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Social class, gender and ethnic group determine adolescents' sexual-affective education

This release is available in Spanish . The social class, the gender and the ethnic group are three essential dimensions, not only in the social differentiation, but also in the affective sexual education of the adolescents, where it is necessary to take part in order to promote sexual and...

Sizable Health Disparities Evident in Every State Between Women of Different Racial and Ethnic Groups

NEW STATE-LEVEL DATA SHOW DISPARITIES VARY WIDELY ACROSS STATES WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decade after U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called for the elimination of racial disparities in health, women of color in every state continue to fare worse than white women on...

NAM Launches Emergency Network System to Deliver Disaster Alerts and Health Warnings to Millions in Ethnic Communities

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR june 4, 2009 in atlanta Amazing System will Activate More than 6,000 Contacts at 3,000 Ethnic Media Outlets in US ATLANTA, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by New America Media: WHO: Sandy Close , executive ...

New Study Reveals Wide Variations in Depression Diagnoses among Ethnic Groups

76% of Whites Experiencing Depression Are Diagnosed by a Physician - Dramatically Higher than Hispanics, Blacks and Asians with Depression Symptoms ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Whites experiencing depression are far more likely to be diagnosed by a physician than other ethnic groups,...

Video: Cosmetic Procedures Up In All Ethnic Groups Except Caucasians In 2008

Largest Increase In Hispanics, Up 18%, New ASPS Plastic Surgery Statistics Show ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough economic times may have caused a decline in some areas of cosmetic surgery, but procedures among ethnic patients are up. According to statistics released...

NFID Expands Educational Efforts To Reach Racial, Ethnic Families About Dangers of Meningitis

Newly Published Call to Action Highlights Need to Reduce Disparities in Meningococcal Vaccination; Increase Educational Efforts BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' (NFID) S.T.O.P. (Share. Teach. Outreach. Protect.) Meningitis! coali...

Money motivates doctors to reduce ethnic differences in heart disease treatments

Financial incentives for doctors can improve the management of coronary heart disease (CHD) and reduce ethnic differences in quality of and access to care, according to Dr. Christopher Millett, Consultant in Public Health at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine in London in the UK, and his colleag...

Easy Ethnic Election

Kohinoor Heat & Eat Entrees Provide Easy, Delicious, Relief During Stressful Election Times EDISON, N.J., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With the country's mind on the election and the economy, there isn't much time to think about what to eat, let alone cook an entire gourme...

Racial and ethnic disparities detected in patient experiences

A study surveying patients in more than 1,500 physician practices has found racial and ethnic disparities in patient health-care experiences, with minority patients having worse experiences than white patients. The findings suggest that while all doctors should be attentive to differences in patie...

Latest CDC Report on HIV Incidence Grossly Excludes Hispanics in 2006, the Fastest Growing Ethnic Population in the United States and its Territories

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an apparent reversal of CDC's January 2008 decision to revise the number of new Hispanic HIV/AIDS diagnoses based on the inclusion of Puerto Ricans as Hispanics, the latest CDC report released in August 2008, entitled "Estimation of HIV Inciden...

Sleep problems associated with menopause vary among ethnic groups

Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep increase as women go through menopause according to research by Rush University Medical Center. Waking up earlier than planned also increases through late perimenopause but decreases when women become postmenopausal. The study is published in the July 1...

Women's Dermatologic Society Announces Collaboration on 'America's Ethnic Skin: An Al Roker Health Special'

A televised skin health program, the first of its kind, addresses the special concerns, challenges and issues affecting an increasingly diverse America, airing on NBC Local Television Stations on Saturday, May 24, 2008. SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented television hea...

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures for Ethnic Patients up 13 Percent in 2007

Procedures for Hispanic Patients Top 1 Million for First Time ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost a quarter (2,626,700) of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on ethnic patients in 2007, up 13 percent from last year, including Hispanics, Afric...

New England Area Fertility Experts Issue Call for Ethnic Egg Donors

LEXINGTON, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Swelling numbers of infertile couples are turning toward egg donation as a means to become pregnant and are in turn creating an acute shortage of ethnic minority donors, say physicians at the Reproductive Science Center (RSC) of New England. As a re...

UCSF researchers validate new model for breast cancer risk assessment in multiple ethnic groups

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have developed a way to quickly estimate a woman's risk for invasive breast cancer. The new model, based on a measure of breast density that is already reported with the majority of mammograms today, is the first to be validated across mul...

National Business Group on Health to Hold Press Conference to Announce Partnership to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) will hold a press conference on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. EST to announce a new initiative to help employers address racial and ethnic health disparities and improve...

Neighborhood ethnic density associated with risk of psychosis among immigrants in the Netherlands

February 4, 2008 -- In a study on neighborhood ethnic density, collaborating researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The Hague, Netherlands, report that immigrants who live in neighborhoods where their own ethnic group comprise a small proportion of the population ...

Racial and ethnic differences in the biology of breast cancer tumors

ATLANTA Scientists from the National Cancer Institute are looking into the racial and ethnic differences in the biology of breast cancer tumors and are presenting their findings this week at the American Association for Cancer Research conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Rac...

Genetic differences point to ethnic and racial disparities in colorectal cancer risk

ATLANTA Risk of developing colorectal cancer is known to differ across ethnic and racial groups, and now an analysis of 26 studies, involving over 25,000 participants shows that some of these disparities might be explained by distinct patterns of genetic inheritance. A team of researchers, led by...

