Race Health News

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9/1/2011
Research Reveals Why Blacks More Prone to Kidney Failure

Excess protein in urine may be key, study suggests

8/31/2011
Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC

Report shows young people, minorities are consuming the most sweetened beverages

8/26/2011
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

Parental attitudes, religion, poverty also may have spurred drop that began in 1970s, study finds

8/23/2011
Grades May Suffer When Teens Get Bullied

High-achieving black and Hispanic high school students seem to be most at risk, study finds

8/18/2011
Black Scientists Less Likely to Receive NIH Research Grants

Federal officials call study findings unacceptable; pledge immediate action

8/16/2011
Experts Concerned About Rising HIV Rates Among Poor, Minorities

New statistics released at conference also show many practicing unsafe behaviors

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/15/2011
Menthol May Make It Tougher to Stop Smoking

Effect especially strong among blacks, Puerto Ricans, study finds

8/9/2011
Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study

Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

8/9/2011
Younger Blacks Fare Worse on Dialysis, Study Finds

Finding belies longstanding belief about treatment for kidney failure

8/3/2011
Surge in New HIV Infections Among Young Black Gay Men Troubling: CDC

And rate of new cases among all Americans is stuck at about 50,000 per year

7/31/2011
Gene Variant Associated With Asthma Risk in Blacks

Finding may offer some explanation for rising rates of the disease among that group of people

7/29/2011
Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/22/2011
U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos

But it has negative influence on U.S. Latinos use of shade, sun-protective clothing, study shows

7/22/2011
U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills

They're more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases

7/22/2011
One Hospital's Efforts to Hurdle the Language Barrier

Non-English speakers can struggle with prescriptions and communicating with doctors

7/21/2011
Women, Whites Most Likely to Seek Health Info Online: Survey

Education, job, income and insurance status also played role in Internet use for this purpose

7/18/2011
Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds

And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

7/6/2011
Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials

Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

7/1/2011
Military Members Face Raised Risk of Osteoarthritis: Study

Repetitive joint movements may play a role, researchers suggest

6/28/2011
Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

6/23/2011
Hospital Delays Tied to Racial Divide in Heart Attack Care

Black Americans tend to go to centers that take longer to transfer patients for treatment, study finds

6/23/2011
CDC Cites Benefits of Expanded HIV Testing Program

Three-year initiative identified 18,432 people infected with AIDS-causing virus

6/17/2011
Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

6/8/2011
Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids

Time spent with TVs, music players, video games, computers varies by race and ethnicity, analysis shows

5/26/2011
Experts Say Stroke Care Differs for U.S. Minorities

Variations span from less awareness of symptoms to slower delivery of treatment, report finds

5/24/2011
MS in Blacks Linked to Low Vitamin D

Climate and geography may play a role in low levels, study suggests

5/13/2011
Gene Variant Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Blacks

Roughly 13% of people of African descent may be at risk of potentially fatal heart arrhythmias: study

5/9/2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

5/5/2011
Calorie Intake Rises When Fast-Food Restaurants Nearby: Study

Blacks in the Southeast consumed more if they lived within 5 miles of a fast food restaurant

5/5/2011
Race Seems to Play Role in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Despite expanded Medicare coverage, whites still tested more than blacks, Hispanics, study finds

5/3/2011
Number of Americans With Asthma Keeps Rising

CDC report finds 12% hike in last decade, with black kids affected the most

5/2/2011
Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study

Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

5/2/2011
Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

Counters previous research that found a benefit, but authors say more study needed

4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Fat accumulates as concentrations of the nutrient fall, and these changes differ by race, study finds

4/26/2011
Severely Obese Teens No More Depressed Than Slimmer Peers

But large size affects whites more than blacks, researchers say

4/26/2011
Blacks With Cancer More Inclined to Exhaust Funds to Prolong Life: Study

Hispanics, Asians also more likely than whites to say they'd spend all of their money to live longer

4/25/2011
Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling

But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/11/2011
Braids, Weaves May Lead to Balding in Black Women

If you have this problem, consult a dermatologist, researcher says

4/7/2011
Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/6/2011
Mexican Immigrants to U.S. Prone to Depression, Anxiety Disorders

They're more likely to suffer than family members who stay in Mexico, study finds

3/24/2011
U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says

But minorities, those not born in the U.S. and HIV-positive patients still most likely to be affected

3/21/2011
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds

Greater access to tanning salons, sunny vacations appears to yield more skin cancer, researcher says

3/16/2011
U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC

Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

3/3/2011
White Patients Most Likely to Get Kidney Transplants: Study

Lack of insurance, poverty, cultural barriers hinder minorities' access to donated organs

3/2/2011
Hearing Loss Seems to Affect Fewer Blacks Than Whites

Skin pigmentation may protect the inner ear, researcher says