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Fewer, less severe coronary obstructions appear in African American than white men

NEW YORK--A study in the May 16 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that while African American men are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, they have fewer cases of coronary obstruction than clinically similar white men. This new research suggests the need for greater understanding of factors influencing coronary events in diverse populations....... "One m...

African American men paradoxically have fewer, less severe coronary obstructions than white males

While African American men are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, they paradoxically have fewer cases of coronary obstruction than clinically similar white men, according to a new national study led by a Medical College of Wisconsin researcher. The study results, to appear in the May 16 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, will be presented on April 27 at the A...

Gap widens between black/white kids' asthma hospitalizations and death

Fifty percent more black children than white children are hospitalized for asthma, and 25 percent more black children than white children are dying from asthma, according to a report in the February issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology....... The report described a study by Northwestern University researchers that evaluated recent trends in U.S. asthma hospitalization and death fo...

Fox Chase study examines which women could benefit from adjuvant therapy with aromatase inhibitor

DENVER -- Few women with invasive breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy, radiation and five years of tamoxifen would benefit from taking an aromatase inhibitor after tamoxifen. That is the conclusion of a Fox Chase Cancer Center study presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Denver, Colo. ... "A randomized study in a sim...

Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer

... The study, presented today (June 3) at the 43rd annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), is the first to show that improvements in breast cancer survival only benefit white women and that the disparity between black and wh...

OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy

PORTLAND, Ore. A researcher in the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center has found a way to identify which men need a second prostate biopsy because they may be harboring life-threatening prostate cancer even though they were given a clean bill of health after their first biopsy. ... Shane Rogosin, M.D., principal investigator, resident...

Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery

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HIV's effect on white blood cells questioned by new research

... ... One popular theory has been the runaway hypothesis, which says that T cells infected by HIV...

Discovery of cellular processes which regulate heart's energy supply

... "The heart is a pump," says Dr. Gigure's. "It needs energy, and it gets this from different fuels found in the body "glucose or fatty acids" depending on availability. We've identified two...

New treatment for fungus which causes thrush and sepsis

... ... Researchers led by Oliver Cornely, of The University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, tested the effectiveness of two well known treatments, liposo...

Most first-time offenders for driving while intoxicated need help for more than just alcohol

Most first-time offenders for driving while intoxicated need help for more than just alcohol... ... Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a significant public-health problem in the US.... New findings indicate that many first-time DWI offenders also have high rates of other substance-use disorders as well as other psychiatric disorders.... Intervention programs may need to provide enhanced services...

Black-white life expectancy gap narrows, but remains substantial

... Life expectancy at birth has generally been increasing in the United States since at least the late 19th century. For as long as data have been reported by race/ethnicity, life expectancy of blacks has been lower than that of whites, according to background i...

Aga Khan University team discover which patients keep on taking their medicine

Aga Khan University (AKU) is proud to share a peer-reviewed article, Factors Associated with Adherence to Anti-Hypertensive Treatment in Pakistan, which will appear in the March 14 issue of PLoS ONE, the international, open-access online journal from the Public Library of Science. The study on which the article is based is in line with the Universitys ethos: that research at AKU focuses on topic...

Clinical guidelines help identify which children at risk of bacterial meningitis

... Although bacterial meningitis is the greatest concern when evaluating and treating children with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis, the majority of these children have viral rather than bacterial meningitis, according to background information in the article. Howeve...

Certain types of cancer becoming more common, while rates of others decreasing

... "There are a variety of factors that may explain these numbers," says study author Elizabeth W...

Key to avoiding whiplash injury may lie in head restraint positioning

... ... His work is published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention and data from the report has been submit...

Tooth whiteners do not cause cancer

... Clinical and laboratory data on tooth whitening p...

Pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection: Which drugs should be tested?

... ... Based on their analysis, they conclude that lamivudine (3TC) woul...

OHSU researchers demonstrate how white blood cells cannibalize virus-infected cells

... CD8+ T-cells are specialized white blood cells that serve an important role in the body's immune sy...

'Living While Black' index measures variety of stress factors for African Americans

Penn State researchers have developed a Living While Black index, which combines the impact of economic, social and health factors affecting African Americans. ... Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, associate professor of criminal justice, and Dr. Steven Peterson, professor of politics and public policy, both at Penn State's Harrisburg campus, recently published their findings in the September issue of the Jo...

Hopkins study reveals white blood cells can both hurt and help transplanted kidneys

... Researchers have long known that when blood flow is cut off and then returned to transplanted kidneys or other organs, immune system cells called T lymphocytes produce toxic natural chemicals that contribute to ischemic reperfusion injury (IRI). Nature cannot distinguish between deliberate surgical wounds needed to remove and re-implant a donor k...

South Asian men suffer more urinary problems than white men but are less likely to seek help

... ... 7,810 men completed the questionnaire an overall response rate of 64 per cent. Although the response rate from South Asian men was lower at 3...

Analysis shows blacks have poorer diabetes control than whites

... ... Kirk said the findings point to the need to determine why the difference in control exists a...

Hispanic and African American adults are uninsured at rates 1 1/2 to three times higher than whites

... Sixty-two percent of Hispanic adults ages 19 to 64--an estimated 15 million adults--were uninsured at some point during the year, a rate more than three times as high as that for white working-age adults (20%). Uninsured rates for working-age African-American adults are also high, with o...

