Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies

It has been found that children, males and Blacks, have the highest rates of food allergies in the United States, and the risk is.......more

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Study Reveals Need to Retain More Black Women in Clnical Trials

Results from a national clinical trial show that, although women do about the same as men when taking a Food and Drug Administration approved medication used for the treatment of HIV, Read more....

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Poor Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Diabetes

According to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, pregnant women negotiating the rocky landscape of poverty tend to gain weight and endure more medical complications, particularly gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) than those who are better off financially. More

New Study: African Americans More Likely Than any Other Race to Develop Alzheimer's Disease

According to a new study released by the Alzheimer's Association, African Americans and Hispanics are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but most shocking is the fact that blacks are more likely than any other race to develop the degenerative disease.
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The Guatemala Syphilis Experiement's Tuskegee Roots

Recent revelations that the U. S. Government knowingly infected Central Americans with syphilis in the 1940's have eerie echoes to the infamous 40 year experiment with 400 infected black men in Macon County, Alabama. More

Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies

Children, males and blacks have the highest rates of food allergies in the United States, and the risk is 4.4 times higher among male black children than in the general population, a new study finds. Read more

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ER Triage Decisions Delay Care for Blacks, Hispanics

Black Americans and Hispanics who show up at emergency rooms with chest pain are less likely than whites to get the care they need, despite displaying the same symptoms, according to a study published in the September 24 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Study: Hispanics Get Lower Quality Medical Care

It's more discouraging news from the health disparity front: A new study suggets that elderly Hispanics tend to get inferior care. See more.

Doctors in Southeastern U.S. Lack Multicultural Awareness, Stroke Rates Rise Among Blacks

A lack of multicultural awareness by doctors in the Southeastern area of the United States known as the Stroke Belt, due to the high frequency of strokes that occur in that region, read more.

Blacks, Women Experience Pain Medication Disparities, Study Finds

Blacks are prescribed fewer pain medications and women receive weaker dosages of chronic pain meds, concludes a study published in the August issue of Journal of Pain. More

Cancer Researchers Testing Radical Change in Drug Trials

U C Franciso's Laura Esserman is taking a leading role in I-Spy 2, an innovative cancer trial that will rotate through up to 12 experimental cancer therapies in an effort to determine if a radical new approach can identify the right population for the right therapy on a much smaller budget.

Study: Proximity to Fast-food Restaurants Linked to Stroke Risk

Risk of stroke in a neighborhood increased by 1% for every fast-food restaurant. Read from CNN News.

Government's New Online Cancer Risk Tool Omits Minorities

A new interactive online tool can help older Americans assess their risk for developing colon cancer. The catch is that it only works for whites.

Benefits of Statins Outweigh "slightly increased" Risk of Diabetes: Study

According to data from a meta-analysis published in The Lancet on Wednesday, the use of statins such as Pfizer's Lipitor (atorvastatin) and AstraZeneca's Crestor (rosuvastatin) is linked to a "slightly increased" risk of developing diabetes. Read more.......

Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks

A mutation has been identified by researchers in American black men with family history of prostate cancer.

Insured Black Women Suffer Same Delays in Breast Cancer Care as Uninsured

Regardless of insurance status, black women have to wait twice as long as insured white women for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, a study by the GW Cancer Institute reveals. Read more.

Doctors in Southeastern U. S. Lack Multicultural Awareness, Stroke Rates Rise Among Blacks

A lack of multicultural awareness by doctors in the Southeastern area of the United States known as the Stroke Belt---read more.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FDA Revises Rules on Reporting Safety Information During Clinical Trials

The FDA on Tuesday issued a final rule clarifying how and when safety information must be reported during clinical trials of investigational drugs and biologics. Read more.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Racial Differences in Incident Heart Failure Among Young Adults

Read original article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

System That Regulates Blood Pressure is Amiss in Some Healthy, Young African-Americans

When stress increases blood pressure, a natural mechanism designed to bring it down by excreting more salt in the urine doesn't work well in about one-third of healthy, African-American adolescents, researchers report. Read article

Hormone Linked to High Blood Pressure and Blood Vessel disease in African Americans

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have linked higher levels of the hormone aldosterone to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African Americans. Aldosterone is secreted by the adrenal glands and causes salt retention by the kidneys.

Newly Found Gene Variants Account for Kidney Diseases Among African-Americans, Studies Show

For the first time, researchers have identified variations in a single gene that are strongly associated with kidney diseases disproportionately affecting African-Americans. This work was conducted by researchers at the national Institutes of Health (NIH) and by NIH-funded investigators at the John Hopkins University.

Heart Pumping Variations Revealed Among African and Chinese Americans

Racial differences may explain risk levels. Read press release from John Hopkins Medicine.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Three Factors That Can Make or Break the Physician-Patient Relationship

Medicine has evolved from a culture of "doctor knows best" to one of patient-centered care. But not all physicians or their patients have hopped on the pendulum and swung to the other side. Read more.