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Released: 2-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Varies by Race, Sex and Birthplace, Researchers Find
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Patient record analysis suggests diverse genetics and environment drive diverse outcomes.

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19-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
Where You Live Matters: A First-of-Its-Kind Study Illustrates How Racism Is Interrelated With Poor Health
Mount Sinai Health System

A team of health equity researchers from several institutions has leveraged a complex web of data to test a hypothesis: That structural racism is associated with resources and structures at the neighborhood level that are closely associated with poor health.

Released: 18-Dec-2023 8:05 PM EST
Study assesses GPT-4’s potential to perpetuate racial, gender biases in clinical decision making
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT and GPT-4 have the potential to assist in clinical practice to automate administrative tasks, draft clinical notes, communicate with patients, and even support clinical decision making.

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14-Dec-2023 11:00 AM EST
Guiding Principles to Address Bias in Healthcare Algorithms
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new paper addresses the use of algorithms in healthcare, their impact on racial/ethnic disparities in care, and approaches to identify and mitigate biases.

Released: 14-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Researchers Approved for $9.9 Million Award to Study Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Disparities in Blood Pressure Control for Black Patients
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Researchers at Atrium Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine have been approved for a $9.9 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), for a five-year study called “Remote Hypertension Tracking Help and Management to Reduce Disparities in Black Patients (RHYTHM-B).”

10-Dec-2023 5:05 AM EST
Stressors Linked to Increased Drinking College Students during COVID Pandemic, Differ by Race
Research Society on Alcoholism

College students reporting increased mental distress during the pandemic also reported greater quantity and frequency of alcohol use, and distress was linked to certain pandemic-related factors which differed by race.

     
Newswise: Excellence in (Supporting) Diversity
Released: 12-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
Excellence in (Supporting) Diversity
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Four CSUs received national recognition for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Newswise: Black Individuals More Likely to Experience Inequities in Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease, New Research Shows
Released: 12-Dec-2023 12:00 PM EST
Black Individuals More Likely to Experience Inequities in Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease, New Research Shows
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new study out of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Lyme Disease Research Center has revealed disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease between Black and White patients with the condition.

Newswise: Study: ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ Caused by Gap in Access between Richer and Poorer Countries
Released: 12-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Study: ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ Caused by Gap in Access between Richer and Poorer Countries
University at Albany, State University of New York

The new study is among the first to quantify unmet demand for the vaccine — people who would be willing to be vaccinated if they had access.

     
Released: 12-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
Black patients less likely to receive lifesaving stroke treatments
University of Georgia

Almost 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. African Americans and other people of color have a substantially higher risk of experiencing a stroke than their white counterparts

9-Dec-2023 9:05 AM EST
New Drug Helps Narrow Racial Survival Disparity in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Non-Hispanic Black patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are living longer, now that new therapies are available, according to a study presented by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition (Abstract 955).

Newswise: Real World Data Shows Impact of Immunotherapy in Populations Underrepresented in Clinical Trials, According to JNCCN Study
7-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
Real World Data Shows Impact of Immunotherapy in Populations Underrepresented in Clinical Trials, According to JNCCN Study
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New research results in JNCCN are encouraging regarding the benefit of immunotherapy for treating lung cancer across racial and ethnic groups, but also reinforce need to include more Black and Hispanic people in cancer clinical trials and highlight the importance of equitable treatment delivery for closing disparities in outcomes.

Newswise: Vocal Fry: A Sonic Feature of a Diverse City #Acoustics23
30-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Vocal Fry: A Sonic Feature of a Diverse City #Acoustics23
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Hannah White and her colleagues at Macquarie University researched how creaky voice is reflected in Australian English used in Sydney, and what factors influence its prevalence.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Black patients less likely to get referral for home health care after hospital stay
University of Michigan

When discharging Black patients from the hospital, nurses are less likely to refer them to home health care than white patients, a new University of Michigan study found.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
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It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 7-Dec-2023 1:00 PM EST
Black Medicare patients less likely to be referred for home health care
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

At discharge from the hospital, Black Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to be referred for home health care (HHC), compared to white patients reports a survey study in Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 6-Dec-2023 6:05 PM EST
Study finds individuals with acne face social and professional stigma
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

A new study highlights how stigmatizing attitudes about individuals with acne may influence social and professional perceptions.

