Tag: "black" at medical news
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...ildren." Barnes also is chronicling the history of black
churches. Her work is supported by Purdue's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the African American Studies Research Center....
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
... their white counterparts. The mortality rate for black
infants is twice that of white infants. "Factors such as race, poverty, and education are among the most important determinants of the future health of an individual," said Andy Aligne, M.D., a URMC pediatrician and co-editor and contributor to the s...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...ecords of 1,288 subjects over the age of 40 -- 380 black
women and 241 white women over 45; and 381 black
men and 286 white men over 40 -- whose coronary calcium levels had been determined via electron beam...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...eaper diuretics remain the drug of choice for both black
and non-black patients in treating high blood pres... success with hypertension applied by race because black
patients have less success than non-black patients with the ACE inhibitors," said Davis, who also is...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...ressure and reducing risk of heart disease in both black
and non-black patients, according to a long-term, ...apies in a population with a substantial number of black
participants. The study concludes that diuretics are either similar or superior to newer drugs in lo...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...for initial therapy of high blood pressure in both black
and nonblack patients, according to a study in the...eart failure (HF), and stroke are increased in the black
compared with the white population in the United States. There is little cardiovascular outcome dat...
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...vity to monitor the usual physical activity of 421 black
and white adolescents for five days. Cardiovascula...orous physical activity across the five days, with black
males having the highest average at 8.6 minutes and black
females the lowest at 2.8 minutes. They av...
Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems
... Half of participants were women, 20 percent were black
Americans and the rest were predominantly white. Blood tests and physical exams were conducted at the beginning and end of the study to assess changes in each individual's risk factors. Results showed that 13.3 percent of siblings had a premature in...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
...gest scientific society. Researchers fed green and black
tea to diabetic rats for three months and then mon...lieve that green tea has more health benefits than black
tea," says Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist at the University of Scranton (Penn.) and lead author of the...
Menopause and African-American women
...n's life experiences rather than representative of black
or white culture. Only 16 percent of the women were currently using hormone replacement therapy, and 68 percent had never tried it, although all of the women were aware of the option and had been offered a prescription by their clinician, Alexander ...
Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents
... to see whether commercially available extracts of black
cohosh altered the response of cancer cells to rad...ommonly used in cancer therapy. Rockwell said the black
cohosh increased cell killing by two of the drugs, decreased the effectiveness of one drug, and did ...
New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks
...cardiovascular behavioral risk factors among 5,368 black
and white men participating in the UNC-directed Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study." Based on their responses to eight questions about their history of military service and combat exposures, 2,054 men were classified as non-veterans, 2,...
Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children
...percent were black. They found differences between black
and white children in the sizes and subclasses of ...arly risk of cardiovascular disease than the obese black
children according to this test," Preud'Homme said. This was an unexpected finding because other stu...
Male combat veterans rank high in heart disease risk
... Institute (NHLBI), the LCSES study examined 5,368 black
and white men who participated in the larger Ather...epresented 80 percent of this study population and black
males, 20 percent. The men were 44 to 66 years old during the initial interviews from 198789. Comba...
Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels
...in the article. Despite lower fracture rates among black
women, the report stressed that osteoporosis is a ...known how BMD is associated with fracture in older black
women. Jane A. Cauley, Dr.P.H., from the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues examined nonspinal...
New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
...t risk for this imbalance; for some unknown reason black
women have twice the risk. Regular vaginal douching may also be a factor, says Dr. Ferris, noting that his counterparts around the world might disagree. In America we feel that douching is nonselective: it washes out the good and the bad bacteria, sa...
Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children
...A new study of nearly 6,000 children suggests that black
youth are more than twice as likely to die from a ...of surgery at Ohio State University . "As a group, black
children tend to have more serious injuries." Indeed, black
children are also two to three times mor...
Many HIV patients are not diagnosed early enough
...ate. This was more common in older patients and in black
Africans, but less likely in homosexual men, regardless of age and ethnicity. Less than half of patients (41%) were diagnosed as part of routine screening. In the year before diagnosis, 168 patients (17%) sought medical care with HIV related symptoms...
Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes
...rchers will present new data showing evidence that black
cohosh does not reduce hot flashes in women any be...ed extensively in Europe for treating hot flashes, black
cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is an herbal remedy derived from a plant native to North America and a ...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...s made and treatment options offered are lower for black
Americans and other minorities than they are for whites," she says. "All health professionals have a duty to provide good care to patients so that they feel good about their relationship, trust the medical advice provided and want to show up for the...
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