Race Health News

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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

2/17/2011
3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis

CDC analysis finds range of 12% among Cuban Americans to 22% among Puerto Ricans

2/15/2011
Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study

Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

2/3/2011
Minorities With Severe Leg Blockages at Higher Risk of Amputation

Study finds they tend to have lower incomes, seek care at smaller hospitals

2/3/2011
Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports

Increases in infection are due to complex social factors, researchers say

2/1/2011
Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer

Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

2/1/2011
Study Examines Reasons Some Black Men Avoid Doctors

Physicians reportedly don't provide practical advice on how to make needed lifestyle changes

1/31/2011
Survival After Stroke Better for Blacks

Reasons aren't clear, but more aggressive care may be why, researchers say

1/28/2011
Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Linked to Social Status

Race, income, education affect degree of suffering, study finds

1/27/2011
Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

1/26/2011
More Screenings May Explain Higher Chlamydia Rates Among Minorities

Researcher urges doctors to screen all sexually active young women

1/21/2011
Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

1/19/2011
1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

1/14/2011
Distrust of Health System Keeps Black Males From Getting Care

Those 'highly distrustful' were two to three times as likely to delay routine check-ups, study finds

1/14/2011
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

1/14/2011
Is Race a Factor in Obesity Counseling?

Doctors more likely to give advice to white patients, study finds

1/13/2011
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows

Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

1/12/2011
CDC Report Finds 8% of Americans Have Asthma

Even higher rates found among women, kids, minorities

1/8/2011
Study Refutes Myth That Eating Disorders Affect Whites Only

Binge, purge behavior found in more Native American women than men, researchers say

12/22/2010
Too Much Fried Fish Might Help Make South the 'Stroke Belt'

Researchers find clue to region's high rate of 'brain attacks'

12/21/2010
Race, Sex Play Part in Hypertension Risk

Where you live also factors into the equation, study found

12/20/2010
Liver Cancer Survival Rates May Be Worse for Blacks

Black patients had 12 percent higher death rate than whites, study finds

12/13/2010
Black, Low-Income Patients More Disabled by Parkinson's Complications

Black patients also less likely than whites to receive newer meds for the illness, study shows

12/9/2010
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

12/8/2010
How MS Affects Kids May Differ by Race

Problems with language, complex attention occur more often in blacks than whites, study finds

11/29/2010
Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks

Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

11/26/2010
Type 1 Diabetes Death Rate is Falling, But Not Fast Enough

Average rate is still 7 times higher in people with the disease vs those without it, study finds

11/24/2010
Black Smokers May Face Higher Death Risk Than Whites: CDC

Missouri study shows significant racial gap in mortality from heart disease, cancer

11/23/2010
Nerve Tissue Cancer More Often Fatal for Non-White Kids

Study points to underlying genetics guiding these neuroblastomas, researchers say

11/19/2010
Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline

Findings may lead to improvements in identifying high-risk patients, study authors suggest

11/16/2010
Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack

While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says

11/12/2010
Some Foot Troubles Hit Blacks, Whites More Often

Corns, flat fleet affect more black Americans, while Tailor's bunions more likely in whites, researchers find

11/10/2010
Whites, Blacks More Likely to Develop Lung Cancer: Study

Hispanics have the lowest rate of the disease, U.S. study finds

11/9/2010
Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans

Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

11/1/2010
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study

Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say