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A new window into psychosis
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior. (2020-03-18)
Self-help groups empower caregivers of children with disabilities
Caregivers in low-income settings will be able to respond to the challenges of bringing up children with disabilities, thanks to a new model created by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). (2020-03-10)
BU researchers: The health care system is failing transgender cancer survivors
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study is the first-ever population-based study of cancer prevalence in transgender people, estimating 62,530 of the nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the US are transgender. (2020-03-09)
LGBT health improves when friends are just like them
Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve health for LGBT people. (2020-03-05)
The persistence of pay inequality: The gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market
The US is witnessing a dramatic rise in nontraditional 'gig economy' labor markets. (2020-03-04)
Changing the debate around obesity
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist. (2020-03-03)
Regular walnut consumption linked to health and longevity in women, according to new study
According to a new epidemiological study, women in their late 50s and early 60s who consumed at least two servings of walnuts per week had a greater likelihood of healthy aging compared to those who did not eat walnuts. (2020-02-25)
Self-reported student mistreatment in US medical schools
An analysis of annual surveys from graduating students at all U.S. (2020-02-24)
How sleep helps teens deal with social stress
Study found that adequate sleep allowed students to cope with discrimination and challenges associated with ethnic or racial bias. (2020-02-24)
Intelligent control of mode-locked femtosecond pulses by time-stretch-assisted spectral analysis
Researchers in China led by Lilin Yi at Shanghai Jiao Tong University developed apparatus and software algorithms allowing automatic 'intelligent control' over the femtosecond pulses generated by mode-locked fiber lasers. (2020-02-18)
Are robots designed to include the LGBTQ+ community?
Robot technology is flourishing in multiple sectors of society, including the retail, health care, industry and education sectors. (2020-02-12)
When kids face discrimination, their mothers' health may suffer
A new study is the first to suggest that children's exposure to discrimination can harm their mothers' health. (2020-02-06)
Invest in social equity to improve health for low-income people
Canada must invest in social spending and recognize that our health care system is not 'universal' if Canadians living in low-income neighborhoods are to have the same chance of good health as other Canadians, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-02-03)
Brain study identifies possible causes of ethnic pain disparities
In a new study, researchers identify possible brain and social factors underlying racial and ethnic disparities in pain. (2020-02-03)
Racial discrimination in mortgage market persistent over last four decades
A new Northwestern University analysis finds that racial disparities in the mortgage market suggest that discrimination in loan denial and cost has not declined much over the previous 30 to 40 years, yet discrimination in the housing market has decreased during the same time period. (2020-01-23)
Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life
People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather than at birth, according to a recent study. (2020-01-23)
How universities may help bridge social divide between international, domestic students
Self-esteem is a valuable resource for undergraduate international students trying to socialize with their domestic counterparts at American universities, but new research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that while self-esteem predicts better socialization with domestic students, it is curiously unrelated to how international students socialize with other internationals. (2020-01-08)
Math test score gap between white and non-white students in Brazil due to complex factors
School test scores often show gaps in performance between white and non-white students. (2020-01-02)
Health impact of support between African American couples when dealing with racial discrimination
Experiences of racial discrimination are a common source of stress for African Americans, and research shows discrimination can have a damaging impact on physical and emotional health. (2019-12-18)
Black teens face racial discrimination multiple times daily, suffer depressive symptoms
Black teenagers experience daily racial discrimination, most frequently online, which can lead to negative mental health effects, according to a Rutgers researcher. (2019-12-16)
Police killings of unarmed black Americans may have health impacts for nearby unborn black infants
Pregnant black women give birth to infants with smaller birth weights and shorter gestational ages if they live near the site of incidents in which unarmed blacks are killed by police during their first or second trimester, according to a new study. (2019-12-04)
Characterizing whale vocalization can help map migration
Killer whale pods each have their own set of calls they use to communicate, sometimes referred to as the pod's 'dialect.' By characterizing a pod's calls, researchers can track its seasonal movements, gaining a better understanding of the whales' lives. (2019-12-03)
Problems of homophobia and transphobia in sport
The diverse field of sport is not free from discrimination. (2019-11-27)
Successful alcohol, drug recovery hampered by discrimination
Even after resolving a problem with alcohol and other drugs, adults in recovery report experiencing both minor or 'micro' forms of discrimination such as personal slights, and major or 'macro' discrimination such as violation of their personal rights. (2019-11-26)
Sexual minorities continue to face discrimination, despite increasing support
Despite increasing support for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community, discrimination remains a critical and ongoing issue for this population, according to researchers. (2019-11-14)
Research explores impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual men
University of Illinois social work professor Ryan Wade is the co-creator of a scale that measures the impact of racialized sexual discrimination on gay and bisexual men of color who encounter it on dating websites and apps. (2019-11-14)
Racial bias and discrimination may negatively impact heart disease care, risk factors
Two new studies illustrate that race may affect heart care for African Americans and African immigrants. (2019-11-11)
Social support may reduce heart, stroke effects of discrimination in transgender and gender conforming
Having strong social support may help offset heart and stroke risk factors caused by discrimination in transgender and gender non-conforming adults, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Wide-ranging gender disparities remain in pediatrics
Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and colleagues in a special article published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. (2019-11-11)
Determinants of employability of people living with HIV/AIDS
People living with HIV/AIDS may face discrimination in employers' hiring practices. (2019-11-06)
Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year's Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). (2019-11-05)
Single discrimination events alter college students' daily behavior
UW researchers aimed to understand both the prevalence of discrimination events and how these events affect college students in their daily lives. (2019-11-04)
Reversed halo signs manifest in septic pulmonary embolism due to IV drug use
According to an article published ahead-of-print in the January 2020 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), reversed halo signs were frequently observed on the chest CT scans of patients with IV substance use disorder-related septic pulmonary embolism. (2019-11-01)
Racial discrimination linked to suicidal thoughts in African American men
Suicide deaths among African American men have risen dramatically during the last 20 years, and racial discrimination may be a contributing factor in many cases, say University of Michigan researchers. (2019-10-30)
Report outlines social determinants' role in cancer and public health
A new report outlines the critical role social determinants play in shaping population health, highlighting that health disparities are systemic, and cut across multiple population characteristics, including race/ethnicity, age, disability status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. (2019-10-29)
When money is scarce, biased behavior happens faster
Discrimination may happen faster than the blink of an eye, especially during periods of economic scarcity, according to a new study from Cornell University. (2019-10-29)
Women surgical residents suffer more mistreatment, burnout, suicidal thoughts
Women surgical residents suffer more mistreatment than men, which leads to a higher burnout rate and more suicidal thoughts among female residents, reports a new study that surveyed trainees in all accredited 260 US general surgical residency programs. (2019-10-28)
Central Valley workplaces can be hostile for minority doctors
Despite the dire need for primary health care providers in California's Central Valley, workplace discrimination and harassment can cause them to change practices or leave the region entirely. (2019-10-23)
Study identifies religious bias against refugees
When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States -- mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. (2019-10-10)
The Lancet: Evidence of mistreatment of women during childbirth in four low-income countries
Physical and verbal abuse during childbirth peaked between 30 minutes before birth until 15 minutes after birth, and mistreatment was more common in younger, less educated women, according to a study in The Lancet which combined observations of 2,016 women during labour and childbirth with surveys of 2,672 women post-childbirth in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar, and Nigeria. (2019-10-08)
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