Middle East war refugees have biomarkers for PTSD

War refugees from Syria and Iraq show biomarkers for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems, a new study shows.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: war biomarkers refugees metals middle-east health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

African Americans forged free lives in Civil War refugee camps

Civil War refugee camps, where many African Americans lived just before the end of slavery, show "how African Americans made and lived out freedom on their own terms."

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history refugees united-states slavery society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity

A.I. amplifies ‘help speech’ to fight hate speech online

Artificial intelligence can help fight hate speech online by boosting social media comments that support marginalized groups, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media internet refugees society-and-culture rhetoric languages

Artifacts hint at life along WWII escape route in Croatia

Archaeologists are illustrating parallels between the WWII era and today by finding and documenting objects left behind by modern-day refugees in Croatia.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history archaeology migration europe refugees society-and-culture wars

Is climate change driving migration from Central America?

You might have seen claims that climate change is driving migration out of Central America. Climate researchers urge caution about that narrative.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change journalism immigration migration refugees society-and-culture earth-and-environment

Poverty, not war trauma, harms cognition in child refugees

The burden of household poverty, rather than trauma and violence, affects child refugees' working memory, researchers say.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: poverty cognition trauma war refugees childrens-health society-and-culture

Psychiatric care more likely for children of refugees with PTSD

The children of refugees to Denmark were 75% more likely to be in contact with the psychiatric system before they turned 18 if both parents had PTSD.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: parents trauma refugees families health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd immigrations

Ethnic communities help new refugees find work

"This is just one piece of a bigger puzzle on what helps refugees integrate within their host country."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford • futurity
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: refugees jobs society-and-culture ethnicity

News pics of refugees don’t tell the whole story

"There needs to be a greater discussion on telling the broader story—a migrant's story doesn't end once they cross the sea or make it through the border."

Cailin Riley-Missouri • futurity
May 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: journalism migration photography refugees society-and-culture rhetoric images

Rohingya refugees need mental health treatment and justice

"They killed my people, and we will never get them back—but we want justice..."

Elizabethe Holland Durando-WUSTL • futurity
March 19, 2019 ~12 min

Tags: depression refugees featured health-and-medicine violence post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

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