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Why are blacks, other minorities hardest hit by COVID-19?

(HealthDay)—The new coronavirus is disproportionately striking minority populations—particularly urban blacks and Navajo Indians living on their reservation. Experts say social and economic factors that predate the COVID-19 crisis may help explain why. “We found that there were large disparities in the proportion of people at risk of COVID-19 from minority and low-income populations,” said study

I Lost 35 Pounds By Joining the Gym and Going Keto

I had just turned 56 in February 2018 and started saying “almost 60” when people asked me my age. My mirror in the bathroom was not kind to me but I’d gotten used to the acceptable reflection of the man I’d been for more than 30 years. My traveling salesman-style job kept me in planes

Many mesh implants used by the NHS 'have no safety evidence'

NHS hospitals are using more than 100 different hernia mesh implants – ‘even though many have NO safety evidence and have only been tested on animals’ Investigation found English and Scottish hospitals have bought dozens of types There is ‘no chance’ they’ve all had their safety tested thoroughly, an expert said Many women are left

Recruitment of miR-8080 by luteolin inhibits AR-V7 in castration-resistant prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous malignancy in the United States and is responsible for many male deaths. The development of prostate carcinogenesis is initially androgen-dependent. However, the progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) following androgen deprivation therapy is a major clinical problem. Although enzalutamide and abiraterone have been approved for CRPC hormone therapy,

Jamie Oliver Lost 26 Pounds By Making 2 Changes

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver lost 26 pounds recently without going on a drastic diet. Instead, Oliver made two simple dietary changes, according to UK outlet, Express. “I lost 12 kilos quite quickly and I didn’t do it through not eating,” he explained in the outlet. First, he traded meat for nuts to meet his fat

Healthcare challenges faced by transgender people of color

Transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a healthcare setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome, understood and addressed. In a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, a research team from the University of Chicago Medicine shows how

Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal. Health authorities said a three-year-old girl in a southern province had contracted polio, while the virus was also detected in Manila’s sewage and

Suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group

Approximately 8.3 million adults in the United States reported thinking about suicide last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While thoughts and deeds are clearly different, University of Houston professor of psychology Rheeda Walker has examined both and finds that current approaches to suicide prevention are troubling, because they usually consist

IUDs lower women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by 30%

IUDs can lower a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by more than 30%, study finds Women who used intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control could lower their risk of ovarian cancer by between 15% and 32% The risk was mitigated whether women used hormonal or non-hormonal IUDs  Researchers believe it’s because IUDs combat estrogen, the hormone