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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

Ethics Training for Future Doctors Needs Updating, Say Medical Educators

Apr. 24, 2015 — To accommodate 21st century ethical concerns and begin resolving discordant approaches to medical ethics training, scholars from leading medical schools across the United States have issued updated ... read more

California Residents Face High Levels of Discrimination Due to Psychological Stress, Study Finds

Apr. 23, 2015 — California residents facing psychological distress do not perceive the public as being supportive and many report facing discrimination for their struggles, researchers have found in the first study ... read more

Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering from Disasters

Apr. 15, 2015 — US communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts -- something that rarely happens now, says a new ... read more

Finding New Drugs for Infectious Diseases: Selecting the Right Tool for the Job

Apr. 14, 2015 — Randomized clinical trials of new drugs have long been considered the 'gold standard' in determining safety and efficacy before drugs, biologics, vaccines or devices are introduced to the ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

Apr. 14, 2015 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses, experts ... read more

Peace Journalism as an Alternative to the Predominance of Negative and Violent News

Apr. 14, 2015 — The continued presence of negative and violent information can influence the relationship between people and their environment, their world view, their social relationships and their attitude towards ... read more

Recruiting Participants for Research: Simple Explanations, Queries from Doctors Are Best

Apr. 13, 2015 — While a debate was raging between scientists and government regulators on how best to explain to patients the risks of participating in clinical research studies that compare standardized treatments, ... read more

Gay, Lesbian Job Seekers Face Discrimination

Apr. 8, 2015 — Discrimination of gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector in the UK, new research ... read more

Do Consumers Think Products Are Better When Companies Donate to Charity?

Mar. 31, 2015 — Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better ... read more

Social Media Study of Pinterest to Clinical Practice Effectiveness

Mar. 30, 2015 — Aside from the societal increase and prevalence of social media, a researcher has discovered that doctors and patients sometimes blur lines of their relationships. Instances where social media ... read more

Preparing for Natural Disasters: What Policies Protect the Vulnerable Consumer?

Mar. 24, 2015 — Despite catastrophic earthquakes, the most vulnerable residents do not take steps to prepare themselves against future disaster, according to a new study. The authors provide an example from southern ... read more

Age-Related Discrimination Can Add to Healthcare Woes

Mar. 12, 2015 — Discrimination by doctors or hospitals can make older patients even sicker, researchers report. A national survey shows that one in every three older Americans who are on the receiving end of ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Minimized Health Risks to General Population

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new analysis finds that U.S. news media coverage of the Fukushima disaster largely minimized health risks to the general population. Researchers analyzed more than 2,000 news articles from four ... read more

Study Reveals Sexual Appeal of War Heroes

Mar. 11, 2015 — Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as in sports or natural disaster work, according to new research. The findings also ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — While many blame the 'teenage brain' for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: teenagers as a group suffer much higher average ... read more

Stigma of Mental Illness in India Linked to Poverty

Mar. 4, 2015 — The stigma surrounding people with severe mental illness in India leads to increased poverty among them, especially women, according to new research. "Mental health professionals must ... read more

Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

Mar. 4, 2015 — An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces ... read more

Real Estate Bidding Wars Aren't Going Away, Experts Say

Mar. 3, 2015 — Frenzy, frustration and disappointment are what home buyers have come to dread about real estate bidding wars. They'd better get used to it, suggests a new study. Once a rarity -- representing ... read more

Strong Connection Between Violence, Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period

Feb. 26, 2015 — Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county’s people, according to a new ... read more

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