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Schizophrenia risk highest in small ethnic groups
The rate of schizophrenia among people from non-white ethnic groups rises as the proportion of these groups fall in the local population, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-12-06)
A victory for affirmative action
This week's editorial welcomes the recent US Supreme Court's decision to uphold an American law school's policy of affirmative action to increase the proportion of students from ethnic minorities. (2003-07-03)
How should we combat racism in the NHS?
Ethnic minority doctors form nearly one third of the NHS workforce, yet research has shown that they are disadvantaged throughout their careers. (2004-06-17)
Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK
South Asian and black people in the UK are more likely to be admitted to hospital for asthma-related problems than white people, concludes a study published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-01-20)
Ethnic groups need specialist services to tackle alcohol misuse
Ethnic minorities may have particular problems with alcohol use, yet may not be seeking help, warns a senior psychiatrist in this week's BMJ. (2006-03-23)
Racial disparities in stroke care
Studies show that minorities who suffer strokes are less knowledgeable than whites about risk factors and are slower to receive care when every minute counts, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (2011-05-26)
Discount generic drug programs grow over time
Generic discount drug programs have grown over time and their initial lower use by racial and ethnic minorities has evaporated. (2014-09-22)
Disparities remain a challenge in health care says American College of Physicians
Racial and ethnic disparities remain a challenge for patients in the US health care system, the American College of Physicians said in an updated paper released today. (2010-07-26)
Racial and ethnic minorities may receive less appropriate cancer treatment
Race and ethnicity may be associated with the receipt of cancer treatment. (2002-03-05)
South Asian people are under-represented in clinical trials
People of South Asian ethnic origin are underrepresented in clinical trials, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-06-05)
MCOs shortchange minority Medicaid patients
Even when they are enrolled in the same Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), patients who are members of linguistic, racial or ethnic minorities report worse care than White English speakers, a Penn State-led study has shown. (2004-02-23)
Ethnic minorities and health research
Minorities in the US are as willing as non-Hispanic whites to participate in health research. (2005-12-05)
Ethnic minorities are better educated but have less job prospects
Britain's ethnic minorities (both those born abroad and those born in the UK) are, on average, better educated than their white peers but have lower probabilities of being in employment according to a new study published in the journal Oxford Economic Papers. (2010-03-02)
Ethnic disparities in Medicare claims?
Estimates of ethnic disparities across a variety of preventive screening tests vary depending on whether the estimates are based on Medicare claims records or on patient self-reports. (2006-09-28)
Conspiracy theories not to blame for underrepresentation in HIV studies
Even though most Americans believe some kind of conspiracy theory about HIV care and research, many are willing to take part in vaccine trails, according to a new study by Ryan Westergaard of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, published in Springer's Journal of General Internal Medicine. (2013-08-27)
Postcode lottery for race relations
People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists. (2014-03-03)
Highlights on women, minorities and persons with disabilities in science and engineering
Women, persons with disabilities and three racial and ethnic groups -- African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians -- continue to be underrepresented in science and engineering according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation. (2013-03-07)
Ethnic inequalities mapped across the country with new online profiler
The lives of ethnic minorities across the country have been mapped by experts at The University of Manchester with a new profiler that allows you to explore standards of living in each area of England and Wales. (2014-12-03)
National conference on drug abuse in minority communities
On September 24-26, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host (2001-09-24)
Colorectal cancer more likely to affect minorities at younger age
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. (2016-01-12)
Share of black S&E degrees from HBCUs declines in 2008
More than 45 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, National Science Foundation statistics show minority academic institutions still enroll a substantial number of minority students, but the percentage of minorities earning bachelor's degrees in science and engineering from minority-serving institutions has declined over time. (2011-02-28)
'Colorblindness' hurts minority employees, but multiculturalism inspires their commitment
