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Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care

...h dignity." The researchers interviewed 48 immigrants from the three Africannations, including five men, in their homes and at a refugee clinic, thendeveloped guidelines for caring for circumcised women, illustrated by casestudies. The guidelines include sample questions American physicians should usew...

Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says

...ies have shown that American-bornchildren of Asian immigrants have a 60 percent higher risk of developing breastcancer than do people born in Asia who immigrate to America and now are eatingWestern diets. "This implies that the breast-cancer protective effect may occurearly in life," he said. But the me...

UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine

...larly vulnerable to infection;increased numbers of immigrants from countries with a high incidence of TB andcrowded housing; and an increased population of homeless and injection drugusers. Study co-investigators were Li-Min Ting, PhD, post-doctoral scholar; Anne C.Kim, UCSF second-year medical student; and ...

Lack of private health insurance increases risk of dying, study finds

...ggest that continued streams of healthy and select immigrants may be important in maintaining a health profile for several U.S. ethnic groups. "The force of death is not the same for everyone," the study concluded. "The force of death in the contemporary United States is stronger for the poor, the less educ...

Science, engineering and technology news tips -- August 2001

...ents felt more benevolent toward Arabs and Russian immigrants after feelings of security were triggered subconsciously. The subjects were presented subliminal words such as "love" and "support" within a computerized word-relation test. They then were asked to evaluate people within their own religious group, e...

Asian immigrants likely to see blood pressure rise

The longer Asian immigrants have lived in North America, the more likely they ...an national data. Previous studies have shown that immigrants to Western countries have higher rates of heart diseases and heart risk factors than their peers who...

More preventive tuberculosis treatment should reduce cases in non-US-born

...ing treating latent infections in recently arrived immigrants throughout the country. But the only way, however...ponsible for the higher rate of tuberculosis among immigrants in New York City. They found that the high rate of active infections in the immigrants was not due t...

Study examines issues faced by teen-agers who move to the U.S.

...ucted in-depth interviews with 39 first-generation immigrants from Korea, Mexico and Poland. Stodolska's recent presentation focused on a subset of 16 immigrants between the ages of 14 and 22 who emigrated to the United States as children or teen-agers. The stu...

USC researchers develop new way to measure cultural adaptation of youth

...ich they live. Acculturation, the extent to which immigrants adapt to their new culture, can cause stresses for those in the U.S. from different cultures or those who are born to parents from other countries, and teen-agers under such stresses may become involved in risky behaviors such as smoking. Measuring a...

Other highlights in the August 20 issue of JNCI

... 1969 and 1996. The researchers found that Finnish immigrants had a lower incidence of testicular cancer than the Swedish general population and that their risk of testicular cancer was comparable with that of the Finnish general population. Neither age at immigration nor duration of stay in Sweden had any effe...

UCLA study examines health of California seniors

...s report reveal that low-income seniors, primarily immigrants and people of color, are in the poorest health because of lack of access to health-care services and often face language and cultural barriers within the health system," said Diane Yamashiro-Omi, senior program office of The Endowment, who oversees a...

Should compulsory screening of immigrants be part of UK public health policy?

...ernment may be considering compulsory screening of immigrants for tuberculosis and HIV, yet compulsory screening...stance, would such a policy focus on all migrants, immigrants from high prevalence countries, asylum seekers, or some as yet unspecified population? And what abou...

Tuberculosis strains stay close to home, say Stanford researchers

.... Immigrants from Asia don't really commingle with immigrants from other parts of the world or with native-born Americans," Small said. "But the puzzling part is that Asian tuberculosis must have been introduced around the time of the Gold Rush and you'd think in the intervening 150 years, there'd be ample oppo...

UCI launches nation's first medical education program focused on Latino culture

... advance medical research to help Mexican American immigrants across the country. And Gabriela Diaz seeks to break down the cultural barriers limiting health care access for America's migrant farm workers. As inaugural class members of UC Irvine College of Medicine's Program in Medical Education for the Latino ...

Minorities worry public health system won't respond fairly in a bioterrorist event

...tion 187, which would have prohibited undocumented immigrants from receiving publicly funded health care and req...es, the act requires the reporting of undocumented immigrants who seek medical assistance. The UCLA study was based on interviews with 8,167 participants who an...

Hmong face high rates of some cancers

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Many of the 15,000 Hmong immigrants arriving in the United States this year will confr... country from Thailand. About half of these newest immigrants are also expected to settle in California. "The Hmong are a unique people with unique health challen...

Super-sizing Asian Americans

...od Stamp Program. The study revealed that Asian immigrants have a lot to teach mainstream America about healt...ing to the research, Chinese, Hmong and Vietnamese immigrants alike regard "freshness" as a requisite for healthfulness, and they define "fresh" foods as those th...

Pediatricians can help immigrant mothers by explaining child development, NICHD study suggests

... wrote that study of child rearing practices among immigrants is extremely important because a large proportion of U.S. children come from immigrant families. The researchers cited a U.S. Census Bureau statistic that roughly 1 in 5 U.S. children, about 14 million in all, lives with at least 1 immigrant parent....

Student nurses need better understanding of poverty-stricken patients

...or groups like single parent mothers, older women, immigrants and Aboriginals. In addition, poverty is now considered by the World Health Organization to be the most influential determinant of health, the study noted. ...

Immigration & psychiatric disorders

...ison groups: U.S.-born Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants to the United States, U.S.-born non-Hispanic Whites, and non-Hispanic White* immigrants to the United States. Earlier studies compared psychiatric disorder rates among U.S- and foreign-bor...

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