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Alcohol-related death rate more than doubled since 1999.
Genetic differences in collagen content may be to blame.
One herb dealer got his training from “visions in my dreams.”
Neandertal DNA Affects Modern Ethnic Difference in Immune Response, Scientific American
Neanderthal genes help Europeans “live in peace with the microbes.”
Blacks and whites differ in 24 prostate cancer-related genes.
They are especially vulnerable to stomach and liver cancer.
The flight attendant apologized several times, but “she will not get away with this.”
How High Blood Pressure May Hurt Children’s Brains, New York Times
It is more common now because of increases in child obesity.
Increases in obesity among black women are part of the problem.
Black Health Experts Renew Fight Against Menthol Cigarettes, New York Times
Four in five black smokers choose menthols.
Baltimore Draws 10-Year Blueprint to Cut Racial Health Disparities, Kaiser Health News
Programs will try to reduce obesity, smoking, and heart disease in blacks.
Genetic Studies’ Lack of Diversity May Lead to Misdiagnoses, Researchers Say, Wall Street Journal
Race is real when it explains false diagnoses for blacks.
It’s True: Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities, Medical Xpress
They “age more slowly at the molecular level.”
The U.S. Blew $1.4 Billion on Abstinence Education in Africa, Scientific American
It was supposed to stop the spread of AIDS.
He has HIV, but villagers think sleeping with him is a “cleansing” ritual.
NYT reports there might actually be genetic reasons.
Lupus is highly heritable and Chinese are most likely to have contributing genes.
Mother came to US to have baby who, of course, is now a citizen.
But the state needs the federal government’s permission.
Study author says delirium treatments may one day differ by race.
Blacks have twice the white rate of infant mortality even with identical medical care.
Calling “racism” a mental illness may prevent more “institutional” remedies.
And Obama wants to increase the refugee cap to 100,000.
Authorities refuse to say if they are immigrants.
New US citizen will cost tax-payers $1 to $10 million for lifetime treatment.
Outbreak began in a detention center for immigrants.
Moving Beyond Race-Based Drugs, Medical Xpress
“Precision medicine” will account for individual genotypes
Life Expectancy for White Females in U.S. Suffers Rare Decline, Washington Post
Blacks and Hispanics living longer, whites dying sooner.
In 1989, the plan was to eradicate it by 2010.
Unmarried 17 year old. Hispanic family values.
Few of the genetic indicators of asthma in whites are also found in blacks.
White Working Class Mortality Rates Are Increasing, National Review
National Review takes notice.
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High, New York Times
Whites and Amerindians most affected.
Increased suicide and drug overdosing contributed to white women’s decreased life expectancy.
British military didn’t consider that blacks are more susceptible to cold injuries.
Common gout treatment is more likely to cause severe reactions in Asians and blacks.
Medical students don’t understand race differences.
Race and Suicide: Shifting Trends, Real Clear Policy
Interesting data on race, sex, age, and suicide rates.
That’s true of Melanesians, at least.
Kenya will now let legitimate doctors advertise so they can compete with witch doctors.
In Sweden, refugees are 3.6 times more likely to be psychotic than the native-born.
Blacks most vulnerable, followed by whites, then Asians.
Compared to one in 11 gay white men.
Whites are better at ignoring pain and focusing on the task at hand.
Whites sleep better than other races. “Racism” may be to blame.
A half million ineligibles got the subsidies.
Some African countries already have more obesity than the US.
Scientists find gene variants related to being taller, healthier, and smarter.
And Denmark has taken only 18,000 asylum seekers.