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Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...cterial communities are unique to one or the other racial group. Understanding the differences between the...ferences in susceptibility to infection in the two racial groups, based upon the relative frequency of different kinds of bacterial communities in women. F...

Jade Goody Left devastated by Miscarriage

... was caught in a controversy after the Big Brother racial row with Indian actress Shilpa Shetty, was thrilled about the baby as it came as a surprise. Sadly for Goody and Tweed, they lost the baby a few days back when the reality TV star miscarried. And though she was taken to the hospital, it was too l...

Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help

...ashmiris, and Afghans prefer those donors as their racial characteristics are similar.' A Persian-speaking gynecologist, Helai Gupta, has been treating Afghan couples for infertility for the last eight years. Dr Gupta said the number of Afghan couples seeking donor sperm has increased since the end of...

Children With Chronic Illness Die in Hospitals

...e 15-year period covered by the study, significant racial and ethnic disparities persisted, with the odds of...hite children. This study cannot tell us why these racial and ethnic disparities exist, said Feudtner. If they reflect different preferences among these gr...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

...n their 70s. Hispanics are the least likely of all racial and ethnic groups to be aware of the disease, with 61% reporting having heard of glaucoma, compared with 72% of Asians, 94% of blacks and 95% of whites, the Dispatch reports. In addition, Hispanics were the least likely of all groups to report hav...

Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives - More So With Blacks

... August 2005 hurricane. The city's long-standing racial friction became a cause for public debate when Kat...lect of area levees and lack of evacuation plans a racial issue because blacks tended to live in areas at risk of flooding. As per the Kaiser survey, the di...

Report Examines Medical Students' Perceived Readiness To Treat Diverse Patients

...are for patients from diverse cultures or who were racial or ethnic minorities. Many residents also said they were not prepared to deal with specific characteristics of diverse patients, including those who mistrust the U.S. health system or who have cultural or religious beliefs at odds with Western medi...

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

...ve disease earlier in life. To account for known racial differences, researchers also compared recurrence rates in exposed and non-exposed blacks and whites and the results held up. "As a population in general, if you were exposed to Agent Orange, youre more likely to have a recurrence," says Dr. Shah. ...

Limiting Eligibility for Medical Studies can Omit Women and African-Americans

...enrollment of all populations, including women and racial minorities. "The NIH, and we as a society, have decided that the burden and benefits of health research should be shared by everyone," said Humphreys, who is also on the staff of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. "It's a moral and...

Washington Post Examines Increase in Minorities Seeking Cosmetic Surgery

...ments that seek to enhance -- not obscure -- their racial or ethnic characteristics,' the Post reports. The Post featured Washington, D.C.-based Cultura Medical Spa, one of the first centers to focus on the growing field of 'ethnic plastic surgery.' Two-thirds of Cultura's patients are minorities and many...

Research Says Small Penis Syndrome Affects Men Than Women

...s. The review also provided little evidence of racial differences, with the exception of one Korean study where the men had smaller than average-sized penises. The authors suggest this area needs further investigation. Evidence on the effectiveness of vacuum devices, penile extenders and traction dev...

Advanced Breast Cancer: Study Reveals White and Black Women Have Different Survival Rates

...heir research and determine the causation of these racial disparities....

Koreans in Canada Feel Put Down by Subtle Racism

... immigrants instead recognize the role that subtle racial discrimination can play, this "may serve as a protective factor." David Takeuchi, a professor of sociology and social work at the University of Washington who was not involved in the study, said that research on African-Americans indicates that whi...

Cord Blood Transplant Benefits Blood Cancer Patients

...crease the chance of finding donors for ethnic and racial minorities currently underrepresented in volunteer marrow registries worldwide. While the study showed that umbilical cord blood took longer to rebuild the blood-making cells in the body, it was associated with a lower risk of graft versus host dis...

Racial Discrimination Takes The Nobility Out Of Doctoring

Previous doubts about racial inequalities, even at the cost of lives, are turni...ns for the disparities. Popescu opines that though racial discrimination can not be ruled out, other factors may be at play including patient preferences for ...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

...n their 70s. Hispanics are the least likely of all racial and ethnic groups to be aware of the disease, with 61% reporting having heard of glaucoma, compared with 72% of Asians, 94% of blacks and 95% of whites, the Dispatch reports. In addition, Hispanics were the least likely of all groups to report hav...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

...n their 70s. Hispanics are the least likely of all racial and ethnic groups to be aware of the disease, with 61% reporting having heard of glaucoma, compared with 72% of Asians, 94% of blacks and 95% of whites, the Dispatch reports. In addition, Hispanics were the least likely of all groups to report hav...

Blacks Get Treatment on Par With Whites for Cardiovascular Disease

...s and treatment differences are minimized, "so are racial differences in functional outcome" Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/V...

Social Factors Not Genetics Drive Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival

...ment utilization were controlled for or equalized, racial disparities were reduced substantially. Lower so... "demonstrated that there is no strong evidence of racial disparities in survival between African-Americans and Caucasians with colon cancer after accounting ...

Infant Mortality Rising in Deep South in US

...not yet reported on 2005. There is a disturbing racial angle too. The national average in 2003 was 5.7 for whites and 14.0 for blacks. (The data for subsequent years have not been compiled.) In Mississippi itself, infant deaths among blacks rose to 17 per thousand births in 2005 from 14.2 per thousand ...

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