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Federal Initiative Aims to Raise Number of Minority Scientists

Federal Initiative Aims to Raise Number of Minority Scientists

Few blacks enter biomedical research, and those who do often encounter obstacles in their career paths.   A study published last year found that a black scientist was markedly less likely to obtain research money from the National Institutes of Health than a white one — even when differences of education and stature were taken […]

EHR data collection helps reduce LGBT health disparities

According to a new report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the voluntary collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data for inclusion in electronic health records may be the first step towards reducing or eliminating certain obstacles that LGBT patients face when accessing healthcare, including access to preventative and reproductive health services, HIV […]

Big rise in Americans with diabetes, especially in South

(Reuters) – A breakdown of U.S. diabetes cases shows dramatic increases in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes overall between 1995 and 2010, with especially sharp increases among people in the South and in Appalachian states.   According to a study released on Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the […]

Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola

Growing concerns over ‘in the air’ transmission of Ebola

Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.   In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them.   The researchers say they believe that limited airborne transmission might be contributing to the spread […]

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) — Black women with breast cancer are less likely than their white peers to benefit from improved surgical techniques used to treat their disease, according to a new study.   After examining five years of data, researchers in Houston found black women were 12 percent less likely than white women […]

Will national health reform close ethnic and racial disparities?

Will national health reform close ethnic and racial disparities?

National health reform is designed to help everyone who lacks medical coverage, but minority groups stand to benefit most — simply because they have the farthest to go.   One-third of Hispanics and more than 20 percent of African-Americans nationwide lack health insurance. But the law’s provisions — most of which take effect in January […]