psychiatric conditions. Researchers are calling for enhancement of substance use programs to better meet patient needs. …