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.