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  • New study explains rise in autism rate
    New study explains rise in autism rate
    A new study assessed whether the large increase in the rate of autism spectrum disorders was due to due to an actual increase in the condition or changes in reporting. The study was published online on November 3 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics by...
  • Hookah smoking soaring among high school seniors
    Hookah smoking soaring among high school seniors
    In recent years, smoking a hookah, or water pipe, has increased in popularity in the United States, particularly among younger individuals. A new study has examined hookah smoking among US high school seniors. They found that use varied based on...
  • Sherezade doll by the Matilda Company
    For Independence Day : Multicultural Play Dolls
    Hello New York Doll Collectors, and Happy Independence Day! I was thinking about the multicultural country that we live in. We all come from all walks of life, ethnicity, cultures and so on. Well, this is also true, in our world of dolls, as there...
  • Autism rates vary depending on mother’s ethnicity and nation of origin
    Autism rates vary depending on mother’s ethnicity and nation of origin
    According to a new study by UCLA researchers, a child’s risk of autism varies depending on the mother’s race, ethnicity, and nation of origin. The findings were published online on June 23 in the journal Pediatrics.The study authors...
  • UCLA reports California health by race, ethnicity
    UCLA reports California health by race, ethnicity
    On June 17, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research issued a series of clearly presented fact sheets regarding health statistics for five California major ethnic and racial groups: Caucasians, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and American...
  • Erykah Badu
    Erykah Badu discovers her African Ancestry
    In May 2014, African Ancestry, Inc. made a public announcement regarding the resultsof DNA testing ofneo-soul singer Erykah Badu. The purpose of the DNA test was to determine the African ethnic group of her maternal lineage. The public became...
  • Women’s social status, education level, and ethnicity affect fracture risk
    Women’s social status, education level, and ethnicity affect fracture risk
    According to a new UCLA study, if you are a middle-aged Asian or African-American woman, your social class and level of education may play a major role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures. The findings were published in the April...
  • Wrong diagnosis: sexual dysfunction
    Wrong diagnosis: sexual dysfunction
    A new study has found that many women who were diagnosed with sexual dysfunction when they were younger actually had a healthy sex life when they entered middle age. The study was published on February 10 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine by...
  • Study defines which women are at high risk for breast cancer
    Study defines which women are at high risk for breast cancer
    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with a risk of breast cancer; thus, many woman avoid it at the time of menopause and endure the troublesome symptoms, which include hot flashes, vaginal diagnosis and mood disturbances. A new study...
  • Roger Goodell neglects NFL's Native American customer base
    Roger Goodell neglects NFL's Native American customer base
    Arguably the most powerful person in sports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, has no problem making unconventional decisions or statements. Being responsible for one of the most important entertainment companies on the planet means not being afraid...
  • Educational Inequality?
    Closing the achievement gap or promoting racial stigmas?
    Just last month, Florida approved a new plan that sets passing rates for state testing primarily based on race and ethnicity. Following suit, the state of Virginia proposed a plan to set passing goals for math and reading based on students’...
  • NFL team name controversy
    'The Kansas City Star' sends message to the Washington Redskins
    There are few topics in sports more controversial than those of the use of Native American nicknames and mascots. Because sports fans can be as passionate as anyone about their favorite hobby or past time, the defense of the use of Native American...
  • Tiger Woods at Chevron World Challenge charity event
    Revisiting ethnicity, nationality, race, heritage, and culture
    I have recently been reading a lot about the "Who are we?" and "Where did we come from?" questions that often appear in family history and genealogy writing. It appears to me that as DNA analysis continues to expand our...
  • Passion in teaching brings much wanted effects
    Passion rather than ethnicity matters in teaching most of all
    Irene was a minority, born in poverty to a single mother. She developed herself from being a high school drop-out to a doctoral graduate from a prestigious university. She decided to become a teacher because so many teachers and friends, as well...
  • Major League Baseball Draft
    Great stories surround 2012 Major League Baseball Draft
    Sports fans seem tolove watching the future players for their teams almost as much as watching their actual teams perform on the field or court. Earlier this year, the NFL Network set records for ratings and viewership over the three day draft...