News tagged with disparities
African-American adults living closer to a fast food restaurant had a higher body mass index (BMI) than those who lived further away from fast food, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, ...
Health May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Some racial groups are more likely to bear the brunt of extreme heat waves because of where they live, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Health May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study has found that low-income and minority parents may be more receptive to vaccinating their daughters against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), while white, middle-class parents ...
Cancer May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Black women with breast cancer were found to be three times more likely than their white counterparts to delay treatment for more than 90 days—a time delay associated with increased deaths from the disease, according to ...
Cancer May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
While the percentage of kidney transplants involving live donors has remained stable for other minority populations, African Americans have seen a decline in live donors even as more of them receive kidney transplants, according ...
Surgery May 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The fees that hospitals charge consumers or insurance providers for services vary widely across the United States, and can even vary within geographic regions and cities, federal officials reported ...
Health May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a new report by Save the Children.
Health May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A recent Saint Louis University study revealed that Medicaid-insured children with eczema, an inflammatory skin condition that affects 20 percent children in the United States, do not have easy access to dermatologists.
Health Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. health care costs -- more than twice the previous estimates, reports a new Cornell study.
Health Apr 05, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 4 |
A molecule involved in asthma and allergies has now been shown to make mice resistant to skin cancer, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Cancer Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
An engineering researcher and a global health expert from Michigan State University are working on bringing a low-cost, hand-held device to nations with limited resources to help physicians detect and diagnose cancer.
Cancer Aug 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Among Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with head and neck cancer, considerable racial disparities exist in treatment patterns and survival, according to a study published online April 18 in ...
Surgery Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(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 ...
Diabetes Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Overall death rates due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection declined over time between 1993 and 2007 for most men and women by race/ethnicity and educational levels, with the largest absolute decreases for nonwhites, ...
HIV & AIDS Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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