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Why White Males Have Shifted Allegiance to Republican Party

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Cancer, Precision Medicine, genomic sequencing, Cancer Genome Atlas , cancer disparities

How Genomic Sequencing May Be Widening Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

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As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they’re targeting treatments to small numbers of patients with the potential for big payoffs in improved outcomes. But even as we learn more about these driver mutations, a new study suggests the science might be leaving racial and ethnic minorities behind.

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Study Finds Bias, Disgust Toward Mixed-Race Couples

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships.

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UNLV Expert on Why the Latino Vote Matters

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UNLV political science professor John Tuman on how the Latino immigrant vote might mean more than ever to candidates this season.

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Cardiology, Medicine & Health, Stroke

Stubborn Inequities in Heart Health Persist for Some African Americans in the South

Though mortality from heart disease is decreasing, some groups are at increased risk for developing heart disease, including African Americans in the southeastern U.S. Nearly 44 percent of all African American men, and 48 percent of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease or stroke.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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McIlwain, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, media studies, Internet, Race, Racism, Technology

NYU Study Looks at How Racial Inequality is Produced Online

Internet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Black Youth, Black teens , African American Health, African American Adolescents, Children's Mental Health, Obesity and Adolescents, Bullying, Drug Abuse

Racial Inequity, Violence Climb List of Child Health Concerns for Black Adults

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Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children’s health concerns than other groups, a new national poll says.

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Education, Achievement Gaps

The American Public Thinks Very Differently About Wealth- and Race-Based Educational Inequality

When asked about wealth- and race/ethnicity-based academic achievement gaps, Americans are more concerned about the gap between poor and wealthy students, more supportive of policies that might close it, and more prepared to explain the reasons behind it.

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Tulane, Tulane Univeristy, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Presidential campaign, Political Science, Race Relations, Immigration

Media Advisory: Tulane Experts Available for Comment on 2016 Election

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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, Usuhs, USU, Racial Disparities, tricare, Annals Of Surgery, Medicaid, Association between race and post-operative outcomes, Association between race and post-operative outcomes in a universally insured population, Universally insured, Universally insured population

Black Surgical Patients Benefit in Universally Insured Health System

A new study looking at claims data from more than 630,000 patients found no significant differences in post-operative complications or mortality between African American and White patients, who were treated in a universally insured military health system. African Americans treated in civilian settings, either uninsured or on Medicaid, however, experienced substantially higher odds of mortality, complications and readmission after surgery, compared to White patients. These findings suggest universal insurance could mitigate disparities. The study, “Association between race and post-operative outcomes in a universally insured population versus patients in the State of California,” was published online today in Annals of Surgery.

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black hair, African American Adolescents, Obesity and Adolescents, Black teens , African American Health

Study: Some Black Teens May Feel Pulled Between Health and Hair

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Researchers asked: Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care?

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Texas A&M Study Finds Media Fuels Anti-Muslim Attitudes

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People who rely on the media for information on Muslims have greater negative emotions toward Muslims, according to a study co-authored by Texas A&M Professor Srividya Ramasubramanian. The study found direct contact with Muslims has the opposite effect.

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Olympics, rio 2016 olympics, Title IX, social issues in sport

IU Olympics Expert: Olympics Could Provide Athletes with Platform to Address Social Issues

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Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, autologous breast reconstruction, Breast Surgery

Racial Disparity in Breast Reconstruction? African American Women More Likely to Undergo Autologous Reconstruction

African American women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer are more likely than white women to undergo autologous breast reconstruction using their own tissue, rather than implant-based reconstruction, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy Of Dermatology, Dermatology, Dermatologist, Skin Cancer, Skin Of Color

Study Shows Poor Skin Cancer Survival in Patients with Skin of Color

Because Caucasians have a higher skin cancer risk than the general population, people with skin of color may believe that they don’t need to be concerned about this disease — but new research reveals this to be a dangerous misconception.

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Homicides, guns, gun, Weapons, Black Youth, African American, African American Adolescents, african american crime

Homicides in Chicago Climbed Nearly 10 Percent Since 2005; Increases Were Highest Among African Americans and Youth 20 to 24 Years Old

Grimm statistics on homicides in Chicago

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The University Of Texas At Austin, Black Studies, African Diaspora, Deaths in Custody, Police, Race Relations, justice system, Justice, Social Justice

UT Austin Website Promotes Transparency on Deaths in Texas State Custody

A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed to provide transparency of the state’s justice system and inform public policy.

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David DeMatthews, Racism, teacher, administrator role

UTEP Professor Available to Talk About His Personal Experience with Racism and Can Talk About a Teacher’s and an Administrator’s Role in Classroom When Discussing Recent National Shootings

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Star Trek, Star Trek Beyond, Science, Technology, film, Television, Science Fiction, Gender Roles, Race And Ethnicity

Space Scientist, TV and Equality Scholar Say Star Trek’s Impact Goes Far Beyond Screen

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Texas, Voter ID Laws, Voter Id, Voter Identification, Race

Expert Available to Comment on Texas Voter ID Decision

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