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Newswise: New FAU Poll Delves Into Florida Voters’ Opinions
Released: 16-Nov-2023 1:30 PM EST
New FAU Poll Delves Into Florida Voters’ Opinions
Florida Atlantic University

In the dynamic political landscape of Florida, a recent poll by the FAU Mainstreet PolCom Lab sheds light on the sentiments among registered voters, revealing intriguing trends that could shape the political future of the state and country.

Newswise: Incidence Rates for Most Local and Regional Stage Cancers Declined During First Year of COVID-19, New Research Shows
Released: 16-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Incidence Rates for Most Local and Regional Stage Cancers Declined During First Year of COVID-19, New Research Shows
American Cancer Society (ACS)

A new report led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer incidence rates declined for almost all cancer types examined.

Released: 16-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Gender Wage Gap vs. Family Wage Gap: Its Complicated, New Study Shows
American Sociological Association (ASA)

New sociological research investigates the relationship between family and gender wage gaps--looking at the full labor market, and also separately looking at Black, Hispanic, and White workers.

14-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Hospitals serving large Black, Hispanic populations have fewer resources for cancer care
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Among the nation’s hospitals, those that serve high numbers of Black and Hispanic patients are far less likely to have advanced medical equipment and critical services that have been shown to boost the quality and effectiveness of cancer care, according to a study led by investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Newswise: Two Sandia National labs researchers elected associate fellows for aerospace contributions
Released: 15-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Two Sandia National labs researchers elected associate fellows for aerospace contributions
Sandia National Laboratories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories employees will soon join the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics class of 2024 as associate fellows.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 3:05 AM EST
Immigrants living in the U.S. have fewer preterm births
Northwestern University

Preterm birth rates are an important marker in assessing a country’s overall health. And the United States isn’t fairing very well.

Released: 13-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
AI faces look more real than actual human face
Australian National University

AI-generated white faces are now perceived as more real than human faces, but not AI-generated faces of people of color. This is because AI algorithms are trained on disproportionately white faces.

   
Newswise: Call to Action: Recommendations for Securing Black Student Success
Released: 13-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Call to Action: Recommendations for Securing Black Student Success
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Learn more about the 13 recommendations developed by the CSU’s Black Student Success Workgroup.

Newswise: What will be the impact of the decision to no longer name birds after people?
Released: 9-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
What will be the impact of the decision to no longer name birds after people?
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The American Ornithological Society recently announced that it will change all English language common names of birds that honor people, to avoid recognizing historical figures with ties to slavery, racism, and colonialism. Historian David Sepkoski, who studies the history of biological and environmental sciences, answers questions about this change in the naming convention.

Released: 9-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
What will be the impact of the decision to no longer name birds after people?
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The American Ornithological Society recently announced that it will change all English language common names of birds that honor people, to avoid recognizing figures with ties to slavery, racism, and colonialism. Historian David Sepkoski, who studies the history of biological and environmental sciences, answers a few questions about this change in the naming convention for birds.

   
Newswise: Black Patients With Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Received Worse and Less Timely Care Than White Patients, New Study Shows
Released: 8-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST
Black Patients With Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Received Worse and Less Timely Care Than White Patients, New Study Shows
American Cancer Society (ACS)

In a new, large national hospital-based study, researchers at the American Cancer Society, found individuals racialized as Black in the United States with early-onset colorectal cancer received worse and less timely, guideline-concordant care than individuals racialized as White.

Newswise: Conversational artificial intelligence/large language model can accurately diagnose and triage health conditions, without introducing racial and ethnic biases
Released: 8-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST
Conversational artificial intelligence/large language model can accurately diagnose and triage health conditions, without introducing racial and ethnic biases
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

FINDINGS GPT-4 conversational artificial intelligence (AI) has the ability to diagnose and triage health conditions comparable to that provided by board certified physicians, and its performance does not vary by patient race and ethnicity.   BACKGROUND While GPT-4, a conversational artificial intelligence, “learns” from information on the internet, the accuracy of this form of AI for diagnosis and triage, and whether AI’s recommendations include racial and ethnic biases possibly gleaned from that information, have not been investigated even as the technology’s use in health care settings has grown in recent years.

Released: 7-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST
1 in 8 military families with children used a food bank, pantry to make ends meet
University of Georgia

Approximately one in eight military families with at least one child reported using a food bank, pantries or other charitable food distribution resources in the past year, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
At the same PSA level, Black men are more likely to have prostate cancer than white men
Wiley

Findings indicate the importance of earlier and more frequent prostate cancer screening for Black men.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Rewarding women more like men could reduce wage gap
Cornell University

Addressing the shortage of women in STEM fields such as computer science is not enough to close the gender gap: Treating women more like men, especially on pay day, is more important than representation alone, according to Cornell research.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
FSU faculty provide insights into Native and Indigenous histories for Native American Heritage Month
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph | Published: November 6, 2023 | 10:29 am | SHARE: Native American Heritage Month, observed during November, serves as a reminder of the significant contributions, rich traditions and ancestry of Native and Indigenous peoples.Professors at Florida State University study and explore various aspects of Native and Indigenous histories and contemporary lived experiences and are available to provide context and insights.

