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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

'Meaningful' Media May Push Altruism Across Bounds of Race and Age

Feb. 4, 2016 — People who watch meaningful entertainment may be more willing to lend a hand to people they consider different, according to ... read more

First-Semester GPA a Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Score

Feb. 2, 2016 — Underrepresented students' first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they'll graduate college than their ACT score or their family's socioeconomic status, a new study has ... read more

Media Narratives Counter Prejudice Attitudes

Jan. 30, 2016 — Research from several personality and social psychologists show that entertainment media with positive content or conciliatory messages can contribute to positive relationships between members of ... read more

New Research Uncovers Hidden Bias in College Admissions Tests

Jan. 25, 2016 — A little over two years after the College Board released research rebutting findings concerning the board's testing methods, researchers have raised new questions in a paper about test bias, ... read more

Young Whites at Elite Colleges See Asian-Americans as More Competent Than Other Minorities

Jan. 19, 2016 — Asian-Americans are stereotyped as 'cold but competent' -- and more competent than blacks and Hispanics -- by young white students at elite colleges, according to a recent ... read more

Risk Factors for Weapon Involvement in Adolescents Vary by Race and Gender

Jan. 14, 2016 — In 2011, almost 13 percent of high school students had been victimized with weapons. Weapon-related violence among adolescents can lead to injuries and long-term mental health problems. In a new ... read more

Government Instability Prompts Support for Lighter-Skinned Candidates

Jan. 11, 2016 — Government instability prompts both Black and White Americans to show a preference for lighter-skinned over darker-skinned political candidates, researchers have ... read more

Police Shootings of Black Males: A Public Health Problem

Dec. 18, 2015 — A public health researcher is proposing immediate, concrete steps to stem police shootings of black ... read more

Minorities Less Likely to Trust Physicians, Research Reveals

Dec. 17, 2015 — Minority groups such as African-Americans and Latinos are less likely than whites to believe their physicians care about them, new research reveals. The survey cohort consists of 2,800 people 18 and ... read more

Learning from the Past: What Yesterday's Media Can Tell Us About the Times

Dec. 17, 2015 — If you want to get a real feel for what was happening during a certain period in history, how people really felt about the issues of the day, take a look at the media ... read more

Terrorism May Make Liberals Think Like Conservatives

Dec. 17, 2015 — Liberals' attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally ... read more

Ethnic Differences in Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Coding Not Addressed in Screening Tests for Nonwhite Patients

Dec. 16, 2015 — Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurs less frequently in nonwhites than in whites, and nonwhites tend to be diagnosed at a later age. Delaying diagnosis can result in postponed treatment and clinical ... read more

Diversity in Medical Research Is a Long Way Off, Study Shows

Dec. 15, 2015 — Despite Congressional mandates aimed at diversifying clinical research, little has changed in the last 30 years in both the numbers of studies that include minorities and the diversity of scientists ... read more

New Study Finds Nearly Half of American Muslim Doctors Feel Scrutinized on the Job

Dec. 11, 2015 — In a U.S. national survey of 255 Muslim American physicians, researchers found that nearly half of respondents felt greater scrutiny at work compared to their peers. Nearly one in four said workplace ... read more

Racial Disparities Found in Major Surgeries at Quality-Improvement Hospitals

Dec. 9, 2015 — Considerable racial disparities exist in surgical outcomes for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major cancer and non-cancer surgeries in US hospitals, even among institutions that have already ... read more

Affordable Care Act Has Reduced Racial/ethnic Health Disparities, Study Shows

Dec. 3, 2015 — The Affordable Care Act has significantly improved insurance coverage and use of health care for African Americans and Latinos, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Between 1999 and 2013, there were 5,511 deaths by law enforcement, mostly among non-whites, a new study shows. During this 15-year period, there was a 45 percent net increase in deaths from legal ... read more

Income-Based School Assignment Policy Influences Diversity, Achievement

Nov. 30, 2015 — When public schools in Wake County, North Carolina switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated but the ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Unintended Pregnancy Explained

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study examined why African American and Hispanic women have higher rates of unintended pregnancy than White women, and found that unique factors explained the differences in unintended ... read more

Adults Aged 50-59 Now Largest Age Group in Opioid Treatment Programs

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers found a pronounced age trend in those utilizing opioid treatment programs from 1996 to 2012, with adults aged 50 and older becoming the majority treatment population in New York City, ... read more

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