Race Health News

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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

9/20/2011
Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats

Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say

9/20/2011
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

9/19/2011
Hospitals Serving More Minorities Have Higher Trauma Death Rate

New study suggests insurance, funding issues may be the culprit

9/13/2011
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites

New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

9/8/2011
Black Children May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy, Study Finds

Researchers say youngsters with African ancestry have more allergic antibodies against the food

9/7/2011
Harassment of Black Gay and Bisexual Men Tied to Anxiety

Discrimination, shame also play a role in high rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

9/7/2011
Extra Pounds a Deadly Risk Factor for Black Women: Study

And belly fat puts even normal-weight women at risk, findings show

9/6/2011
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study

Many may have unconscious preferences for white and upper-class patients, survey results show

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