Race Health News

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7/23/2008
Kidneys Donated After Cardiac Death Cut Racial Disparities

Black patients conferred better outcomes; organ pool increase cut wait time to transplant

7/17/2008
Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live

U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

7/16/2008
Big Tobacco Lures Young Smokers With Menthol Cigarettes: Study

Researchers say industry manipulates the ingredient to recruit new generation of users

7/16/2008
Genetic Trait Boosts AIDS Risks in Blacks

Might be responsible for 11% of HIV cases in Africa, researchers say

7/14/2008
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams

They're particularly vulnerable to diabetes-linked vision loss, experts warn

7/9/2008
Thalidomide Continues to Show Benefits Against Myeloma

The once-notorious drug aiding certain patients with the blood cancer

7/7/2008
New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds

Publication aimed at assisting the 1 in 8 Hispanics with type 2 disease

6/24/2008
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007

57 million more had pre-diabetes, but education drive making inroads, CDC says

6/24/2008
Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities

Economic status, access and language barriers affect who goes for tests, study concludes

6/23/2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

6/12/2008
Asian Kids Have Later Bedtimes, Less Total Sleep

Cross-culture study finds vast differences in habits, parents' perceptions of problems

6/11/2008
Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by bleeding in space around the brain, study reports

6/10/2008
No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts

Study found doctors with patients of both races still showed disparities in outcomes

6/9/2008
Family History Plays Role in Black Colon Screen Rates

Reason unclear, but study says doctor recommendation key to higher participation

6/5/2008
Hispanic Workers Dying at Higher Rates Than Others

Language, literacy barriers cited, particularly in construction jobs, CDC reports

6/4/2008
Racial Disparities Widespread in Kidney Patient Outcomes

Studies find mistrust, cultural barriers, segregation of care contribute to inequalities

6/2/2008
Black Cancer Patients Choose More Aggressive End-of-Life Care

Reasons unclear, but study suggests they had higher quality of life, were more at peace

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/27/2008
Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

But experts note that many American kids are still too heavy

5/21/2008
Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family

Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

5/21/2008
ICU Docs Less Likely to Discuss End-of-Life Issues With Blacks

Underlying bias, discomfort may have led less than half to feel at ease with these talks

5/21/2008
Surgical Outcomes Depend on a Host of Variables

Studies show experience, hospital volume, race and location all matter

5/20/2008
Black Men Less Likely to Choose Elective Stomach Aorta Surgery

White men more likely to have operation before emergency procedure is needed

5/15/2008
Genes Play Part in Prostate Cancer Among Races

Whites at higher risk than Hispanics, but genetics determines who gets it

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/14/2008
Death Gap Widens Between Educated and Those Not

Socioeconomic inequalities blamed for increasing disparity overall, study finds

5/13/2008
Black Rectal Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo, Radiation

See oncologists as often as whites, researchers not sure why different choices of treatment follow

5/6/2008
Alcoholism Gender Gap Is Closing

Changing social mores, opportunities for women make it not just a 'man's disease' anymore

5/5/2008
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever

Hispanics had the highest 'fever phobia,' study finds

4/22/2008
Seniors No Strangers to Happiness

Older Americans are quite satisfied, while Baby Boomers are the least content, survey shows

4/22/2008
Disparities in Life Expectancy Increasing

The poorest are dying even sooner than before, report shows

4/21/2008
Gene Variant Protects Black Heart Failure Patients

Has same effect as beta blocker drugs in 40% of blacks, study finds

4/20/2008
Filling in the Alzheimer's 'Race Gap'

Black and Hispanics often labor under misconceptions about the disease, researchers discover

4/18/2008
Muscle Mass May Not Explain High Creatinine in Black Kidney Patients

Findings challenge belief that racial disparities were result of age, body composition

4/15/2008
Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use

More estrogen-receptor negative tumors may be a factor, experts suggest

4/15/2008
Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Study finds these factors influence how likely they are to undergo screenings

4/14/2008
Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Drop From 1990 to 2004: CDC

But more recent federal statistics saw uptick in teen pregnancies in 2006

4/11/2008
Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Disparity in practice linked to race, age and socioeconomic status, study finds

4/4/2008
Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease

Study also provides evidence that Ashkenzi Jews twice as likely to develop conditions

4/1/2008
Report Claims Clinical Trials Miss Many Populations

Women, elderly, minorities among those routinely excluded or under-represented, researchers say

3/31/2008
Many Women Unclear About Breast Cancer Treatments

Study finds uncertainty about risks and benefits of mastectomies or lumpectomies.

3/27/2008
Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure

Non-white women, aged and the poor less likely to receive sentinel lymph node biopsy, research shows

3/26/2008
Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations

3/25/2008
High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies

Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/14/2008
Minorities, Poor Have Tougher Time Monitoring Diabetes

Study found those who used insulin fared worse than white counterparts

3/14/2008
Surgery Only Works for Some Kids with Sleep Apnea

Study found those who gained weight rapidly, were African-American were much more likely to suffer relapses

3/12/2008
U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row

Increase largely driven by new cases among gay, bisexual men, CDC reports

3/11/2008
Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

3/10/2008
Brain Disease Causes More Vision Loss in Blacks

Intracranial hypertension left patients almost 5 times more likely to become legally blind