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Racial discrimination tied to breast cancer risk
Reuters ^ | 07/05/07 | staff

Posted on 07/05/2007 12:06:50 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

Black women who feel they've been victims of racial discrimination are more likely than their peers to develop breast cancer, a large study suggests. The study, which followed 59,000 African-American women for six years, found that those who reported more incidents of racial discrimination had a higher risk of breast cancer

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1 posted on 07/05/2007 12:06:51 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

*Laughing*

Someone spent money to study this?

*Suddenly sad*

I’ll bet it was taxpayer money, too.


2 posted on 07/05/2007 12:08:51 PM PDT by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’m confused.


3 posted on 07/05/2007 12:09:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (A man who will not defend himself does not deserve to be defended by others.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Greatest nonsense I have ever read. DNC press releases come quite close though...


4 posted on 07/05/2007 12:09:32 PM PDT by SolidWood (UN delenda est.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What a load of poverty pimp bullshit. Did these women ever get a free mammogram, or were they crying discrimination at that too?


5 posted on 07/05/2007 12:09:43 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: Kid Shelleen
There can be no scientific basis for this study. It makes no sense.
6 posted on 07/05/2007 12:10:35 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Kid Shelleen
Black women who feel they've been victims...

There's your two keywords. It's not what is; it's what they f...e...e...l.

7 posted on 07/05/2007 12:11:47 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Kid Shelleen

Stress and anger, whether from real or imagined causes, will make you sick. No one needed to waste money on a study for that.


8 posted on 07/05/2007 12:12:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What a pantload.


9 posted on 07/05/2007 12:12:52 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: neverdem

Oh boy!


10 posted on 07/05/2007 12:13:14 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: jdm

When are they going to do a study involving white women who were victims of affirmative action or reverse discrimination? Bet that one never sees the light of day.


11 posted on 07/05/2007 12:13:50 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: Kid Shelleen
>>It’s possible that racial discrimination plays some role, according to the researchers, led by Dr. Teletia R. Taylor of Howard University in Washington, D.C<<

YOU GO GIRL! BET YOU GOT A LEXUS AND A CONDO!

12 posted on 07/05/2007 12:14:12 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Wombat101

[shaking head] Don’t these guys have anything better to study? What could possibly be the basis for this? I wonder how many of these black women that got breast cancer ever felt lonely? I wonder how many of them had/never had a birthday party? I wonder how many of them ever went a whole day w/o brushing their teeth?
Seems like they could base this study on anything and come up with an answer. Just more liberal crapola thrown out there to digest.


13 posted on 07/05/2007 12:14:34 PM PDT by scan58 (Diversity results in a collection of unconnected individuals.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Not bothering to read the article, but I do believe constant, unrelenting anger has a very, very detrimental effect of the health of the angry person. I have found many liberals to be angry about almost every aspect of their lives. The liberal media is a good example, they can take the most mundane thing and make it a big, bad problem that should cause anger in every “caring” person.

It’s a good thing to be thankful to wake up every day and enjoy the miracle of life.


14 posted on 07/05/2007 12:15:30 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: Kid Shelleen

It’s their own fault for reporting such incidences.


15 posted on 07/05/2007 12:16:50 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Sad!

Totally illogical.


16 posted on 07/05/2007 12:17:15 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I have it on good authority that 100% of all people that start out on mothers milk eventually die, but I won’t be risking the label of misogynist by repeating that information.
17 posted on 07/05/2007 12:17:54 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Kid Shelleen

In other words:

Stupid people: (1) tend to feel discriminated against and (2) are too stupid to go to doctors for routine check-ups.


18 posted on 07/05/2007 12:17:55 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: stm
"When are they going to do a study involving white women who were victims of affirmative action or reverse discrimination? Bet that one never sees the light of day." Or a cent of taxpayer $$... I often wonder... what would happen if we were to have... oh... say... A Miss White America Pageant.... or... maybe a United White Person College Fund.... or even White History Month.... I mean, I’m not prejudice... I just think the pendulum has swung so far now in the other direction that it’s now a crime to be white... or Christian... or not gay....
19 posted on 07/05/2007 12:18:00 PM PDT by cjohnson1
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To: Kid Shelleen

Sadly the average person does not realize that correlation of a study does *not* indicate causation of its elements.


20 posted on 07/05/2007 12:18:18 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak....)
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To: scan58

Correct. Depression probably has more to do with their “development” of breast cancer (not to mention genetics), or rather, the cancer intensifies their feelings of depression. The problem is that depression can be attributed to a variety of sources, and “racism” is simply low-hanging fruit in this regard.


21 posted on 07/05/2007 12:18:59 PM PDT by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Well I’m a cancer survivor, and I got it some years after I suffered some rather serious discrimination from a vicious leftoid boss, so I guess I should be able to sue now!!


