Tag: "black" at medical news
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...hersfound no change in the death rate of premature black
infants. "We found that this therapy, which has be...ave the anticipated effect on the disparity in the black
and whitenewborn death rates once it became widely used in clinical practice," saidAaron Hamvas, M.D...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...cancer - the diseasewomen fear most - was 27.5 for black
females and 20.5 percent for white females.The death rate per 100,000 persons for coronary heart disease was 81.6 for blackfemales and 60.3 for white females. Q/nmr/1998NewYearRelease/fw...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
.... Death rates forstroke are 97 percent higher for black
males, when compared to white males, and71 percent higher for black
females than for white females, according to theAmerican Heart Association's new Heart and Stroke St...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...rom the Children's Miracle Network. -30- Color or black
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Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
... about 356 percent higher than for white men. For black
women, the deathrate was 344 percent higher than for white women. The finding is important, says Panza, because it identifies a potentiallysignificant contributor to a condition that is a major national health problem.Co-authors include Carmine Cardi...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...o are participating. HIV infections among black
women in the rural South, especially NorthCarolina, have been increasingly steadily in recent years, Miles said. Note: Miles can be reached at 919-966-3620 (w) or 942-3078 (h)....
University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief
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Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women
...lue, but illicittablets are still available on the black
market. Rohypnol belongs to a class of sedatives called benzodiazepines, whichincludes Valium. But it is 10 times as potent as other drugs in the class, andso is used in much smaller quantities, making it very difficult to detect.Existing ant...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
...cal factors." The authors speculated that black
men at early stages of infection mayhave chosen to...e MulticenterAIDS Cohort Study (MACS). Because the black
and white men in SHARE havecomparable socioeconomic backgrounds and risk exposure, the scientists re...
Media Advisory: Surgeon General To Speak
...0thanniversary of the birth and accomplishments of black
chemist Percy Julian whodiscovered the first treat...arry Medical College, the nation's largest private black
institutiondedicatedto educating health care professionals and biomedical students. WH...
Media Alert: Percy Julian Honored
... To celebrate the 100th anniversary of black
chemist Percy Julian's birthand accomplishments, the American Chemical society is sponsoring a specialsymposium highlighting his contributions and pioneering research in the chemicalsynthesis of pharmaceuticals. Julian's accomplishments include the f...
News Tips Friday, March 26, 1999
... an association of Lp(a) with increased CADin both black
and white men but not in the women in the study. ...nder and race. What is normal for a three-year-old black
female may be significantly lower orhigher than what is normal for a 12-year-old white male. The sc...
UF Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Fertility
...n 1996, 16.9percent reported smoking; for pregnant black
women, the rate was 10.3percent; and among Hispanics, just 4.3 percent said they smoked. While smoking can cause some damage that is not reversible, Shivericksaid: "To stop smoking is helpful at any point during pregnancy, and womenwho want t...
Strokes Are More Common In The Black Population
The incidence rate of stroke is twice as high in black
people than in whitepeople, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Dr Judith Stewart and colleaguesfrom Guy's, King's College and St Thomas's School of Medicine found that intheir study of 234,533 people in south London, the incidence of stroke in theb...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...etes, education levels and existing heart disease, black
Americansstill face a 38 percent higher risk of st... why. Before accounting for those factors, black
men face a two-and-a-halftimes greater chance of stroke than white men do. Black women's stroke rate...
Research of Percy Julian , First Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug, Named National Historic Chemical Landmark
... 1923. He served on the staff oftwo predominately black
institutions: West Virginia State College, and HowardUniversity in Washington, D.C., where he was head of the chemistry department in1928. In 1929 he received a Rockefeller Foundation grant and the opportunity toearn his doctorate in chemistry. He ...
Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates
... girls value. "For white girls in general and for black
girls ofhigher economic status, more body fat was ...ersity. Researchers followed 200 white and black
girls, aged 13 and 14, from acentral North Carolina county for two years. Every six months, subject...
Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice
...ial, widelyknown elderly and young people replaced black
and white individuals. Half thesubjects were shown pictures and information about well-regarded elderly, suchas former television anchorman Walter Cronkite and humanitarian Mother Teresa,and disliked younger people, including figure skater Tonya Hard...
New study finds African-Americans less likely to receive stroke-saving surgery
... at four Veterans Affairs hospitalsalso found that black
patients are less likely than whites to receive ad...tween the two groups of patients. For example, the black
patients on average had a smaller amount of blockage intheir carotid artery. However, even after th...
Federal agencies report on nation's children
...of children has declined,the drop was greatest for black
children from ages 1 to 4. From 1996 to 1997,the death rate for black
children fell from 67.6 to 59.2 per 100,000. Thisrate, however, remained at almost twice the rate f...
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