Race Health News

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9/30/2010
Blacks More Likely to Die in Motorcycle Crash Than Whites

Despite better helmet-wearing behavior, black riders at greater risk, data shows

9/30/2010
Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds

The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

9/28/2010
Blacks Likely to Benefit From Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy

Those with non-small cell cancers found to have mutation that responds to drug treatment

9/28/2010
C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study

Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

9/23/2010
Heart Defects Affect Racial Differences in Newborn Deaths: CDC

Gestational age seems to play a role, but reasons unclear, researchers say

9/17/2010
Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul

Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

9/13/2010
Lifespan of Muscular Dystrophy Patients Differs by Race: Study

Why whites with MD live longer than blacks still a mystery, researchers say

9/10/2010
Distrust of Hospitals May Deter Black Blood Donors: Study

Finding may explain why blacks less likely than whites to give blood

9/9/2010
Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults

And many more are unemployed, unmarried than in early 1990s, study says

9/3/2010
Pedestrian Death By Car More Likely Among Uninsured, Minorities

Blacks, Hispanics also more likely to be hit by a vehicle, study shows

9/3/2010
Study Contends Pot Isn't a Major 'Gateway Drug'

Researchers say ethnicity, stress, unemployment are stronger predictors of hard drug use

9/1/2010
Lower Blood Pressure May Help Sicker Kidney Patients

Standard goal may not be low enough for those with protein in their urine, study finds

9/1/2010
Teen Substance Use Seems to Differ by Race

California study finds Hispanics most likely to drink, smoke, use marijuana; Asians least likely

8/30/2010
Stent Implantation Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Black Patients

Race was strongest predictor of clotting after one month, study found

8/25/2010
Health Care Gap May Raise Rates of Colorectal Cancer Death in Blacks

Less screening, later diagnosis among black patients, researchers found

8/18/2010
Many With Chronic Pain Get Inadequate Relief, Study Finds

Black patients likely to be prescribed fewer meds and women get lower doses, research shows

8/16/2010
Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity

Black and American Indian girls continue getting heavier, while trend has leveled out in whites, study finds

8/11/2010
Repeated Ear Infections Seem to Plague White Kids, Poor Kids

Possible reasons include culture, access to health care, researcher suggests

8/5/2010
Extra Vitamin D May Improve Heart Health in Black Teens

2,000 IU daily led to less arterial stiffness in those with vitamin deficiency

8/4/2010
Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

8/4/2010
Substance Abuse Rates Low in Hispanic Americans: U.S. Report

Alcohol, drug use lower among this group overall than the national average, study found

7/29/2010
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

7/26/2010
Want a Certain Doctor in the ER?

How request is treated may depend on your gender, race or religion, study finds

7/23/2010
Women of African Heritage May Face Greater Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

Study found they are more likely to develop triple-negative form of disease

7/21/2010
Florida's Minorities See Unusual Melanoma Patterns

Statewide skin cancer rates for blacks, Hispanics differ from U.S. trends

7/20/2010
Higher Percentage of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics Drinking Than in '90s

Whites also increased their drinking, while blacks and Hispanics did not, researchers find

7/16/2010
Health, Money Woes May Boost Bowel Cancer Deaths in Blacks

More study needed to explain other factors, researchers say

7/13/2010
Black Couples Benefit From Program to Curb Spread of HIV

Counseling ups odds for protected sex when 1 partner carries the virus, study finds

7/8/2010
Babies Born Poor Often Remain Poor

Supports for low-income families could improve outcomes, study suggests

7/7/2010
Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests

Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

7/1/2010
Black Cancer Patients Twice as Likely to Die From Disease

Reasons include diagnosis at more advanced stage, less access to lifesaving treatments, review finds

6/29/2010
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows

More than two-thirds of states now have rates above 25 percent

6/23/2010
Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race

Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

6/22/2010
Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection

Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

6/21/2010
Age, Race May Affect Type 2 Diabetes Screening Results

The recommended A1c blood test cutoff didn't accurately diagnose elderly Asians, study found

6/15/2010
Key Blood Sugar Test Seems to Differ By Race

Even when glucose values are similar, blacks have higher A1C results, study finds

6/14/2010
Free Clinics Play Important Role for Uninsured in U.S.

They can help strengthen the health-care safety net, researcher suggests

6/7/2010
Poor Asthma Outcomes in Black Kids Despite Access to Care

More likely to get ER treatment, less likely to see specialist, study shows

6/2/2010
Black Men at Greater Risk of Aggressive Prostate Tumors: Study

Expert urges more vigilance starting at age 40 in this group

6/1/2010
Matching Heart Donors by Race Unnecessary?

Death rates higher among black recipients, but ethnicity of donor made no difference, study shows

6/1/2010
Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location

Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

5/20/2010
Stroke Incidence Down, But Not for Blacks

No clear explanation for the difference, study says

5/17/2010
Heart Attack Guidelines Close Racial Gaps in Hospital Care

But they're not enough to guarantee complete parity in treatment, expert says

5/13/2010
Racial Disparities Widen in Use of Asthma Treatments

Fewer minority patients taking medications to prevent attacks, U.S. study finds

5/13/2010
Suicide Leading Cause of Violent Death: CDC

Homicide was second-leading cause, 16-state survey found

5/7/2010
Diabetes Test Results May Be Deceptive in Black Children

Study finds racial disparities in hemoglobin A1c screenings

5/3/2010
Colon Polyps More Common in Hispanic Men Than Women

Their growths also tend to be on the right side, requiring colonoscopy for detection, study says

5/2/2010
Eye Disease Rates High Among Latino Americans

As the population ages, more programs needed to address vision loss, experts say

4/30/2010
U.S. Infant Deaths on the Decline

But the U.S. still fares worse than many other countries, CDC experts say

4/27/2010
Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease

Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest