Tag: "racial" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
... diagnosis. Epidemiologic studies have identified racial
differences in incidence and mortality, with Afric... the lowest mortality rate. The reasons for these racial
differences remain poorly studied. In particular, the risk among different Asian ethnicities is po...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
.... After controlling for those clinical factors the racial
disparities in survival persisted. The investigat...blic Health and their colleagues hypothesized that racial
differences in survival within stage could be attributed to differences in tumor size and the number...
Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income
...s may surprise people who think that environmental racial
inequality is due solely to poverty and residentia...re pollution, with many arguing that environmental racial
inequality is due to racial
income inequality or residential segregation. In order to determine whe...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...es and coordinates their care would help eliminate racial
and ethnic health disparities and promote more hea..., the authors say insurance alone cannot eliminate racial
and ethnic disparities in health. Insurance coverage helps people gain access to health care, but ...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...rs were themselves born low weight. The large racial
differences in adult health status through mid-life in the U.S. can be fully explained by a few early life factors---birth weight, parental family income and health insurance coverage. ...
Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer
...heir research and determine the causation of these racial
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...r the Cure president and CEO. Far too many people racial
and ethnic minorities, the poor, and those with little or no insurance run up against barriers to access every day and are less likely to receive quality cancer care and are more likely to die from this disease. We believe this situation is entirely...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
... The review also provided little evidence of racial
differences, with the exception of one Korean study where the men had smaller than average-sized penises. The authors suggest this area needs further investigation. Evidence on the effectiveness of vacuum devices, penile extenders and traction...
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...enrollment of all populations, including women and racial
minorities. "The NIH, and we as a society, have decided that the burden and benefits of health research should be shared by everyone," said Humphreys, who is also on the staff of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. "It's a moral and ...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...er or actual cancer), seeking to identify possible racial
disparities between Caucasian and African American...hor of this study. "Additionally, the study shows racial
differences in detecting and diagnosing advanced neoplastic lesions/cancer, suggesting a possible ne...
African-Americans perceive people with extreme health problems as less productive and valuable
...s valued health states more highly than members of racial
and ethnic groups." Possible reasons for this difference include racial
differences in risk attitude, which characterizes a person's willingness to engage in risky prospect...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
...After reviewing the data, investigators found that racial
and regional disparities can affect whether or not...to be offered surgery to treat HCC. "Significant racial
and regional differences exist in the utilization of surgical therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma,"...
Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence
...ve disease earlier in life. To account for known racial
differences, researchers also compared recurrence rates in exposed and non-exposed blacks and whites and the results held up. "As a population in general, if you were exposed to Agent Orange, youre more likely to have a recurrence," says Dr. Shah. ...
Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
... age 65 and older were vaccinated. Furthermore, no racial
discrimination in vaccination distribution resulted. "Impact of the 2004 Influenza Vaccine Shortage on Patients from Inner City Health Centers," Richard K. Zimmerman, et al Better Health More Than Twice as Likely for Nonsmokers who Live and ...
Martin F. Shapiro wins Herbert W. Nickens Award
...otable research by Dr. Shapiro includes studies of racial
and socioeconomic disparities in life expectancy; the impact of co-payments on the use of necessary medical services; inequities in health among insured Americans; scientific misconduct in investigational drug trials; the quality and accuracy of phar...
Study finds decline in nursing faculty primary barrier to nursing program expansion
...at entry into nursing, male sex and belonging to a racial
or ethnic minority were associated with being more likely to pursue higher academic degrees. "This study has practice implications in that it questions where and how we will find the next generation of advanced practice nurses," said Diana J. Mason...
Racial disparities in treatment of patients with cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension
...hunts. Previous studies have revealed widespread racial
disparities in disease treatments and outcomes. To...splant. "We have shown that there are striking racial
variations in surgical and endoscopic procedures used in the inpatient management of complications o...
$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research
...nities. Her proposed research project will examine racial
disparities in hospice use and will allow her to determine which policies and programs are associated with greater service to African Americans. Harvard Medical School - Christina Ullrich, MD, a fellow in Pediatric Palliative Care at the Dana-Farb...
Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus
... serious disease. Previous studies have shown that racial
and ethnic minorities and individuals with low socioeconomic status may have poorer outcomes in the long run. Other research has shown that care provided by specialists to patients with rheumatic diseases is associated with improved outcomes yet does...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
...es colon cancer are at higher risk, as are certain racial
and ethnic populations and people with inflammatory bowel disease or previous colon polyps or cancer. By age 50, all adults should undergo one of the colorectal cancer screening tests currently available to them, says Dr. Allen. Guidelines of multi...
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