Tag: "black" at medical news
Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'
...fevers? Do you have signs of bleeding? (Passing black
stools is a sign there might be bleeding from the esophagus into the stomach.) "If you have heartburn associated with those warning symptoms you really should get in to see your doctor as soon as you can," he said....
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Nov. 21, 2006, issue
...VES Researchers assigned 642 Hispanic, white and black
caregivers to a group that received an intensive support or to a control group that received written educational materials (Article, p. 727). After receiving help and counseling about how to manage stress, take care of their own health, improve soci...
New breast CT scanner rivals mammography
...ier to screen because normal, healthy fat shows up black
on a mammogram. Lesions usually stand out plainly as white spots with jagged borders or tentacles, or as white dots that characterize calcifications. If there is any question about whether a white spot is a tumor or a cyst, an ultrasound can usually ...
Math model predicts cancer behavior
Vito Quaranta clicks on a small black
dot on his computer screen. The dot which represents about a thousand cancer cells begins to "grow," morphing into a mass with finger-like projections that looks like an invasive tumor. The Vanderbilt professor of cancer biology envisions a future ...
Blacks less likely to recognize overweight and obesity, study shows
BOSTON -- Overweight black
Americans are two to three times more likely than ...rs. Weight "misperception" was most common among black
men and women, and also was found among Hispanic men (but not women) compared to their white counter...
'Stranger danger' threat and lack of green spaces put kids off walking
...tween the sexes, but higher numbers of children of black
and minority ethnicities were classified as low walkers. Those whose families owned at least one car also tended to walk less. Only a third of children felt that heavy traffic made the local roads dangerous. Furthermore, this view did not deter ch...
Treating prostate cancer in elderly men associated with longer survival, compared to non-treatment
...ncluding older men (age 75-80 years at diagnosis), black
men, and men with low-risk disease. "In summary, even though prostate cancer commonly is considered an indolent [slow to develop and painless] disease, this observational study suggests a reduced risk of mortality associated with active treatment f...
Workers' compensation ratings don't accurately predict disabilities
... For their study, the researchers interviewed 580 black
and 892 white workers' compensation claimants an average of 21 months after claim settlement to assess how well they were functioning and to determine the contribution of impairment, race and socioeconomic status to their disability ratings. Hadler...
Mechanism of black cohosh versus hot flashes revealed
The natural herb black
cohosh is commonly used by women to treat menopaus... Dietary Supplements Research have discovered that black
cohosh may act on human opiate receptors, which play a role in regulating a body's temperature. Z...
How your brain helps you become a wine expert
...classes to parse the subtle difference between the black
cherry bouquet of a pinot noir and the black
currant scent of a cabernet sauvignon. Just pour yourself a couple glasses and sniff. Your brain wil...
Risk factors for hypertension start young
By age 10, some black
children already have high nighttime blood pressur...lar disease, a new study shows. As they grow up, black
children also show greater increases in nighttime blood pressure, according to a study that followed...
Minorities and colorectal cancer screening: Phone them and they will come
..., which may help reduce CRC incidence and death in black
men and women, who are at significantly higher ris... colon cancer." From 1992-2001, CRC incidence for black
men was 13.2 percent higher than for white men and 21.7 percent greater for black
women than for whi...
Ethnic disparities in alcohol services: financial and logistical barriers are key
...is a population-based survey with large numbers of black
and Hispanic respondents, data on a wide array of alcohol-treatment services, and analyses that take into account important factors such as socioeconomic status and alcohol problem severity," she said. "We looked at a wide range of services for alc...
Researchers identify gene associated with severe kidney failure in diabetes
...d Arabs. When his group repeated the analysis in black
Americans, there was no evidence that the carnosin...with susceptibility to end-stage kidney disease in black
Americans, and our group is actively trying to identify them." Freedman said that among people who ...
Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea
...t by adding milk. Tests on volunteers showed that black
tea significantly improves the ability of the arte... women drank either half a litre of freshly brewed black
tea with 10% skimmed milk, or boiled water (as a control) on three separate occasions und...
Less experienced surgeons performing new techniques in coronary surgery on black patients
...gery are more likely to perform such operations on black
patients, according to US researchers. Writing i...nique are more likely to perform this technique on black
patients, rather than on white patients," said Professor Dana Mukamel of the University of Californi...
Radiation therapy reduces cancer recurrence in older breast cancer patients
...0 percent of the women were white, 10 percent were black
and 10 percent were Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islanders....
Inadequate communication reduces benefits of mammogram screening for black women
...n part resulting from diagnosis at later stages in black
women when compared to white women. Beth A. Jon... study. In this community-based, two-year study of black
and white women receiving mammograms in Connecticut, the investigators sought possible race-related ...
Erectile dysfunction influenced by race and ethnicity
...dysfunction (ED) is highly prevalent across white, black
and Hispanic populations in the United States. For...nary tract symptoms were shown to be ED related in black
men. Hispanic men over the age of 60, as well as those suffering from moderate lower urinary tract s...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
...ry of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. The exhibit honors black
trailblazers and educators in contemporary medicin... wrong," she said. One of only an estimated 386 black
women surgeons in the country, Pugh decided to become a doctor when she was five years old. "My uncl...
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