Archive for October, 2007

Treatment for Blacks, Hispanics Falls Short, Study Finds

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

African-Americans and Hispanics need access to more residential addiction treatment if improvements are to be made in outcomes among these populations, experts say.

Medical News Today reported Oct. 25 that while blacks and Hispanics have rates of heavy drinking, binge drinking and alcohol dependence that are the same or lower than those of white Americans, their treatment outcomes are poorer and they suffer greater Men’s health and social problems as a result of drinking.

Part of the reason may be that blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be enrolled in residential treatment programs, despite their more serious alcohol-abuse characteristics.

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Asset Forfeiture Laws Snare Poor Dishwasher

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

The U.S. asset-forfeiture laws — designed to intercept proceeds from drug trafficking and prevent money laundering — have an illegal immigrant from Guatemala fighting the government for $59,000 he earned as a dishwasher in South Florida.

The St. Petersburg Times reported Oct. 28 that Pedro Zapeta, 39, was trying to take the earnings home to Guatemala after a decade of working illegally in the U.S. when airport security screeners spotted the cash in his luggage. For the past two years, Zapeta has been trying to recover the cash, which was seized because he failed to declare it to Customs agents.

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Bladder Control for Women

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Bladder Control for Women

Bladder Control for Women

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Smoking Gets Into Your Skin Too

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Smokers can add a new Men’s health risk to the ever-growing list of hazards posed by their habit: the unsightly and often painful skin condition known as psoriasis.

American and Canadian investigators who analyzed data from the long-running Nurses Men’s health Study find smoking increases the risk of psoriasis by 78 percent when compared to never smoking. The link is long-lasting too. Former smokers have a 37 percent higher risk overall, and the risk doesn’t decline until 20 years after a person kicks the habit.

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Dosage Alters Marijuana’s Effect on Depression

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Low doses of marijuana may be clinically effective as an antidepressant because it increases serotonin levels, but researchers point out that heavier use of the drug can make depression worse and even cause psychosis, Fox News reported Oct. 25.

Animal studies conducted by researchers from McGill University, Le Centre de Recherche Fernand Seguin of Hôpital in Quebec, and l’Université de Montréal found “a double effect,” according to researcher Gabriella Gobbi. “At low doses [marijuana] increases serotonin, but at higher doses the effect is devastating, completely reversed,” she said.

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Blacks More Likely to See Return of Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Black women who undergo a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy for early stage breast cancer are significantly more likely to see a return of their cancer 10 years later than white women who have similar treatment.

That’s the key finding from Yale University researchers who followed nearly 2,400 breast cancer patients over a 30 year period. Overall, 17 percent of Black women had a relapse of their cancer compared to 13 percent of white women.

Black women who were younger at the time of the original diagnosis were also found to have larger and more advanced tumors than white women.

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Trick or Treat! The Scoop on Halloween Sweets

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

By Kate McHugh, Ivanhoe Men’s health Correspondent

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Spooky costumes. Goblins and ghosts. And who could forget … candy! Which of these Halloween traditions is the scariest? It could be the sweets.

The bite size candies we give out to trick-or-treaters are hardly one bite. Each sugar-loaded sweet packs between 70 and 150 calories and 3 to 6 grams of fat per serving. Multiply that by the four, six or 15 candies kids eat afterwards and we could be talking thousands of extra calories.

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MRSA By the Numbers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The rash of news reports about the superbug — Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in the nation’s schools and hospitals had led to new worries about this deadly staph condition.

But how common is MRSA and who is most likely to get it? The federal Agency for Men’s healthcare Research and Quality has released some statistics that can help put the situation into perspective:

· About 368,600 people were treated for MRSA in U.S. hospitals in 2005.
· Of that number 1 out of every 20 died from the infection.
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Battling Suicide: New Research for Depressed Veterans

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

By Vivian Richardson, Ivanhoe Men’s health Correspondent

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Young, white men have the highest suicide risk among depressed veterans, according to a new study. This is different from the general population, where the highest suicide rates are seen in men older than 75.

“This has implications for primary care and mental Men’s health clinicians working with younger veterans,” Department of Veterans Affairs research scientist Kara Zivin, Ph.D., told Ivanhoe. She explained (more…)

Alternative Therapy For Health Medicine

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

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