Race Health News

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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

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