Tag: "discrimination" at medical news

UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race

...isparities in health care," Chen said. "Addressing discrimination in the health care system, identifying the patients who want same-race physicians, increasing access to minority physicians and improving the ways patients can choose physicians may be potent options for reducing disparities."...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... and ethnic disparities in health care. Addressing discrimination in the health care system, increasing access to minority physicians and improving the ways patients can choose physicians may be more potent options for reducing disparities than simply increasing the number of minority physicians and attempting to t...

Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults

...n tested under the same conditions as the contrast discrimination had been tested. Under these conditions, infant ve...hermore, the relation between "benchmark" contrast discrimination ability and vernier acuity was the same for infants and adults. During the testing, an adult observ...

HIV/AIDS conspiracy theories may hamper efforts to halt the disease

...ies are understandable, considering the history of discrimination that African Americans have faced, there is a real...d health officials must also address the very real discrimination that continues to exist within the US health-care system. It is also of paramount importance that bl...

Beliefs may hinder HIV prevention among African-Americans

...onspiracy beliefs stem from well-documented racial discrimination and disparities in health care as well as past examples of unethical research, including the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study in the mid-20th century, the authors say.In the Tuskegee study, which took place from 1932-72, the U.S. Public Health Servi...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...ith cochlear implants indicated they show the same discrimination in speech after only one month of cochlear implant use. Using varying images, sounds and stimuli, the researchers hope to gain a more in-depth understanding of how language is learned and why children who hear from birth respond differently to noise...

Little evidence that breast cancer diagnosis leads to employment discrimination, study concludes

...than women in the general population to experience discrimination at work, according to a new study in the December ...Canada and other countries to protect workers from discrimination based on disability or health state, some cancer survivors have reported problems in the workplace a...

White physicians slower to prescribe HIV medications for African-Americans than for whites

...er relationships may experience direct or indirect discrimination by white physicians, which would impact their receipt of antiretrovirals. For example, prior studies have shown that most doctors delay treatment for patients they think are not likely to stick to their drug regimen--with several of those studies ind...

Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say

...neuroelectric and behavioral responses to stimulus discrimination tasks. Hillman and Buck will present results from one of the research group's studies ("Physical Fitness and Cognitive Function in Healthy Preadolescent Children") at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research in Santa Fe, N.M...

Errors in medicine: The patient's perspective

...r as threats to safety, such things as racism, and discrimination based on age haven't been part of the dialog in the research community about what increases or decreases risk. With this study we have the first steps toward a more comprehensive view of this territory." The study found that patients were more...

Latest Public Policy & Aging Report forecasts possible US labor shortage

...for older workers will lessen the incidence of age discrimination in the American labor force and concludes that it may well not. Sara Rix of AARP writes about recent European experiences where generous retirement provisions-often easing workers in their fifties out of the labor force-are encountering rapidly aging...

Universit de Montral study shows superior sound-location skills in the blind

...rly- and late-onset blind people have better sound discrimination abilities than people with normal vision. Reported...ished another study by this group on superior tone discrimination abilities in the blind. The study published today is the first to show that early- and late-onset bl...

Lack of insurance coverage, cost cited as reasons for not seeking mental health services

...access to mental health services and end insurance discrimination against those suffering from mental health disorders by passing the Paul Wellstone Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act." The Paul Wellstone Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act (S. 486/H.R. 953) would put insurance coverage for mental health servi...

Patient privacy at risk in hospitals' hallways, lobbies, cafeterias

...of patient information can lead to identity theft, discrimination or social stigma if a medical condition or patient-identification information is inadvertently revealed. The most common breach found in the study was in casual conversations between employees at workstations or in the cafeteria, where hospital perso...

Diabetes may be going unnoticed in many UK children

...rough lack of attention, ignorance, or unconscious discrimination against overweight children," they conclude....

Screening for liver diseases

...cal School, considered the potential for insurance discrimination against patients who are found to have a high genetic risk for certain liver diseases. Some fear that life and health insurers will use the results of genetic blood tests to refuse coverage. So far, there is no data that shows health insurers ask abo...

Understanding epilepsy

...f epilepsy is 3000 years of ignorance, stigma, and discrimination and 100 years of knowledge, stigma, and discrimination." The most destructive misperception about epilepsy is that it can't be effectively treated. "Even physicians often believe that seizures can't be stopped, leading to treatment delays that can re...

Gender bias leaves South Asia's women in poor health

Gender discrimination in South Asia has led to a systematic devaluing an... the wellbeing of men, women, and children. Gender discrimination at each stage of the female life cycle contributes to health differences in South Asia, write the au...

Beyond beer, fags and chips

... social exclusion persists. Racism and anti-Muslim discrimination has increased along with heightened fears of terrorism, and policies that target some groups are politically contentious. Language is also a barrier to accessing healthcare and new waves of asylum seekers and refugees are likely to experience very lo...

Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting

...o stay in work or to find a job, and to tackle age discrimination in the labor market. Specifically, this symposium examines in detail policies and programs designed to allow older workers to gradually reduce their work schedules in stages from full-time work to full-time retirement. November 24 at 1:45 p.m. Hor...

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