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Using racial adjustments for Black people living with HIV decreases the accuracy of kidney function tests

A study of African Americans living with HIV has found that the commonly used method for estimating kidney function is overestimating how well their kidneys are working. Their estimated kidney function was less accurate when race was included in the calculations than when their race was omitted. Results were especially inaccurate when the participants had… Read More »

How unjust police killings damage the mental health of Black Americans

Since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, many African Americans have reported feeling overwhelmed at times by the trauma, anguish, and outrage stirred up by Floyd’s death, as well as other incidents of police violence against Black victims. The disturbing frequency of these events, and the relentless news coverage of… Read More »

Gentrification and declining Black population may be a key factor behind San Francisco’s declining HIV rates

Dramatic declines in HIV diagnoses in San Francisco have been attributed to testing, treatment and PrEP, but the declining Black population in the city is an unexamined factor, Dr Jade Pagkas-Bather of the University of Chicago and colleagues argue in the December issue of The Lancet HIV. There has been a 22% fall in San… Read More »

UK online orders boom in 2020, but Black Friday spending skewed by shop closures and end of lockdown

Sorted identifies ‘Black November’, recording a 53% increase in shipment volumes throughout the month compared to the same period in 2019 Despite the huge increase in delivery volumes, average order value is down 60% in comparison to the Black Friday 2019 Drop in Black Friday weekend spending suggest consumers having been holding back to hit… Read More »