Author: Shirin Ali | June 23, 2022

Education Department agrees to cancel $6 billion in loans, part of settlement agreement

Story at a glance The U.S. Department of Education agreed to settle a years-long lawsuit over denied borrower defense applications.  The Department will forgive 100 percent of all loan balances, refund prior loan payments and repair credit histories for about 200,000 borrowers that attended certain for-profit schools. Those schools were found to have engaged in…

Discrimination, job problems and other social stress found to prematurely age immune system

Story at a glance Researchers from the University of Southern California studied how social stressors can age the body’s immune system. They found everyday discrimination, stressful life events, life trauma and chronic stress were linked to lower quality T cells — part of the immune system that protects against infection. Thirty-one percent of U.S. adults…