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Obese women disadvantaged in both breast cancer treatment and diagnosis

Berlin, Germany: Obese women with breast cancer have worse disease outcomes and also tend to present to their doctor for the first time with more advanced disease, two scientists told the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-6) today (Wednesday 16 April). Dr. Evandro de Azambuja and c...

Active living in diverse and disadvantaged communities

San Diego, April 3, 2008 About 25 million US children and adolescents are overweight or obese. As obesity continues to increase while physical activity continues to decline in the United States, the disparity between the general population and low-income and minority populations continues to grow...

New York Plastic Surgeon Performs Pro Bono Surgery on Disadvantaged Patient Where Health Insurance Coverage Was Denied

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Manhattan-based facial plastic surgeon and Director of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Center of New York and New Jersey, Oleh Slupchynskyj, M.D., offers his skill and compassion to a Brooklyn, New York woman tormented physically and emotionally from a medical co...

Abt Associates to Lead Major Evaluation of Programs Aimed at Promoting Self-Sufficiency for Disadvantaged Families

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates has been awarded a $15 million, 7-year contract by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to lead a major evaluation of emplo...

Heart Care for Disadvantaged Children With American Help

A hospital in Chennai has tied up with an American university and a NGO in the US to bring low-cost heart care to disadvantaged children in India. There are an estimated 40,000 kids needing such heart correction procedures. The Lifeline multi-speciality hospital here has set up a foundation...

Courage Center Presents 2009 National Courage Award to Jordan Thomas

... at just 16, set up the Jorda n Thomas Foundation to raise money for disadvantaged children with traumatic injuries who needed prosthetics and orthotics. Now, at age 20, Thomas is making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children. To date, his Foundation has raised $350,000, which is changing t...

New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

... on both sex and gender, which then interact with economic and cultural factors. Smoke-free policies are a good example. They affect women, especially disadvantaged and low-SES women at all levels- in relationships, at home, in public and at work-sometimes in deleterious ways. Women's gendered responsibilities for...

IDEAL LIFE's Remote Monitoring System Benefits Rural North Carolina Communities

...Health Center, and Cabarrus Community Health Center. "We're confident that IDEAL LIFE will help us deliver better healthcare to one of the most disadvantaged regions in the U.S.," said Kim Schwartz, CEO of RCCHC. "Remote monitoring is an extremely cost-effective way for us to extend the reach of our rural h...

Smart for Life(TM) and THINADVENTURE(TM) Sponsor Brandon Flowers Youth Sports Camp

...booth for a taste!" In addition to the main event, Smart for Life(TM) also participated in a series of workshops during the week to educate disadvantaged children on the effects of drinking soda rather than water, eating healthy meals and snacks throughout the day, and incorporating foods from the My ...

New Initiative to Improve Mental Health Among Chicago Latinos

...hool's community service initiatives resulted in recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to disadvantaged youth. For more information about The Chicago School, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu . Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GradPsychology...
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Final Results of Ideal Study Presented at Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

... One of the key questions of the study has been whether the protocol-assigned ribavirin dose regimen or the protocol-specified dose reduction schedule disadvantaged patients in any of the treatment arms, particularly in the Pegasys combination arm. However, the final results of IDEAL showed that the majority of pa...

The COSHAR Foundation Launches National Childhood Immunization Awareness Campaign During National Infant Immunization Week (April 19-26)

.../PRNewswire/-- The COSHAR Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and empowerment with a focus on minority and disadvantaged populations; has launched a national immunization awareness campaign, Protecting our Future: The COSHAR Foundation Immunization Project. As part of th...

Honor Society of Nursing Recognizes Researcher of HIV Risk Prevention for Poor and Underserved

... around the world. The foundation, established in 1981, began to focus exclusively on increasing access to health care in 2002 -- particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved -- in communities where Baxter employees live and work. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX ), through its subsidiaries, assists hea...

Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in Miami

...and Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. has grown into one of the area's largest providers of social services to socially isolated and economically disadvantaged persons in the South Florida area. Today, the Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers operate not only a new, spacious and functional building,...
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Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...veral small business partners across the country, including West Virginia-based IMTS; Communications Resource, Incorporated (CRI), a woman-owned small disadvantaged business located in McLean, Va.; Massachusetts-based Aware, Inc.; and BancTec, headquartered in Dallas, TX. Eventually, the records processed th...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...veral small business partners across the country, including West Virginia-based IMTS; Communications Resource, Incorporated (CRI), a woman-owned small disadvantaged business located in McLean, Va.; Massachusetts-based Aware, Inc.; and BancTec, headquartered in Dallas, TX. Eventually, the records processed th...

Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

...ing policy. Even if low-income groups and others who are transportation disadvantaged benefit as a whole from congestion pricing, there will always be some individuals who will be made worse off. However, many of these people also are disadvantaged by the status quo, Light said, because they are hampered by both the existi...

Study to evaluate success of parental involvement in early childhood education

...es (PALS). "The challenge is so great for teachers serving economically disadvantaged children. Some students show up for their first day of school and have neve...es," she said. "This grant will help future generations of economically disadvantaged students excel so that they may be on equal footing with their peers," said...

Pregnancy not turning minds to mush: Study

...heir 20s. While this is hardly surprising, as having children will interrupt education, it is something to watch in the future as early mothers may be disadvantaged later on if they do not continue with further training," she added. Professor Christensen said the study was only able to look at the effects of mo...

Project aims to reduce complications, multiple surgeries with biodegradable implantable devices

...ioengineering and nanotechnology researchers," Sankar said. "We hope to expand the presence of African Americans, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged students in bioengineering and nanotechnology. This project seeks to provide precollege and college students with the technical education in advanced ...

Women's health-related scientific findings presented by University of Pittsburgh researchers

...and protein in the urine that is a leading cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal disability and death, particularly in undeveloped countries and among disadvantaged populations. Among the findings being presented are: Obstetricians quick to point out tobaccos dangers; less likely to talk about alcohol, drug...

UTSA receives $822,000 from Kleberg Foundation to enhance scientific research

...he college, as we strive to advance scientific literacy, conduct cutting-edge research and provide leadership in the education of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. ...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

... Being well-off was a disadvantage when it came to skin cancer. Women living in affluent areas were 29 per cent more likely than people living in disadvantaged areas to suffer from basal cell carcinoma and nearly two and a half times more likely to suffer from malignant melanoma. Men displayed a similar...

Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men

...e socioeconomically disadvantaged. Professor Najman said reducing tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged should be an urgent national priority....
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Bayer CropScience Donates $1.1 Million to United Fresh Research & Education Foundation to Create the Center for Global Produce Sustainability

...atural sciences and technology, to strengthen sustainable and resource-efficient agriculture, to ensure safe use of its products and to help people in disadvantaged rural areas in its core fields of expertise. About United Fresh Produce Association United Fresh Produce Association is the pre-eminent trade...

AmeriCares Presents 'Power of Partnership' Award to Baxter

...gnize medical manufacturing and distribution organizations that have shown exceptional dedication to expanding access to medicines and health care for disadvantaged populations in the developing world and here at home. "We depend on our friends in the corporate world and their willingness to aid our efforts in p...

Chassapis and team awarded $3 million GK-12 grant from NSF for multiscale research

... US to maintain its leadership-role in emerging areas of technology in a global economy, while strengthening partnerships to better recruit and retain disadvantaged and under-represented minorities in the engineering pipeline, said Stevens Provost & University Vice President George P. Korfiatis. It is totally appr...

Baxter and Its Foundation Contribute Nearly $53 Million in 2007 to Address Critical Needs Locally and Globally

...d around the world. The foundation, established in 1981, began to focus exclusively on increasing access to healthcare in 2002 -- particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved -- in communities where Baxter employees live and work. To learn more about the foundation, please visit http://www.baxter.com/about_...

Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

...d around the world. The foundation, established in 1981, began to focus exclusively on increasing access to healthcare in 2002 -- particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved -- in and near communities where Baxter employees live and work. Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, assists healthca...

Joint Venture Trains Minority Students for IT Careers

... Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence), is a pre-college technology access and training program for talented students of color and economically disadvantaged youth residing in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The students receive four years of training in preparation for IT-related careers and acad...

Is your competitive edge really a wedge?

...dispel this myth. Acting in this belief drives a wedge of disparity between the beneficiaries of stock price increases and the large numbers of people disadvantaged by the behavior of businesses. Real prosperity combines economic development with social generosity. The authors close by asserting that material ...

Wisconsin must produce more science-savvy students to remain competitive

...job of preparing K-12 students for a future that will be more technically demanding. Thats especially true for K-12 children who are poor or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The supply of technically trained workers in America would soar if we simply used the young people we already have to their highest poten...

Minority and inner-city entrepreneurs face challenges

... Secretary Nettles began the dialogue by alluding to several initiatives the Doyle administration is implementing to encourage and enable minority and disadvantaged entrepreneurs. [In the past] we have not really put a lot of resources into minority business development in this state, Nettles said. What we hope...

Achieving digital solidarity

...ooting the bill for infrastructure, while private, often faith-based organizations are helping to deploy computers and other network access devices to disadvantaged neighborhoods. The project goes beyond hardware, however. The project includes training on the use of computer and the wealth of empowering informatio...
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