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Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

The Michigan city’s adult residents suffered a range of adverse health symptoms potentially linked to the water crisis that began in 2014, with Black residents affected disproportionately, according to new research.

Fear year: Pandemic politics made us anxious, but hardly safer

Pandemic politics fostered existential anxiety globally that has exacted a material and mental toll while dodging difficult moral dilemmas, according to Cornell research.

Sweet rewards valued more, may contribute to obesity

In a study published April 14 in PLOS One, an international research team including Michèle Belot, professor in the Department of Economics, found that children valued sweet food more after receiving it as a reward.

Business Impact Symposium examines industry sustainability

The annual business symposium examines climate change resilience, community revitalization, social justice and reducing the clothing industry’s large carbon footprint.

Study: More exposure to political TV ads heightens anxiety

New research led by Jeff Niederdeppe, professor of communication, reveals that increased exposure to televised campaign ads is associated with increased odds of a person being diagnosed with anxiety by a doctor.

Conversation to highlight ‘afterlife’ of mass incarceration

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research will host a virtual conversation April 19 with University of Chicago sociologist Reuben Miller author of “Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.”

Religion follows patterns of politicization during COVID-19

Religion protected mental health of members of several faith groups during the pandemic, but also constrained crisis response among some of the same groups, ultimately undercutting the overall effectiveness of public health efforts.

Cornell Atkinson, EDF partner on three sustainability projects

Cornell Atkinson and Environmental Defense Fund announce three new Innovation for Impact [link] awards for research projects that aim to accelerate problem-solving research and catalyze rapid integration of research into effective policy.

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Faculty examine racism ‘embedded’ in US health care

In a “Racism in America” webinar, four Cornell faculty members elaborated on ways the COVID-19 pandemic has shown race-based discrepancies in health care and health outcomes.