22 posted on 07/05/2007 12:20:37 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Time to start the “When does Jesse Jump In” office pool


23 posted on 07/05/2007 12:21:20 PM PDT by stylin19a (Since bad golf shots come in groups of 3, a 4th bad shot is the start of the next group of 3)
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To: stm

# 11 you nailed it,best post of the day. Why isn’t there this kind of open discussion in our newspapers and television media?

Next they’ll be blaming their breast cancer on KFC.


24 posted on 07/05/2007 12:21:40 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Victims = votes for the 2008 election. A woman president would feel their pain, as would her husband.


26 posted on 07/05/2007 12:22:21 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Wombat101

Who is Dr. Teletia of Howard University, and who paid for the study? Whoever funded the study most likely got the results they were paying for.


27 posted on 07/05/2007 12:23:02 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Kid Shelleen

I just tore some of my hair out reading this headline, and I don’t even have any hair to begin with.


28 posted on 07/05/2007 12:23:53 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Wombat101

Eagles - Get Over It Lyrics





I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin' "Don't blame me"
They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else
Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat

Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if I gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight
You don't want to work, you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing

Get over it
Get over it
If you don't want to play, then you might as well split
Get over it, Get over it

It's like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You're makin' the most of your losin' streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak

You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Get over it
Get over it
All this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

Get over it
Get over it
It's gotta stop sometime, so why don't you quit
Get over it, get over it


29 posted on 07/05/2007 12:26:14 PM PDT by KenHorse
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To: Bluebird Singing

The association between perceived discrimination and breast cancer incidence was assessed in the Black Women’s Health Study.

http://www.bu.edu/bwhs/history.htm#StudyDesign

STARTING THE BWHS
Before seeking National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for the study, we set out to show that out idea was feasible. We decided that a follow-up design was best and developed a questionnaire. The questionnaire asked about age, education, contraceptive use, smoking, and other factors that might be related to health and disease. The National Education Association allowed us to mail questionnaires to a sample of black female teachers; the federal government delivered questionnaires through their personnel offices to a sample of black female employees; and Essence magazine gave us access to a sample of subscribers after we had paid a fee. The completed questionnaires that were returned to us showed clearly that enough black women were willing to provide useful and accurate health information to make a study feasible. After submitting a detailed grant proposal to NIH, review of the proposal, and revision, we received funding. The entire process, from developing the idea and conducting the studies to show that our study would work, to receiving funding for the BWHS, took about four years. With the funding secured, in 1995 we sent health questionnaires to subscribers to Essence magazine, women who had participated in our feasibility studies, members of the Black Nurses’ Association, and friends and relatives of respondents. The 59,000 women who returned completed questionnaires became the members of the BWHS.

HOW LONG WILL THE BWHS LAST?
The BWHS celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2005. The first NIH grant for the BWHS was for 5 years. The study was continued for a second 5-year period, and again for a further 5 years (until 2009). We will continue to apply for re-funding every 5 years and hope that the study will continue.


30 posted on 07/05/2007 12:27:47 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Enchante

You won’t be able to sue if your boss was a leftist. You can only sue if you were discriminated against by a WASP conservative. Different kind of cancer. /sarc


31 posted on 07/05/2007 12:27:56 PM PDT by scan58 (Diversity results in a collection of unconnected individuals.)
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To: Uncle Hal
There can be no scientific basis for this study. It makes no sense.

I can think of one, but its akin to "blaming the victim".

Their own racial paranoia leads them not to get medical care, since they think the doctors are bigots, and thus by not getting care, or refusing it, they raise their own risks.

32 posted on 07/05/2007 12:36:46 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Kid Shelleen
Black women who feel they've been victims of racial discrimination are more likely than their peers to develop breast cancer, a large study suggests.

Hmmmm. It's just an association of two phenomena, which could be completely unrelated—and thus, worthless as science. But hang on, I have an idea of how a causal relationship might actually exist:

First, it's been established in peer-reviewed scientific journals (but not the mainscream media) that women who have induced abortions increase their lifetime risk of breast cancer by approximately 40 percent. This background fact helps us generate an hypothesis that might explain the associattion of the phenomena mentioned above:

Part I: The cohort of women who self-identify as victims of racial discrimination includes a large proportion who are in denial about their own responsibility for what happens to them in life.

Part II: Furthermore, suppose that the cohort of women who live in denial about their own responsibility for what happens to them includes a large number who have sex outside of marriage, and then get induced abortions.

The hypothesis is testable. Think Howard's scientists will be interested?

33 posted on 07/05/2007 12:41:46 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: endthematrix
How often do you think about your race?

Would you say never, once a year, once a month, once a week, once a day, once an hour, or constantly? This question has already been included on the “Reactions to Race” module that was piloted on the 2002 BRFSS. It has also been included on two large postal surveys, the 1995 Nurses’ Health Study II (NHS II with 93,681 respondents, Walter Willett, Principal Investigator) and the 1997 Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS with 53,269 respondents, Lynn Rosenberg and Lucile Adams-Campbell, Principal Investigators).

