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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

Sep. 23, 2016 — Incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police, new research ... read more

Study Finds STEM Workers More Likely to Find Jobs in Denser STEM Labor Markets

Sep. 12, 2016 — In one of the first attempts to understand the geography of STEM degree-job matching, a new study finds that matching is much more likely in dense rather than in large STEM labor ... read more

Bartending and Family Life Might Not Mix, Study Says

Aug. 19, 2016 — If you want to mix drinks for a living, don't expect to have a typical family life, a new article suggests. The study examines the relationship between bartenders and their perceptions of ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Persistence Makes the Difference in Minority Participation in Science, Researchers Say

Aug. 12, 2016 — The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide promising students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into science careers, but a new study by science ... read more

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions

Aug. 8, 2016 — A racial disparity has been found in opioid prescriptions for emergency department visits for non-definitive pain-related conditions, say authors of a new ... read more

Survey: Vision Health a Priority

Aug. 4, 2016 — Most respondents across all ethnic and racial groups surveyed described loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of limb, ... read more

Racial Differences in Inpatient Procedures After Stroke

July 25, 2016 — Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. Some procedures have a curative intent to heal the patient, while others are life-sustaining procedures. A new study has found that ... read more

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Reducing Racial Bias Possible in Older Children, Finds Study

July 13, 2016 — Research has shown children have racial biases from an early age, but a new study has found that it is possible to combat prejudice in older ... read more

Menopause Symptoms and Relationship to Demographic and Psychosocial Factors

July 13, 2016 — The progression of vasomotor symptoms across the menopause transition appears to be significantly and independently associated with a number of sociodemographic, reproductive hormone, and ... read more

Report Points to Racial Disparities in Most Forms of Political Participation in California

June 30, 2016 — Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California's politics, during election cycles and year round. That is one of the key findings of a new report by Advancement ... read more

Does Discrimination Increase Drinking?

June 30, 2016 — Another negative health outcome linked to discrimination has been uncovered by research: alcohol ... read more

Study Uses Diverse Sample to Examine Childhood Weight's Link to Age of First Substance Use

June 28, 2016 — Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new ... read more

Blacks With AFib at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes

June 22, 2016 — Blacks with atrial fibrillation have nearly double the risk of stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease and mortality from all causes than their white counterparts, new research ... read more

Psychiatric Diagnostic Tools May Not Be Valid for African Americans

June 22, 2016 — African Americans perceive depression as a weakness inconsistent with notions of strength in the community, rather than as a health condition, new research shows. The study results have significant ... read more

Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use Leads to Poor Academic Performance, Health Problems

June 14, 2016 — Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol during middle school and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school, according to a new study ... read more

Sleep Duration Varies by Alcohol Drinking Patterns, Race, and Sex

June 13, 2016 — Compared to their white counterparts within each alcohol drinking pattern (never, moderate, excessive) investigated, black men and women were significantly more likely to get less than six hours of ... read more

Support Across Ethnicities for Physician-Assisted Death

June 9, 2016 — Physician-assisted death was supported by a majority of California and Hawaii residents, regardless of their ethnicity, who responded to an online survey, according to a new ... read more

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