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Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study

...eir children. Families with low incomes and ethnic minorities were among the most likely not to have rules that limit children's exposure to secondhand smoke outside the home. Families with income over $41,000 per year were more likely to report having an entirely smoke-free home and to limit exposure outside t...

AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards

...past 20 years; and emphasize the current status of minorities in cancer research and how minority investigators are shaping the future. Several awards will be given to honor past award recipients as well as other minority researchers who have made significant contributions to cancer research. Prior recipien...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

... percent), and substantially more frequently among minorities (18 percent of Hispanics and close to 19 percent o...of functional decline among older women and ethnic minorities with arthritis were attributed to the burden of added ailments, particularly diabetes, stroke, visio...

Higher education representatives advise chemistry faculty candidates on how to apply for positions

...y faculty members are hired to include more women, minorities and more candidates from lesser known universities, C&EN says....

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...on to unequal access to health care, racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations do not always receive timely, appropriate advice and care when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. Patient navigators can make the difference between someone from an underserved population becoming a cancer survivor or a ...

Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows

...pita, the lowest of any age group. Boys and ethnic minorities went least often. In contrast, infants had 8.5 visits per capita; children, 2.4 visits, and adults age 65 and over, 6.1 visits. The researchers said the low teen visit rates translate into few opportunities for counseling. So while checkup visits are...

Fear of falling: It's not only grandpa's phobia

...lops and to learn why the phobia appears to strike minorities harder than majority populations. "In the meantime, clinicians should be aware that fear of falling is common even in middle-aged patients and that the associated activity restrictions can have numerous adverse consequences, including premature death...

Barriers prevent many Hispanics from participating in research studies

...eases that are more prevalent among Hispanics, and minorities in general," says Joel Escobedo, who is presenting the poster at the AGS meeting. "We need to understand how these conditions affect Hispanics, how treatments work for them, and what areas we need to pay particular attention to with Hispanic patients...

Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children

...nd social centers where African Americans or other minorities are not broadly present."...

Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment

...out $18,000 a year, the sample comprised primarily minorities enrolled in the IMPACT public assistance program, which Litwin directs. In addition to battling cancer, the men studied face the day-to-day struggle of making ends meet. However, these results might be mirrored in other prostate cancer patient popula...

Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures

...ducing racial disparities in health status between minorities and whites. "Communicating with a physician or nur...ns 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 ...

Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth

...rserved groups, such as the elderly, racial/ethnic minorities and those with low income or without insurance, had the greatest unmet need for treatment. Future and Ongoing Efforts The NIMH epidemiological research portfolio contains several related projects that are focused on mental disorders among adole...

Minorities receive less diabetes-related prevention care

...o find out if there were differences in how ethnic minorities received preventive diabetes care, Kirk and collea...dy did not specifically examine reasons why ethnic minorities might have different rates of preventive care, Kirk notes that socioeconomic factors, language diffe...

Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests

...te cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality among minorities and underserved groups....

End-of-life study to focus on needs of Sikh and Muslim patients

...can better understand the palliative care needs of minorities and give patients the opportunity to die with dignity. The project will focus on Edinburgh, Lothian and Glasgow and will involve20-25 patients and their main family carers to capture the evolving experiences of those with such conditions as terminal ...

Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study

...es. For example, the disparities report found that minorities are more likely than whites to die from HIV/AIDS, ...and use could be due to many factors. For example, minorities might have difficulty communicating effectively with their health-care provider, they might lack acc...

Health professionals believe gender bias limits women's progression in NHS

... in the system meaning women and those from ethnic minorities have to work harder to achieve success. Almost twi... diversity but 64% believed that those from ethnic minorities were not well represented at senior levels in their organisation. The use of positive discriminati...

Rice nanophotonics lab gets $3 million training grant

...t program for Hispanics and other underrepresented minorities into nanophotonics through a new, multiyear summer research program called the CONJUNTO Scholars & Mentors Program. "One of the strengths of our program is an industrial internship program that will provide our students with opportunities to pursue c...

Report reveals high rate of heart attack amongst ethnic minorities in Scotland

... shown. Researchers say that the health of ethnic minorities in Scotland can now be better assessed and improved as census information can be linked to records of illness and death. The findings of their study may lead to health databases being 'seeded' with codes, to discover the true picture of health amongs...

Many resident physicians feel unprepared to care for culturally diverse patients

...ss problems of the uninsured and racial and ethnic minorities for many years. Increasing attention has been paid recently to how sociocultural differences between patients and providers can complicate health care leading to poor communication, patient dissatisfaction and reduced quality of care. In the past ...

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