Posts Tagged ‘Ethnicity’

Academy of Social Sciences Names 69 New Fellows

Sixty-nine academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the social sciences are now fellows of Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences the venerable society announced Thursday. Fellows are chosen after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work using social science for public benefit.

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For older Americans, depression varies by ethnicity

MICHIGAN STATE / U. MICHIGAN (US) —Senior citizens who are white or black of Caribbean descent experience much higher rates of major depression than African-American seniors, a new study finds.

Taken as a whole, the findings suggest major depression…

Glowing dye could put more rapists in jail

U. VIRGINIA (US) — Fluorescent dye that works on darker skin could allow forensic nurses to better document injuries resulting from sexual assault—and increase the odds of justice for women of color. After a rape, forensic nurses fully document sex…

These 2 factors raise risk of birth defect

U. LEEDS (UK) — The two main factors associated with an increased risk of babies being born with a birth defect are being born to an older mother or to parents who are blood relations, new research confirms.The findings also confirm that socioeconomi…

East Asians Have Poorer Ability To Release Insulin, Study

Researchers have discovered that people of different ethnicity have differing abilities to release and react to insulin.

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