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...the distribution of frequency of thinking about one’s “race” is almost identical between the black women responding to the 1997 BWHS and the black women responding to the 1995 NHS II, even though these are entirely different groups of women who were queried two years apart. Further note that the distribution of “race”-consciousness for the white women responding to the NHS II differed markedly from the distribution for the black women in NHS II, even though both groups were nurses and they were surveyed at the same time. More than 50% of the white women in NHS II reported that they never think about their “race”, and only 0.3% reported thinking about their “race” constantly. On the other hand, 21% of the black women in NHS II and 22% of the black women responding to BWHS reported thinking about their “race” constantly, and roughly 50% of the black women in both groups reported thinking about their “race” once a day or more frequently. The distribution of frequency of thinking about one’s “race” for Asian and Hispanic respondents to NHS II was intermediate between the black and white distributions.

My crap citing

34 posted on 07/05/2007 12:44:58 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: SamuraiScot

Ergo, those who perceive racial discrimination have a separate reason for having a higher breast-cancer rate—and it happens to be a factor in both. That reason would be: a habit of psychological denial.


35 posted on 07/05/2007 12:47:56 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: endthematrix

“How often do you think about your race?” Well every 2nd weekend in August we have our St. Rocco Feast and break out the Italian flags. Does that count?


36 posted on 07/05/2007 12:49:57 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The objective authority of science, already on the ropes, takes another cross on the point of the chin.


37 posted on 07/05/2007 12:51:44 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Where were the buses?? Where them be at?!


38 posted on 07/05/2007 12:54:57 PM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: Jeff Chandler
The elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in health care emerged as a prominent concern in segments of the health policy community in 1998. That year, President Bill Clinton and his Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, articulated as a goal eliminating disparities in six health categories by 2010. The willingness of President George W. Bush to continue this initiative has given it bipartisan credibility, as has the public support of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Substantial, unprecedented attention is
being devoted to this issue by many policymakers, public officials, health professionals, health services researchers, and community organizations. National organizations, such as the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American Public Health
Association, have made this issue a priority. The Institute of Medicine’s release of Unequal Treatment in 2001 authoritatively validated the issue’s importance.


Clinton legacy:
Saturday, February 21, 1998
WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET

Includes Over $400 Million to Develop New Approaches and to Build on Existing Successes to Address Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.


Bush legacy:
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002
HRSA Press Office

The fiscal year 2003 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contains nearly $3 billion in funds to research health disparity issues, an increase of $600 million in just two fiscal years. This includes $187 million for NIH’s National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, the federal focal point for biomedical minority research activities.

39 posted on 07/05/2007 12:59:44 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Black women who feel they’ve been victims of racial discrimination are more likely than their peers to develop breast cancer, a large study suggests.

Most likely the opposite is true. Those with breast cancer (or other problems) have to blame someone. Things are no longer “acts of God” but are someones fault.
40 posted on 07/05/2007 1:01:10 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Xenalyte; Tax-chick

“Teletia” ping.


41 posted on 07/05/2007 1:02:54 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: Kid Shelleen

This is so far out, you couldn’t make it up if you tried.


42 posted on 07/05/2007 1:03:42 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: massgopguy

Sometimes I miss hanging out in the North End. There’s always some kind of italian festival going on.


43 posted on 07/05/2007 1:04:18 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: Clam Digger; Xenalyte; B-Chan; stands2reason; Moose4; bitt; Fierce Allegiance; ukie55; metmom; ...
Names in the news ping!

Dr. Teletia R. Taylor of Howard University

Perhaps her parents watched a lot of television?

(CD, you want to be on the list?)

44 posted on 07/05/2007 1:06:23 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let all creation sing of salvation. Let us together give praise forever!)
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To: Clam Digger

I knew there was a reason Rosa Parks only lived to 92.


45 posted on 07/05/2007 1:07:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kid Shelleen
Proof that if someone creates a bizarre study, it is almost guaranteed to return the results they assumed. Its just a matter of massaging the variables until the desired results appear.
46 posted on 07/05/2007 1:09:05 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yep! Please!


47 posted on 07/05/2007 1:10:08 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: Kid Shelleen

Mamma always said,”If you lie your nose will grow longer”

And something about hair growing on your palms. };>)


48 posted on 07/05/2007 1:10:21 PM PDT by wolfcreek (2 bad Tyranny, Treachery and Treason never take a vacation...)
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To: Clam Digger; Xenalyte

You’re on! X, please add Clam Digger to your list, too.


49 posted on 07/05/2007 1:11:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let all creation sing of salvation. Let us together give praise forever!)
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To: endthematrix
Thanks for the ping. It sounds like more political correctness.

Breast Cancer in Black Women

(Perceived) Racial Discrimination and Breast Cancer Incidence in US Black Women

It's too bad that they can't think of better ways to base the spending of taxpayer's money other than feelings.

50 posted on 07/05/2007 1:12:14 PM PDT by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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