Race Health News

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4/17/2012
Social Factors May Affect Lifespan More Than Race, Location

Study finds work, education have greater impact

4/10/2012
High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

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

4/9/2012
Minorities, Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Get Antidepressants

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

4/4/2012
Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening

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

4/2/2012
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

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

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

3/28/2012
Obesity Rates Rise Among Mexican-Americans: Report

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

3/22/2012
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

3/16/2012
National Screening Urged to Detect Eye Disease in Blacks

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

3/13/2012
Survival of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients May Vary by Ethnicity

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

3/13/2012
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

3/12/2012
Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program

Both blood pressure and weight decreased slightly, study finds

3/8/2012
People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds

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

3/1/2012
Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter Than That of Whites

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

2/24/2012
Young Blacks Less Likely to Seek Mental Health Care: Study

Practitioners need to address their concerns, researchers say

2/20/2012
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

2/20/2012
Autism Diagnosis Often Occurs Later for Black Children

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

2/2/2012
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

2/1/2012
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

1/27/2012
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

1/27/2012
Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

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

1/26/2012
Caffeine May Alter Women's Estrogen Levels

But effect is different in Asians, whites, study says

1/20/2012
Study Highlights Features of High-Quality Primary Care

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

1/6/2012
Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women

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

12/30/2011
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

12/27/2011
Racial Disparities Seem to Persist in Depression Diagnosis

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

12/23/2011
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

12/15/2011
Calorie Info Helps Teens Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks

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

12/13/2011
Obesity Less Harmful to Self-Esteem in Black Women: Study

Questionnaire reveals racial differences in how weight affects quality of life

12/2/2011
Socioeconomic Status Main Predictor of Health Habits: Study

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

11/25/2011
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

11/22/2011
More Blacks Die in Hospital After Diverticulitis Surgery

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

11/17/2011
19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says

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

11/10/2011
Black Children Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Before Dialysis

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

11/8/2011
Racial Disparities Still Exist for Kidney Recipients, Study Finds

But 2003 policy change narrowed gap between black and white patients, research shows

10/28/2011
Black Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Related to Recipients

Also more likely to give a kidney to their parents than whites, study shows

10/21/2011
Race Tied to Risk for Arthritis in Large Joints

Study finds higher rates of knee and spine osteoarthritis together in blacks than in whites

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
Survival Less Likely for Black Victims of Assault, Study Finds

Racial disparities seen in death rates for trauma center patients with gun, knife, blunt injuries

10/12/2011
Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery

Researchers say various factors, including biology and health care access, may be to blame

10/12/2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study

Race seems to matter less than living in a poor community, researchers say

10/6/2011
More Evidence Minorities in U.S. Get Poorer Hospital Care

Elderly black and Hispanic patients over-represented in nation's 'worst' hospitals, study finds

10/4/2011
Poorer Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

Less access to cancer screening and treatment is to blame, report says

9/30/2011
Black Women Tend to Suffer Disabilities Earlier, Study Finds

Lower income, lack of medical care can affect long-term health, researchers say

9/29/2011
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Treated for High Blood Pressure: Report

Treatment costs associated with the condition topped $47 billion in 2008

9/23/2011
Many Black Men in Cold Climates Lack Vitamin D

Too little of it raises risk of prostate cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases, study says

9/23/2011
Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms

But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening

9/23/2011
Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care

Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

9/22/2011
Death Rate Higher in Minorities With Acute Leukemia

Yet blacks and Hispanics are less likely to get the disease

9/22/2011
Lung Disease Puts Many Black Patients Back in Hospital: Report

In COPD patients over 40, readmission rates highest among blacks, research shows