A new study by psychologists at the University of Georgia shows for the first time that whites' beliefs about diversity can hurt or help their minority peers. (2009-03-18)
Age, race and sex disparity found in cancer research trial participation
Although people age 65 and older account for 62 percent of patients with lung, colon, breast or prostate cancer, they make up only 32 percent of cancer research participants, Yale researchers report in the June 9 Journal of the American Medical Association. (2004-06-08)
Race/ethnicity sometimes associated with overuse of medical care
Racial and ethnic disparities in the receipt of health care -- typically referring to minorities not receiving needed care -- are well known. (2015-03-06)
Ethnic conflict stoked by government economic intervention, not globalization
Economic globalization and liberalization have been blamed for numerous social ills over the last two decades, including a sharp rise in interethnic violence in countries all over the world. (2008-09-29)
Some minorities believe they are less likely to get cancer compared to whites, Moffitt study shows
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues analyzed national data to investigate the differences in cancer prevention beliefs by race and ethnicity. (2013-04-17)
Epidemiologists call for more visibility of Arab Americans and their health issues
A group of epidemiologists are advocating for the increased visibility of, and focus on, Arab Americans in discussions about mental and physical health issues in the US, in an article published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. (2017-04-18)
Medicine must open its window on the world
In almost every nation in the world, increased burdens of morbidity and mortality afflict racial and ethnic minorities and new immigrant populations. (2001-06-11)
Is psychiatry racist?
Psychiatry services in England and Wales have been accused of being institutionally racist, but are these accusations justified? (2006-09-21)
Study highlights crucial ethnic majority-minority divide in Kyrgyzstan
Members of minority ethnic groups in Kyrgyzstan, who are often marginalized politically and economically, differ from members of the ethnic majority in their assessment of interethnic relations and their prospects. (2016-08-20)
Study: Nursing home care for minorities improves
A new study of nursing homes has found that, while disparities continue to exist, the quality of care in homes with higher concentrations of racial and ethnic minority residents has improved and that this progress appears to be linked to increases in Medicaid payments. (2015-07-07)
Doctors miss opportunities to offer flu shots
Doctors should make a point of offering a flu vaccine to their patients. (2014-08-25)
Unionized male visible minorities earn less: Study
Visible minorities, particularly men, earn less than their white counterparts in comparable positions even when they belong to a union, say University of Toronto labour experts. (2004-10-19)
UC researchers examine patterns of minority suburbanization circling the nation's major cities
Research presented at the 105th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association examines the extent to which minorities are moving farther into the suburbs surrounding large, central cities. (2010-08-16)
New book addresses need for racial diversity in elderly research
The Gerontological Society of America, the oldest national organization devoted to aging research, has just released its latest publication, The Science of Inclusion: Recruiting and Retaining Racial and Ethnic Elders in Health Research. (2004-02-02)
Health professionals believe gender bias limits women's progression in NHS
The NHS suffers from an institutional gender bias that favours the progression of men over women according to health professionals. (2005-06-30)
Race bigotry falling in Britain
Racial prejudice in Britain has been declining sharply in Britain since the 1980s thanks to the greater tolerance of younger generations, according to a new study. (2008-11-24)
Racial minority participation in clinical trials increase with information and access
Racial minorities participate in health research studies at the same rate as whites when they meet the study criteria and when they are informed about the opportunity to enroll in the study, according to an article by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Yale School of Medicine. (2005-12-12)
Study confirms persistence of diversity problems in academic medicine
A survey study believed to be one of the first efforts to put hard numbers around long-held beliefs about diversity in medical school faculties has affirmed that awareness and sensitivity to racial and ethnic diversity are believed by most faculty to be poor and even poorer among faculty who are members of underrepresented minorities. (2009-01-30)
Researchers find that sociodemographic characteristics are related to a patient's willingness to participate in cancer screenings
Boston University School of Medicine's researchers have found that sociodemographic characteristics are related to a patients' willingness to participate in cancer screenings. (2010-03-01)
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