3 ways in which voting may benefit mental health

Voting is a democratic right that gives each citizen the opportunity to influence how future governments address issues important to their community, including aspects of healthcare. But does casting one’s ballot offer any benefits to health? We take a look at some research that suggests that voting may help boost mental health. In a previous […]

Exploring links between health and voter behavior

As the United States’ 2020 election draws closer, we explore the complex two-way relationship between health and voting. Share on PinterestResearch suggests that the complex relationship between health and voting existed before COVID-19. Voting is the mainstay of a...

Ingesting ‘mummy powder’ for health

In their search for better ways of curing the human body, healers throughout history have tried some bizarre and, by modern standards, often disturbing and unethical means of dealing with disease. One of the most unsettling is the practice of prescribing mummy powder...

Physical and mental health impacts on Black women

Medical News Today has interviewed Prof. Cheryl Giscombé, an expert on stress-related health disparities among African Americans, about a source of pressure that many African American women experience: the obligation to project an image of strength or that of...

How the ‘model minority’ myth affects well-being and mental health

The “model minority” myth implies that certain ethnic minorities are better than others: better at adjusting to a different culture, more hardworking, more academically gifted. But this false narrative can segregate communities and cause a lot of harm to mental health...