Race Health News

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4/26/2010
Breast Cancer Risks Not Same for Hispanic Women

Far fewer cases stem from established risk factors, study finds

4/13/2010
Blacks Hit Hardest by Lung Cancer

Report finds they are more likely to develop, die from disease

4/12/2010
Many Hispanics Lack Access to Colon Cancer Screening

They typically live in areas where it's tougher to get colonoscopies, study finds

4/7/2010
Poor More Likely to Die Following Heart Surgery

No matter what race or gender, poor people have higher death rates than rich within first decade

4/6/2010
Blacks Less Likely to Get Follow-Up Colon Screening

Those with abnormalities at initial screening often didn't have recommended colonoscopy, study shows

4/2/2010
Sleep-Related Death Rate Higher Among Black Infants

Most deaths occurred when babies slept somewhere other than a crib

3/31/2010
Help for Depressed Latinos Often Hampered by Stigma

Many poor patients unlikely to try to combat mental illness, study finds

3/29/2010
Black Women in U.S. Comfortable With Formula Feeding

Study suggests this may be why they are less likely to breast-feed than other women

3/29/2010
Minority Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D

Low levels can lead to serious health problems, experts say

3/25/2010
Mexican Americans Have Low Rates of Calling for Stroke Help

People who live alone and women also less likely to call 9-1-1, research shows

3/22/2010
Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care

Black patients less likely than whites, Hispanics to receive all recommended measures, research shows

3/22/2010
Pesticide Labels Too Vague

Conditions for safe use need spelling out, research suggests

3/22/2010
Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome

Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

3/18/2010
Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans

Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

3/17/2010
6 Out of 10 American Adults Drink

Highly educated white men most likely to be tipplers, study finds

3/12/2010
U.S. Minorities Especially Vulnerable to Kidney Failure

Study suggests that poverty and lack of insurance contribute to the problem

3/9/2010
Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Hitting Minorities Hardest

Blacks, Hispanics at much higher risk for the illness, which carries huge price tag, report finds

3/8/2010
Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice

Despite increase in services, racial disparities persist, study finds

3/8/2010
Sleepless Nights Plague America

People of all races say lack of shuteye affects their work, even sex lives

3/5/2010
Blacks Less Likely to Abuse Alcohol

But they're more likely to binge drink during pregnancy, researchers find

3/2/2010
Cluster of Genes Tied to Alcoholism

Finding part of ongoing research to determine how they affect risk in people

2/24/2010
Shortage of Black Doctors Rooted in Social, Economic Ills

Parents' education, local school spending factors that influence career paths, study finds

2/24/2010
Strokes Up Among the Young, Down Among the Old

Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are to blame, expert says

2/22/2010
Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks

Finding may explain higher incidence among blacks than whites

2/22/2010
Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks

More than half expect symptoms before diagnosis, survey finds

2/17/2010
In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases

Shift in disease profile suggests need for U.S., Mexico cooperation, expert says

2/15/2010
Minorities Not Treated at Higher-Quality Centers

Study urges added effort to inform all patients about comparative data

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

2/12/2010
Mexican-Americans Most Active in U.S.

Monitors show they get more exercise than whites or blacks

2/10/2010
Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites

Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

1/29/2010
Parkinson's More Common in Northeast, Midwest

And far more likely to strike whites than blacks, researchers find

1/25/2010
Black Liver Cancer Patients Face Worst Odds

Study found they had lower survival rates than those of other races

1/22/2010
Discrimination May Lead to Smoking in Boys

Stress felt by minority teens can lead to unhealthy behaviors, researchers say

1/21/2010
As Obesity Increases, So Does Stroke Risk

Especially high rate among blacks may have genetic cause, researcher says

1/15/2010
Race, Weight May Influence Success of Prostate Surgery

Among diabetic men undergoing prostatectomy, obese whites have worse outcomes, study finds

1/15/2010
Blacks Often Misdiagnosed With Schizophrenia, Author Says

Trend dates to Civil Rights era and continues today, new book claims

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

1/4/2010
Genes May Put Black Americans at Risk for Diabetes

Glucose metabolism appears to vary by race, research shows

12/23/2009
Melanoma Less Common in Blacks But Deadlier

Skin cancer diagnosis occurs later in nonwhites, study finds

12/22/2009
Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans

Image quality varies due to ethnicity, weight, heart rate, study finds

12/18/2009
Medication Adherence Varies Between Races

Elderly whites more likely to take their meds than blacks, study finds

12/18/2009
Blacks Have Less 'Bad Fat' Than Whites

It's a puzzle, because less visceral fat should mean less obesity-linked disease, experts say

12/17/2009
Most Stem Cells Used in Research Come From Whites

Blacks, other minorities might not reap full benefit from breakthroughs, experts say

12/14/2009
After Lumpectomy, Radiation Rates Lower for Black Women

Racial disparities seen for 'standard-of-care' breast cancer treatment, study finds

11/23/2009
Weight May Not Drive Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer

Co-existing illnesses also don't explain why more blacks die than whites, study finds

11/16/2009
Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report

Improved access to treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis is 'imperative,' expert says

11/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men

Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

11/2/2009
Restless Legs May Vary by Race and Gender

Blacks are less likely, women more, to develop the disorder, study finds

11/2/2009
Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals

Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

10/30/2009
Asians Seem to Suffer Less During Childbirth

Length of labor and intensity vary among ethnic groups, study finds