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July 12, 2023

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Maternal Mortality in the U.S. More Than Doubled Between 1999 and 2019

A new study has found that maternal mortality rates have worsened from 1999 to 2019, hitting some racial and ethnic groups and states harder than others. The study found rates highest for Black populations and the largest increase was seen in American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. By ...

America on the Move: How Urban Travel Has Changed Over a Decade

The most notable trend of new study on urban travel behaviors reveals that although private automobiles continue to be the dominant travel mode in American cities, the share of car trips has slightly and steadily decreased since its peak in 2001. In contrast, the share of transit, non-motorized, ...

Some Claim Culture Affects Our Basic Visual Perception

Past research has suggested that people's cultural differences may result in differences in basic visual perception. New research found no evidence that these differences play a significant role in how participants performed a basic visual task. The findings lend support to the idea that basic ...

California's Push for Computer Science Education Examined

Despite California's computer science education policies, gender, racial and ethnic disparities persist among the high schools that offer these courses, the students enrolled in them and the faculty who teach ...

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Study Examines Centuries of Identity Lost Because of Slavery

Using computational methods informed by genetic data, researchers estimate that a random African American born between 1960 and 1965 is descended from, on average, 314 African and 51 European ...

Remember Me? Gender, Race May Make You Forgettable

Being a woman or racial minority can help someone stand out and be remembered when few others look like them. But they are more likely to be confused in settings where others share the same ...

NIH RECOVER Research Identifies Potential Long COVID Disparities

Black and Hispanic Americans appear to experience more symptoms and health problems related to long COVID, a lay term that captures an array of symptoms and health problems, than white people, but ...

Racial Disparities in Childhood Adversity Linked to Brain Structural Differences in U.S. Children

A new study used MRI and survey data to identify structural differences in regions of the brain linked to threat processing in 9- and 10-year-olds that the researchers linked to disparities in ...

U.S. Firearm Death Trends Revealed Over Four Decades

A new analysis of firearm death rates from 1981 to 2020 shows that the people most heavily impacted by firearm deaths were Black men and white men, and that rates of firearm-related homicides and ...

Pregnant Moms' Stress May Accelerate Cell Aging of White, Not Black, Kids, Study Finds

Does stress during pregnancy impact children's cell aging, and does race matter? The answer is yes, according to a new ...

Managers Exhibiting Bias Based on Race, Gender, Disability and Sexual Orientation

A study that examined bias in the workplace has found that those in management positions demonstrate explicit and implicit bias toward others from marginalized groups and often express more implicit ...

Air Pollution High at US Public Schools With Kids from Marginalized Groups

Race- and ethnicity-based discrepancies in exposure to air pollution, especially regarding proximity to roadways and industrial zones, are well-established. A new study reports the first nationwide ...

Research Points to Positive Mental Health Outcomes for Young People Who Have Attended University

University attendance appears to produce better mental health outcomes for young people, according to new research. The study also suggests that a university environment has a positive influence on ...

Study Analyzing Often-Overlooked Racial/ethnic Groups Provides a New Understanding of Pain Disparities in the U.S.

Racial and ethnic disparities in pain prevalence in the U.S. are far larger than previously realized, according to the results of a new ...

Nazi Propaganda from 1927-1945 Reveals Role of Dehumanization of Jews in the Holocaust

A linguistic analysis of Nazi propaganda suggests that dehumanization of Jews shifted over time, with propaganda after the onset of the Holocaust portraying Jews as having a greater capacity for ...


Study Finds Persistent Disparities in Access to Prenatal Care Among Pregnant People Based on Citizenship Status and Education Level

Findings suggest exclusions to Medicaid because of immigration status may increase risk for maternal health care disparities in some immigrant ...

Minorities Face Longer Wait Times for Vital Lung Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

A new study has revealed significant racial disparities in how quickly minorities with the most common form of lung cancer receive potentially lifesaving radiation therapy compared with their white ...

Positive YouTube Videos Help Deflect Blame from Sharks

In a new study, researchers found more people shifted blame for shark bites away from the animals after watching positive YouTube videos about ...

Study Reveals Disparities in Childbearing by Race and Education Level

College-educated Black women in the United States give birth to fewer children than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to a new study. The study examines the interplay of race, ...

Pandemic Escalated Teen Cyberbullying -- Asian Americans Targeted Most, Research Finds

A study of U.S. middle and high school students shows that about 17 percent were cyberbullied in 2016 and 2019, but that proportion rose to 23 percent in 2021. Notably, 19 percent of Asian American ...

COVID-19 Took Serious Toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Mental and Physical Health

Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, or NH/PIs, comprising more than 20 ethnic groups hailing from Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, are understudied despite being the third fastest growing racial ...

Study Explores the Use of Telemedicine in Child Neurology in Largest Study to Date

Researchers found that across nearly 50,000 visits, patients continued to use telemedicine effectively even with the reopening of outpatient clinics a year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Cost of Cancer Treatment Can Impact Health of Survivors

A significant number of people who have survived cancer are living in poverty, which can have negative effects on their physical and mental health, according to ...

COVID Was Deadlier for Those With Intellectual and Development Disabilities

A new study has found that COVID was the leading cause of death for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in 2020. People with IDD were dying at a higher rate and at an ...

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