Health

Researchers study how personal care products affect health

Emily Barrett and Adana Llanos, researchers in the Rutgers School of Public Health, have teamed up to find out how chemicals in products used every day—from soap and shampoo to perfume and body lotions—may adversely affect ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are attitudes contagious?

If you were to meet two new people, and others seem to be more friendly toward one of those individuals, would that lead you to like that individual more than the other?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Certain moral values may lead to more prejudice, discrimination

People who value following purity rules over caring for others are more likely to view gay and transgender people as less human, which leads to more prejudice and support for discriminatory public policies, according to a ...

Health

Chemicals in hair products for black women raise concerns

(HealthDay)—Multiple chemicals associated with endocrine disruption and asthma are contained in hair products used by black women and children, according to a study published online April 25 in Environmental Research.

Health

The environmental injustice of beauty

Women of color have higher levels of beauty-product-related chemicals in their bodies compared to white women, according to a commentary published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The authors say ...

Oncology & Cancer

Could certain hair dyes, relaxers raise breast cancer risk?

(HealthDay)—The safety of hair products has been debated for years. Now, new research suggests that black women who use dark hair dyes face a higher risk of breast cancer, while chemical relaxers and straighteners boost ...

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