Genetics

Race, medicine and the future power of genetic ancestry

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine that they "do not believe that ignoring race will reduce health disparities" but rather that "such an approach is a form of naive 'color blindness' that is more likely to perpetuate ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's may strike women and men in different ways

(HealthDay)—The ravages of Alzheimer's may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-white race tied to higher likelihood of COVID-19 infection

(HealthDay)—Race is the most important predictor of testing positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection but not for outcomes, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in the Annals ...

Surgery

Deceased organ donation rose among Blacks but still lags

(HealthDay)—Deceased organ donation increased among some racial groups, particularly among Black people, from 1999 to 2017, but substantial racial and ethnic differences remain, according to a study published online Feb. ...

Vaccination

National survey shows 13% of healthcare workers are vaccinated

A 50-year-old white male doctor in the Northeast, earning more than $200,000, is more than seven times likely to be vaccinated than a 45-year-old Black female nursing assistant in the South who earns less than $50,000, according ...

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Differences

"Differences" is the title of a number-one R&B single by singer Ginuwine. The hit song spent four weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart.This is Ginuwine's best selling and top charting single yet in his career, also peaking at number four on the main US pop chart.

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