Perceived discrimination makes black females more likely than males to exercise, eat healthy

Black men and women, as well as adolescent boys and girls, may react differently to perceived racial discrimination, with Black women and girls engaging in more exercise and better eating habits than Black men and boys when faced with discrimination, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “In this study, Black women and girls didn’t just survive in […]

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Why Black women are less likely to survive pregnancy, and what’s being done about it

Being Black and pregnant in the U.S. was already a risky combination, and health experts now worry the pandemic is making things worse. Before the pandemic, Black women were three times more likely than Hispanic women and 2.5 times more likely than white women to die from causes linked to pregnancy, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Commuting patterns could explain higher incidence of COVID-19 in Black Americans

The disproportionately high COVID-19 infection rates observed in Black Americans could be linked to their daily commuting patterns, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The research found that increased exposure to other ethnic groups, for example as a result of an individual’s job or use of public transport, can result in […]

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Some Outcomes Worse for Black Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 — African-American men with low-risk prostate cancer have a significantly increased 10-year cumulative incidence of disease progression and definitive treatment than non-Hispanic White men, according to a study published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rishi Deka, Ph.D., from the VHA San Diego Health Care System in La Jolla, […]

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Black newborns three times more likely to die when cared for by white doctor: study

A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. has found that newborn Black babies are three times more likely to die just after birth when they are cared for by a white doctor, compared to the national average. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of Florida medical […]

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