Race Health News

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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

2/28/2008
Gene Expression Differences Affect Drug Response

Finding may point to new disease treatments in various populations

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/19/2008
Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa

Ocular strain of chlamydia responds well to expanded treatment, report says

2/15/2008
Blacks Awaiting Lung Transplants Face Poorer Outcomes

Findings point to significant barriers to accessing timely care for minorities

2/11/2008
Most With High Blood Pressure Don't Follow Recommended Diet

Those who could benefit most have the poorest eating habits

2/8/2008
Blacks More Likely to Die of Severe Sepsis

Analysis shows they're twice as likely as whites or Hispanics to develop condition

2/5/2008
Cultural Beliefs May Keep Blacks From Hospice Care

Mistrust of medical system helps explain why many shun these services, survey finds

2/4/2008
Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications

Black women also less likely to have blood pressure under control, study finds

2/4/2008
Very Premature Babies Don't Get Follow-Up Care

The problem is particularly widespread among Medicaid families, study finds

2/2/2008
U.S. Unlikely to Meet Target for TB Elimination

Survey says latent infections among immigrants, minorities, poor thwart reaching 2010 benchmark

1/28/2008
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

1/14/2008
Black Americans Still Wary of Clinical Trials

Study shows distrust of researchers lingers from infamous Tuskegee experiment

1/7/2008
No Change in Cancer Care 'Race Gap' Since 1990s

Blacks still less likely to get needed treatment compared with whites, study finds

1/2/2008
Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER

Study finds whites are prescribed opioids more often than blacks, Hispanics

12/26/2007
BRCA1 Mutation Prevalent Among Hispanic, Younger Black Women

New ethnic findings point out that all women with early breast cancer should be tested for the mutation, experts say

12/20/2007
Race, Gender Affect Laryngeal Cancer Survival

Men, blacks do worse, as do those without private health insurance, study finds