Curated News: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

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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 at 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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