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Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities

...eart disease and stroke combined. Also, the ethnic minorities have the highest levels of hypertension in the pop...be take a lower threshold blood pressure in ethnic minorities before beginning treatment....

AIDS More Prevalent Among Teenage Girls In The US

...undation, teenage girls and those belonging to the minorities are most affected. Infact, nearly 65% of all AIDS cases among 13-19-year-olds were represented by young African Americans; Latino teens represented 20 percent. The teenage attitude issues related to sex, relationships, friendship and many other sim...

Stop spending on new treatments; allocate funds to improve the existing treatments.

...alth care services showed discrepancies in case of minorities and disenfranchised patients which should be avoided. A contrast was seen from the study between the usefulness of the treatment and to the degree to which these facilities are delivered properly and exactly to the patients. This idea was described...

Health Care Disparities cause of inaccessibility to new technology

...se of new technology for disease treatment between minorities and children’s, which make them not accessible to new technology and treatments in health care//. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have reported that Health care disparities is found in minority and children’s affected with asthma an...

Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse

Ethnic minorities may have particular problems with alcohol use, yet...e problem. In the United Kingdom, several ethnic minorities have higher levels of alcohol use and resulting health problems than the general population, writes ...

Distinct Support Services Needed, To Resurrect Ethnic Groups from Alcohol Abuse

... pointed out inherent alcohol problems that Ethnic minorities undergo, albeit silently, since they are wary of a...d services – which are few and far between. Ethnic minorities do not seek help proactively, and hence they lose out from being overlooked by health providers in d...

Video Games, The Latest Craze Of American Adults

...aystation or a console such as Xbox. Surprisingly, minorities and young adults are more likely to indulge in video games. In the same group nearly 45% described themselves as an online gamer. The amount of money spent on gaming as a hobby approximates to $200, making it an ideal market for business. With such...

Grieving Relatives Reluctant To Give Consent For Organ Donation

...rates for families of potential donors from ethnic minorities were 70%, twice that for white potential donors (35%), but the age and sex of the potential donor did not affect the refusal rate. The study concluded that when the Human Tissue Act comes into force in September 2006, "the wishes and consent of the...

Merciless Lathi Charge of our Meritorious Medicos

...Government. The question we need to ask is can the minorities be helped by other means. Can there be a fair system for all. A high profile committee led by Sam Pitaroda (appointed by the Prime Minister) also felt that this policy will hinder the growth of the country; however they added that the same can be ach...

Organ Donation Rates Plummet In UK

... rates were highest among the families from ethnic minorities (70%) and those of the white donors (35%)....

V P Singh Proposes Doubling Of Medical Seats

...s the Mandal recommendations were implemented, the minorities were still not benefited. "Some provisions must be made for them within the framework of the Mandal Commission report so that they also get benefited," he said. Students have been angered by the UPA government’s proposal to raise the reservations t...

Indians in Gulf to Get More Education Facilities

...s, he added. 'The UPA government has ensured the minorities in India get what is legitimately due to them,' the minister said. He said while several universities had offered him honorary doctorates, he declined them and chose to accept only the doctorate awarded by the AMU, which he values and cherishes mos...

Amritraj Floats Charity To Help AIDS Victims In India

...ian American community, who were among the richest minorities in the United States. As part of its efforts to raise funds, the California-based Foundation will organise the Vijay Amritraj Charity Golf Classic in November next, which will be followed by a gala banquet in Los Angeles. Source:PTI News...

Indian Students in New Zealand Feel Insecure

... the overseas literature that children from ethnic minorities often do face more racism, discrimination and often do have problems with acceptance at school," he told the newspaper. "It's possible that some of those things contribute. What they also face is often a cultural gap between the expectations of the...

Transgender Experience - A Tool to Analyze Gender Difference By Stanford Scientist

... additional ideas for how to retain more women and minorities in science, above and beyond the standard cries to simply hire more women. He suggested that women scientists be judged by the quality of their science rather than the quantity, given that many of them still bear the brunt of child-care responsibilit...

Prostate Cancer Patients Sought for Database as Part of Joint Effort

...r diagnosis and treatment. It is hypothesized that minorities have worse cancer outcomes than whites because they reside too far from the traditional university setting where clinical trials are readily available. The ULAAC project not only brings clinical studies to the local community, but also helps patients...

Ethnic Differences in Healthcare

...cella, M.D., M.P.H. "But our study found that some minorities tend to over-report even more often than other groups of patients. This is a problem that has to be recognized and fixed." Fiscella, an associate professor of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Rochester Medi...

Studying Risk Factors for Heart disease

...at socially deprived people and people from ethnic minorities such as British Asians are at increased risk, not explained by these factors. A year ago we showed that for this reason the Framingham score was unfair to those people in the population at greatest risk of heart disease.' SAV...

High risk of mental illness linked to early parental separation

... either parent was more prevalent among the ethnic minorities than native Britons. An early separation creates an ambience of social adversity explained researchers.Even when other risk factors were taken into account the findings remained the same. The journal Psychological Medicine has published the results ...

Best HIV-Prevention Programs Help People Build Skills

...roaches target several high-risk groups, including minorities and HIV-positive people, and work in various ways....rteen of the studies focused entirely or mostly on minorities and eight targeted women exclusively. “We still need to work on research focusing on testing and ide...

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