Ethnicity News

When Happiness Is Something To Be Avoided

March 18th, 2014
When Happiness Is Something To Be AvoidedA new study from New Zealand explores aversion to happiness, and how various cultures react differently to feelings of well-being and satisfaction. Graduate student Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers, ...

Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American Women

March 9th, 2014
Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American WomenFor African-American women, being the target of racist remarks and attitudes is tied to a higher risk for obesity, according to researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at ...

Are Gambling and High-Risk Sex Related?

February 27th, 2014
Are Gambling and High-Risk Sex Related? Late adolescence is often a time of expanding boundaries and exploring new frontiers, and many become involved in high-risk behaviors with adverse consequences. A new study by researchers at the ...

Attentive Parenting Eases African-American Boys’ Move to Kindergarten

January 29th, 2014
Attentive Parenting Eases African-American Boys' Move to KindergartenThe transition to kindergarten is challenging for many children and may be especially difficult for African-American boys. Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that parenting affects ...

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 ...