Ethnicity News

Religiosity Means Love of Neighbor If Values Line Up

January 27th, 2014
Religiosity Means Love of Neighbor If Values Line UpA tenet of Christianity is to “love thy neighbor” -- but what happens if your neighbor is different? A different race, nationality, or sexual orientation, and has dissimilar overall ...

Depression May Up Asthma in African-American Women

January 22nd, 2014
Depression May Up Asthma in African-American WomenA new epidemiological study discovers an association between depressive symptoms and adult-onset asthma among African-American women. Researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University have published the study ...

Marriage May Not Help Single Moms Escape Poverty

January 7th, 2014
Marriage May Not Help Single Moms Escape Poverty The government policy that promotes marriage among single mothers as a key part of the effort to fight poverty has missed the mark, according to one leading ...

Bias Found In Aggressive Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

January 6th, 2014
Bias Found In Aggressive Treatment of Parkinson's DiseaseA new report suggests female, black and Asian patients with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. DBS is a proven intervention to ...

Severe Mental Illness Ups Risk for Substance Abuse

January 6th, 2014
Severe Mental Illness Ups Risk for Substance Abuse  A new study finds substance abuse is higher among individuals with severe mental illness. Researchers discovered people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions have a ...

Minorities, Poor at Greater Risk for Insomnia, Chronic Disease

January 2nd, 2014
Minorities, Poor at Greater Risk for Insomnia, Chronic DiseaseMinorities and poor people disproportionately suffer from sleep problems and chronic disease, but the two do not appear to be directly linked, according to a new study ...

Alternative Medicine Can Help Reduce Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

December 24th, 2013
Alternative Medicine Can Help Reduce Side Effects of Breast Cancer TreatmentA new pilot study discovered that both real and sham weekly acupuncture treatments eased side effects (hot flashes and musculoskeletal pain) associated with breast cancer ...

Dementia Risk Greatest for Diabetic Native Americans & African-Americans

December 14th, 2013
black elderly man look SSAmong older adults with type 2 diabetes, the risk of developing dementia was found to be higher for Native Americans and African-Americans, according to a new study. The study, one of the ...

African-Americans Happier at Work Despite Barriers

December 6th, 2013
African Americans Happier at Work Despite Barriers A new study reports that black workers are happier than white workers even though they receive less support. Researchers discovered that although blacks report fewer close friends at work, ...

Poor Face Higher, ‘Toxic’ Levels of Stress

December 3rd, 2013
Poor Face Higher, 'Toxic' Levels of StressA comprehensive multistate review finds that the poor face chronic stress from a variety of sources. The stress ranges from concerns regarding parenting to discrimination -- and disproportionately ...
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