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Friday, July 18, 2008

News You Could Guess

Hey, it's another pointless study. This time telling you it can be harmful to live in a poor, violent inner-city neighborhood. Earth shattering results! The Baltimore Sun:
Where you live can harm health

Baltimore study links address in a violent area with high risks

Living in some of Baltimore's poorest and most violent neighborhoods can significantly increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the worst areas, the hazard is on a par with being a regular smoker.
Suggestion: If living in poor areas is as deadly as smoking, why not ban living in poor areas, it would be a win-win. Simutanoulsly eradicate poverty and make (formerly) poor people more healthy. *I'll run across the hall to the Bloomberg School of Public Health and give them the policy recommendation. No idea why they haven't thought of it yet...

Full article here.

*Literally the Bloomburg School Public Health is across the hall from my office. On a semi-unrelated note, it appears to be run and staffed by about 2-4 25-year old Asian kids and one really fat guy who has no business working in an office with the words "Public Health" written over the doorway.

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