Estrogen plays different role during stress in black and white teens

Estrogen seems to play a different role during stress in black and white girls, a difference that may help explain higher cardiovascular disease rates in blacks, researchers have found....... Using a model that mimics common life stressors, researchers found estrogen levels drop during stress in healthy black girls but remain consistent in whites, said Dr. Gregory Harshfield, director of the Medi...

Hispanic 3-year-olds more likely to be obese than black or white children

A study of more than 2,400 children in 20 U.S. cities suggests that Hispanic 3-year-olds have a higher prevalence of obesity than black or white 3-year-olds, a disparity that does not seem to be explained by socioeconomic factors typically linked to childhood obesity, according to an article in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.... ....

Ireland leads Europe for anti-tobacco policies while Luxembourg comes last

Ireland leads Europe for its active stance on tobacco control, while Luxembourg comes bottom of the league of 30 countries, reveals research in the journal Tobacco Control....... A newly devised points scale was applied to rank 30 European countries' efforts to curb smoking and improve the health of their populations....... The Tobacco Control Scale, which was devised with the help of an internat...

Flick of whiskers helps tease out brain's 'shadow' signaling system

By blowing gentle puffs of air onto a mouse's whiskers and watching how its brain reacts, scientists are discovering that a long-overlooked signaling system in the brain is crucial to our everyday activity....... The work is the latest in a growing body of evidence that star-shaped brain cells known as astrocytes aren't simply support cells but are stars of the brain in their own right, say resea...

'Puppy fat' is a myth which puts children's health at risk

The idea that 'puppy fat' in children disappears as they progress to adolescence is a myth which may put the future health of children at risk, says a paper published on bmj.com today....... And girls from some ethnic minorities and lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to be overweight or obese, putting them at even more danger of long-term health problems, say the authors....... Previous s...

African-Americans report less trust in health care providers than whites

A national survey suggests that African-Americans may have lower levels of trust in physicians, nurses and other health care providers than whites, especially if they regularly receive care in a facility other than a physician's office, according to an article in the April 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.... ...Physicians and researchers are increasing...

WHI updated analysis: No increased risk of breast cancer with estrogen-alone

Estrogen-alone hormone therapy does not increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to an updated analysis of the breast cancer findings of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen-Alone Trial. ...... The results contrast with the previously reported WHI Estrogen plus Progestin Trial, which found an increase in breast cancer over about 5 years among those taking comb...

Rodeo cowboys bounce back quicker after suffering whiplash

Rodeo athletes have often been called a breed of their own and now University of Alberta research looking into how they deal with whiplash injuries confirms it. ...... Dr. Robert Ferrari, from the U of A's Department of Medicine, has conducted several studies on whiplash and patients' expectations of recovery. Last year while on a radio talk show, he was explaining how Canadians have a worse outc...

Whites more likely than blacks to die soon after spouse's death

White Americans are far more likely than their black counterparts to die soon after the death of a spouse, according to new research from Harvard University. The longitudinal study of 410,272 elderly American couples indicates that the "widowhood effect" -- the increased probability of death among new widows and widowers -- is large and enduring among white couples but undetectable among black co...

White blood cell count, inflammation linked to cancer deaths

In a study of more than 3,000 older Australians, those with a higher white blood cell count, a sign of inflammation, were more likely to die of cancer, according to an article in the January 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.... ...White blood cell (WBC) count, or the measure of white blood cells in the blood, is a reliable and widely used marker that re...

Smoking while pregnant causes finger, toe deformities

Women have yet another reason to stop smoking while pregnant. In the largest study of its kind, plastic surgeons found smoking during pregnancy significantly elevates the risk of having a child with excess, webbed or missing fingers and toes, according to the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In fa...

White women with skin cancer history more likely to develop melanoma

Older white women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer are at greater risk for developing melanoma, regardless of the amount of sun they have been exposed to, finds a study the online journal Cancer. ... "This study adds a history of the relatively favorable non-melanoma skin cancer -- in and of itself -- to the list of known risk factors for melanoma in both sun lovers and shade dwellers a...

200 proteins which detect diseases of the liver

The biochemist Enrique Santamara Martnez, a researcher in the area of Genetic Therapy and Hepatology at the CIMA of the University of Navarra, has identified more than 200 proteins which can be considered as indicators of the progression of steatohepatitis and liver hepatitis. In addition, these proteins provide a basis for new lines of research which can develop clinical application strategies...

Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference

At first glance, the blue, plastic container marked with letters representing the days of the week looks like an ordinary pill dispenser many seniors use to keep on schedule with their medication doses. ...... It is, indeed, a pill dispenser, with its seven individually marked compartments, but that's where its ordinariness ends. When one of the tiny compartments is opened, a signal is sent wirel...

Squinting while staring at a computer monitor can cause painful dry eye

COLUMBUS , Ohio Squinting at a computer screen can cut in half the number of times someone blinks each minute. And that could lead to an irritating condition called dry eye, new research suggests. ...... The more that the participants in this study squinted their eyes, the less they blinked. And the less they blinked, the more their eyes ached or burned, and the more they reported sensations of...

Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs

HOUSTON (EMBARGOED UNTIL 3 p.m. CST Nov. 21, 2005) -- Researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston have discovered that toddlers with sleep apnea experience more respiratory disturbances when they sleep on their backs than in other positions. Their findings, which contradict earlier studies on the subject, were published in this month's issue of Archives of Otolaryngology H...
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