NIMHD in the News - 2017

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Caregivers of black stroke survivors spend more time; but report more positive outlook

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February 21, 2017 — Despite providing more hours of care, caregivers of black stroke survivors reported a more positive perception of caregiving than caregivers of white stroke survivors, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Biomarker Predicts Poor Prognosis in African-Americans with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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February 20, 2017 — Having high levels of a certain biomarker is linked to poor prognosis in African-American patients with triple-negative breast cancer, while the same biomarker doesn’t influence disease outcomes in white patients, according to a new study.

Kids who live with e-cigarette users may think smoking is okay

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February 10, 2017 — Kids who don’t smoke but are around adults who use electronic cigarettes may start to think regular smoking is okay, a recent study suggests.

Integrity House Offers New Treatment Model for Previously Incarcerated People

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February 7, 2017 — There are no cookie-cutter treatments in the world of recovery. Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous remain the standards, but new research is showing that those programs only effect individual-level change, and for a lot of substance "abusers" the reasons for their addictions are engrained on a community-wide level.

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

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February 7, 2017 — Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study.

Designating the LGBTQ Community as a Health Disparity Group

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February 1, 2017 — Since the concept of clinical medicine has existed, so too has the concept that health education, outreach and research are important in the quest to provide communities and individuals with comprehensive health care and support.

Regular exercise may reduce high blood pressure risk in African Americans

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January 30, 2017 — Regular swimming, biking or even brisk walks can help African Americans lower their chance of developing high blood pressure, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

Nurse researchers study oral bacteria linked to preterm labor in Hawaii

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January 9, 2017 — Faculty members from UH Mānoa Nursing have been awarded a $39,000 federal grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities through the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Translational Research Network (RTRN) to conduct a study titled “Placental Oral Microbiota Associated with Preterm Labor in Hawai‘i.”

In the age of Uber and Lyft, it’s still hard for some Americans to get to the doctor

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January 7, 2017 — Members of New York City’s fast-growing Bangladeshi American community aren’t in obvious need of transportation.