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By Eric Moreno SaludToday   Do you live in one of the countries healthiest cities? More and more cities are recognizing the importance building a culture of health for their citizens. Many have added built environment features, such as…

By Stephenie Livingston Futurity   Discrimination interacts with certain genetic variants to change blood pressure, report researchers. In addition, discrimination experienced by close friends and family had a more significant impact on study participants than did firsthand experiences, according…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Did you know Mexican-American kids drink less plain water than white kids? They also are more likely to perceive tap water as unsafe? In fact, negative perceptions of school water fountains were associated with sugary…

By Rachel Harrison Futurity New research links income inequality with greater civic engagement among young people—particularly among young people of color and those of lower socioeconomic status. The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict past research…

By Jordan Bazak and Alejandra Castillo Council on Hemispheric Affairs If you are anything like Santiago Siri, the act of voting may leave you feeling a bit unsatisfied. In the age of the Internet, you might wonder why we…

By Thomas P. Mackey & Trudi Jacobson The Conversation The circulation of fake news through social media in the 2016 presidential election has raised several concerns about online information. Of course, there is nothing new about fake news as such – the satirical site “The Onion”…

By Lance Wallace Futurity   Since social scientists and economists began measuring poverty, its definition has never strayed far from a discussion of income. Now, new research shows there are multiple components of poverty that more accurately describe a household’s…

By Rachel Harrison Futurity Teachers communicate with parents based on their racial and immigrant backgrounds—not just their child’s academic performance—research finds. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday   The United States is home to 24 million workers of Hispanic descent. These workers, often referred to as a single entity, come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, each with their own unique labor…