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October 25, 2020

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When Reproductive Rights Are Less Restrictive, Babies Are Born Healthier

American women living in states with less restrictive reproductive rights policies are less likely to give birth to low-birth weight babies, according to a new study. The findings show that women, ...

Effects of Poverty on Childhood Development Seen in Children as Young as 5

Researchers have found that health inequities can be measured in children as young as 5 years old. The research contributes to a growing body of literature finding that children of color who are also ...

How the Brain Helps Us Navigate Social Differences

Researchers found that, among pairs of people who had very different socioeconomic backgrounds - calculated according to education level and family income - there was a higher level of activity in an ...

Reexamining the History of Slavery Through 23andMe African Ancestry Data

Researchers have compiled genetic data from consenting 23andMe research participants to paint a more complete picture of African ancestry in the New World. By linking genetic data with slave trade ...
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How Is STEM Children's Programming Prioritizing Diversity?

The first large-scale analysis of characters featured in STEM-related educational programming revealed that of the characters appearing in STEM television programming for kids ages 3 to 6, Latinx and ...

Counties With Persistent Poverty Rates Experience Higher Rates of Cancer Deaths

Residents of counties that experience persistent poverty face a disproportionately high risk of cancer ...

Historical Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities Account for Disproportionate COVID-19 Impact

A new article examines the ways in which COVID-19 disproportionately impacts historically disadvantaged communities of color in the United States, and how baseline inequalities in our health system ...

During Pandemic, Racism Puts Additional Stress on Asian Americans

People of Asian ancestry face yet another set of challenges posed by racism and xenophobia which has soared during the COVID-19 ...

Sweet Success: Heavy Consumption of Sugary Beverages Declined in the US from 2003 to 2016

The percentage of heavy sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers trended downwards in most demographic categories, but attention should be paid to several subgroups with high intake for whom trends are not ...

Nationwide Study Shows Disparities in COVID-19 Infection for Black and Hispanic People

A study of around 5.8 million people who receive care from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that Black and Hispanic people were substantially more likely than their White ...

COVID-19 Deaths Among Black Essential Workers Linked to Racial Disparities

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers. They found that Blacks ...

Children Notice Race Several Years Before Adults Want to Talk 211Ʊ It

Adults in the United States believe children should be almost 5 years old before talking with them about race, even though some infants are aware of race and preschoolers may have already developed ...

Having a Doctor Who Shares the Same Race May Ease Patient's Angst

When doctors are the same race as their patients, it can sometimes forge a sense of comfort that helps to reduce anxiety and pain, particularly for Black patients, new research ...

When It Comes to Supporting Candidates, Ideology Trumps Race and Gender

Voters who express prejudice against minorities and women are still more likely to support candidates who most closely align with their ideologies, regardless of the race or sex of such candidates, ...

Affirmative Action Incentivizes High Schoolers to Perform Better, New Research Shows

Affirmative action is a contentious issue across the globe, hotly debated in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria and Brazil, as well as in the United States. While the direct ...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Analysis Shows Disparities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups

Adding to mounting evidence of COVID-19's disproportionate impact on some US communities, a new analysis of hospitalization rates shows Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaskan Native ...

COVID-19 Rates Higher Among Minority, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children

Minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 infection, a new study shows. These findings parallel similar health disparities for the novel ...

Racial Disparities in COVID-19–related Deaths Exist Beyond Income Differences in Large U.S. Cities

New analyses examine the interplay between race/ethnicity and income on COVID-19 cases and related deaths in 10 major U.S. ...

Why Governments Have the Right to Require Masks in Public

Requirements for consumers to wear masks at public places like retail stores and restaurants are very similar to smoking bans, according to a group of experts who argue that mask requirements to stop ...

COVID-Related Discrimination Disproportionately Impacts Racial Minorities, Study Shows

A new study reveals that discrimination against people thought to have COVID-19, even if they weren't infected, peaked in April and has since declined. Particularly against Asian Americans, ...

Context Reduces Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection Algorithms

When it comes to accurately flagging hate speech on social media, context matters, says a new study aimed at reducing errors that could amplify racial ...

Prospective Teachers Misperceive Black Children as Angry

New research finds that prospective teachers appear more likely to misperceive Black children as angry than white children, which may undermine the education of Black ...

Showing Pro-Diversity Feelings Are the Norm Makes Individuals More Tolerant

Showing people how their peers feel about diversity in their community can make their actions more inclusive, make members of marginalized groups feel more like they belong, and even help close ...

Coronavirus: Social Distancing Accepted When People Understand Exponential Growth

When people fail to see the need for restrictions on public life, explaining the exponential increase of infections creates greater acceptance for measures taken to slow down the infection rate, ...

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