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Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics
...se who are diabetic, medical researchers foundthat whites
and Hispanics who are insulin resistant are at ahi...e African Americans arefour times more likely than whites
to suffer from strokes. "For whites
it will soon be recognized as one of the big risk factor...
Study Finds Gene Is Associated With Higher Risk Of One Kind of Stroke Among African-Americans
...age age for black ICH patients was 56.7 years; for whites
it was64.3. "These findings will help us gain a better understanding of ICH,"Alberts said. "We know that the most common risk factor for ICH ishypertension. But there must be other factors involved, since more than 40million Americans have ...
Novel Method Of Gene Replacement Reported By University Of Washington Researchers
...logy: the new method finds thetypographical error, whites
it out and types in the proper sequence in the rightplace. "If you had a 'typo' in a financial statement, say a missing zero, you'dwant to fix in the right place, not randomly anywhere in the statement," heexplains. "Or if you were correcting...
HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Often Don't Receive Protease Inhibitors And May Not Be Aware Of The Drug
...ifferences among men and women or among blacks and whites
as to who was morelikely to receive the medications. The in-depth interviews revealed that the most common obstacles toadhering to therapy were homelessness, which can make it difficult to store andkeep track of multiple medications, concern ...
Denatured Proteins Rescued By Trio Of Chaperones
...ng disordered globs, oraggregates (this is why egg whites
change from a clear liquid-like state to awhite solid). In the body, heat stress can do the same thing to proteins,making them dysfunctional. When exposed to sudden shifts in temperature, all organisms make heat shockproteins, otherwise know...
Blacks' Environmental Concerns Equal/Exceed Whites'
ANN ARBOR---Blacks are just as concerned as whites
about a wide range ofenvironmental issues, and more concerned than whites
about air and waterpollution, according to a University of Michigan study. "The convention wisdom is...
Teaching Great White Sharks To Link People With Food Is A Recipe For Disaster
...l atDyer Island near Cape Town, a magnet for great whites
thanks to a breedingcolony of seals, their favourite prey. If the dive operators all acted responsibly, this melee might beharmless, say conservationists. But some use rusty cages that other operatorshave scrapped. "Guaranteed there will be ...
Researchers Find Vaginal Bacteria Imbalance Might Boost AIDS Risk
...ially explain why black women are more likely than whites
to deliver theirbabies pre-term," Royce said. "We have never known why that is. We do know,however, that when women are treated aggressively for BV, pre-term deliverydecreases significantly." Racial differences in vaginosis remained in both s...
Genetic variants linked to higher risk of high blood pressure in African Americans
...tudied thehuman kallikrein gene in 296 people (169 whites
and 127 blacks). Theyidentified 13 different gene... African Americans are four times more likely than whites
to develop kidneyfailure. African Americans are much more to suffer kidney failure as aconsequence ...
Cystic fibrosis splicing experiments offer hope for improved treatments
...ther genetic illnesses as well." About one in 25 whites
carries a defective cystic fibrosis gene. When two carriers have children,the odds are that each child has a 25 percent chance of having the illness, a 25 percent chance ofavoiding it entirely and a 50 percent possibility of being an unaffected carri...
Tobacco farm workers may contract tobacco sickness, Wake Forest study shows
...from southern Mexico and are much shorter than the whites
and African-Americans who used to work family tobacco farms. That difference in height may be critical during production when the flower is cut from the growing plants, usually 4-6 feet in height, to increase root growth, leaf weight and nicotine con...
Prostate cancer test works as well for black men, study shows
...o significant differences exist between blacks and whites
in the performance ofthe fPSA test. Since FDA approval, the fPSA is becoming a follow-up test for men whose PSA falls in a "diagnosticgray zone" of moderately elevated levels--4 /to 10 ng/ml. The risk of prostate cancer in this group is 25 percent i...
Lifestyle factors fuel high diabetes risk in African-American women
... developed diabetes, compared with 10.4 percent of whites
(425 people). Among the 5,344 men, 23 percent of ... developed diabetes, compared with 15.9 percent of whites
(541 people). African-American women had fewer years of formal education, were more likely to have a...
Use of smokeless tobacco may lead to breast cancer, Wake Forest team reports
...wer among Native American women overall than among whites
or African American women. But when breast cancer is measured just in Lumbee women, the breast cancer mortality rate is 23.2 per 100,000, which is between the 18.9 per 100,000 mortality rate among white North Carolina women and the 26.6 per 100,000...
Supermarket shelf labels help African Americans, others shop healthier, study finds
...ican Americans were twice as likely to be aware as whites
shopping in the same supermarkets. The difference remained after adjustment for age, gender and education level. Most who had noticed the labels had used them. Fifty-six percent of those who knew about the program reported using it to guide their ch...
Drinking during pregnancy: American Indians and African Americans
...hs) and Blacks (0.6). Other rates are as follows: whites
(0.09 per 1,000 births)), Hispanics (0.08), and Asians (0.03). "Health campaigns that are directed at pregnant women have had a long reach," observed Kaskutas, "and most women are abstaining just like the messages have said to do." She said that the...
Americans still consume one-third of calories from low-nutrient 'tip of the pyramid'
...s were more likely to be women, to be non-Hispanic whites
rather than other ethnic groups, to be Public health-related implications for this continuing high consumption of empty-calorie foods include the risk for marginal nutrient intakes for many Americans and the probability that EDNP foods, being highl...
African Americans fare less well than whites after stroke prevention surgery
...icans undergoing elective CEA do not do as well as whites
because their care is more likely to be delivered ...s likely to have a stroke during surgery, and that whites
were twice as likely to undergo the operation by a high-volume surgeon than African Americans. In ad...
Gulp! URI professor studies how sharks eat
...illed with oil and, not surprisingly, their pearly whites
are different. The old adage sink or swim is true for the shark. Since its heavier than water and doesnt have a swim bladder like bony fish, the shark must keep moving or bottom out. Some sharks only eat fish, others only eat crabs, still others on...
Standing tall: Plains indians enjoyed height, health advantage
...merican Indians enjoyed, many whites
living in cities - particularly the poor - couldn't afford food for a healthy and complete diet. These large cities and towns were densely packed and lacked modern sanitary practices, mea...
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