Tag: "racial" at medical news
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...ti study, because it is more representative of the racial
and economicdiversity of the United States. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke study, funded by NINDS,counted the number of people who had suffered recurrent strokes -- informationnot fully represented in previous epidemiologica...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...th Plus onaccess, utilization and satisfaction for racial
and ethnicminority groups. Child Health Plus is a ...gator for the study. "However, there are stillsome racial
and ethnic disparities with regard to the reportedease of use, such as the ability to get an appoint...
Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV
..., rates of HIV infection and AIDS are higher among racial
andethnic minority populations, especially African Americas, who represented 41percent of new AIDS cases in 1996. Heterosexual transmission of HIV is risingrapidly, especially among ethnic minority women. In addition to Johns Hopkins School o...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
.... Rates of HIV infection and AIDS are higheramong racial
and ethnic minority populations, especially Africa... The Clinton Administration has madeelimination of racial
disparities in health status a top priority. The study is unique among trials of group HIV preventio...
Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
...entalstress is reduced in blacks." To sort out the racial
differences in the role of nitric oxide, the studycompared the rate of blood flow in the forearms of healthy whites and blacks asthey performed an increasingly difficult set of math problems. The rate of forearm blood flow in whites increased more th...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...numbers of males and females in the study, and the racial
distribution mirrored that of the States population (19% African- American, 77% Caucasian, 4% other). The classroom-wide intervention group received instruction twice a week, provided by regular classroom teachers. The course included the importance...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
...rvices andepidemiologic research, emphasizing when racial
differences truly exist asopposed to when the vari...heir socioeconomic homogeneity would eliminate the racial
differences inhealth insurance coverage and health service use reported by other researchers. ...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...redby a political climate stressing the virtues of racial
hygiene and bodilypurity. In racial
hygiene journals, smoking was associated with rebellion, jazzand swing dancing, degenerate blacks, J...
Study finds predictors for youth violence and drugs
...an eight limitations of the study,ranging from the racial
heterogeneity of the study sample to the problemsinvolved in self-reporting of violence, to the study not checking its findingsagainst school records of actual events. "While prospective studies such as the present one are sorely needed," theauthors ...
New study finds African-Americans less likely to receive stroke-saving surgery
...l factorswere taken into account, there were still racial
discrepancies. In other words,the clinical factor...tatisticmay point out the need to look at possible racial
differences in the evaluationand treatment of cerebrovascular disease prior to hospitalization," say...
Well-adjusted moms have healthy births
...rs, financial problems, separationfrom loved ones, racial
discrimination, and possibly a cultural tendency towardsfatalistic explanations for events." The research was supported by the National Institute of Child Health and HumanDevelopment and the National Institute of Mental Health. Health Psychology is t...
First link demonstrated between multiple concussions, neuropsychological deficits in college athletes
...American and HispanicAmerican (each 1 percent). No racial
differences were observed. According to Dr. Collins, the best way to prevent long-term damage is forplayers to have neuropsychological testing before the season, and then to bere-tested after sustaining a concussion and before returning to play to ...
Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk
...ind and in some ways unique -- to uncover possible racial
and ethnicdifferences in activity among subgroups of U.S. teen-agers. Researchers wantedto target Asian and Hispanic youths because no comparable work had been done onnationally representative samples, and such ethnic groups are burgeoning here.They ...
Neighborhoods matter: who gets CPR?
...teristics: thefrequency of cardiac arrests and the racial
mix of the neighborhood. More cardiac arrests in a neighborhood increased the odds of a victim receivingCPR, probably by raising the community's awareness of the risks of suddencardiac death and knowledge of CPR. Rapid CPR can double or triple the od...
Racial disparity in lung cancer treatment must be overcome, UCSF specialists assert
...l Brunetta, MD,analyze study findings that suggest racial
attitudes may contribute to the factthat blacks ha...sources to maintaining adequate representation of racial
and ethnic minoritygroups in clinical studies and to increasing the number of minorities whoconduct ...
UCSF receives grant to fight cervical cancer
...r 2010, disparities inhealth status experienced by racial
and ethnic minority populations. "Vietnamese-American women have the highest cervical cancer incidence rate ofany ethnic group in the United States," according to Stephen McPhee, MD, UCSFprofessor of medicine and principal investigator of the UCSF pr...
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting
...lso compared the incidence of GERD among different racial
groups. They found that white female Medicaid patients are 57% more likely to experience GERD than their black counterparts. This new data is a red flag for patients who rely heavily on aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief. Contraceptive Gel Preven...
Impact of race on hepatitis treatment, transmission of hepatitis from mother to infant, and missed diagnoses of liver disease described at meeting
...e findings indicate inherent hostdifferences among racial
groups to anti-viral therapy and urges that more workneeds to be done to explain these results. Timing Important in Diagnosis of Perinatal Hepatitis C Transmission In a study that examined the maternal risk factors for perinatal hepatitis C(HCV) tr...
Black breast cancer patients given appropriate treatment do as well as whites, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher
...hen patients of the same stage are compared across racial
lines, black women more often show characteristics... In an effort to foster better quality care across racial
lines, the NSABP and other clinical trial groups have begun to encourage participation by blacks in ...
NHLBI funds asthma coalitions to improve care among high risk populations
...eving the Healthy People 2010 goals of eliminating racial
and ethnic disparities in health care," he added. ... the Respiratory Diseases focus area. Eliminating racial
and ethnic disparities in health care is a major Healthy People 2010 goal. Asthma is a chronic lung...
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