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New Behavioral Intervention Targets Latino Men at High Risk of HIV Infection

Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos, according to 2014 data. If those rates continue, it is estimated that one in four Latino MSM may be diagnosed with HIV during his lifetime.

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Binge Drinking, Elderly, African Amercans, Poverty, risk, Violence, Housing, Alcohol Abuse, Education

Older, Impoverished African Americans are at High Risk for Binge Drinking

Binge drinking tends to be lower among African Americans and Hispanics than non-Hispanic Whites. However, among older adult populations, minority groups are at higher risk for binge drinking. This study examined whether there was a “crossover effect” – with risk increasing from low to high as a function of age and income among three U.S. populations.

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Can Latina Breast Cancer Patients and Their Doctors Bridge the Cultural Divide?

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The largest study to date of how Latina breast cancer patients evaluate treatment options highlights the need to counteract language barriers, information overload and a tendency to defer to rather than partner with doctors.

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College Access, college completion, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Texas, Education Policy, Stella Flores, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

More Than Half of the Racial College Completion Gap Explained by Pre-College Factors

In an analysis of Texas students, more than 60 percent of the racial gap in college completion rates can be attributed to factors that occur before college – factors that are beyond the control of many colleges and universities, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Why Do Some with Radical Views Become Terrorists Yet Others Don't?

Since most people who hold radical views do not become terrorists, what are the factors that drive some to violent extremism? Is there a connection between mental illness and terrorist involvement? And why do some interrogators resort to torture when the body of evidence shows building rapport with suspects is more effective?

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Counseling, Psychology, Undergraduate, College Students, Education, impostorism, impostor phenomenon, Depression, Anxiety, Perceived Discrimination, African American, Asian American, Latino, Latina, Kevin Cokley, Educational Psychology

Impostor Feelings Fuel Negative Mental Health Outcomes for Minority Students, Study

While perceived discrimination on college campuses compromises the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of ethnic minority students, new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the impostor phenomenon may worsen these effects.

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With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students More Likely to Graduate

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Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate from high school and consider attending college.

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ENDO 2017, Endocrine Society, Diabetes, Diabetes Technology, Insulin Pump, Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems, Type 1 Diabetes, Healthcare Disparities, Endocrinology, Endocrinologists, Military, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

In the United States Military, White Kids and Officers' Kids More Likely to Use Diabetes Control Technology

Even with equal access to healthcare in the United States military, significant disparities in caring for children with type 1 diabetes still exist, new research reports. The results of the study will be presented Monday, April 3, at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando.

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South Asian Americans, Health Disparities, tobacco use, Obesity, intimage partner violence, Research

New Book Spotlights Health Disparities for South Asian Americans

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Dr. Memoona Hasnain, professor of family medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the lead editor of a new book about the health of South Asian Americans.

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Thyroid Cancer, United States, Hispanic Americans, African Amercans, young people, Endocrinology, Racial Disparities, ENDO 2017, Endocrine Society, Mayo Clinic, Cancer

Recent Thyroid Cancer Trends in the United States Suggest Age, Racial Disparities

In the United States, thyroid cancer incidence is rising among young people as well as Hispanics and African Americans, a new study reports. Results of this research will be presented in a poster Monday, April 3, at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.







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