Psychology & Psychiatry

Racial violence and the mental health of Black Americans

Police violence against Black Americans is shamefully common in the United States and devastates communities. For incidents that get widespread media exposure, a collective trauma is felt across the nation, especially for ...

Genetics

Removing race from human genetic research

A group of scientists are urging their colleagues to take a step forward and stop using racial categories when researching and studying human genetics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Other-race effect': Clues to why 'they' all look alike

Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race.

Oncology & Cancer

Universal health care benefited colon cancer survival

Patients with colon cancer enrolled in the U.S. military's universal health care system experienced improved survival compared with patients in the general population, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines racial inequity in suicide prediction models

Models that can successfully predict suicides in a general population sample can perform poorly in some racial or ethnic groups, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers published April 28 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Health

Gens X and Y show worrisome trend of declining health

(HealthDay)—Gen X and Gen Y are showing poorer physical health and higher levels of unhealthy behaviors compared with older generations, according to a study published online March 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Vaccination

Vaccine hesitancy: What it is and what it is not?

The term vaccine hesitancy is frequently in the news these days, but what does it mean and why is it important to understand it as we continue the COVID-19 vaccine roll out? Janet McGrath, professor and chair of the Department ...

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