Race Health News

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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

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