Tag: "whites" at medical news
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...of black fetuses mature more quickly than those of whites
and,therefore, the incidence of RDS is lower in pr...eaths from RDS. Although the incidence of RDS for whites
remained stable duringthe two time periods, the study found the mortality rate for these newbornsdro...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...of first-ever stroke compared with the rates among whites
of similar age in theRochester population. Age-spe...96. "These differences between blacks and whites
with respect to strokeincidence rates mirrors the differences in stroke mortality rates between blac...
Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
... the rate of blood flow in the forearms of healthy whites
and blacks asthey performed an increasingly diffic...f math problems. The rate of forearm blood flow in whites
increased more than twice that ofblacks as they performed the math problems. To determine the role o...
Black Teen-Agers With Severe Asthma Are Three Times More Likely Than White Teens To Be Steroid Resistant
...ma aresicker and have a higher mortality rate than whites
with asthma.Doctors at National Jewish now are trying to determine whether blacks have amore vigorous immune response to airway inflammation--which means that higherdoses of steroids must be used to control inflammation--or a poor response tosteroids...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...lanced, population-based study of the condition in whites
andblacks. The UNC-CH researchers reported two years ago that excess weight createdmore functional problems for blacks than for whites. Anti-oxidants, including carotenoids and tocopherols, are compounds manyscientists believe have some natur...
Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity
... The risk of disabilitydecreased by one-third for whites
and two-thirds for African-Americans. Older people not only can slow down aging by maintaining regularphysical activity but also prevent chronic conditions, say Markides andcolleagues. A sedentary lifestyle is the most prevalent modi...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
... face a 38 percent higher risk of stroke than U.S. whites
do, a large newstudy indicates. No one knows why. ...already have good data on the fact that blacks and whites
differ instroke mortality, with blacks being more likely to die from stroke," said Dr.Wayne D. Rosam...
Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates
...ns for both blacks and whites. About 10 percent of whites
and 30 percent of blacks in the sample were obese. "On the one hand, you can argue that it's psychologically healthy forblack girls to be comfortable with their bodies and with the normal physicalchanges that are taking place in their bodies,...
Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice
... 85 percent of white Americans unconsciouslyprefer whites
over blacks. The Web version of the IAT al... well as images and informationabout such infamous whites
as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and serialkiller Ted Bundy. The other subjects were shown pi...
New study finds African-Americans less likely to receive stroke-saving surgery
...lso found that black patients are less likely than whites
to receive adiagnostic imaging test that is a cruc...etween 1991 and 1994. Thepercentage of blacks and whites
in the study was similar, according to Oddone. "We were trying to answer the question of whether or...
Federal agencies report on nation's children
...elatively stable since 1996, at 31percent. Again, whites
(35 percent) were more likely to attain a bachelor's orhigher level degree than were blacks (18 percent) or Hispanics (17 percent). Serious crimes against children and adolescents are also down. Forexample, youth from ages 12 to 17 were the ...
Dartmouth researchers urge caution in communicating results to public
...re referred forcatheterization 40% less often than whites
and men. Responding in the NewEngland Journal, th... relative chance of referral for blacks comparedto whites
using a statistical format called an odds ratio. Few people think interms of odds or encounter them...
Marriage rates differ only slightly in childhood cancer survivors
... The study found that females and whites
were lesslikely to have m...testended to be lower for whites
and somewhat higher for Blacks, while the rate in Hispanics was equal to th...
Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk
...gameplaying -- ranged for both sexes from 19.3 for whites
to 29.7 for blacks.Hispanic and Asian totals fell in between. Only a third of adolescents said they were moderately to vigorously activefive or more times a week, and a third failed to meet minimum public healthrecommendations for physical activity....
Condom use in young adults motivated more by pregnancy than AIDS
... who wereequally divided between men and women and whites
and non-whites, completedquestionnaires assessing how frequently they had sex, their number of sexualpartners, and their reasons for using condoms or other contraceptive techniques. Nearly 70 percent of the group had used condoms at least once during...
Racial disparity in lung cancer treatment must be overcome, UCSF specialists assert
... survival rate for the disease is 14 percent among whites
and 11percent among blacks. The title of the edito...wed that blacks were 12.7 percent less likely than whites
to undergosurgical resection, and the research team concludes that if blacks were toundergo surgery ...
Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes
...are hoped to help close the gap between blacks and whites
in cancer incidence and deaths. The work will be coordinated through an alliance, announced earlier this year, between Meharry and Vanderbilt Medical Center to enhance educational, scientific and clinical programs at and between both institutions. ...
Dramatic geographic variation in heart attack deaths among men explained by University of Pittsburgh researcher at American Heart Association meeting
...ng differences between CHD mortality in blacks and whites
in the United States (44/100,000 men for blacks...is noted in CHD mortality rates between blacks and whites
in the east, with states such as New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania having rates ranging between...
New study finds multiple myeloma linked to radiation exposures of nuclear workers
... found. Blacks were almost five times as likely as whites
to have developed the illness, although only five cases were found among blacks. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requested and paid for the study because of previous reports suggesting a link between exposure to ionizing ra...
Vulnerable groups less likely to receive early HIV drug therapy
... African Americans are less than half as likely as whites
to have early access to HAART. This finding suggests the pressing need to eliminate barriers to early drug therapy for this and other vulnerable populations."...
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