Race Health News

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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

11/1/2010
Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find

11/1/2010
Race Affects Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplant

Patients who receive organ from a white donor at higher risk, researchers find

10/26/2010
For Black Men, Haircuts Might Also Cut High Blood Pressure

Barbers who offer BP checks help customers beat hypertension, study finds

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/20/2010
Genetics May Play Role in Vitamin E Levels

Gene variants could dictate how well the nutrient is broken down, scientists say

10/14/2010
Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

10/14/2010
Genetics Linked to Raised Risk of Childhood Obesity

Research adds to evidence that gene variations may affect kids' weight

10/14/2010
U.S. Hispanics Have 1 in 52 Estimated Lifetime Risk of HIV

Rate is lower than among black Americans, but higher than among whites, research shows

10/13/2010
U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC

Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

10/13/2010
Race, Medicaid Status Linked to Rapid Hospital Readmission

Being depressed, obese, underweight, having a chronic disease also raised risk, another study found

10/7/2010
Urging Exercise at Faith-Based Meetings May Boost Activity

Intervention combining religion and fitness had good results among older black women

10/6/2010
More Americans Drinking More Alcohol

Among women, whites more likely than Hispanics, blacks to down 5 or more drinks a day, study finds

10/4/2010
Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts

International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

10/4/2010
Race Doesn't Seem to Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Blacks

Comparison with white patients finds other factors influence prognosis, study says

10/4/2010
Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report

Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

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