3-Nov-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Women stroke survivors believe they will receive worse care in the emergency room
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Women who have survived a stroke believe they are less likely to receive adequate emergency care – based on gender and race or ethnicity, a study shows. Researchers say future studies must focus on whether the beliefs these women hold about emergency care are leading to delays in stroke care.

Released: 4-Nov-2023 4:15 PM EDT
New study: Racial Disparities in Glaucoma Care Persist, Regardless of Socioeconomic Status
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Big data research shows Black and Hispanic patients 30% more likely to develop poor vision.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Black and White Adults Have Similar Health Care Expenditure Levels in Racially and Economically Integrated Communities
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Differences in health care expenditures between Black and white adults vary substantially with the local level of racial and economic integration, and tend to be low or nonexistent in highly integrated communities, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Newswise: World’s Largest Eye Disease Data Registry Powers 20 New Clinical Research Projects, Revealing Insights in Patient Care
Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:00 AM EDT
World’s Largest Eye Disease Data Registry Powers 20 New Clinical Research Projects, Revealing Insights in Patient Care
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) powered 20 big data studies across the field of ophthalmology this year, most of which will be presented and discussed at AAO 2023 Celebrate, the 127th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Newswise: FSU Native American and Indigenous Studies Center to host American Society for Ethnohistory annual conference
Released: 1-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EDT
FSU Native American and Indigenous Studies Center to host American Society for Ethnohistory annual conference
Florida State University

Florida State University and the FSU Native American and Indigenous Studies Center are set to host approximately 200 scholars from around the world this week for the 2023 annual conference of the American Society for Ethnohistory, or ASE.

Released: 30-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Florida Atlantic University Named Fulbright HSI Leader by the U.S. Department of State
Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University has been named as a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader for 2023. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recognizes the strong engagement of select Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program.

Released: 30-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
UC Irvine named Fulbright HSI Leader by US State Department for third year
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 30, 2023 — The University of California, Irvine has been named a Fulbright HSI Leader for 2023. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recognizes the strong engagement of select Hispanic-serving institutions with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program.

Released: 26-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Does guideline-based treatment prevent racial disparities in cardiovascular outcomes?
Elsevier

A secondary analysis of data from the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) cohort study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology indicates that black and nonblack women with obstructive coronary artery disease had similar outcomes

Newswise: CFRC Releases New Report on Racial and Ethnic Disproportionality in the Illinois Child Welfare System
Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
CFRC Releases New Report on Racial and Ethnic Disproportionality in the Illinois Child Welfare System
School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Racial and ethnic disproportionality in the child welfare system is a pressing concern that affects children in Illinois and across the United States.

Newswise: IU cancer center researchers identify biology behind aggressive breast cancers in Black women
Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
IU cancer center researchers identify biology behind aggressive breast cancers in Black women
Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center are unlocking the biology behind aggressive breast cancers in Black women.

Newswise: Rounds with Leadership: Standing Against Violence and Hate
Released: 25-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
Rounds with Leadership: Standing Against Violence and Hate
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN unequivocally condemns all acts of terrorism, violence, and discrimination.

Newswise: Argonne event helps Hispanic students explore their dreams of STEM careers
Released: 24-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Argonne event helps Hispanic students explore their dreams of STEM careers
Argonne National Laboratory

Forty eighth grade students — many originally from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and elsewhere — learned firsthand how scientists of Hispanic/Latino heritage contribute to science during the 18th annual Hispanic/Latino Education Outreach Day at Argonne.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
University of Chicago Medicine honored with 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine has won the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity for developing a program that eliminated a disparity in postpartum hypertension.

Newswise: New study shows which neighborhoods police spend most time patrolling
Released: 24-Oct-2023 12:05 AM EDT
New study shows which neighborhoods police spend most time patrolling
Indiana University

Using anonymized smartphone data from nearly 10,000 police officers in 21 large U.S. cities, research from Indiana University finds officers on patrol spend more time in non-white neighborhoods.

Released: 23-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
It's easier to fit in in a Muslim country, but racism and hostility hold you back
COST

Refugees in Turkey face challenges, including racism and religious differences

Newswise: Aboriginal bush foods garden: Growing culture from the ROOTS up
Released: 19-Oct-2023 7:05 PM EDT
Aboriginal bush foods garden: Growing culture from the ROOTS up
University of South Australia

A bush foods garden cultivated in the heart of Barngala Country is hoping to grow cultural connectedness among young Aboriginal people in a move to positively affect their health and life trajectories.

