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Article ID: 702416

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $3M NIH Grant for Health Disparities Research

Case Western Reserve University

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a three-year, $3,194,947 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate colorectal and breast cancer health disparities. The grant is one of only four Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) Planning Grant P20 awards given across the nation to address health disparities. It will provide the infrastructure for a new, comprehensive research program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to study cancer health disparities at both molecular and population levels.

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18-Oct-2018 10:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 702356

FSU Researcher Finds Latino Men in the U.S. More Susceptible to Obesity

Florida State University

Moving to the United States could be taking a toll on the health of Latino men. A new study from Florida State University researcher Amy Ai found Latino men who are born or live in the United States for more than five years are more susceptible to obesity.

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17-Oct-2018 12:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702092

White Americans See Many Immigrants as 'Illegal' Until Proven Otherwise, Survey Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled "shithole" nations have no legal right to be in the United States, new research in the journal American Sociological Review suggests.

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11-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701707

Study of nearly 41,000 women who almost died giving birth shows who’s most at risk

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Tens of thousands of American women each year need emergency treatment to save their lives while they deliver their babies, or immediately after. A new study shows how much their risk of a life-threatening birth depends on their racial and ethnic background, and their underlying health.

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5-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701804

Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma

Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified three specific gene types that account for a known two-to-three-fold increase in myeloma diagnoses among African-Americans. Researchers also demonstrated the ability to study race and racial admixture more accurately using DNA analysis. The findings were published today in Blood Cancer Journal.

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8-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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    3-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701351

Sleeping Too Much or Too Little May Affect Stroke Risk Differently Based on Race

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

How many hours people sleep at night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a study published in the October 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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1-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701472

Early PSA Testing Could Help Predict Prostate Cancer among Black Men

Moffitt Cancer Center

In a new study published in European Urology, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, along with colleagues at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, demonstrated that a baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level obtained from black men between ages 40 and 60 can strongly predict future development of prostate cancer and its most aggressive forms for years after testing.

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3-Oct-2018 11:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 701424

Researchers: Redesign Dating Apps to Overcome Racial Bias

Cornell University

Mobile dating apps that allow users to filter their searches by race – or rely on algorithms that pair up people of the same race – reinforce racial divisions and biases, according to a new paper by Cornell University researchers.

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1-Oct-2018 4:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701232

Making Research Integrity a Priority

Ohio State University

Public trust in science depends on renewed efforts to protect the integrity of research, according to speakers at a Sept. 23 Ohio State University summit. Experts emphasized the need for a “culture of trust” around research and pledged to find ways to support that culture.

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27-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701234

Understanding Access and Use of Digital Resources Could Help Narrow Sexual Health Equity Gap for Puerto Rican Adolescents

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Persistent and significant health disparities related to sexual health, including a higher teen birth rate and HIV prevalence, exist among Puerto Rican adolescents compared to other racial and ethnic adolescents. The Internet is a major platform for the dissemination of health information and has the potential to decrease health disparities and provide quality, culturally sensitive health information to disadvantaged populations.

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27-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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