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2021

Medical Mistrust Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy Among Hispanics

Medical Mistrust Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy Among HispanicsTUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Misinformation and medical mistrust are major drivers of vaccine hesitancy among U.S. Hispanics, new research shows.The researchers also found that protecting other family members is an important factor in convincing Hispanics to get vaccinated.The small study included 22 Hispanic mothers in Oregon and 24 of their children who were in grades 9 to 12. At the time of the study, Hispanics accounted for 27% of coronavirus infections in Oregon, even though they made up only about 13% of the state's population.A major concern among the study participants was the myth that COVID-19 vaccination causes sterility, the Oregon State University researchers found.That fear has a historical basis due to previous forced sterilization programs by the U.S....

1 in 4 Parents Say Their Kids Have Been Quarantined...

1 October 2021
1 in 4 Parents Say Their Kids Have Been Quarantined Since School StartedFRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of U.S. parents report that their child has had to quarantine because of possible COVID-19 exposure since school started, a new poll finds.The nationally representative survey of 1,519 people conducted between Sept. 13 and Sept. 22 included 414 people who identified themselves as parents of children aged 17 and younger. Still, about two-thirds of parents said they thought schools are taking appropriate measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.The vaccine landscape has changed some since the survey happened, with Pfizer announcing recently that its vaccine is safe and effective for children aged 5 to 11, though it has not yet applied for emergency use authorization. No vaccine has been approved yet for this age group.Meanwhile,...

AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase...

30 September 2021
AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart FailureTHURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Men with heart failure have worse long-term survival rates if they have severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to a new study that urges doctors to change the way they treat people with mental disorders.Previous research shows people with these conditions have an earlier onset of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. But little was known about how heart failure, in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs, figures into the equation. The new study was published Sept. 30 in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure.Researchers looked at more than 20,000 people with heart failure in the Duke University Health System from 2002 to 2017. During a...

Black Parents Most Hesitant About COVID Vaccines for...

29 September 2021
Black Parents Most Hesitant About COVID Vaccines for Kids: PollWEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In a survey of parents in metro Chicago, nearly half of Black parents (48%) said they were reluctant to have their kids vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers say.That's significantly higher than the 33% of Hispanic parents and 26% of white parents who expressed vaccine hesitancy, the findings showed."As vaccines are becoming available to younger children, and with continued spikes in COVID-19 cases, it is of the utmost importance that we are able to widely distribute the vaccine," said study co-author Dr. Jennifer Kusma, a pediatrician at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. "We especially need to reach the more vulnerable and hesitant populations to help reduce the substantial health inequities we have seen during this pandemic," she...

New Tests for Colon, Prostate Cancer Show Promise

29 September 2021
New Tests for Colon, Prostate Cancer Show PromiseWEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of experimental tests could help doctors detect colon or prostate cancer with just a sample of blood or saliva.One test examines a person's blood for four biomarkers linked to inflammation. In a small study, it outperformed the fecal blood test now used in colon cancer screening, said lead researcher Dr. Mona Eldeeb, of Alexandria University Medical Research Institute in Egypt."These combined blood base markers could detect early cancer [of the] colon, especially if applied in a screening program," she said.The other test uses a man's saliva to look for genetic material linked to prostate tumor growth, according to the Iranian researchers who developed it.If approved in the United States, the tests could make screening and diagnosis...
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