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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

Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations

High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies

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

White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

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

Minorities, Poor Have Tougher Time Monitoring Diabetes

Study found those who used insulin fared worse than white counterparts

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

U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row

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

Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

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

Brain Disease Causes More Vision Loss in Blacks

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

Gene Expression Differences Affect Drug Response

Finding may point to new disease treatments in various populations

Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

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

Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa

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

Blacks Awaiting Lung Transplants Face Poorer Outcomes

Findings point to significant barriers to accessing timely care for minorities

Most With High Blood Pressure Don't Follow Recommended Diet

Those who could benefit most have the poorest eating habits

Blacks More Likely to Die of Severe Sepsis

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

Cultural Beliefs May Keep Blacks From Hospice Care

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

Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications

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

Very Premature Babies Don't Get Follow-Up Care

The problem is particularly widespread among Medicaid families, study finds

U.S. Unlikely to Meet Target for TB Elimination

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

Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

Black Americans Still Wary of Clinical Trials

Study shows distrust of researchers lingers from infamous Tuskegee experiment

No Change in Cancer Care 'Race Gap' Since 1990s

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

Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER

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

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

Race, Gender Affect Laryngeal Cancer Survival

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

Genetics May Boost Mexican-Americans' Risk for Alcoholism

Scientists zero in on a DNA cluster that may encourage the addiction

One-Third of HIV-Infected Gay Men Have Unsafe Sex: CDC

Two new U.S. government studies show strong link to recreational drugs as well.

Research Can Help Close Cancer 'Race Gap'

Understanding the needs of minority communities is key, U.S. teams say

Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder

Biology and genetics appear to be key factors, researchers say

Genes May Explain Role of Race in Colon Cancer Risk

Differences in a key piece of DNA seem important, scientists say

Obesity Rates Leveling Off Among U.S. Adults

But more than a third of Americans still weigh much too much, study finds

Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races

Better breast health education needed among minority, underserved women, study finds

Non-English-Speaking Patients Face Barriers to Health Care

They don't get as many services, and often fail to receive consent forms, U.S. studies find

Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease

Socioeconomic factors, insurance status likely players in disparity, study suggests

More Black Children Dying From Diabetes

Trend has been accelerating, U.S. figures show

Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's

Reason for their added survival remains unclear, scientists say

Blacks in Poor Areas Less Likely to Be On Kidney Transplant Lists

Distance to care not a factor, study finds, urging greater outreach to bridge racial gap

Many Patients Stop Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Cost, language barriers often to blame, study finds

Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

Gene Variant Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer in Black Men

It may also affect other populations, researcher says

Many U.S. Hispanics Struggle With Health Care System

Doctors' office language woes one source of frustration, study finds

Black Women Get Less Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds they're much less likely than whites to get tamoxifen, for example

Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators

And blacks are less likely to receive the lifesaving devices, studies find

Do Blacks Have Genetic Weakness to Asthma?

Study suggestion questioned by experts

Older Blacks, Latinos Struggle With Diabetes Control

Their levels of blood sugar tend to be higher than for whites, study finds

U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics

They're especially vulnerable to diabetes but often lack care, experts say

Barbershop Talks Cut Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk

Innovative program is making a difference for this high-risk group, founder says

Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment

Symposium reveals racial disparities, troublesome drug side effects

Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance

Federal report cites drop in employer-sponsored coverage

Insurance Impacts Laryngeal Cancer Detection

Less or no coverage meant tumors were spotted later, study found