Quickies: Undertreatment of pain in African Americans, anti-vaxxers, and backlash to pay gap bakesale
- The disturbing reason some African American patients may be undertreated for pain – “Researchers at the University of Virginia quizzed white medical students and residents to see how many believed inaccurate and at times “fantastical” differences about the two races — for example, that blacks have less sensitive nerve endings than whites or that black people’s blood coagulates more quickly. They found that fully half thought at least one of the false statements presented was possibly, probably or definitely true.” From Ray.
- New study confirms anti-vaxxers are fueling the rise of measles and whooping cough – “The study found that out of the 1,416 measles cases reported in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015, more than half (56.8%) were in unvaccinated individuals. And among those (for whom detailed medical records and the reasons for non-vaccination were available) 70% had a non-medical exemption from parents.”
- Things my male tech colleagues have actually said to me, annotated – The Toast is fantastic, as always. From Mary.
- Backlash against university’s gender pay gap bake sale highlights “trend of online behavior towards women” – “A “gender pay gap” bake sale to be held at the University of Queensland (UQ) during its Feminist Week, which will charge based on gender, has sparked outrage from students and threats of violence towards the organisers.” From Jack99.