Race Health News

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11/14/2008
Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell

Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers

11/12/2008
Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds

Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/10/2008
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Repeat Artery Surgery

Even though they have risk factors that could lead to coronary problems, study finds

11/9/2008
Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

11/6/2008
Negative Cancer Messages Backfire With Blacks

Positive approaches more likely to prompt minorities to get checked for disease, study says

11/5/2008
Two More Human Genomes Mapped

Research leads scientists closer to personalized medical care

11/4/2008
Study Shows Hispanics Prefer Beer

Findings could lead to more targeted prevention efforts, researcher says

11/3/2008
Diabetes, Hypertension Hasten Death in Alzheimer's Patients

They're more than twice as likely to die sooner, study finds

10/29/2008
Black Heart Patients Treated Less for Depression

Only half as likely as white patients to receive therapy, study finds

10/22/2008
Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

10/21/2008
Suicide Rates Rise Among Baby Boomers

Middle-aged white women at increasing risk, study finds

10/20/2008
Minorities More Likely to Die in ER

Lack of insurance could play a major role, study suggests

10/20/2008
Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

10/15/2008
U.S. Ranks 29th in Infant Mortality

Rate is 50% higher than national goal, CDC says

10/13/2008
Blood Pressure on the Rise in America

More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

10/13/2008
Lack of Insurance Raises Abused Babies' Death Risk

Poorer access to care may play a role, experts say

10/10/2008
Racial Disparities Exist in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Blacks, the poor diagnosed at younger age, with more advanced disease, study says

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/3/2008
Gestational Diabetes Risk Higher for Asian-White Couples

Pelvic size may also play role in further chance of Caesarean delivery, study finds

10/2/2008
Minorities With Disabilities Report Poorer Health

Overall, 1 in 5 Americans lives with at least one disability, CDC says

9/23/2008
Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

9/23/2008
Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians

More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

9/23/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate at 30-Year Low

Many abortions are among older mothers and minority women, report says

9/23/2008
Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor

Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say

9/19/2008
Many Doctors Don't Know Blood Pressure Guidelines

Proper treatment often not started among middle-aged men, study finds

9/18/2008
Spanish Speakers Have Difficulty Accessing Health Care in U.S.

But poverty and lack of insurance are the real barriers, experts say

9/11/2008
HIV Infection Rate for Young Black Men 'Alarming:' CDC

Prevention efforts must be targeted to racial and ethnic groups, agency says

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

9/9/2008
Med School Diversity May Help Whites Care Better for Minorities

Findings urge push for broad-based admission policies that reflect ethnic variety

9/5/2008
Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk

Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

9/4/2008
2 Million Cancer Cases Tied to Tobacco Use

The U.S. review covered the period from 1999 to 2004

8/29/2008
Most Youths Tried as Adults Had Psychiatric Disorders

Chicago study finds more than two-thirds of them needed help with at least one illness

8/26/2008
Number of Uninsured Americans Drops

More children now covered by government-sponsored programs, Census Bureau reports

8/13/2008
Many Hispanics Shut Out of U.S. Health Care System

Immigration status and health insurance play key roles in access to care, survey finds

8/11/2008
U.S. Hospitals Underutilize Proven Heart Failure Therapy

They don't use CRT pacing devices as they should or follow published guidelines, study finds

8/11/2008
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision

Distance problems, astigmatism becoming more common, study finds

8/11/2008
One in 5 Young Men Had Prostate Screen in Past Year

Analysis may aid in guiding recommendations on who should get screened and when

8/7/2008
Men More Likely Than Women to Adopt Children

Report says it may be that some men adopt women's kids from previous relationship

8/4/2008
Immigrant Children Less Likely to Exercise

Study finds they participate in fewer sports but watch less TV

8/4/2008
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine

Women, especially breast and ovarian tumor patients, more likely to use these therapies

8/1/2008
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Routine HIV Tests for All Women

Minorities are at higher risk; doctors urged to expand education efforts

7/28/2008
Hearing Loss May Be More Widespread Than Thought

White, Mexican-American men at highest risk, survey shows

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