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African Americans With Diabetes Risk Vision Loss E-mail
Thursday, 23 August 2007
African Americans with type 1 diabetes have a high risk of loss of vision, new study findings show. Poor control over blood sugar levels is "a very powerful risk factor for losing vision."† Read more at diabetes.org
 
In hunt for HIV vaccine, focus shifts to stopping transmission E-mail
Thursday, 23 August 2007
As the world's top vaccine researchers gather in downtown Seattle for the four-day AIDS Vaccine 2007 Conference, some of them say the most realistic goal now isn't a vaccine to prevent HIV infection, but rather one that prevents HIV from being passed on.† Read more at seattletimes.com
 
Fewer Minority Men Have Undiagnosed Diabetes E-mail
Friday, 17 August 2007
 U.S. black and Hispanic men are now no more likely than whites to have undiagnosed diabetes, researchers say -- suggesting that recent prevention and education efforts are paying off for these hard-hit groups.† Read more at MedlinePlus
 
Race a factor for common vaginal infection E-mail
Friday, 17 August 2007
A pregnant woman's risk of bacterial vaginosis, the most common type of vaginal infection and a risk factor for preterm birth, is doubled if she or her male partner is black.† Read more at Reuters.com
 
Survival Differences By Race Most Apparent In Advanced Stages Of Breast Cancer E-mail
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Published in the journal Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, a retrospective analysis of survival data demonstrates that within each stage, African American women had larger tumors and were more likely to have disease that had spread to nearby lymph nodes.† Read more at ScienceDaily.com
 
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