Tag: "disparities" at medical news
First longitudinal study on lesbian health
...one of six demographic categories for which health disparities
exist. Other recent reports, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine, have pointed out that health research focusing on lesbians...
U.S. cancer mortality rates reflect changing socioeconomic patterns
...g and cancer death, we should expect socioeconomic disparities
in male cancer mortality to continue to widen in t...ic characteristics could be used to monitor health disparities
in cancer outcomes and identify areas for potential cancer control interventions. Future studies wil...
N.C. Health Choice program boosting access to dental care for poor children, study shows
...ve access to general health services and to reduce disparities
in health care, including dental care, for low-income families. "This federal-state partnership -- the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP -- which in North Carolina is called N.C. Health Choice, has expanded health-care coverage to m...
Dartmouth team finds uneven relationship between newborn intensive care and death rates
... builds on earlier work documenting the geographic disparities
in the neonatal workforce. The team used 1996 American Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association physician master files, and 1998 and 1999 surveys of all US neonatal intensive care units and neonatologists, as well as 1995 US vital rec...
Pitt researchers find gender differences in the mental health care of children
...the JAMA family of journals. We found substantial disparities
in the way primary care clinicians identified boys...girls with similar parent-reported symptoms. These disparities
in the identification of mental health problems produce differences in their treatment, said William...
Black, Latino children with asthma get lesser care
...m for all children with asthma." Racial and ethnic disparities
exist throughout the health care system for many m...ll were in similar systems of care. That means the disparities
cannot be explained by differences in financial access to health care systems." Instead, Lieu said,...
Educational interventions boost participation in cervical screening
...ns could also help reduce racial and ethnic health disparities
associated with poor use of screening, they say. Studies have suggested that Chinese-American women have higher rates of invasive cervical cancer than the general North American population. While studies have shown that considerably fewer Chinese-Ame...
Racial disparity in cancer survival: Are other factors at work?
...e if there was evidencein the literature of racial disparities
in survival whereblacks and whites had received the same treatments forcancer at the same stage. A review of all English-languagearticles published from 1966 to January 2002 that describedoutcomes for black and white cancer patients identified 89coho...
Input from youth is crucial in promoting adolescent health
...he subject of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities
through community involvement. Including young peoples perspectives is an integral part of fulfilling the Centers mission to promote adolescent health, says co-author Lisa K. Hohenemser, MPH, a senior research program coordinator at the Center for Ad...
Eliminating health disparities requires community involvement
...essful programs to lessen racial and ethnic health disparities
share common traits of establishing strong ties be...ccessful interventions to narrow the gap in health disparities
build community involvement and trust, says Kathleen Roe, Dr.PH, professor at San Jose State Univers...
African-American heart patients
... and beyond what would be expected given the known disparities
in careand outcome. African-Americans also reporte...ch activity. Although we knew there are racial disparities
in care, we did not know how these differencesaffected patients symptoms and functional status, said...
Racial and ethnic minorities may receive less appropriate cancer treatment
...ovide an important means of reducing racial/ethnic disparities
in health." They note, however, that additional s...and providers and their influence on racial/ethnic disparities
in cancer treatment....
Social factors may affect survival in lung cancer patients
...mall-cell lung cancer. The difference may explain disparities
in survival rates between African American and non...istics of the disease in the two populations or to disparities
in health care. "We found that both groups of patients had similar stages of disease when they ente...
Harlem residents suffer more from oral health problems
...lth in America, calls for new efforts to eliminate disparities
in oral health status and rates of oral disease: http://www.nidr.nih.gov/sgr/sgr.htm ....
UCSF study finds shortage of California dentists in rural, poor, minority communities
...f oral health problems has highlighted significant disparities
by race and income, both in California and across the nation, Mertz said. The racial and ethnic composition of the health care workforce is also a public health issue, as minority health care providers are more likely to practice in undeserved commu...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...ountries of the world are falling behind." Health disparities
between populations of rich and poor countries are wide, according to the report. Average life expectancy at birth in the poorest countries is half that of the richest. In many countries, the mortality rate of children under five is over 20 percent, ...
Six minority scholars selected for fellowship on health disparities
...he W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the study of health disparities
by race, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic statu...Kellogg Scholars will examine the causes of health disparities
by race/ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status and consider policy solutions. When fully in effe...
Other highlights in the October 15 issue of JNCI
...e in dose intensity may contribute to the observed disparities
in survival between African American women and white women with breast cancer," the researchers write. Contact: Alicia Park, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 212-305-5587, firstname.lastname@example.org . SV40 Does Not Appear to Be a Prevalent Human Pathogen, St...
Welfare to work does not improve mental health
...y People 2010 report is to eliminate socioeconomic disparities
in health status. "We need to better understand what moving these women into employment is doing to their health," Kneipp said. "Does it make it better over time or worse? If the multiple challenges that they have, the role strain they are encoun...
Black men more likely to suffer some osteoarthritis, differences in women weight-related, research shows
...y shows. Weight differences account for comparable disparities
in the degenerative condition in women. "We also found about the same proportion of African-American men having knee osteoarthritis as white men, but blacks were 65 percent more likely to have it in both knees and faced almost three times the risk ...
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