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One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...urrent alcohol abuse was more prevalent among men, whites and younger and unmarried individuals while lifetime rates were highest among middle-aged Americans," the authors write. The study revealed that alcohol abuse among participants developed at an average age of 22.5, while dependence began at an aver...

US Teen Birth Rate Drops to Record Low: Report

...s eight per 1,000 among Asians, 12 per 1,000 among whites and 31 per 1,000 among Native Americans. The rate of pregnancies among US teenagers, counting births, abortions and miscarriages, dropped by 40 percent between 1990-2002 to a record low of 44 per 1,000. In a study of sexual activity, the report s...

Once-rare Skin Cancer Type on the Rise in US

...ncreased each decade, was higher among blacks than whites and among men than women, increased substantially with age, and varied geographically," wrote the authors. They say the cause is as yet unknown, but added the results of their study were alarming. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma can develop when cells ...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

...ncreased each decade, was higher among blacks than whites and among men than women, increased substantially with age, and varied geographically. The San Francisco registry had the highest rates9.7 per million white individuals and 10.8 per million black individualswhile the Iowa registry had the lowest, w...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

...s revealed a startling find. Around 75 percent of whites or those of European descent have DNA that is linked to the risks of developing heart diseases. And thats not all. These genes lie close to another set that is connected with diabetes. The findings, made by two independent groups of researchers...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

...0% of Hispanics, 84% of Asian-Americans and 86% of whites reported having their eyes examined as recommended. Paul Sieving, director of the eye institute, said, "NEI-funded research has shown that treatment during the early stages of glaucoma can control the disease and prevent future vision loss and bli...

Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives - More So With Blacks

...substantially since the storm, while 42 percent of whites complained of similar problems. While 46 percent o...oyed in jobs that didn't pay enough, 17 percent of whites said the same thing. In the hard-hit Orleans Parish, where more than half of residents are black, ...

Significant Differences in Stroke Prevalence Among U.S. States & Territories - CDC Report

...e in blacks (4.0 percent) was almost twice that of whites (2.3 percent), with Asians having the lowest rate (1.6 percent). Stroke prevalence was more than twice as high in individuals with fewer than 12 years of education (4.4 percent) compared to college graduates (1.8 percent). CDC works with nearly 80 ...

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

...rrence 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. "If you were black and exposed, you were more likely to recur than if you were black and unexposed." ...

Advanced Scientific Brings Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

...nday. For women diagnosed between 1999 and 2003, whites survived for a median of 27 months compared to 17 months for black patients -- an eight percent difference, said the study by researchers at the University of Texas. More than 180,510 Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and about 4...

Wearing Shorts, Sleeveless Clothes Could Make You Prone to Skin Cancer

...at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, said: "Though whites are more prone to skin cancer, yet repeated exposure to the sun on anybody is harmful. "The repeated exposure affects the skin tissues and the worst time to get exposed is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m." Sarin said: "The next time you move out of y...

Racial Discrimination Takes The Nobility Out Of Doctoring

... study finds that blacks are far less likely than whites to get specialized procedures, like angioplasty,...than whites, the researchers said, perhaps because whites were more likely to undergo specialized procedures that sometimes can be fatal. But in the period ...

Sea Massage for French Wines

...avoured their way through a blind tasting of three whites and three reds. Two of the reds and two of the whites were brought up from the depths this month and compared with bottles of the same wine stored on dry ...

Three Cases of Hepatitis C Points Finger at One NYC Doctor

...flu-like symptoms, a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, dark urine and pale feces. It is treatable, but many people who have the disease do not even know they are infected. There are several effective treatments for hepatitis C, including interferon and ribavirin. The officials refused ...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

...0% of Hispanics, 84% of Asian-Americans and 86% of whites reported having their eyes examined as recommended. Paul Sieving, director of the eye institute, said, "NEI-funded research has shown that treatment during the early stages of glaucoma can control the disease and prevent future vision loss and bli...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

...s revealed a startling find. Around 75 percent of whites or those of European descent have DNA that is linked to// the risks of developing heart diseases. And that’s not all. These genes lie close to another set that is connected with diabetes. The findings, made by two independent groups of researche...

National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

...0% of Hispanics, 84% of Asian-Americans and 86% of whites reported having their eyes examined as recommended. Paul Sieving, director of the eye institute, said, "NEI-funded research has shown that treatment during the early stages of glaucoma can control the disease and prevent future vision loss and bli...

Blacks Get Treatment on Par With Whites for Cardiovascular Disease

...scular disease are similar or better than those of whites when differences in access and treatment are minim...ing to the report, "Although African-Americans and whites did not receive identical care, the few differences in outcomes suggest that in this case, different...

Social Factors Not Genetics Drive Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival

...l differences in CRC between African Americans and whites have been well documented in the epidemiology literature. At the beginning of the 21st century, African Americans were dying from CRC at significant higher rates than white Americans. At five years after diagnosis, almost half of African Americans wo...

Infant Mortality Rising in Deep South in US

...ngle too. The national average in 2003 was 5.7 for whites and 14.0 for blacks. (The data for subsequent year... from 14.2 per thousand in 2004, while those among whites rose to 6.6 per thousand from 6.1. The overall jump in Mississippi meant that 65 more babies died...

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