Latest Health disparities Stories

2012-06-01 23:01:03

National Success of the Black "Barbershop" Health Outreach Program sets the stage to address African American Women's health issues in the "Beautyshop". Inglewood, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 The Black Beautyshop Health Outreach Program announced today that it will launch its 2012-2013 wellness campaign on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11AM at Dior's Nail and Beauty Bar located at 1300 Centinela Ave., Inglewood, California. Our motto is "We want you to look as good on the inside as you do on the...

2012-05-08 20:55:55

White and affluent women did better than African American and poor women Poor women and African Americans with ovarian cancer are less likely to receive the highest standards of care, leading to worse outcomes than among white and affluent patients, according to a study of 50,000 women presented by UC Irvine´s Dr. Robert Bristow at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology´s annual meeting March 27. “Not all women are benefiting equally from improvements in ovarian cancer...

2012-04-29 19:54:48

Black youths less likely to get medication for abdominal pain than white patients Black children are less likely than white children to receive medication for abdominal pain in the emergency department (ED) even when they report severe pain, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "The emergency department serves as our nation's health care safety net, where all children can receive care regardless of...

2012-04-27 21:38:16

Monitoring health inequalities will become almost impossible The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will have "severe implications" for collecting and monitoring data about the health needs of the population in England, warn experts today. In a paper published on bmj.com, Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor Alison Macfarlane and Sylvia Godden argue that the new legislation will make it "extremely difficult" to monitor health inequalities and access to care locally or nationally. The...

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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'