Race Health News

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1/17/2013
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say

1/7/2013
Recession Drove Down Doctor Visits, Study Says

There also were fewer filled prescriptions in U.S. from 2007 to 2009

1/4/2013
Hospital Type Linked to Racial Disparities in Kids With Appendicitis Complication

Cases of perforated appendix may signal inadequate access to health care, researchers say

1/3/2013
Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

12/19/2012
Rate of New HIV Infections Drops for First Time Among Black Women: CDC

But gay and bisexual men, and minorities, still make up bulk of new cases

12/14/2012
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

But study found contrasting relationship depending on race

12/14/2012
Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids

Reason for possible protective effect is unclear, researchers say

12/14/2012
High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says

Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

12/11/2012
Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census

More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

12/11/2012
Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

12/5/2012
Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds

11/30/2012
Surprise HIV Diagnosis Becomes Life-Changing Moment

After denial, N.Y. woman finds way to keep the condition from controlling her life

11/30/2012
Among Black Americans, HIV Takes a Greater Toll

With climbing infection and death rates, experts stress need to stem the growing disparity

11/29/2012
Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study

Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

11/27/2012
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard

Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

11/14/2012
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report

They typically have subpar treatment and poorer access to care, CDC says

11/2/2012
Eating Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Whites: Study

But no link found among black women; more research needed, researchers say

11/2/2012
Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled

10/31/2012
Black Breast Cancer Patients May Have Higher Death Risk in First 3 Years

Study found biggest gap between black, white women with specific tumor type

10/17/2012
Race, Income Tied to Late Colon Cancer Diagnoses, Study Finds

Delay raises risk for complications, death

10/11/2012
HIV Diagnoses Among U.S. Hispanics Vary By Region: CDC

Rate of diagnoses highest in Northeast, but largest percentage occurred in the South

10/10/2012
In Terms of Drinking, the Rich Are Different, Study Says

Certain groups in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become problem drinkers, researchers find

9/21/2012
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

9/21/2012
'Half-Match' Marrow Transplants Help Some With Sickle Cell

Small study suggests potential new option one day in treatment of the blood disease

9/19/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

9/12/2012
Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says

This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

9/12/2012
Hispanics May Face Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Differences seen in how the pancreas responds to excess fat with insulin

9/6/2012
Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC

Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

8/28/2012
Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care

Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/16/2012
Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes

Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

7/27/2012
Only 1 in 4 Americans With HIV Has Virus Under Control: CDC

Blacks, younger patients least likely to have ongoing care

7/24/2012
Black Teens in Public Housing Twice As Likely to Smoke: Study

Smoking prevention programs should target young children in these communities, researchers say

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

7/23/2012
Black American Men Have High Rates of HIV Infection: Study

Instances of new infections rival rates in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers say

7/23/2012
Decisions About Condom Use Among Gay Couples Vary by Race

Black gay couples more likely to practice safe sex, study shows

7/16/2012
Black Patients More Apt to Have Voice Box Removed When Cancer Strikes

Reason for disparity in therapy is unclear but, overall, the trend is to preserve the larynx

6/20/2012
Race Might Play Role in Success of Weight-Loss Surgery

Black women lost less than whites, but the gap was narrower when diabetes was present, study finds

6/18/2012
Many Homeless May Harbor Hepatitis C

Los Angeles study finds nearly half don't know it

6/15/2012
Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study

Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

6/13/2012
Sleep Habits in U.S. Vary by Race, Native Country: Study

Whites sleep longer than blacks; Asians report more daytime sleepiness

6/7/2012
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

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

5/31/2012
1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC

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

5/15/2012
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

5/14/2012
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

5/11/2012
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

5/10/2012
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