Study finds excess cases and deaths highest among those of working ages — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Hispanic Americans have died of COVID-19 at a disproportionately high rate compared to whites because of workplace exposure to the virus, a new study suggests. It’s widely documented that Hispanics are overrepresented among workers in essential industries and occupations ranging from warehousing and grocery stores to health care and construction, much of which kept […]

Researchers identify troubling disparities along race, income, education lines — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] More than a quarter of American infants in 2018 had not received common childhood vaccines that protect them from illnesses such as polio, tetanus, measles, mumps and chicken pox, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals. Only 72.8% of infants aged 19-35 months had received the full series of the […]

Wealthiest areas in Miami are 100% vaccinated compared to just a third in poor communities


[ad_1] Some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Miami are completely vaccinated against COVID-19 while poorer communities remain largely unprotected. In exclusive areas such as Fisher Island and Key Biscayne – where homes sell for more than $2 million – 100 percent of residents have received at least one dose, an analysis from the Miami Herald found. […]

Twice as many black and Hispanic New Yorkers have COVID-19 antibodies compared to white people


[ad_1] Coronavirus antibody rates among black and Hispanic people in New York City were more than double the rates of white people at the beginning of the pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found more than 30 percent African-American and Latino residents had antibodies […]

Study finds pandemic lockdowns hit women, black, Hispanic and poor Americans hardest


[ad_1] Pandemic lockdowns hit women, black, Hispanic and poor Americans hardest because they were most likely to lose their jobs, be unable to afford food and suffer mental health problems, study finds Researchers looked at outcomes related to to the COVID-19 pandemic including unemployment; food insufficiency; and default on last month’s rent or mortgage For every […]

How to help and get help


[ad_1] Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in […]

30% of people with Covid-19 continue to have symptoms up to 9 months after infection, study finds


[ad_1] People of color have been vastly underrepresented in US-based vaccine trials for the last decade, according to a new study released Friday by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Harvard, Emory and other institutions. The study, which examined data from 230 vaccine trials with nearly 220,00 participants, found that White people made up […]

Black, Hispanic adolescents significantly more likely to die by police intervention than whites


[ad_1] A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics, mirror similar racial and […]

Researcher examines drug overdose mortality in the Hispanic community


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain UTSA researcher Manuel Cano, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work in the UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy is shedding light to understand the topic of drug overdose deaths in the Hispanic community. In the article “Drug Overdose Deaths Among US Hispanics: Trends (2000-2017) and Recent Patterns” […]

Study dives into genetic risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia for diverse Latinx groups


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are degenerative brain diseases that affect over 5.8 million people in the U.S. Rates of ADRD are higher among Black and Latinx individuals compared to non-Latinx white individuals. APOE-ε4 is the strongest known genetic risk factor for ADRD , however this finding is largely […]

Donald Trump makes surprising gains with minority voters


[ad_1] Issued on: 06/11/2020 – 11:39 IN THE PRESS – Friday, 06.11.2020: As vote-counting continues in the US presidential election, we look at press coverage of the Democrats’ disappointing performance in this year’s Congressional elections and the possible explanations for it. We also look at reactions to Donald Trump’s surprising gains with both Latino and African-American voters. To […]

Democrats lose ground with Latino voters in key states


[ad_1] Issued on: 06/11/2020 – 13:46 More Hispanics voted for US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election than in 2016, allowing the incumbent to win key battleground states, such as Florida and Texas in a shift that could have a long-term impact on the American political landscape.  Wavering between hope and disappointment, Democratic candidate Joe […]

The five key states that could decide the US presidential election


[ad_1] The US presidential election on Tuesday will likely be decided in five key states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Florida. Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of 2016, when votes in just three states swung the election. FRANCE 24 takes a look at the dynamics at play in these battlegrounds. Republican President Donald Trump famously […]

In Florida, Covid-19 takes over US presidential campaign


[ad_1] It’s hard to overstate the importance of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in this US presidential election. President Donald Trump has come under fire for his handling of the situation nationally and the US continues to top the list of countries with the most cases. Minority populations, especially African-Americans and Hispanics, have been particularly hard hit. […]

Fatal police shootings of unarmed Black people in US more than three times as high as in Whites


[ad_1] The rate of fatal police shootings of unarmed Black people in the US is more than 3 times as high as it is among White people, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. And the total numbers of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) killed in police shootings […]

Why do minorities have higher rates of kidney failure?


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study investigates the reasons behind higher incidences of kidney failure among US minorities. The findings will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. In the United States, Blacks and Hispanics have higher incidences of kidney failure than whites, but it’s unclear if this […]

The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It’s Not Just From the Coronavirus


[ad_1] Although the pandemic has mostly killed older Americans, the greatest percentage increase in excess deaths has occurred among adults ages 25 to 44, the analysis found. While the number of deaths among adults ages 45 to 64 increased by 15 percent, and by 24 percent among those ages 65 to 74, deaths increased 26.5 […]

More prostate cancers are being diagnosed at a later stage


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—While men can take solace in a new government report that shows prostate cancer cases have been declining overall in the past two decades, the same analysis finds that the opposite is true for advanced prostate cancer cases. In fact, the number of cases of cancer that had already spread from the prostate to […]

As New Yorkers prepare to vote, COVID-19 stays top-of-mind


[ad_1] More than one New Yorker in seven (15%) believes the economy will recover fully by next March, while about a third (32%) say that recovery will take a year, and some (6%) believe the economy will never fully recover. Nearly half of respondents (46%) believe that New York City’s economic recovery is tied to […]

Hispanics are paying the price for being ‘essential’ during the pandemic


[ad_1] djvstock/iStock, Getty Images Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them, Alvarado is […]

Female Spanish-only speakers get screening mammograms less often than other women


[ad_1] Limited English-language proficiency (LEP) is a risk factor for getting potentially lifesaving screening mammograms less often, according to new study results using national data. These findings, from women aged 40 and older living in the United States, are presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020. “Spanish-only speakers appear to have […]

Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men


[ad_1] The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death. Why some patients sail through the disease and others are felled by it is a question […]

Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men


[ad_1] The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death. Why some patients sail through the disease and others are felled by it is a question […]

Heart disease medications underused among Hispanic/Latino populations with PAD


[ad_1] Recommended medications for peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease are underused among Hispanic and Latino people, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, causes the arteries, which flow away from the heart, to narrow due to the buildup of plaque, and […]