Study examines ethnic differences in sleep quality and blood pressure

In the United States, African Americans have higher blood pressure and are at greater risk of hypertension than whites. In addition, African Americans report poorer sleep quality and exhibit a smaller nighttime decrease in blood pressure than whites, a phenomenon called blood pressure dipping. ...

Racial and ethnic differences in colorectal cancer emphasize importance of screening

Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2007 New research presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology emphasizes the importance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among racial and ethnic minorities, who have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer compared ...

Suicide Rate Among NY's Ethnic Women is Alarming

Driven often by cultural or linguistic isolation, young Hispanic women and elderly Asian women here are at exceptionally high risk //of attempting or committing suicide, mental health experts have warned. The problem is mainly fuelled by cultural and linguistic isolation, the stress of immig...

Attitude Towards Ethnic Identity Impacts Stress Levels

A positive attitude towards one's ethnic identity can help teenagers manage stress better than those who have a negative attitude, according to a new study.// Lisa Kiang and colleagues at the department of psychology at Wake Forest University studied 415 ninth-graders from Chinese and Mexican...

Highly Potent TB Strain Plays Favorites Targeting Specific Ethnic Groups

A highly severe form of tuberculosis that caused a major outbreak in a British school just five years ago, affecting at least 254 school children//, has surfaced again, directing its destruction on a specific ethnic group, reveal scientists. Scientists’ stumbled upon this discovery while conducting...

Singapore Manufacturer to Bring Ethnic Foods to the World

Singapore food manufacturetr plans to bring ethnic Singapore foods to the U.S., China, and Japan using vacuum skin packaging, which is a new frozen food technology.// Local food manufacturer, Terry Tan and Singapore Polytechnic are working together to make the ethnic flavors of Singapore availabl...

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

An experienced Psychiatrist has pointed out inherent alcohol problems that Ethnic minorities undergo, albeit silently, since they are wary of approaching assistance. // They need to be given a helping hand from distinguished services – which are few and far between. Ethnic minorities do not seek he...

Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse

Ethnic minorities may have particular problems with alcohol use, yet may not be seeking help, warns a senior psychiatrist. He believes that these hidden populations// may need specialist services to overcome the problem. In the United Kingdom, several ethnic minorities have higher levels of a...

Plastic Surgery Is Primetime among Ethnic Groups

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports say that plastic surgery was performed mainly on Hispanics, Blacks and Asians. // The ethnic community opts for this surgery than any other community. It was mainly chosen to enhance their appearance or minimize the signs of aging. Statis...

Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities

According to a latest study researchers have observed that doctors should use lower thresholds when treating high blood pressure and other cardiac risk factors in ethnic minorities.// Researchers at St George's Hospital, Georgia have carried out a population survey involving 1250 men and women of v...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

... the Finnish participants, and included blacks, Latinos and Asians, but "the association between high cholesterol and dementia was the same across all ethnic groups," Whitmer noted. The other research, reported in the August issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry , followed more ...

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.

...30% of all cancer deaths according to the American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women and in every ethnic group. Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma and kidney cancers combined. About ALCMI Conce...

CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives With Weight of the Nation Awards

...and environmental strategies to prevent and control obesity. With rising rates of obesity in adults, particularly those from certain racial and ethnic groups, the CDC recognizes the need for a variety of approaches to impact this growing epidemic. "We are excited about the impressive group of ...

New Initiative to Improve Mental Health Among Chicago Latinos

...s of this population. "Studies have shown that therapists who participate in cultural sensitivity training provide more effective treatment to ethnic minority populations," said Dr. Hector Torres , Chicago School assistant professor and Center for Latino Mental Health coordinator. "The better the...

California Cryobank Introduces Celebrity Look-a-Likes for Sperm Donors

... There are two ways to use the free CCB Donor Look-a-Likes feature at www.cryobank.com . A standard search (i.e. - height, eye/hair color, ethnic origin, and education) provides a list of donors who will each have 2-3 celebrity look-a-likes listed on their individual page. Users can also choose ...

Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

...ncer-related deaths in American Indian and Alaskan native women, and these women also have the lowest five-year survival rate when compared with other ethnic groups. University of California-Davis and community researchers found cultural and tribal issues have an impact on the fight against cancer. ...

1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

... to reduce television watching and shaping behaviors toward better nutrition and physical activity," he noted. But there remains a large racial and ethnic disparity in the obesity epidemic among preschoolers, Grummer-Strawn added. Even though the prevalence of obesity has stayed steady in many parts o...

The Gift of Life Flows Through Your Veins!

...ts have unique blood needs that can only be met by blood donors of the same ethnic or racial background. Every two seconds, someone needs blood. You...cs, this "precise match" blood is most often found in someone from the same ethnic or racial background. Please give blood today. You can also help ...

NCDP Health Care Reform Recommendations Advocate for Diabetes Prevention, Treatment and Care

... Patient-centered care models Chronic care management programs Health information technology programs Programs to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care Prevention and health promotion initiatives Quality improvement initiatives Quality-based incentives ...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

...booster is recommended in place of one tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccine, which should be given every 10 years. Another concern is the racial and ethnic disparities in vaccination levels among those aged 65 and older. Among whites, the national average for having a flu shot is 69 percent, but for black...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

...se influenza and pneumococcal vaccines have long been a part of the adult schedule and the coverage goal is 90 percent. Also of concern are racial and ethnic disparities in coverage levels in people 65 and older. Influenza coverage level in non-Hispanic whites in this age group is above the national average...
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