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Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men

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Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of high-grade cancer, according to the first large, prospective study to examine how race and obesity jointly affect prostate cancer risk.

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Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and minorities, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses. At NYC Treats Tobacco, we are committed to ending health disparities. We have physician experts available to speak about these issues.

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Affordable Care Act Provision for Young Adults Leaves Racial Disparities Intact Among Trauma Patients

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents’ insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it.

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Vanderbilt Expert Can Speak About Police ‘Testilying’

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Legal Expert Says So. Carolina Shooting Pushing Minority/Police Relations to the Breaking Point. Harvard Law Fellow/UofL Law Professor – Available to Comment on Murder Charges for Accused Cop

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Subtle Discrimination Is Easier to Acknowledge When Self-Esteem Is High, According to New Study

Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless they have higher self-esteem.

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As Assassination Anniversary Approaches, King’s Legacy of Peace and Optimism Remains Critical for Americans

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Moffitt Cancer Center Research Aims to Reduce Health Care Disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer when compared to non-LGBTQI populations.