Ethnicity News

Mediterranean Diet has Race-Specific Effect on Cognition

July 17th, 2014
New research suggests the Mediterranean diet reduces cognitive decline among some race-specific populations but not among others. In the study, African-Americans experienced a slower rate of cognitive decline than white, older adults. Study methodology included the analysis of over eight years of data collected ...

New Health Ed Program Reduces Dating Violence

July 11th, 2014
A new health education program significantly reduces dating violence behaviors among high school youth. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have shown that the “It's Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG)” intervention is particularly effective in reducing dating violence ...

One in Six Teens Who Visit ER Suffer Dating Violence

July 5th, 2014
A new study finds that of adolescents visiting a hospital’s emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study also found that dating ...

Many Teens Get Lots of Pot Tweets

June 30th, 2014
It appears that many teens are being bombarded with tweets encouraging marijuana use. A new study discovered that during an eight-month period in 2013, a marijuana-related Twitter account sent out more than 2,200 messages to some one million followers, 73 percent of whom ...

Mother’s Birthplace a Risk Factor for Autism

June 28th, 2014
The place where a woman was born and raised can be a risk factor for autism in her children, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. In the U.S., children of foreign-born women tend to have a higher risk for ...

Character Traits, Not Test Scores, Predict PhD Success of STEM Students

June 15th, 2014
Character Traits, Not Test Scores, Predict Success of Science, Engineering MajorsIf schools were to choose graduate students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs based on each student's character rather than  standardized test scores, they ...

Kids’ Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat, Obesity

May 20th, 2014
Kids' Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat and Obesity Emerging research suggests sleep deficits during infancy and early childhood can increase body fat and obesity for children by as early as age seven. As noted in ...

Favoritism, Not Hostility, Said To Account For Most Discrimination

May 20th, 2014
Favoritism, Not Hostility, Said To Account For Most DiscriminationA provocative new look at discrimination suggests that a majority of discrimination results from actions that do not reflect an intent to harm, rather as a method ...

Candy-Flavored Cigars Drive Sales in Young Adults

May 17th, 2014
Candy-Flavored Cigars Drive Sales in Young AdultsCigars flavored as if they were sold in a candy store -- vanilla, cherry, chocolate, grape -- are making it difficult for anti-smoking campaigns to get through to ...

Parents Play Role in Teens’ Prescription Drug Abuse

May 13th, 2014
Parents Play Role in Teens' Prescription Drug AbuseInvestigators believe parental beliefs on drug use may help to explain racial/ethnic variations in prescription drug misuse among teens. "Our findings add support to growing evidence that parents ...