Poorer Women Discriminated Against in Health Issues: Survey
According to statistics released by the charity Cancer Research UK, poor women have it worse, even in the field of health//.
The study looked at nearly 13, 000 women from less affluent areas such as Northern and Yorkshire regions and found that not only are poorer women treated differently when ...
Cancer Patients Discriminated Against By Insurance Industry
Charity Cancerbackup has said that the insurance industry is unfair in dealing with people suffering from cancer. Patients are being denied// travel insurance or are being asked to pay higher premiums even when they can prove they are disease free.
A survey conducted by the charity found that...
Blood Test Shows Statistically Significant Association With Alzheimer's Disease (AD), May Predict Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to AD
... funded by Cytox Limited, demonstrating that a simple blood-based biomarker discriminated
between patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and control subjects. The findings were statistically highly significant, and the test discriminated
between the two groups with 80% sensitivity and 80% specificity. The result...
Full Transcript of House Democrats' Press Conference on Introduction of Health Care Legislation
...re is affordable, because providing someone with the opportunity to finally get a health insurance policy when in the fact -- in the past they've been discriminated
against because of a pre-existing condition or excluded because an insurance company thought that that might be a person who could raise the possibili...
People With Huntington's Report Discrimination
...amily history of Huntington's disease report being discriminated
against by insurance companies, relatives and in s...f the time, and about 12 percent said they'd been discriminated
against in a social setting, usually over their ch...are setting and about 4 percent said they had been discriminated
against in a public setting.
Family members who...
HealthForumOnline Offers New Online CE Course on Working with Transgender Individuals
...tice and expand their awareness of this highly varied population" notes course author Dr. Jae Sevelious.
While fear of being stigmatized and discriminated
against can make it difficult to obtain an accurate prevalence of transgender identity, Bakker, Van Kesteren, Gooren, & Bezemer's 1993 study based...
Americans United for Life: Rescinding of Conscience Protections for Healthcare Providers Outrageous
...United for Life stated, "The Administration needs to protect the countless healthcare providers, especially pro-life doctors and nurses, who have been discriminated
against because these rules did not exist before last year. These rules were well considered when implemented last year. There is no need to revisit...
Optical techniques show continued promise in detecting pancreatic cancer
...nd Randall Brand, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
In the study of 203 patients, the technique accurately discriminated
with 95 percent sensitivity between healthy patients and those with differing stages of the disease. (Only 5 percent of patients were found to have be...
Building trust, increasing awareness among minorities
...ion of minorities in clinical research, but actual recruitment has been problematic.
"Previous research has established that minorities often feel discriminated
against, but we wanted to look at this issue from the clinicians' perspective," said Dohan. "What we found is that the incentives that are in place fo...
Bellevue Hospital Faces EEOC Race Discrimination Charge, According to Outten & Golden LLP
...reports in making hiring decisions, according to Outten & Golden LLP.
The EEOC claim was filed by Shanae Leath, who alleges that HHC/Bellevue discriminated
against her by rescinding a job offer because she did not meet "background requirements."
According to the charge, Ms. Leath, who earned a medica...
A bird's eye view of art
...cked at. Pigeons consistently pecked at the 'good' paintings more often than at the 'bad' paintings. When the paintings' sizes were reduced, the birds discriminated
just as well between the two types of paintings. However, when they were presented with grayscale paintings, they were no longer able to distinguish b...
New research shows sharks use their noses and bodies to locate smells
... the light, lesioning the lateral line increased search time, but did not affect success rate or plume preference. However, lesioned animals no longer discriminated
between sources of turbulent and oozing odor. In the dark, search time of lesioned animals further increased, and the few animals that located any of ...
New method for identifying microbes
... is also very interesting!"
In another test with possible applications for identifying agents used in bioterror attacks, the technique also clearly discriminated
between closely related strains of Bacillus cereus, a pathogenic soil microbe, and Bacillus anthracis, the bacterial cause of anthrax.
DFG establishes 14 new research training groups
...om the dominant forms of religion within a society and that are generally punished. This phenomenon occurs in the form of prophets, heresies, sects or discriminated
religious minorities in all complex societies. Researchers will be studying interdisciplinary tensions between religious conformity and nonconformity,...
HSVision Molecular Beacon Detection Module Rapidly Detects Herpes Simplex
molecular beacon as well as an internal control so assay performance and
validation are realized. Hence, a true negative result can be discriminated
a false negative result due to PCR failure. In addition, the inclusion of both
high- and low-copy number mixed HSV-1/HSV-2 DNA standards perm...