Released: 18-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT
The encounter between Neanderthals and Sapiens as told by their genomes
Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

About 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals, who had lived for hundreds of thousands of years in the western part of the Eurasian continent, gave way to Homo sapiens, who had arrived from Africa.

Released: 18-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Test of police implicit bias training shows modest improvements
Washington State University

A two-part training designed to help police officers recognize their implicit bias, revealed some behavior improvement and lowered citizen discrimination complaints in a controlled study.

Released: 17-Oct-2023 10:05 PM EDT
Missourians Settle the Missour-ee, Missour-uh Debate
Saint Louis University

Politicians have crisscrossed the state for years, sharing their vision for Missour-ee or Missour-uh, depending on where they spoke. Now, as the state celebrates Missouri Day on Wednesday, Missourians have spoken about how they say their state’s name.

Newswise: Are New Therapies on the Horizon for Painful Skin Condition?
Released: 17-Oct-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Are New Therapies on the Horizon for Painful Skin Condition?
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Chronic inflammation of the skin, or Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), disproportionately affects women and people of color. It can be debilitating, negatively impacting suffers’ quality of life, physical function, work productivity, and the social and emotional wellbeing.

9-Oct-2023 1:30 PM EDT
Asian, Hispanic and Black children with ear infections less likely to see ENT doctors, have ear tubes placed, study suggests
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Asian, Hispanic and Black children are much less likely to see ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, or otolaryngologists, and receive ear tubes for recurring ear infections.

Released: 16-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Firearm Exposure Associated With Poorer Health in Communities Around the U.S.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Gun violence is tied to poverty, unemployment, broken families, disengaged youth and racial segregation, according to a study by the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers.

Released: 13-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Organized Neurosurgery’s Statement on the Events in the Middle East
American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Washington Office

The following statement is issued on behalf of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Board of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Society of Neurological Surgeons on behalf of our neurosurgical colleagues and the global society we are privileged to serve.

Released: 13-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Groundbreaking genomics project will improve global diversity in population health insight
University of Bristol

An international collaboration is aiming to improve global health by uncovering the effects of genomic and environmental diversity on differences in disease risk observed across the global population, thanks to a new partnership of 20 research groups from around the world.

Released: 12-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Advertising rental housing in Spanish puts off many potential renters
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Publishing an ad for an apartment or rental home in Spanish may seem like it would broaden the pool of potential renters, but new research shows it can harm rental-seekers’ perception of the property and its neighborhood.Finding a new apartment or home to rent can be nerve-wracking and tedious. It is increasingly digital and there are thousands of websites and Facebook groups for prospective renters to peruse.

   
Released: 11-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Ujima Freedom Schools: Bringing Empowerment, Joy, and Hope to Young Black Scholars
College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

This summer, around 150 youth, mostly Black and Latinx, took part in Ujima Freedom School in Champaign, a joint effort involving the College of Education and the University of Illinois that is aimed at transforming lives and communities.

10-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Disparities Persist Across Levels of Surgery Department Leadership in US
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Women and those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine (URiM) not only occupy few leadership roles in surgical departments but also tend to be clustered into certain leadership roles, according to a new analysis led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Released: 10-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Study: Access to quality parks not equal
University of Delaware

University of Delaware researchers found inequality in access to high quality parks. Focusing on Philadelphia, they discovered that the majority of parks with strong ratings were found in affluent areas, while green spaces in marginalized communities had fewer amenities and more safety concerns.

Released: 9-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Black Patients More Likely to Perceive Racial Bias From Orthopaedic Surgeons
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Black patients report more difficulties relating to their orthopaedic surgeon and are more likely to perceive bias from their surgeon,as compared with White patients, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Chula Emphasizes on the Effort to Drive the Thai Economy with Thai Soft Power Through Research and Innovation, Focusing on 2Ts for Cultural Empowerment
Released: 6-Oct-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Emphasizes on the Effort to Drive the Thai Economy with Thai Soft Power Through Research and Innovation, Focusing on 2Ts for Cultural Empowerment
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Marketing professor draws attention to the strengths and weaknesses that Thai entrepreneurs and related sectors should immediately address so that the Thai economy can soar with soft power while revealing Chula’s readiness to drive research and social innovation to create the leaders of the future and drive Thai soft power to the global society.

Newswise: MD Anderson Launches Collaborative Initiative to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities in Houston Area
Released: 5-Oct-2023 10:00 AM EDT
MD Anderson Launches Collaborative Initiative to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities in Houston Area
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center launches a community-wide health care initiative to reduce breast cancer disparities in the Houston area, particularly for Black women. Texas Health Equity Alliance for Breast Cancer (THEAL), seeks to lower the Black/white breast cancer mortality gap in Harris County by 15% over the next decade.

   


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