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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 ...

Minority Parents Most Anxious About Child’s Online Safety

November 22nd, 2013
Minority Parents Most Anxious About Child's Online Safety  While the online environment can be an exceptional learning environment, it can be a dangerous space for children to engage, explore and play. In most situations, ...

Most Teen Mental Health Problems Go Untreated

November 19th, 2013
Most Teen Mental Health Problems Go Untreated A Duke University review of a survey involving more than 10,000 American teenagers reveals that more than half of adolescents with psychiatric disorders receive no treatment of any ...

Texts Tracking Food + Activity = Weight Loss

November 19th, 2013
Texts Tracking Food + Activity = Weight Loss Research has shown that keeping a food and activity diary is an effective way to lose weight. For many of us, however, the task of keeping a detailed ...

Personal Social Networks Linked to Gun Violence

November 15th, 2013
Personal Social Networks Linked to Gun Violence A new study discovers a person's social network is a key predictor in whether an individual will become a victim of gun homicide. Yale sociologist Dr. Andrew Papachristos ...

Screening, Home-Based Therapy Help Low-Income Moms Combat Depression

November 11th, 2013
Screening, Home-Based Therapy Help Low-Income Moms Combat Depression  One-fourth of low-income minority mothers struggle with major depression, likely because of stress and pressure associated with motherhood and poverty. Sadly, the stigma associated with mental ...
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