News tagged with disparities

Improving health care for Cambodian-Americans

Scarred by years of torture and abuse under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodian refugees in the United States have been found to have significantly higher physical and mental health problems compared ...

Jan 25, 2013
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Genes provide clues to gender disparity in human hearts

Healthy men and women show little difference in their hearts, except for small electrocardiographic disparities. But new genetic differences found by Washington University in St. Louis researchers in hearts with disease could ...

Jan 24, 2013
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Type 1 diabetes in urban children skyrockets

(Medical Xpress)—Over the past two decades, the incidence of type 1 diabetes in very young children under age 5 has increased by 70 percent in the city of Philadelphia, according to research from a University of Pennsylvania ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Pot opponents regroup after US state votes

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a son of late Sen. Ted Kennedy who has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, has teamed up with other opponents of legal marijuana to renew their campaign now that voters have made ...

Jan 09, 2013
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