Race Health News

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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

10/30/2009
Undocumented Hispanics Face Health Care Roadblocks in U.S.

Policies needed to eliminate disparities among immigrants, survey findings suggest

10/26/2009
Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women

Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

10/22/2009
Dying Wishes Followed More Often for Whites

Better communication needed for black patients, researchers say

10/16/2009
Race, Insurance May Affect Testing of Kids in ER

Study finds more done for youths with chest pain who are white and have private coverage

10/14/2009
Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds

All women have similar outcomes when there's no sign of disease following treatment, study finds

10/2/2009
Dental Plaque Buildup May Raise Heart Risk in Black Men

White blood cell activity increases in these patients when oral hygiene is neglected, study finds

9/23/2009
Minorities Less Likely to Have Blood Pressure Under Control

Blacks have the highest readings, despite taking medications, study finds

9/15/2009
Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest

Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

9/15/2009
For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges

Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

9/10/2009
Doctor-Patient Talk May Help Blacks With Hypertension

Lack of communication during office visits may affect outcomes, study finds

9/10/2009
Environment May Play Role in Racial Health Disparities

Society affects biology, researchers say

7/30/2009
Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests

7/21/2009
Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop 'Love Handles'

Midsection weight gain could increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers warn

7/17/2009
Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans

Could be targets for new treatments, researchers say

7/16/2009
Blacks Have Highest Obesity Rates in U.S.

Hispanics also show higher prevalence than whites, CDC researchers find

7/7/2009
New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Studies shed light on why black women more likely to die, but questions remain

7/1/2009
Shared Race, Social Group Seem to Help People Relate

Brain imaging study sheds light on empathic response

6/25/2009
Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

Too often, they lack insurance or face roadblocks in getting the procedures, study finds

6/16/2009
Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care

U.S. areas with more black residents lack specialists, study shows

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

5/14/2009
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites

Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

5/11/2009
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis

Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

5/8/2009
Racial Disparity Seen in Angioplasty Outcomes

Black patients more likely to experience complications, study finds

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

4/29/2009
Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

4/24/2009
Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable

About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds

4/23/2009
Medicare Change May Impact Black Kidney Patients

Single payment plan for dialysis and meds could put many at disadvantage, study suggests

4/23/2009
Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times

U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

4/20/2009
Doctor-Patient Talks Key to Blacks Getting Cancer Screens

Poor communication a major problem in low screening rates but one that can be fixed, study suggests

4/20/2009
Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races

Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive

4/16/2009
Writing About Values Boosts Grades for Middle Schoolers

But positive effect was only seen in black children, study finds

4/13/2009
Blacks Less Likely to Get Optimal Lung Cancer Treatment

Disparity in care is as wide today as it was in the early '90s, study says

4/13/2009
Race May Not Be Key in Cancer Disparities

Study finds differences drop or disappear when scale is reduced

4/6/2009
Dietary Changes Shield Latino Teens From Diabetes

Study found high-fiber, low-sugar regimen reduced risk factors

4/6/2009
Researchers Profile the 'Light' Smoker

They're younger, more often black or Hispanic, report finds

4/3/2009
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss

Second study finds rare eye disease missed, mistreated among urban youngsters

4/2/2009
Typical Binge Drinker Is Young White Male

Half of alcohol-linked deaths are tied to bouts of excessive consumption, CDC notes

4/1/2009
Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks

Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

3/27/2009
Networking May Aid Blacks Who Need Kidney Transplant

Survey finds that active role by patients doubled their odds of success

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/26/2009
New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks