Psychology & Psychiatry

Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia

How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers at University Hospital Bonn have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Half of refugees traumatised: German psychotherapists

At least half of the refugees who have come to Germany have mental health problems because of trauma suffered in war or during their dangerous escapes, said the chamber of psychotherapists Wednesday.

Genetics

Genetic tests for UK asylum seekers draw criticism

(AP) -- Britain is using genetic tests on some African asylum seekers in an effort to catch those who are lying about their nationality, drawing criticism from scientists and provoking outrage from rights groups.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Refugees escape war, but face new threat in Europe - germs

Having survived perilous escapes from war zones, refugees find themselves assailed anew in Europe by germs proliferating in crowded, unsanitary camps that could become outbreak hotspots, infectious disease experts have warned.

HIV & AIDS

Report highlights AIDS stigma for NZ’s Black Africans

A new study highlights the need for more awareness among health professionals of the experiences of HIV-positive black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand who feel stigmatized.

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