News tagged with racial disparities

Weight gain worry for stressed black girls

Could the impact of chronic stress explain why American black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls? According to Dr. Tomiyama of the University of California, Los Angeles in the U.S., and her colleagues, ...

Sep 19, 2012
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Those who are covered, recover

Insurance status is a better predictor of survival after a serious cardiac event than race, and may help explain racial disparities in health outcomes for cardiovascular disease. A new study by Derek Ng, from the Johns Hopkins ...

Aug 06, 2012
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Clergy can fight HIV on faith-friendly terms

The public health community has long struggled with how best to reduce HIV infection rates among black Americans, which is seven times that of whites. In a new paper in the journal PLoS ONE, a team of phy ...

May 16, 2012
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