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Newswise: Fostering acceptance of sexual minorities in the Hispanic community
Released: 5-Jun-2023 4:00 PM EDT
Fostering acceptance of sexual minorities in the Hispanic community
University of Miami

A new intervention developed by a team of researchers and led by Guillermo “Willy” Prado, professor of nursing and health studies at the University of Miami, aims to curb devastating mental health trends and drug use among Hispanic youth who identify as sexual minorities.

   
Released: 1-Jun-2023 6:45 PM EDT
Salton Sea environment detrimental to respiratory health of local children
University of California, Riverside

In the United States, low-income immigrant and minority children often live in environments that have highly polluted air. A study led by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, demonstrates this among the Latinx and Purépecha immigrant children and caregivers living along Inland Southern California’s Salton Sea, a highly saline drying lakebed surrounded by agricultural fields.

   
Newswise: How love, health, and neighborhood intersect for Black Americans
Released: 11-May-2023 5:25 PM EDT
How love, health, and neighborhood intersect for Black Americans
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Romantic relationships and neighborhood quality are both important predictors of mental and emotional wellbeing. But the larger societal context also influences how these factors affect individuals. A new study from the University of Illinois looks at the intersection of relationships, neighborhood, and mental health for Black Americans.

Newswise: Menu Calorie Labels Estimated to Save U.S. Billions on Cancer Care
14-Apr-2023 1:40 PM EDT
Menu Calorie Labels Estimated to Save U.S. Billions on Cancer Care
Tufts University

Modeling study estimates menu calorie labelling may prevent at least 28,000 obesity-associated cancer cases and 16,700 cancer deaths over a lifetime, saving a combined $2.8 billion in net healthcare and societal costs.

Newswise: Study: Vitamin D May Play a Role in Prostate Cancer Disparities
Released: 18-Apr-2023 12:00 PM EDT
Study: Vitamin D May Play a Role in Prostate Cancer Disparities
Cedars-Sinai

Vitamin D deficiency could be the reason African American men experience more aggressive prostate cancer at a younger age compared with European American men, new research from Cedars-Sinai Cancer suggests.

Newswise: Machine-learning technique identifies people who would benefit most from treatment to reduce future cardiovascular disease risk
Released: 14-Apr-2023 6:50 PM EDT
Machine-learning technique identifies people who would benefit most from treatment to reduce future cardiovascular disease risk
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New UCLA research suggests that a novel machine-learning technique known as "causal forest" was about five times more efficient than the current clinical practice of treating patients with high blood pressure.

   
27-Feb-2023 6:00 AM EST
Older Black men are likelier to die after surgery than others, particularly following elective procedures
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Older Black men have a higher chance of dying within 30 days of surgery than do Black women and white men and women – with their odds of death 50% higher after elective surgery compared with white men.

Newswise: Precarious work associated with high BMI
Released: 28-Feb-2023 5:00 PM EST
Precarious work associated with high BMI
University of Illinois Chicago

A study inks precarious work with increases in body mass index and adds to a growing body of evidence that precarious work may contribute to poor health outcomes.

Released: 4-Nov-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Extreme Temperatures Take Deadly Toll on People in Texas Prisons, Study Finds
Brown University

The U.S. has the world’s largest population of prisoners, and Texas holds more incarcerated people than any other state.

Released: 19-Oct-2022 5:15 PM EDT
Sleep as a New 8th Measure of Cardiovascular Health
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health evaluated an expanded measure of cardiovascular health (CVH) that includes sleep as an eighth metric, in relation to cardiovascular disease risk.

29-Aug-2022 10:00 AM EDT
New Study Links Ultra-Processed Foods and Colorectal Cancer in Men
Tufts University

New study links men who consumed high rates of ultra-processed foods to a 29% higher risk for developing colorectal cancer than men who consumed much smaller amounts. The team led by researchers from Tufts University and Harvard University did not find the same association in women.

Newswise: Mental health challenges contributed to weight gain for people with obesity during COVID-19
Released: 9-Aug-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Mental health challenges contributed to weight gain for people with obesity during COVID-19
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 30% of patients with obesity gained more than 5% of their body weight, and 1 in 7 gained more than 10%. While diet and exercise habits were factors, people with the highest levels of stress, anxiety, and depression reported the most weight gain, UT Southwestern researchers reported in the journal Obesity.

Newswise: Sharrief awarded $3.1M NIH grant to test whether telehealth improves racial disparities in outcomes for stroke survivors
Released: 6-Dec-2021 9:40 AM EST
Sharrief awarded $3.1M NIH grant to test whether telehealth improves racial disparities in outcomes for stroke survivors
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A trial testing whether multidisciplinary telehealth intervention will help improve racial disparities in outcomes for adult stroke survivors will be launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) with a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.

Released: 8-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Study Shows Medicaid Expansion Increased Access to Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Following the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion, access to bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity increased by 31% annually for lower-income Medicaid-covered and uninsured white adults age 26 to 64 but not for Hispanic and Black adults, according to research conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Released: 7-Oct-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Wayne State wins $18 million from NIH to intercept chronic disease in Black communities
Wayne State University Division of Research

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded Wayne State University $18.15 million over five years to establish a Center for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities: Prevention, Treatment, and Management that will use community-based interventions deployed from three research institutions to fight hypertension, heart failure and coronary heart disease in the Black population.

Released: 5-Oct-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Rutgers and NYU Receive Federal Grant for New Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, in close collaboration with New York University, has received $11.6 million in funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop the Rutgers-NYU Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity (CAHPE).

Released: 28-Sep-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Addressing Systemic Inequities Linked to Readmission Disparities for Minority Stroke Patients
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Racial minorities are disproportionately affected by stroke, with Black patients experiencing worse post-stroke outcomes than White patients. Racial disparities in stroke outcomes have been linked to suboptimal control of risk factors such as hypertension, lack of access to health care, and decreased utilization of neurologic services. However, it was previously unknown if outcomes for Black ischemic stroke patients were affected by care settings with insufficient nursing resources.

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.

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).

   


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