End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

Jessica Berman for VOA News  – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Beginning in October, U.S. scientists who want government money to fund their research will have to start using female animals and cells in their research.The announcement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biggest founder of medical […]

Survey: [U.S.] Black women lack support after breast cancer

Survey: [U.S.] Black women lack support after breast cancer

Dorsey Griffith – Futurity – Wednesday, 09 May 2012 (originally published 03 May) UC DAVIS (US) — A recent survey finds nearly one-fourth of African-American breast cancer survivors were not satisfied with the information they received about treatment options from their doctors. “We know that one powerful factor in cancer outcomes is the extent to […]

HIV / AIDS Trials: No Place for Black Women?

HIV / AIDS Trials: No Place for Black Women?

Sheree Crute – The Root – Monday, 09 April 2012 (originally published 05 April) Mitsuyasu and Tebas are part of a network of scientists investigating methods “that may be able to control HIV/AIDS with fewer or no medications at all,” Mitsuyasu explains. While these trials include a small number of black men, there are no […]