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25-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Technology use by adults with type 1 diabetes lower among African Americans, Hispanics
Endocrine Society

Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) devices are known to improve outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), yet African American and Hispanic patients face barriers to the use of these devices, according to results of a small single-center retrospective study. The results of the ENDO 2020 abstract will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Obama's 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows
Rice University

Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice University.

Newswise: Those Living in Rural Areas, Uninsured or on Medicaid Less Likely to Receive Recommended Lung Cancer Treatment
Released: 25-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Those Living in Rural Areas, Uninsured or on Medicaid Less Likely to Receive Recommended Lung Cancer Treatment
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC study reveals that non-small cell lung cancer patients with pathologic N1 disease were less likely to receive chemotherapy if they lived in rural areas or were on Medicaid or uninsured.

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Released: 25-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT
CUNY New York City COVID-19 Survey week 2
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Nearly three in ten New York City residents (29%) report that either they or someone in their household has lost their job as a result of coronavirus over the last two weeks.

Newswise: Public Health Crises — Such as COVID-19 — May Lead to Flare-ups of Dangerous Religious Sentiments, including ‘Scapegoating’
Released: 24-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Public Health Crises — Such as COVID-19 — May Lead to Flare-ups of Dangerous Religious Sentiments, including ‘Scapegoating’
Baylor University

Public health crises such as COVID-19 — in which people may feel powerless and receive conflicting information — can lead to a flare-up of unsafe religious sentiments, says Baylor University epidemiologist Jeff Levin, Ph.D., who cites past persecution of religious and ethnic minorities who were blamed unfairly for spreading disease.

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Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Don’t overlook health equity during coronavirus crisis
Washington University in St. Louis

We must consider this coronavirus crisis as a wake-up call to prioritize equity and challenge ourselves to consider how to better serve historically underserved communities, says a public health expert at Washington University in St. Louis.“In the middle of a pandemic, it is easy to overlook health equity,” said Darrell Hudson, associate professor at the Brown School.

Released: 16-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT
If you’re poor, poverty is an environmental issue
Cornell University

A survey from Cornell researchers – conducted among more than 1,100 U.S. residents – found that there were, in fact, demographic differences in how people viewed environmental issues, with racial and ethnic minorities and lower-income people more likely to consider human factors such as racism and poverty as environmental, in addition to more ecological issues like toxic fumes from factories or car exhaust.

Newswise: When Skin Tone Scars
Released: 12-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT
When Skin Tone Scars
University of Vermont

In a new book, University of Vermont sociologist Nikki Khanna used social media to solicit 30 original essays by Asian-American women on the hurt of colorism. Khanna hopes to shed light on this painful, little discussed subject.


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