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Sleep Habits in U.S. Vary by Race, Native Country: Study

Whites sleep longer than blacks; Asians report more daytime sleepiness

9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC

Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought

Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds

Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes

Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study

Researchers stress that CPR and defibrillator use are critical before reaching the ER

Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Whites

This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

Scleroderma Complications Worse in Blacks Than Whites: Study

The autoimmune disease, which affects tissue throughout the body, can lead to scarred lungs

'Blond Genes' May Vary Around the World

Scientists say DNA for fair hair in South Pacific differs from that in Europe

Health Care Disparities Might Affect Black Kids' Cancer Survival

Access to clinical trials and more costly treatments may improve outcomes, study suggests

Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study

However, no differences seen in tests ordered or hospitalization rates

Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'

Before 'Share 35,' black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive organ than whites, researchers say

Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival

Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

Study Pinpoints New Abnormality in 'Athlete's Heart'

Characteristic is found most often in black male athletes

Social Factors May Affect Lifespan More Than Race, Location

Study finds work, education have greater impact

High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

Minorities, Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Get Antidepressants

When these patients did get them, physicians were more likely to prescribe older medications

Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening

Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

CDC: Americans' Levels of Vitamins, Nutrients Basically OK

Intake of vitamins A, D and folate satisfactory for most, but some need more vitamin D and iron

HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

Obesity Rates Rise Among Mexican-Americans: Report

25-year survey results shed light on nutrition and health changes

Hair Care Can Pose Health Risks for Black Women

Popular products and styles can stress the scalp, leading to hair loss and skin conditions, expert says

National Screening Urged to Detect Eye Disease in Blacks

Undiagnosed glaucoma contributes to vision loss, mainly in blacks, researchers say

Survival of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients May Vary by Ethnicity

Hispanics with normal heart function had better outcomes than whites, research shows

75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans

Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program

Both blood pressure and weight decreased slightly, study finds

People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds

Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter Than That of Whites

Racial disparities were more stark among men than women, study finds

Young Blacks Less Likely to Seek Mental Health Care: Study

Practitioners need to address their concerns, researchers say

Mexican-Americans' Diets Suffer as They Abandon Traditional Foods: Study

Second- and third-generation immigrant teens eat fewer grains, beans, fruits and vegetables than teens born in Mexico

Autism Diagnosis Often Occurs Later for Black Children

Lack of access to health care, social stigma among reasons for treatment delays, study finds

Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study

Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study

That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

Discrimination Seems to Harm Health Regardless of Race

Unfair treatment that is race-based linked to reports of poor health in both blacks and whites

Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels

But effect is different in Asians, whites, study says

Study Highlights Features of High-Quality Primary Care

Interventions promoting access to comprehensive, patient-centered care might cut health disparities

Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women

Study showed more type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure as exposure rose

U.S. Blacks More Likely to Die of Colon Cancer Than Whites: Study

This gap in survival is widest among those diagnosed with advanced disease, research shows

Racial Disparities Seem to Persist in Depression Diagnosis

Older black Americans less likely to receive diagnosis than white peers, study finds

Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids

Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

Calorie Info Helps Teens Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks

Sweetened drinks had less appeal when 'exercise-equivalents' were given in study

Obesity Less Harmful to Self-Esteem in Black Women: Study

Questionnaire reveals racial differences in how weight affects quality of life

Socioeconomic Status Main Predictor of Health Habits: Study

Race, ethnicity not necessarily behind disparities in weight, exercise and diet

Racism's Mental Toll May Explain Some Health Disparities

Psychological responses to racism among U.S. blacks similar to those associated with trauma, study finds

More Blacks Die in Hospital After Diverticulitis Surgery

Racial differences in survival were seen even among those with health insurance, study finds

19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says

Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

Black Children Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Before Dialysis

Researchers say lack of affordable health care is probably a factor for some