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Ethnic discrepancy in ovarian cancer

...'s a big concern when it's more of a threat to one ethnic group over another. The reasons why African Americans are more at risk is unclear, but at least highlighting the difference provides a stimulus to future research....

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

...at a control group of 160 women of similar age and ethnic origin who lived at just 150 m above sea level. //They found concentrations of the hormones DHEA and DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate) rose more slowly during puberty in women living at high altitudes. These steroid ...

Body mass index guide needs revision

...rigines - previous research has shown that certain ethnic groups are more vulnerable to the health risks of weight gain....

Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities

...h blood pressure and other cardiac risk factors in ethnic minorities.// Researchers at St George's Hospital,...ion survey involving 1250 men and women of various ethnic origins, looking at their heart disease and stroke risk factors. They find that people of African or...

Blood pressure control with ACE inhibitor or diuretic?

...sults could have been due to the difference in the ethnic makeup of the two trials. He explained that thirt... patients like the elderly, the diabetics, and the ethnic groups. He also stated that irrespective of the studies, the choice of agent that best suits the pat...

Diabetes could become an epidemic

...3pc to 5pc, in people from Southern Asia and other ethnic groups and we have a significant number of those people living here. Once diabetes has developed there is no cure, it is just a case of managing it, and managing it everyday. People who have diabetes are not aware of the problems caused by the condit...

Teens' vitamin D deficiency an epidemic

...D deficiency, as are blacks and other dark-skinned ethnic groups whose pigmented skin doesn't absorb sunlight as easily as whites. Ironically, so are kids who follow the advice of moms and doctors to slather on sunscreen to avoid skin cancer, because it can block the absorption of ultraviolet rays. But wh...

The Size Of The Heart Does Matter

... thus pave the way for therapies that can minimize ethnic disparities in the future....

Spanking can Cause Adverse Effects Later In Life

...l possible explanations for the difference between ethnic groups. Among them, spanking is thought to be accepted as the norm in black families, which could mean black children and parents are relatively less likely to perceive spanking as harsh or unfair. In white communities, where spanking is used less fr...

The Risks Of Fast Food Consumption

...sociated with increased insulin resistance in both ethnic groups. In conclusion researchers say that fast food habits have strong, positive, and independent associations with weight gain and insulin resistance in young black and white adults and that fast food consumption can be linked to adverse health ou...

Race an important links to the risk of advanced colorectal cancer

...ctal cancer stage of diagnosis and mortality. Some ethnic groups have a 10 to 60 percent higher risk of stage III or IV colorectal cancer compared to some non-Hispanic whites. Some have 20 to 30 percent higher risk of death from the disease. The good news for Asian Americans and non-Hispanic whites is that ...

Diet to lose weight, and gain prosperity too?

...d that the results varied greatly according to the ethnic origin and gender as well. Reference: Economics and Human Biology, online edition, July 2005...

New Race –Specific drug

...first drug ever to be licensed for use by a single ethnic group. The results of clinical trials are testam...r biological differences can bedetermined by one's ethnic origins is a long-standing one, and it raises a number of legal and ethical questions. There is a po...

Size Of The Waist In Children Linked To Diabetes

...in the office setting. Normative data specific for ethnic group need to be collected. The present study showed that children with abdominal obesity, as determined by WC, have increased metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2DM. Source: Newswise Medindia on Diabetes: further information: Diabetes type 2...

Obesity, diabetes in pregnant women affects babies

...rm birth and low birth-weight (LBW)- by racial, or ethnic group. Terry J. Rosenberg of Medical Health and Research Association (MHRA), New York, and fellow researchers collected data from the 1999, 2000 and 2001 New York City birth files for 329,988 singleton births that included information on the mother'...

Physicians Need To Treat Patients With Respect For Treatment To Be Effective

...d with adherence to treatment plans for racial and ethnic minorities, whereas being involved in decisions was significantly associated with adherence for whites. These results are published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. “Although involving patients in decisions is an importan...

Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients

...te areas as the state is plagued by insurgency and ethnic conflict. The authorities fear that HIV/AIDS may further spread because of the northeastern region's acute drug problem. India's northeast lies on the edge of the heroin-producing "Golden Triangle" of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand and independent est...

Children Of Smokers Start Smoking Early

...American Indians and three percent were from other ethnic backgrounds. The study found differences in daily smoking rates both by gender and racial background. Over all, 37 percent of the individuals reported daily smoking by age 21, of which 42 percent were males and 32 percent females, according to the ...

Land of Kebabs, also reaps enormous profit in fast food

...dy thriving business in a country renowned for its ethnic cuisine.// There are now 26 KFCs and 18 McDonald's across the country. Not so much in numbers perhaps but significant nonetheless for a country with essentially only three big urban centres - Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. A stroll down the Mall,...

Eat 'The' Color and be healthy

... poll which stressed that lower socio economic and ethnic minority groups were unable to successfully use this system to identify nutrient content of the food. This would be 31% of the 2,600 consumers who were polled. The road ahead for the UK government will not be easy especially with the red light unhe...

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