- Author: The Lancet by Elizabeth Gourd
There is now a higher incidence of lung cancer in young women than young men in the USA, suggesting a reversal of historical incidence patterns, according to a recent report.
In a nationwide population-based study, Ahmedin Jemal (American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA) and colleagues examined data from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries for cases of invasive lung cancer in patients aged 30–54 years who were diagnosed between 1995 and 2014 across 46 US states and the District of Columbia.
The incidence of lung cancer was analyzed according to patients' sex, race, ethnic group, age group, year of birth, and year of...
- Author: Education Dive by Halona Black
- The University of California has received criticism for not adequately serving Latinos, the state's largest ethnic group, since affirmative action measures were banned from use in admissions decisions in California's public institutions in 1996, The New York Times reports.
- The university system's newest campus, UC Merced, most closely resembles the diversity of California with an undergraduate Latino population of 53%. UCLA and UC Berkeley, the system's flagship campuses, serve Latino populations of 21% and 13%,...
- Author: Saludamerica.org by Pramod Sukumaran.
More than 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a number expected to rise to 14 million by 2050, according to a March 2018 report by the Alzheimer's Association.
There is one new Alzheimer's case every 65 seconds.
Sadly, U.S. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than whites, studies show.
Preventing Alzheimer's is critical as the young Latino population ages.
“The number of Hispanic elders with Alzheimer's and related dementia could increase...
In marketing circles there's incessant hype about being culturally relevant to the vast Hispanic market here in the U.S., which is 59 million strong. It is great to see examples of it done right.
Here are two solid examples of being truly culturally relevant that illustrate the power culture has in connecting brands to this lucrative consumer segment.
This year the San Antonio Missions, a minor league baseball team in San Antonio, Texas, was asked to “rebrand” themselves for a season-long tournament called Copa de la Diversion or the “Fun Cup.” The team landed on the name “The Flying Chanclas,” a cultural insight made famous by Hispanic comedians such as George Lopez...
- Author: Healthcentral.com by Diane Domina
Recent changes in immigration policies in the United States have triggered serious psychological problems for many Latinos with children – including those living in the country legally – according to a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
The study involved 213 Latino parents of adolescent children. Most were from Central America, and two-thirds were living in the United States legally either as citizens or permanent residents, or under temporary protected status. Researchers from the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., examined the effects of 2017 immigration policy changes on these Latino families.