Dr. Ruth White, MPH

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2008 global economic crisis has been linked to a sharp rise in deaths from cancer, a new study reports.

    Unemployment and cuts in public health-care spending were associated with more than 260,000 additional cancer deaths by 2010. Most of thos...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may pose a significant risk to kidney health for black Americans, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 3,600 black adults, aged 21 to 84, from Jackson, Miss., and the surrounding area. The researchers followed their health...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

    Women were also more likely than men to cite sexual assault as a motive for drink spiking -- where someone secretly adds alco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can't seem to get your twenty-something kid to leave the family home?

    You're not alone: A new study finds that more young U.S. adults now live with their parents than with a spouse or romantic partner.

    It's the first time in more than 13...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.

    Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and older fell by nearly 3 percen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

    The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests.

    "Neighborhoods are clearly important in shaping what all of us eat, no matter how educated we are," said r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds.

    Looking at 33 years' worth of data, the researchers found that states with more gun owners generally had more suicides by firearm among b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests.

    In 2015, slightly more than 12 million Americans had a vision problem. But by 2050, that num...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adult Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-Americans are healthier than other U.S. adults.

    So say federal health officials who added that, compared to other Americans, most Asian-Americans are less likely to report that they're in fair or poor health, have multiple chronic conditio...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that's offered soon after a terminal cancer diagnosis can also help caregivers, a new study indicates.

    "This study suggests that early palliative care creates a powerful positive feedback loop in families facing cancer," study au...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men are approaching 30 percent to 40 percent in some southern U.S. cities, a new report finds.

    According to the study, about 39.5 percent of gay and bisexual men in Jackson, Miss., are now HIV-positi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty percent of female doctors face sexual harassment on the job, new research shows.

    And close to three-quarters perceive gender bias at work, while two-thirds said they have actually experienced it, the researchers added.

    "This is a so...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While powerful HIV medications are granting longer lives to many people infected with the virus, a new U.S. study shows these same patients are less likely to get treatment for cancer if it develops.

    It's not clear why the difference exists. It co...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids as young as 11 see alcohol ads on a daily basis, through television, billboards and signs, new research shows.

    Black and Hispanic children were especially likely to be exposed to such ads, as were girls, the study authors added.

    The r...Full Article