Genetics

Race, medicine and the future power of genetic ancestry

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine that they "do not believe that ignoring race will reduce health disparities" but rather that "such an approach is a form of naive 'color blindness' that is more likely to perpetuate ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers study role culture plays in feeling sick

The physical and mental sensations we associate with feeling sick are a natural biological response to inflammation within the body. However, the strength and severity of these sensations go beyond biology and may be affected ...

Health

Tackling inequality could save millions of children

An unprecedented study mapping child deaths over almost two decades finds that nearly half of the 5.4 million under-five deaths in 2017 can be attributed to differences in child death rates within and across countries.

Health

Study finds PCBs disrupt pregnancy

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and other environmental toxicants can disrupt the reproductive cycle in women, according to a new long-term study led by UAlbany researchers.

Health

Shift work can affect your health

Shiftwork is an occupational health risk of growing significance because it is becoming more common and because of its potential influence on health outcomes, possibly increasing health differences between workers of higher ...

Genetics

New forms of racism arise in science research

Advances in genetic sequencing are giving rise to a new era of scientific racism, despite decades of efforts to reverse attitudes used to justify the slave trade and Nazi theology, experts said on Friday.

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