Tag: "black" at medical news
Research focus on aspirin
...d Drug Administration for any indication without a black
box warning." Aspirin May Be Safer than Thought for Heart Failure Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Although aspirin is strongly recommended for most people at high risk for heart attacks, there have been concerns it may be harmful for heart fa...
Vaccine may protect babies from lethal infection
...e and for unclear reasons a higher percentage of black
women and non-smokers, Dr. Ferris says. A Pittsbur...e CDC. The infection rate is about .8 percent for black
newborns. Current estimates are that 1,720 newborns are infected annually and 70-90 babies die. The...
Detecting Alzheimer's in the eye, lifting fingerprints without touching the surface
...lconnections between the quantum theory of lasers, black
holeradiation and the ultracold gases known as Bose-Einsteincondensates. (Monday, October 17, 8:30 AM) Following are a few of the many technical highlights to be discussedat the meeting: 1. NON-INVASIVE OPTICAL TOOLS HOLD SIGNIFICANT PROMISE FOR DE...
NASH clinical research network launches trial for treatment of liver disease in children
...ildren appear to have a greater risk for NASH than black
and white children. "The rise in the rates of NAFLD in children likely mirrors the increase in obesity, making it the most prevalent liver disease in American children today," says Joel E. Lavine, M.D., Ph.D., chair, NASH-CRN Pediatric Sub-committee...
Flavanols key to potential chocolate benefits
... and dark chocolate. These foods include green and black
tea (especially Ceylon tea), red wine, sweet cherries, apples, apricots, purple grapes, blackberries, raspberries and broad beans. Professor Gerd Heusch, M.D., at the Universittsklinikum Essen in Essen, Germany, who also was not connected to this res...
Sharper picture of major depression and alcohol disorders
...tion, divorce, or widowhood. Asian, Hispanic, and black
race-ethnicity reduce that risk. Conducted by the NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the analysis appears in the Monday, October 3, 2005 Archives of General Psychiatry. The NESARC involved face-to-face interviews wit...
Vast majority of adults at risk of becoming overweight or obese
...studies have shown, for example, that Hispanic and black
individuals, especially women, have a greater prevalence of excess weight compared to their white counterparts. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 65 percent of U.S. adults...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...echniques, were found to be on the rise. However, black
men were found to receive substantially less aggre... incidence and mortality persist, especially among black
men, who have 25 percent higher incidence rates and 43 percent higher mortality rates than white men...
Other illnesses play role in difference in breast cancer survival rates between blacks and whites
...e. The 5-year U.S. survival rates in 1995-2000 for black
and white breast cancer patients were 75 percent a...up for a median of 10 years. Patients included 264 black
(29.1 percent) women and 642 white (70.9 percent) women diagnosed as having breast cancer between 19...
Heredity plays big role in heart disease risk factors
... of Twin Research and Human Genetics, included 106 black
twins and 106 white twins. The heart rate variabil...h adolescents and young adults who were 44 percent black
and 53 percent male. Researchers wanted to explore the relationship between these genes and lipid le...
Black women with chronic pain have more psychological and physical distress
...f the gap in the treatment of chronic pain between black
and white women. New research from the University ...of the National Medical Association, suggests that black
women with chronic pain have particular needs that should be addressed through the access to and qua...
Study shows that prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause visual problems in infants
...sed of gray cards with a concentration of vertical black
and white stripes on the left or the right side. An examiner looked through a peephole in the center of the card to determine where the infant was looking. Poor visual acuity was indicated when the infant was not looking at the side containing the ...
'A virtual Katrina' of deaths every week in US due to racial health gap
...timates that health inequalities between white and black
Americans cause 84,000 extra deaths every year equating to a virtual hurricane Katrina every week, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. But because the victims die gradually from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, HIV, and from drug ...
Heart attack death rates found higher in hospitals treating larger share of African Americans
....7 percent in hospitals with the greatest share of black
AMI patients -- a 19 percent higher rate. Heart attack patients treated at largely minority-serving hospitals were not sicker and did not have more severe heart attacks than patients at other hospitals, the study showed. In fact, the data show that A...
Anemia associated with higher risk of death in the elderly
...was 7.0 percent among white and 17.6 percent among black
individuals," the authors write. "After 11.2 years of follow-up, lower hemoglobin concentrations were associated with increased mortality risk, independent of many potentially confounding factors. The magnitude of this association was similar whether...
Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school
...test data also indicates that Asian, Hispanic, and black
race-ethnicity reduce that risk. The NESARC involved face-to-face interviews with more than 43,000 non-institutionalized individuals aged 18 years and older and questions that reflect diagnostic criteria established by the American Psychiatric Assoc...
Diabetic blacks have less coronary artery disease than diabetic whites
...versity Baptist Medical Center found that diabetic black
men have dramatically lower amounts of atheroscler... 2005.) "This striking result was observed despite black
subjects having higher levels of conventional risk factors for heart disease," said Freedman. "These...
Primrose oil component cuts levels of cancer-causing gene Her-2/neu
... oil, other sources of GLAs include borage oil and black
current seed oil. Besides Menendez, other authors on the study were Luciano Vellon, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute; and Ramon Colomer, head of the medical oncology division at the Institut Catala d'Oncologia, Girona, Spain. ...
Increased suicide rate with possible link to nearby industry chemicals in second N.C. community
...aid. "The switch to BFR, which involves burning of black
liquor, may have resulted in an increase in air qu...per mills, including the Haywood County mill, burn black
liquor to produce electricity. The Haywood County mill has reported releases of many chemicals, incl...
Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus
...men and five times more common in white males than black
males, the rates are rising as well among women and African Americans. "The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma is rising really fast in Westernized countries, and we're not really sure of the reason," Vaughan said. "However, it looks like obesity...
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