Race Health News

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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

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