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Fighting Childhood Obesity Among Native Americans

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“Secure, healthy caregiving is just as important as genetic factors in preventing physical and emotional problems,” according to South Dakota State University nursing professor Marylou Mylant. That’s the premise behind research on strengthening families to fight a dramatic increase in obesity among Native American preschoolers. Less than 25 percent of the preschoolers at the intervention site have normal BMIs.

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Socioeconomic Differences in Adolescent Health Getting Wider

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Health inequalities in young people have grown alongside socioeconomic disparities between the rich and poor. In a paper published Tuesday in The Lancet, an international team of researchers led by McGill University psychologist Frank Elgar said that rising income inequality in Europe and North America coincides with wider disparities in the mental and physical health of 11- to 15-year-olds.

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The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On

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Since his death on February 21, 1965, the man who changed his name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X and then finally to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz has stood at the symbolic center of global Africana debates about diasporic consciousness, political liberation, strategies for Black empowerment, and Black religious identity. Half a century later, the intellectual and activist legacy of Malcolm X is more important than ever for understanding the religions and the cultures of Africana people in the modern world.

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African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives, Study Finds

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Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.

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Evolution of Racism and Oppression in a Technology-Driven Era

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Positive Race Relations Has Positive Impact on a Cellular Level

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Study Finds Obese Black and White Women Differ in How They View Weight

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Perceptions about weight differ between low-income obese white and black women, according to research by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University.

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Texas A&M Middle East Expert Gives Analysis On Murder Of Three Muslim College Students in NC

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Stress Caused by Discrimination Linked to Mental Health Issues Among Latino Teens

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Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed to foreign-born teens.

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Rate of Latino Physicians Shrinks, Even as Latino Population Swells

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Latinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, with their numbers having risen 243 percent since 1980. Yet the number of Latino physicians per 100,000 Latinos has declined by 22 percent during that period.