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Newswise: UCLA-led Study Reveals ‘Hidden Costs’ of Being Black in the U.S.
Released: 8-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST
UCLA-led Study Reveals ‘Hidden Costs’ of Being Black in the U.S.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A new UCLA-led study analyzed a national sample of the views of Black men and white men found that Black men of all income levels reported experiencing higher levels of discrimination than their white counterparts.

Released: 11-Feb-2021 11:40 AM EST
Low-Income Middle-Aged African-American Women with Hypertension Are Likely to Suffer from Depression
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Low-income middle-aged African-American women with high blood pressure very commonly suffer from depression and should be better screened for this serious mental health condition.

Newswise: Low-cost, customizable microscope takes top biomedical engineering prize
Released: 25-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Low-cost, customizable microscope takes top biomedical engineering prize
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The winners of National Institutes of Health’s 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge developed simple and low-cost diagnostics and treatments for conditions such as tuberculosis, cervical cancer, birth defects, and onchocerciasis (river blindness).

Released: 28-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in their urine were elevated, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine.

29-Apr-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Neighborhood Racial and Economic Polarization, Hospital of Delivery, and Severe Maternal Morbidity
Mount Sinai Health System

How neighborhood racial and economic spatial polarization, an extreme form of residential segregation, influences maternal health.

Newswise: Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies
Released: 16-Mar-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have found — in newborn mice — that a component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing life-threatening sepsis.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
Highly Active Adults Vary Their Workouts to Meet Exercise Recommendations
New York University

Highly active adults engage in a greater variety of physical activities than do less active adults, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

6-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST
Race and Ethnicity, Medical Insurance, and Within-Hospital Severe Maternal Morbidity Disparities
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers find black and Latina mothers experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity as compared with white mothers within the same hospital, with insurance status not responsible for these disparities

Released: 9-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST
Lack of insurance cause of survivorship gap in minorities with cancer, study shows
University of Illinois Chicago

Nearly half of the disparity in later-stage diagnosis was mediated by being uninsured or underinsured, according to a new study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine.


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