Tag: "black" at medical news
People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution
... power plants, as well as ultra-fine particles and black
carbon soot, which are generated primarily by dies... days when concentrations of sulfate particles and black
carbon were higher," said Marie O'Neill, Ph.D., an epidemiologist now with the Robert Wood Johnson H...
Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...ed five women whose implants were found to contain black
sediment during revision surgery for cosmetic breast augmentation; the sediment was subsequently identified as Curvularia, a fungus commonly found in soil. All women had been treated in 2000 at an ambulatory surgical facility, where an initial in-hou...
African-Americans more prone to higher heart weight than whites, study shows
...ge group of people in Dallas County in which 1,335 black
and 858 white participants between the ages of 30 and 67 were assessed using cardiac magnetic resonance images. Cardiac MRI is one of the most accurate methods of measuring heart mass. In previous studies comparing heart weight in African-Americans a...
Minorities receive less diabetes-related prevention care
...on -- between 8 percent and 29 percent lower -- in black
populations compared to white populations, according to Julienne Kirk, Pharm. D., C.D.E., of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. Six studies that compared cholesterol test rates found that minority populations received fewer suc...
US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress
... high school education, Hispanics and non-Hispanic black
people, the obese, non-drinkers, current smokers, the sedentary and individuals with hypertension or diabetes among heart disease patients with elevated distress levels. "It's hard to know why, but we typically see this in research," said Dr Ferketic...
Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests
...ated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and historically black
medical colleges. The partnership, facilitated through the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, is engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research and cancer control activities, especially those aimed at reducing the disproportionate ...
It's never too late to start exercising
...Composition Study (Health ABC Study) follows 3,075 black
and white men and women aged 70 to 79 years old over the course of seven years to investigate changes in body composition as a pathway by which multiple diseases contribute to disability. Through annual clinic exams, home exams and telephone intervie...
For individuals with family history of lung cancer, risk greater for blacks than whites
First-degree relatives of black
individuals with early-onset lung cancer have twic...as black. The researchers found that relatives of black
patients with early-onset lung cancer had more than twice (2.07) the risk of lung cancer compared wi...
Knowledge of Tuskegee study doesn't increase medical mistrust
...etails of the study. Almost half of both white and black
respondents who had heard of the study thought the...ier than its official end. A substantial number of black
(28 percent) and just over half of white (51.2 percent) respondents believed that only 200 men were ...
Dieting linked to increased wealth, study finds
...w an increase of $12,720 for a similar drop, while black
women increased wealth by $4,480. The study appears online in the "Articles in Press" section of the journal Economics and Human Biology. The study used data involving about 7,300 people who participated in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, ...
UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers
...e black, Mills said. Other research has found that black
grandparents acting as parents are more likely tha...ings of psychological distress were those who were black
and lived in the Midwest, had a family income below the poverty level, were on welfare, did not rece...
Women cautioned against using herbal supplements
... Women who take soy or herbal supplements, such as black
cohosh, red clover and ginseng, should do so with ...arren reports that the seven clinical trials using black
cohosh were largely flawed but might suggest some effectiveness. However, little evidence exists for...
Decrease in exercise main reason for weight gain in US girls
...dy mass index (BMI) and body fatness in over 1,100 black
and over 1,100 white girls from three US cities. T...nging from 4 to 6kg in white girls and 6 to 9kg in black
girls during adolescence. Dr Kimm concludes: "These results suggest that habitual activity plays an...
Healthy weight means healthier blood lipid profile in children, study finds
...n the triglyceride and total cholesterol levels of black
teens in the study, a finding researchers say they...s in the impact of fatness on the lipid profile of black
and white teens. There is some evidence black
adults tend to have a better lipid profile than white ...
Vitamin D supplements not effective in preserving bone mineral density in black women
... not appear to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal black
women, according to a study in the July 25 issue o...-blind trial comparing bone loss in postmenopausal black
women taking vitamin D3 supplements and those not taking supplements. Two-hundred-eight healthy blac...
New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners
...could be a valuable tool to add to the physician's black
Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people
...roke and death from stroke are generally higher in black
people than whites in the United Kingdom and the U...s calculated. Despite an increased risk of stroke, black
patients were more likely to survive than white patients. The results showed a clear survival advant...
Obesity lowers likelihood of receiving preventive health care
...en obesity and all three preventive services among black
study participants. "Despite knowing that obese women have a higher risk of breast and cervical cancer, and the obese elderly have a higher risk of complications from flu, obese people are less likely to receive clinical preventive services," said T...
Coffee is number one source of antioxidants
... says. If you don't like coffee, consider drinking black
tea, which is the second most consumed antioxidant source in the U.S. diet, Vinson says. Bananas, dry beans and corn placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively. But don't forget about fresh fruits and veggies, the researcher cautions. "Unfortunate...
National study shows black immigrants' health erodes the longer they live in US
...and University of California (UC)-Irvine find that black
immigrants who arrive in America from black-majori...'s Jen'nan Read examined the health of about 3,000 black
immigrants coming from the top regions of black
emigration: The Caribbean, Africa, South America and...
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