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Poor Glycaemic Control In Hispanics With Diabetes Causes Severe Depression

A significant association exists between depression severity and poor Glycaemic control (PGC) in Hispanics with diabetes and less than one-third of the diabetics were found having received mental health treatment, // according to a study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. ....The study involved 200 Hispanics with diabet...

Invasive Skin Cancer On The Rise in Hispanics

Researchers have identified an increased incidence of melanoma among the Hispanic population of California. In a new study published in the March 1, 2006 issue// of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the researchers say that this melanoma- an invasive form of skin cancer- is of the thicker variety, meaning that it has relatively poor prognosis. ..It is generally acce...

Hispanic Farmworkers Need More Information on Skin Disease

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have examined the prevalence of skin disease in Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina and found that three out of four farmworkers harbors skin disease.// There is also a lack of information on commonly found skin diseases as well as potentially lethal ones like skin cancer, the report said. It appears in the May issue of the Journal of Ag...

U.S: Prize for the best hearing category (ethnic groups) goes to…. Non-Hispanic Blacks

A recent study has revealed that Non-Hispanic black adults scored the best in hearing abilities in the U.S., among the race-ethnic group across the nation//. And Non-Hispanic women were found to be sharper in hearing compared to the men. ....William Murphy, Christa Themann, and Mark Stephenson at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati reported on the hear...

Black Women Have More Severe Cases of Breast Cancer Than Whites, Hispanics

Black women receiving the same breast cancer treatments as Hispanic and white women in two separate clinical trials had lower survival rates, were more likely to be diagnosed// with later-stage cancer and to have more-aggressive tumors, according to a study. ....For the study, lead researcher Wendy Woodward of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and colleagues examined 2,140 wo...

Colorado Smoking Cessation Program Targets Hispanics

An anti-smoking campaign in Colorado that involves door-to-door counseling in low-income Hispanic neighborhoods has cost hundreds// of thousands of dollars and "is raising questions about whether different strategies are needed" for smoking cessation efforts among minorities, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reports. ....Colorado in 2005 approved a tobacco tax increase, which so far directed $61...

HIV Tests Offered to Los Angeles Hispanics Insufficient: Study

A new study has found that the primary care providers who treat Hispanics of Los Angeles County often fail to offer either HIV testing or safer sex advice to them//. Of late the number of HIV infected people among the Hispanics has risen considerably. ....The study, published in the March issue of the Journal of the National Medical Association, found that only 41 percent of these primary care p...

Gene Variants Linked to Preterm Birth in Hispanic Women

Four gene variants in Hispanic women are linked to spontaneous preterm birth, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Washington University.// ....The research was presented at the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Conference in Reno, Nevada on March 16. ....Preterm birth is a major cause of illness and death in newborns. A genetic cause of preterm birth was suggested by rac...

More Aggressive Breast Cancer in Hispanics Independent of Health Care Utilization

A new study provides evidence that racial differences in the clinical presentation of breast cancer // may be due more to biological factors rather than differences in access to healthcare alone. An analysis of breast cancer cases diagnosed in a managed health care system found that in patients with equal access to healthcare, Hispanic women were at significantly higher risk for being diagnosed w...

Campaign Aims To Improve Nutrition Among Hispanics

The Latino Nutrition Coalition on Tuesday launched a campaign to encourage Hispanics to eat healthier food, the AP/Indianapolis Star reports//. The obesity rate for U.S. Hispanics increased from 11.6% in 1991 to 23.7% in 2001. Hispanics residents are more likely to be obese and two times more likely to have diabetes than those who are not Hispanic, the AP/Star reports. ....LNC's campaign featur...

California Pharmacy Chain Provides Services to Hispanic Community

The Contra Costa Times on Monday profiled California-based pharmacy chain Farmacia Remedios, which seeks to create a "personal connection" with Hispanic consumers . The chain was founded in 2004 by Ben Singer and Eduardo Rallo, who wanted to give Hispanics a "pharmacy experience that reminded them" of Mexico, according to the Times. ......The chain, which has three locations, provides Mexican pr...

Campaign Aims To Improve Nutrition Among Hispanics

The Latino Nutrition Coalition on Tuesday launched a campaign to encourage Hispanics to eat healthier food, the AP/Indianapolis Star reports . The obesity rate for U.S. Hispanics increased from 11.6% in 1991 to 23.7% in 2001. Hispanics residents are more likely to be obese and two times more likely to have diabetes than those who are not Hispanic, the AP/Star reports. ......LNC's campaign featu...
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