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Article ID: 709743

African refugee women have healthier pregnancies than U.S. women. The likely reason? An unhealthy U.S. culture

University at Buffalo

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study.

18-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709739

Study finds resurgence of malaria cases at the Ecuador-Peru border linked to the Venezuelan crisis

SUNY Upstate Medical University

As Ecuador and other South American countries receive influx of Venezuelan migrants, the public health sector struggles to control infectious disease epidemics, including malaria, presenting a regional public health threat. As a result, migrant populations and people living near border crossings are susceptible to these infectious diseases.

18-Mar-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709490

Immigration Is Beneficial to Economies, Even After 100 Years

Oxford University Press

A new study in the Review of Economic Studies finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today.

12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709296

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

As long as democracy has existed, there have been democracy skeptics -- from Plato warning of mass rule to contemporary critics claiming authoritarian regimes can fast-track economic programs.

7-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 709162

Duke Reiter and ASU's University City Exchange: Driven by a sense of urgency

Arizona State University (ASU)

The I-10 corridor offers a living laboratory for exploring the biggest issues of our time, from immigration, to energy, to water

5-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 709122

Forecasting mosquitoes' global spread

Boston Children's Hospital

Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses like yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya are rising around the world. Climate change has created conditions favorable to mosquitoes' spread, but so have human travel and migration and accelerating urbanization, creating new mini-habitats for mosquitoes.

5-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 708935

Who is Caring for Migrants and Refugees?

New York University

New York University’s Hemispheric Institute has launched the Ecologies of Migrant Care web site, a digital platform featuring interviews with migrants, activists, faith leaders, journalists, academics, and others supporting migrants and refugees and chronicling their circumstances across the Americas.

5-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 708710

UK prejudice against immigrants amongst lowest in Europe

Newswise Review

According to analysis of the largest public European and international surveys of human beliefs and values, prejudice against immigrants in the UK is rare and comparable with that in other wealthy EU and Anglophone nations. Published in Frontiers in Sociology, this new study challenges prevailing attitudes on Brexit, the nature of prejudice, and the social impact of modernization.

26-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 708654

A Disconnect Between Migrants’ Stories and Their Health

Ohio State University

While some Mexican immigrants give positive accounts about migrating to and living in the United States, their health status tells a different story. In a small study in Columbus, researchers found that many migrants celebrated living in Columbus. However, they also experienced discrimination and exhibited physical signs of stress, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar and obesity.

25-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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