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People of color exposed to more pollution from cars, trucks, power plants during 10-year period

September 15, 2017

A new nationwide study finds that the U.S. made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative…
Same-race friends, peers tied to puberty-related outcomes among black girls

August 1, 2017

Girls who develop early are better adjusted when their friends are on a similar timeframe for puberty and…
Noise pollution loudest in black neighborhoods, segregated cities

July 27, 2017

As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in…
Cystic Fibrosis Among Asians: Why Ethnicity-Based Genetic Testing is Obsolete

July 12, 2017

A hypothetical heterosexual couple living in the US or UK takes tests to learn if they are carriers…
White racism linked to fatal heart disease for blacks and whites

September 6, 2016

Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research…
Study finds bias, disgust toward mixed-race couples

August 20, 2016

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most…
Differences persist between older blacks, whites in years lived without disability

August 10, 2016

Over three decades, the gap has remained steady between older blacks and whites in the expected number of…
Ability to quit smoking differs by race

August 9, 2016

When it comes to quitting smoking, older African-Americans and Latinos have an edge over whites, according to a…
Race influences how anger impacts cardiovascular health

July 15, 2016

Hostility and anger have been shown to be bad for us, particularly for our cardiovascular health, but a…
Team undertakes extensive survey of growing Asian American population

June 3, 2016

UC Berkeley political scientist and professor of law Taeku Lee is part of a team leading a newly…
Link between depression, hopelessness stronger for whites than blacks

May 9, 2016

At a time when a number of mental health organizations are sounding the alarm about the high incidence…
When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

March 7, 2016

Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring…
Landmark Study Finds Dementia Risk Varies Significantly Among Racial And Ethnic Groups

February 11, 2016

In the largest and longest study thus far of ethnic disparities in dementia risk, researchers compared six ethnic…
Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income

January 28, 2016

African-American patients with esophageal cancer survive fewer months after diagnosis than white patients, but only if they also…
Taken Identity

December 22, 2015

The United States’ long record on race is, shall we say, checkered. Even in a time when an…
Black women less likely to benefit from early chemotherapy, study shows

December 1, 2015

It is well documented that black, Hispanic, and Asian women typically develop advanced-stage breast cancer more often than…
New technologies ‘no magic bullet’ to get voters of color to polls, study says

October 26, 2015

Voters of color are mobilized more by old-fashioned, door-to-door canvassing and phone bank calling than by new technologies,…
Study links cognition with ethnicity, cultural influences

October 14, 2015

A University of Washington-led study found that race, ethnicity and sociocultural factors were significantly associated with adults’ performance…
Racial Bias in Crosswalks? Study Says Yes

October 13, 2015

Could it be that a driver choosing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk has something to…
Online screening tool reveals racial disparities in environmental health hazards

September 19, 2015

An online tool used to help identify which California communities are hit hardest by environmental hazards reveals significant…
Biases influence how multiracial individuals are categorized

September 3, 2015

Throughout U.S. history, individuals who were part-white and part-black were typically treated as black, a tendency that has…
Fox News, or MSNBC: how we make selections?

May 29, 2015

Beatles versus Rolling Stones. Ironman versus the Incredible Hulk. Deep dish versus thin crust. Such differences of opinion…
Question of race not simple for Mexican Americans, author says

March 6, 2014

Photo by  L. Brian Stauffer When Mexican Americans say they are “white” on the U.S. Census, it’s often…
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