Author: Gianna Melillo | June 20, 2022

Black patients more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer, regardless of income, education level

Story at a glance Lung cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in America, and disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities. Looking at data collected between 2004 and 2016, researchers assessed late-stage diagnosis rates among different racial/ethnic populations. After adjusting for insurance type, treatment facility type, and other factors, Black individuals were more likely…

Transition to locally sourced food can reduce high transport emissions

Story at a glance More food-related emissions come from transportation than previously thought, according to new research. Although they make up a small percentage of the world’s population, high-income countries account for a disproportionate amount of food transport emissions. Converting to a plant-based diet and eating foods produced nearby can help combat this trend. The…