Cross-racial study of 1.87m vets shows wide disparities in dementia

Journal Reference: Erica Kornblith, Amber Bahorik, W. John Boscardin, Feng Xia, Deborah E. Barnes, Kristine Yaffe. Association of Race and Ethnicity With Incidence of Dementia Among Older Adults. JAMA, 2022; 327 (15): 1488 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.3550 This study is also believed to be the first to report the rate of dementia in Native Americans using a … Read more

Racial and ethnic disparities in telemedicine usage persist during pandemic

Journal Reference: Omolola E. Adepoju, Minji Chae, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Sharonya Shetty, Tracy Angelocci. Utilization Gaps During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Uptake in Federally Qualified Health Center Clinics. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2022; 37 (5): 1191 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-07304-4 But according to a new study led by the University of … Read more

Study finds persistent racial and ethnic disparities in sleep duration

Journal Reference: Baylee F. Bakkila, Daniel Kerekes, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Kevin G. Billingsley, Nita Ahuja, Karen Wang, Carol Oladele, Caroline H. Johnson, Sajid A. Khan. Evaluation of Racial Disparities in Quality of Care for Patients With Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Treated With Surgery. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (4): e225664 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.5664 The study was published on … Read more

Global disparities persist in opioid painkiller access

Journal Reference: Chengsheng Ju, Li Wei, Kenneth K C Man, Zixuan Wang, Tian-Tian Ma, Adrienne Y L Chan, Ruth Brauer, Celine S L Chui, Esther W Chan, Yogini H Jani, Yingfen Hsia, Ian C K Wong, Wallis C Y Lau. Global, regional, and national trends in opioid analgesic consumption from 2015 to 2019: a longitudinal … Read more

Study examines disparities in air pollution affecting American Indian communities

Journal Reference: Maggie Li, Markus Hilpert, Jeff Goldsmith, Jada L. Brooks, Jenni A. Shearston, Steven N. Chillrud, Tauqeer Ali, Jason G. Umans, Lyle G. Best, Joseph Yracheta, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Ana Navas-Acien, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou. Air Pollution in American Indian Versus Non–American Indian Communities, 2000–2018. American Journal of Public Health, 2022; 112 (4): … Read more

Study highlights worldwide disparities in treatment rates for major depressive disorder

Journal Reference: Modhurima Moitra, Damian Santomauro, Pamela Y. Collins, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford, Shekhar Saxena, Alize J. Ferrari. The global gap in treatment coverage for major depressive disorder in 84 countries from 2000–2019: A systematic review and Bayesian meta-regression analysis. PLOS Medicine, 2022; 19 (2): e1003901 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003901 In recent years, national and global initiatives … Read more

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