   
Released: 5-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Urban Native Elders' Needs Are Not Being Met
University of North Dakota

The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) and partners met with AARP in the summer of 2018 to propose the idea of conducting a national survey, specifically looking at the health and social needs of the urban Native Elder population.

Released: 4-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Consistency key to corporate expressions of racial solidarity
Cornell University

An analysis of Fortune 500 company statements after the 2020 police killing of George Floyd finds that donations to social justice groups only conveyed allyship to Black Americans when seen as part of a long-term commitment to diversity.

Newswise: Nature and Indigenous Peoples Must Be Central In All Decisions, Processes, and Outcomes at COP28
Released: 4-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
Nature and Indigenous Peoples Must Be Central In All Decisions, Processes, and Outcomes at COP28
Wildlife Conservation Society

The following statement was issued by Sushil Raj of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Dr. Myrna Cunningham Kain of the Pawanka Fund, and Roberto Múkaro Agüeibaná Borrero of the Inclusive Conservation Academy:

29-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Black men with advanced prostate cancer less likely to receive crucial treatment, study finds
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study led by investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found Black men diagnosed with more advanced stages of prostate cancer are significantly less likely to be prescribed novel hormone therapy than other racial and ethnic groups – including white or Latino men – despite the therapy being proven to effectively control the growth of prostate tumors and extend the lives of men with the disease.

Newswise: Structural racism persists in radiotherapy
Released: 1-Dec-2023 7:05 AM EST
Structural racism persists in radiotherapy
Elsevier

Everyone should get quality care, no matter the color of their skin. However, implicit bias, micro-aggressions, and a lack of cultural understanding persist, leading to oppression and unequal treatment in healthcare.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Authentic or ethical? UW study shows best leadership style for inclusive hiring depends on manager’s racial identity
University of Washington

New research from Andrew Hafenbrack, associate professor of management and organization in the University of Washington School of Business, and other institutions examines the impact of leadership style on prospective Black employees who apply for jobs in less-diverse companies.

Newswise: 1852 Legislative Session: This Abominable Slavery
Released: 29-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
1852 Legislative Session: This Abominable Slavery
University of Utah

The new public history digital database called "This Abominable Slavery," explores Indigenous and African American enslavement in Utah Territory through primary source documents – many of which are available to the public for the first time.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
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The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: ‘Safari & Science’ Art Exhibit Merges Art with Science during Art Basel
Released: 29-Nov-2023 8:00 AM EST
‘Safari & Science’ Art Exhibit Merges Art with Science during Art Basel
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The 'Safari and Science,' art exhibit at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center opens Dec. 1. The exhibit blends photographs of Africa with the scientific research Sophia George, Ph.D., is conducting worldwide to control and prevent cancer in the Black community.

Newswise: AI image generator Stable Diffusion perpetuates racial and gendered stereotypes, study finds
Released: 28-Nov-2023 7:05 PM EST
AI image generator Stable Diffusion perpetuates racial and gendered stereotypes, study finds
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers found that when prompted to make pictures of “a person,” the AI image generator over-represented light-skinned men, failed to equitably represent Indigenous peoples and sexualized images of certain women of color.

Newswise: Graduation Initiative 2025 Equity Spotlight: Cal State Fullerton and Cal State LA
Released: 28-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Graduation Initiative 2025 Equity Spotlight: Cal State Fullerton and Cal State LA
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Here's a closer look at the efforts of two universities that have created supportive environments to foster student success.​

Newswise: Reducing Inequitable Health Outcomes Requires Reducing Residential Segregation
Released: 28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Reducing Inequitable Health Outcomes Requires Reducing Residential Segregation
Tufts University

The U.S. must reduce racial residential segregation if it is to reduce racial disparities in health outcomes, according to a recently published study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine.

   
Released: 28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Ending the HIV Epidemic May Require Addressing “Everyday” Discrimination
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Latino sexual minority men who experience racial, ethnic and sexual prejudice are more likely to delay HIV testing, complicating efforts to end the more than 40-year epidemic, according to a new Rutgers study.

   
Released: 28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Robert S. Chang to join UCI Law
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 28, 2023 — The renowned Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and its executive director Robert S. Chang, professor of law, will be joining the University of California, Irvine School of Law, starting July 1, 2024.

