Study: African-American men seen as bigger, more dangerous than white counterparts

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. — As the racial divide across America continues to be a front-and-center topic in the current political atmosphere, a new study finds African-American men face exaggerated stigmas about their build when compared to white men of the same size. Researchers at Montclair State University surveyed 950 American participants online and found that the majority …

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Study: Older adults make riskier decisions than younger people

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BERLIN — Many people look to their elders when it comes to making wise decisions, but a surprising new study finds that older adults actually make riskier decisions than younger people do. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development determined that not only are older people approaching risks with a more optimistic outlook, they’re also less …

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Poor diet linked directly to heart disease, stroke, diabetes: Study

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BETHESDA, Md. — The war on food has lingered for years as cities across the U.S. have instituted policies against trans fats, sugary drinks, salty foods, or by simply forcing restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus. Now a new study adds even more weight to their battle by showing how a poor diet can …

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Marijuana use linked to increased risk of stroke, heart failure, study finds

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WASHINGTON — Amid the looming legalization of marijuana in more than half of U.S. states, a new study finds that actually using weed increases your likelihood of stroke or heart failure. Researchers at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) drew their research from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a survey that contains data from patients in …

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Study: No link between violent video games, lowered empathy

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HANNOVER, Germany — Despite questions in recent years about whether there’s a correlation between crime and people who play violent, combat-driven video games, a new study finds that long term play of these types of games does not lower empathy. The study — published in Frontiers in Psychology — used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to conclude …

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Female researchers growing in number worldwide, study finds

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AMSTERDAM — There’s never been a better time to be a female researcher, a new study suggests. Researchers at Elsevier, a Dutch scientific and medical information company, found using their own data that after a recent 20-year period, the share of women researchers in 27 academic disciplines had increased by between four and 11 percent …

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‘Public health crisis’: 700% increase in children with antibiotic-resistant infections, study finds

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CLEVELAND — There’s an old saying about traditional household pests like mice: Build a better mousetrap and the mice get smarter. Something similar may be happening in local communities across the United States when it comes to pesky bacterial pests like salmonella and E. coli. They’re becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics – indeed dangerously so, …

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Male breast cancer sufferers need gender-specific treatments, study finds

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LEEDS, United Kingdom —  Breast cancer is often thought of as a “woman’s” disease, in part because it remains one of the leading sources of female cancer mortality.  But it’s not just women that suffer its ravages. Indeed, for reasons that are still poorly understood, the incidence of male breast cancer is growing along with …

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