Physical and mental health impacts on Black Americans

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, we zoom in on police violence as a leading cause of death among young Black men in the United States. This Special Feature looks at some of the ways in which police use of force affects the mental and physical health of Black Americans. Share on […]

The Recovery Room

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines, and our daily lives, for most of this year. Medical News Today has covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news and potential treatments, interviews with experts, and an ongoing...

What is white fragility, and why is it a problem?

White people in the United States have protection from racial stress. Engaging in conversations about racism may trigger a range of defensive actions, feelings, and behaviors, such as anger, fear, and silence. Although white fragility is not racism, it may contribute...

How to know if you have a blood clot: Symptoms and treatment

Being aware of the signs and symptoms of blood clots can help people seek treatment if they experience them. Blood clots are semisolid clumps of blood that form in veins or arteries. A blood clot may be stationary (known as a thrombus) and block the flow of blood. Or,...

What is trauma? Types, symptoms, and treatments

Psychological trauma is a response to an event that a person finds highly stressful. Examples include being in a war zone, a natural disaster, or an accident. Trauma can cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms. Not everyone who experiences a stressful...