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Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

Study Quantifies Smoking’s Strong Link to Peripheral Artery Diseas

ELEVATED RISK OF THIS COMMON ARTERIAL DISEASE LASTS 30 YEARS AFTER QUITTING SMOKING A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after smoking cessation. The study also found… Read More »

Healthy living lowers risk of dementia by up to a third, even with high genetic risk: study

Dementia isn’t an inevitable part of aging, even for those carrying multiple genetic risk factors for the brain-ravaging disease, a new study suggests. Researchers who followed nearly 200,000 people found those at high genetic risk for dementia, but who didn’t smoke, who exercised regularly, drank alcohol in moderation and ate a Mediterranean-leaning diet lowered their… Read More »