Tag: "black" at medical news
Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US
...eight, with an incidence of over 11 % of births to black
mothers compared to less than 5 % of births to white mothers. Smoking or drinking during pregnancy approximately doubles the likelihood of low birth weight, as does a weight gain of less than 20 lbs. during pregnancy. Even after controlling for the...
Adolescents who watch smoking in movies are more likely to try smoking
...e national research sample found that Hispanic and black
youths were exposed to significantly more movie sm...family medicine at DMS. "On average, Hispanic and black
adolescents are exposed to more movie smoking than whites, so movie smoking may have a greater impac...
New study shows link between prolonged bottle-feeding and iron deficiency
...red with 16.9 percent of white and 13.8 percent of black
children. "Toddlers who are bottle-fed consume large volumes of non-iron-fortified milk. This results in gastrointestinal blood loss together with a displacement of iron-rich foods from the diet," according to Dr. Brotanek. She says the problem is im...
African-Americans have worse quality of life after heart attack or unstable angina
...esearchers tracked 1,159 consecutive patients (196 black
and 963 white) who were treated between Feb. 1, 20...nt, and there was a trend toward more angina among black
patients. Dr. Spertus said this study found racial differences that were not seen in previous studi...
Cannabis-based medicine relieves the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and suppresses the disease
...5 (16%) of 947 people who obtained cannabis on the black
market for medicinal reasons said they did so to obtain relief from symptoms of RA. However, this study in Rheumatology journal, led by David Blake, Professor of Bone and Joint Medicine at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), ...
Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers say
...esearch focused on a different sample of 249 older black
and white women. Results of that study will be published in an article titled "Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Older Adults: Influence of Health Status and Self-Efficacy" in a forthcoming edition of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. In that...
Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism
...ndard MRI scans that show anatomical structures in black
and white, fMRI offers digitally enhanced color images of brain function, depicting localized changes in blood flow and oxygenation. When particular regions of the brain increase their neural activity in association with various actions or thought p...
Exercise linked to reduced breast cancer risk
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 15, 2005)-Both black
women and white women who regularly exercise have ...e National Cancer Institute-extends the finding to black
women. "A growing body of evidence has linked recreational activity to lowered breast cancer risk, b...
African-Americans fare better in short term following coronary interventions, find Pitt researchers
...colleagues studied the data of 3,692 white and 987 black
patients enrolled in the multi-center National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry who underwent coronary interventions between July 1997 and May 2004. Researchers compared the rates of myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary bypas...
Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health
...ink only this coffee. All participants drank only black
coffee. "Whether coffee has caffeine is not the only thing that differentiates caffeinated from decaffeinated types," Superko said. "Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees are often made from different species of beans. Caffeinated coffee, by and la...
Some foods and beverages could hold clues for future diabetes treatment
...ns, including cataracts. Researchers fed green and black
tea to diabetic rats for three months and then monitored the chemical composition of the rats' blood and eye lenses. At levels that would be equivalent to less than five cups of tea per day for a human, both teas significantly inhibited cataract form...
Warning labels on high-risk drugs inconsistently heeded by doctors
... to these warnings. BBWs are warnings printed in a black
frame in the package insert of a drug and are intended to alert prescribers to the serious risks that may be associated with certain drugs. They describe the drug's risks, can list specific precautions for its use, and must appear on all promotional ...
Mortality among very low-birthweight infants higher at minority-serving hospitals
...: The researchers found that infant mortality for black
and white infants born at minority-serving hospita...fants are black, was significantly higher than for black
and white infants born at hospitals where fewer than 15 percent of these infants are black. These fi...
UNC, Shaw research shows continuity of care, not race, key to better blood pressure control
...n a doctor being of the same race in helping older black
patients control their high blood pressure, a new study indicates. The same holds true for older whites. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Shaw University in Raleigh, showed that continuity of ...
Squinting while staring at a computer monitor can cause painful dry eye
...nts were also instructed to continuously look at a black
dot in the center of a computer display. They list...n, which was driven by the music, moved around the black
dot. At the end of the trials, the researchers watched the videotapes and counted the number of tim...
Distance from radiation therapy facility impacts breast cancer treatment
...ly increase the receipt of BCSR among Hispanic and black
women, older women, and the uninsured."...
NIDA unveils campaign to send teens the message
...ences of drug abuse and HIV. For example, in 2004, black
and Hispanic women represented about 25 percent of all U.S. women, yet they accounted for more than 80 percent of AIDS cases diagnosed in women that year. African-Americans, while they make up just 12 percent of the population, accounted for approxim...
Racial minority participation in clinical trials increase with information and access
...s than attitude. "It's been known for years that black
patients are less likely to enroll in research studies than white patients," said a study author, Cary Gross, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine at Yale. "This is a problem because research studies are how we determine which new treatment...
Envisat sees smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire
London is completely blanketed by the black
plume of smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire ...susceptible people to avoid breathing in the acrid black
smoke. The heat of the fire has driven smoke particles high into the sky, with aircraft reporting po...
Drinking tea associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer
...e from laboratory studies indicates that green and black
tea preparations may protect against various cance... of the participants reported drinking tea (mainly black
tea) at least once per month. During an average follow-up of 15.1 years, 301 women were diagnosed a...
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