race-based medicine

Medical Matters

2019-03-02T10:31:25+00:00March 2nd, 2019|

  There is much controversy about race and medicine. Some people and medical scientists feel there are inherent differences in races that cause medical concerns and need to be addressed. Others feel there are no differences. We at Project RACE call for more study into this highly emotional issue. We have recently seen several calls for more study, as outlined below and are pleased to know that progress is being made. We recently received a notification of a diabetes study. To qualify, it specified you must have Japanese Heritage (being [...]

Race-based medicine and the multiracial population

2018-10-22T07:37:06+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Failure of race-based medicine? We aren’t accounting for the unique genetics of biracial and multiracial populations Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup | Genetic Literacy Project | October 22, 2018 For several decades in modern medicine history, human race has been used as a constant variable to predict and/or determine our disease risks, biometric profiles, health behaviors and outcomes. It drives many of our medical standards, including clinical guidelines, medical school curricula, and clinical decision support tools and algorithms. This reductionist approach to medicine, however, has proven questionable and risky for biracial and multiracial [...]

Genetics and Race

2018-03-26T12:39:02+00:00March 26th, 2018|

SundayReview How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ Gray Matter By DAVID REICH Credit Angie Wang In 1942, the anthropologist Ashley Montagu published “Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race,” an influential book that argued that race is a social concept with no genetic basis. A classic example often cited is the inconsistent definition of “black.” In the United States, historically, a person is “black” if he has any sub-Saharan African ancestry; in Brazil, a person is not “black” if he is known to have any European ancestry. [...]

Minorities At Risk

2018-03-05T05:42:03+00:00March 5th, 2018|

Doctors’ textbooks lack diversity, minorities at risk for lower-quality care: study   Global News When light-skinned bodies are shown as the norm, physicians might miss signs on patients with dark skin tone, the UBC study explains. According to a recent study from UBC, a lack of diversity in medical textbooks could put racial minorities at risk for lower-quality care. “What we found is that the representation of race in these medical textbooks is proportional to the population, but the representation of skin tone is not,” said University of Toronto PhD [...]

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