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Perceived neighborhood diversity marks prejudice
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Perceived neighborhood diversity marks prejudice

According to a study published in the European Sociological Review, an individual’s perception of ethnic diversity in their neighborhood tends to correlate with their racial prejudice. The authors, Aneta Piekut, Ph.D., and Gill Valentine, conducted their study in Leeds, England and Warsaw, Poland with a number of people who were either Polish or Caucasian British…

Abstinence education proves ineffective
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Abstinence education proves ineffective

According to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine, though the U.S. government has invested $1.4 billion in HIV prevention programs that promote sexual abstinence, there is no evidence suggesting that these programs have been effective at changing sexual behavior. In 2004, President George W. Bush launched a program called the U.S. President’s…

Sugar dependence mirrors drug habit
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Sugar dependence mirrors drug habit

As obesity rates rise and beverages are saturated with more sugar, recent studies prove that sugar addiction is as dangerous as drug addiction. Scientists believe, however, that sugar addiction can be treated with the same drugs used to treat drug addiction. One of the recent studies, titled Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Modulators Reduce Sugar Intake,…

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Morning vaccinations may elicit greater immune responses

Recent findings published in the journal Vaccine suggest that certain vaccinations may be more effective in generating immune system responses when administered in the morning, rather than later in the day. The study, released by an investigative team from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham in the United…

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Minute of intense exercise rivals traditional workout

New findings have revealed that a single minute of intense exercise can have the same health benefits as a longer and more traditional workout. Researchers at McMaster University in Canada separated 27 usually sedentary men into three different groups, having two groups perform either intense or moderate exercise three times a week for 12 weeks,…

Study proves absence of disadvantages in same-sex parenting
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Study proves absence of disadvantages in same-sex parenting

New evidence suggests that children raised by same-sex female couples in stable households show no difference in emotional development when compared to those raised by different-sex parents in stable households. Published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, researchers sought to discern whether the contention surrounding same-sex parenting was valid, testing to see if…

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New information emerges on Zika virus

As the Zika virus spreads to the United States, scientists are discovering more information about the virus, with subway advertisements and increased media coverage informing the public about possible harms of the virus. The Zika virus passes to human beings through the bite and contact of an infected mosquito. The most commonly attributed side effects…

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