Race Health News

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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

4/14/2017
More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease

4/13/2017
Black Americans' Cancer Rates Differ by Birthplace

Researchers spot distinctions between African-born immigrants and blacks born in U.S.

4/10/2017
Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

4/3/2017
Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/15/2017
Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

3/14/2017
Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity

Study sees first biological pathway to weight gain not tied to Europeans

3/9/2017
Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

3/6/2017
Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

2/23/2017
Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study

Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

2/22/2017
Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke

Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/21/2017
Cancer Isn't 'One Size Fits All' for Hispanics

Study shows wide variance in how different ethnic groups are affected

2/7/2017
Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results

Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says

2/6/2017
Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

2/3/2017
Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

1/30/2017
Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

1/26/2017
Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

1/26/2017
Rates of Early Deaths Rise for Whites, Drop for Blacks

Drug overdoses, liver disease, suicides fuel jump in numbers for whites, U.S. study finds

1/25/2017
Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

1/23/2017
Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care

Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control

1/23/2017
Early Family Deaths May Create 'Grief Gap' for Blacks

Compared to whites, they are more likely to lose a loved one earlier in life, U.S. researcher says

1/19/2017
Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

1/18/2017
Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods

Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

1/17/2017
Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

Less than half from any group had BP under good control

1/13/2017
Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks

Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

1/10/2017
Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

12/16/2016
Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say