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The impact of hearing loss on mental well-being

If you’re dealing with untreated hearing loss, you’re more likely to have mental health concerns that likely increase your need for medical care, according to a recent study. Hearing loss can have far-reachingimpacts on a person’s health. The study, published in November 2018 in the Journal of Public Health, used data from a 2014 cross-sectional… Read More »

Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and transwomen

Two recent qualitative studies highlight Jamaican men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (trans) women’s heightened vulnerability to HIV. These groups are at higher risk of infection as a result of various socioeconomic inequalities — homelessness, lack of employment, the criminalisation of same-sex practices and high levels of stigma and violence. As a… Read More »