Tag: "ethnic" at medical news
UCSD study cites lack of vigorous exercise as primary factor in adolescent obesity
...rgest to examine differences related to gender and ethnic
background. A significant finding was that more H...ound for weight status between boys based on their ethnic
heritage. Consistent with past studies, the researchers also found that boys' overweight status was...
Severity of depressed mood affects stroke risk
...h a higher risk of stroke." She suggested that the ethnic
differences found in this study may be more related to cultural differences in interpretation of the question, rather than biological differences among subgroups. "It remains to be seen whether early treatment of depression can modify the risk for la...
Adult marijuana abuse, dependence increased during 1990s
... in abuse and dependence rates among the different ethnic
groups had narrowed considerably. This change was due to increases of 224 percent among young African-American men and women aged 1829, and 148 percent among young Hispanic men aged 1829." The increase in potency of marijuana over the last decade ...
New UNC research finds high rate of chlamydia in U.S. young adults
... sexually transmitted infections across racial and ethnic
groups are disturbing," Miler said. "Our results p...e health among whites, blacks and other racial and ethnic
groups, he said. For example, black women have a 33 percent higher incidence of ectopic pregnancy co...
Poor kids' health insurance situation changes often, affecting their medical care, study finds
...ious findings of high rates of uninsurance in this ethnic
group. In addition to Davis, the study's authors are Kimberly Aiken, M.D., Ph.D., a clinical instructor of pediatrics who led the analysis during her fellowship; and Gary Freed, M.D., M.P.H., chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and director ...
Health care treatment differs by race
...the variations in pain treatment across racial and ethnic
lines as a function of differing levels of medical coverage, the authors say in the introduction to the 30-page paper. Later studies, including this one, have taken that and other financial factors into account and still find deep differences. The s...
Study finds lung transplants increase survival of cystic fibrosis patients by more than four years
...sease in Caucasians, but it affects all races and ethnic
groups. The disease affects about 30,000 people in the United States. Approximately 1,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. People with CF live an average of 33 years. They develop severe lung disease, with a combination of airway obstruction, infe...
Highlights of June Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...t applies to gender as much as any other cultural, ethnic
or genetic variables," said registered dietitian and ADA spokesperson Rachel Brandeis. "Dietetics professionals can provide individualized nutrition plans for both women and men specific to their overall health needs."...
UCI launches nation's first medical education program focused on Latino culture
...e health care gap for the nation's fastest-growing ethnic
group. PRIME-LC, in turn, is helping the students achieve their goals by providing a unique medical training experience designed to meet the increasing demand for physicians and public health leaders who can address the distinct needs of Latinos. Lau...
New report highlights lack of minorities in medicine
...er-increasing gap between the number of racial and ethnic
minorities in Massachusetts and the number of unde...include disparate health outcomes among racial and ethnic
populations, lower rates of patient satisfaction, and significant linguistic barriers to health care...
July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... that disadvantaged patients, including racial and ethnic
minorities, patients of low socioeconomic status and those who are uninsured or insured by Medicaid are more likely to have poor cancer outcomes, possibly in part to lower use of screening tests. While other successful interventions to increase canc...
Minorities worry public health system won't respond fairly in a bioterrorist event
...as unfair, saying that the quarantine was based on ethnic
bias. Health officials also unfairly distributed resources during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, and in Baltimore, Jim Crow segregation laws barred African Americans from hospitals, contributing to the city's high mortality rates and poor public heal...
Prison stigma leads to poor health for African American men
...aintaining healthy lifestyles and that in general, ethnic
and minority groups suffer disproportionately from poor health. Lack of employment limits access to health care services and insurance, further keeping these groups from maintaining their health at a level and convenience available to others who do ...
Researcher looks at racial identity as part of healthy lifestyle
...alth messages for African Americans based on their ethnic
identity. Beginning this fall, Resnicow, a prof...begin testing a questionnaire to assess racial and ethnic
beliefs. For example, the survey will ask for a reaction to the statement "Being Black is an importa...
Black and Hispanic patients wait longer for heart attack treatment
...rther, the longer treatment times among racial and ethnic
minority groups are due in large part to the quali...has important implications for reducing racial and ethnic
disparities," said Elizabeth Bradley, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Publ...
Blacks report better sexual, urinary function after prostate surgery than whites
...s study is the first to look at such issues within ethnic
groups. Because African-American men have tended ...ments, income level and age, but differences among ethnic
groups persisted. Terri Kang Johnson, doctoral student in biostatistics at the Keck School, was the ...
Sister study opens nationwide
... risk factors. Women of all backgrounds and ethnic
groups are eligible for the study if they are between the ages of 35 and 74; live in the United States; have never had breast cancer themselves; and have a sister living or deceased who has had breast cancer. To recruit a diverse group of volunteers...
High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, say Keck School of Medicine researchers
... and estrogen levels in Mexican-American women, an ethnic
group in which dietary fiber intake is higher on average than in most other populations. Even then, says Monroe, she selected for the study those who had the highest and lowest intake levels among all the Mexican-American women. In the end, Monroe...
Hmong face high rates of some cancers
...ddition, the Hmong are much less likely than other ethnic
groups in California to have their cancers diagnosed at an early, treatable stage. Between 1988 and 2000, only 24 percent of cancers diagnosed in California's Hmong were detected at an early stage. Nasopharyngeal cancer was diagnosed early in only 3 ...
Super-sizing Asian Americans
...0 individuals from three low-income Asian-American ethnic
groups: Chinese, Vietnamese and Hmong. Interviews were conducted in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Hmong. The study was supported in part by the National Cancer Institute's Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANC...
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