Newswise: Sylvester study: Country of birth a key factor in assessing risk for conditions favorable to stomach cancer development
Released: 28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Sylvester study: Country of birth a key factor in assessing risk for conditions favorable to stomach cancer development
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that country of birth – not just geographic region – is a key risk factor for gastric intestinal metaplasia, a precursor lesion of stomach cancer.

Released: 27-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
Shared community spaces key to tackling issues caused by Cornish gentrification, study says
University of Exeter

Creating and fostering ‘shared spaces’ can help to tackle the problems caused by gentrification and changing communities in Cornwall, a new study says.

Released: 27-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Baylor Researcher Explores the Resiliency of the Blackfeet Community
Baylor University

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $3.37 million research grant to Baylor University, Blackfeet Community College (BFCC) in Browning, Montana, and Montana State University-Bozeman to explore how the resiliency of the Blackfeet American Indian community could mitigate the health effects related to historical and childhood trauma.

   
16-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Adding a Few Servings of Whole Grains Linked to Slower Memory Decline in Black People
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Black people who eat more foods with whole grains, including some breads and cereals, quinoa, and popcorn, may have a slower rate of memory decline compared to Black people who eat fewer whole grain foods, according to a study published in the November 22, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The researchers did not see a similar trend in white participants.

Released: 22-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
يشارك خبراء مايو كلينك هيلثكير خطوات يمكن اتخاذها لتحسين الخصوبة
Mayo Clinic

تتشابه التهيئة للحمل في بعض الأمور مع الاستعداد لخوض سباق. فالنظام الغذائي وممارسة الرياضة وتجنب العادات غير الصحية كلها أمور مهمة لزيادة فرص حدوث الحمل، وذلك وفقًا لما قالته مي الأعرجي، بكالوريوس الطب والجراحة، خبيرة طب الأسرة في مايو كلينك هيلثكير في لندن.

Released: 22-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Especialista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare compartilha os passos que devem ser adotados para melhorar a fertilidade
Mayo Clinic

A preparação física para a gravidez tem alguns pontos em comum com a preparação física para uma corrida. Dieta, exercícios e evitar hábitos não saudáveis são importantes para criar as condições para a gravidez, explica a Dra. May Al-Araji.

Released: 22-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Una experta de Mayo Clinic Healthcare comparte consejos para aumentar la fertilidad
Mayo Clinic

El acondicionamiento para el embarazo tiene puntos en común con la preparación para correr una carrera. La alimentación, el ejercicio y evitar los hábitos poco saludables son medidas importantes para aumentar las posibilidades de quedar embarazada, según afirma la Licenciada en Medicina y Cirugía, May Al-Araji.

Released: 22-Nov-2023 11:30 AM EST
Depression, anxiety, and stress frequently co-occur in Black pregnant individuals
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Black pregnant individuals frequently experience more than one mental health concern, according to findings published by Susan Gennaro, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor in the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, and colleagues in The Nurse Practitioner.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 3:45 PM EST
It's not over until it's over. Keep up with the latest COVID research in the Coronavirus channel.
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Stay informed! Keep up with the latest research on the COVID-19 virus in the Coronavirus channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Fixing racial inequities in lupus care
Released: 21-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST
Fixing racial inequities in lupus care
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite being one of the highest lupus populations, Black adults are often left behind. A rheumatologist discusses ways to improve the issue

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Released: 20-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
UC Irvine-led study uncovers prevalence of diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native communities
University of California, Irvine

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of California, Irvine, led a study that estimated the prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) of all ages and found that the AI/AN population has a notably higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes compared to the general U.S. population across all ages starting at 10 years of age.

Released: 20-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Liver cancer rates are rising with each successive generation of Mexican Americans
Wiley

Uptake of unhealthy behaviors does not fully explain the trend

Newswise: Racial and Ethnic Disparities Evaluated in Heart Disease
Released: 17-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Racial and Ethnic Disparities Evaluated in Heart Disease
Cedars-Sinai

Investigators from the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have found that among a cohort of women with obstructive coronary artery disease treated at academic medical centers, racial and ethnic disparities did not impact their long-term outcomes.



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