Race Health News

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11/15/2017
10/23/2017
Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short

Life span about three years less than for whites, heart association statement says

10/16/2017
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

10/16/2017
Study Looks at Health of Hispanic-American Families

Discord more likely in second-generation families than recent immigrants, study finds

10/16/2017
Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding

Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say

10/13/2017
Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children

10/13/2017
Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure

But researchers don't know what's driving these racial differences yet

10/12/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

Study looked at varying populations across Africa

10/11/2017
America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing

Icons of attractiveness are more diverse, older now than in decades past

10/6/2017
Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest

Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

10/3/2017
Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election

Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

10/3/2017
Breast Cancer's Decline May Have Saved 322,000 Lives

But advances in care may not have helped black women as much as whites, report finds

9/25/2017
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Liver Cancer

They have more risk factors than Mexicans born and living in that country, researchers report

9/25/2017
Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials

Women are also underrepresented, researchers find

9/22/2017
9/21/2017
Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

9/18/2017
9/18/2017
9/11/2017
Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder

Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease

9/6/2017
Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks

Greater economic fallout linked to raised heart disease risks in 25- and 26-year-olds, study finds

9/5/2017
White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

8/31/2017
U.S. Obesity Rate Holding Steady, but Still High

In 25 states adult rates exceeded 30 percent this year, report notes

8/30/2017
More Evidence Links the 'Mono' Virus to MS Risk

Latest study shows blacks and Hispanics also vulnerable

8/30/2017
Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods

People living in these areas may have less education about cardiac arrest and CPR, researchers say

8/28/2017
Does Race Matter in Care 'Preemie' Babies Receive?

It may not be intentional, but there's room for improvement, study shows

8/9/2017
Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S.

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

8/9/2017
Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients

Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

8/8/2017
Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans

Uptick has researchers puzzled and questioning screening guidelines

8/2/2017
10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

7/25/2017
Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods

Biggest differences seen between black and white areas, study finds

7/10/2017
Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

7/5/2017
Do Blacks, Hispanics Get Low Quality Hospice Care?

Caregiver survey finds disparities between minority and white patients

7/5/2017
'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

7/3/2017
Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

6/27/2017
Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure

But blacks still face far greater odds than whites, study finds

6/27/2017
Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease

Scientists find enhanced protein level is required to trigger the illness

6/20/2017
Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive

6/13/2017
Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients

Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

6/12/2017
Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram

Language, cultural barriers may prevent them from receiving needed care, study authors say

6/7/2017
U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

6/2/2017
Dark Skin No Shield From Deadly Skin Cancer

Death rates from melanoma are higher for people of color, skin expert says

5/22/2017
Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study

Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say

5/22/2017
Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks

Reasons why remain unclear, and disparity needs more research, study suggests

5/19/2017
Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse

Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/15/2017
Does Racial Segregation Raise Blood Pressure?

Readings dropped when blacks moved to more integrated neighborhoods, U.S. study says

5/5/2017
Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

Minority children miss out on early eye exams the most, researcher says

5/2/2017
Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans

But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

5/1/2017
Drinking Boosts Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women, Too

Researcher suggests women think about lowering their alcohol intake if they're drinkers

4/24/2017
Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?

New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them