Race Health News

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12/13/2007
Genetics May Boost Mexican-Americans' Risk for Alcoholism

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

12/4/2007
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.

11/29/2007
Research Can Help Close Cancer 'Race Gap'

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

11/29/2007
Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder

Biology and genetics appear to be key factors, researchers say

11/28/2007
Genes May Explain Role of Race in Colon Cancer Risk

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

11/28/2007
Obesity Rates Leveling Off Among U.S. Adults

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

11/26/2007
Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races

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

11/19/2007
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

11/16/2007
Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease

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

11/15/2007
More Black Children Dying From Diabetes

Trend has been accelerating, U.S. figures show

11/14/2007
Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's

Reason for their added survival remains unclear, scientists say

11/10/2007
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

11/7/2007
Many Patients Stop Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Cost, language barriers often to blame, study finds

11/7/2007
Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

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

11/2/2007
Gene Variant Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer in Black Men

It may also affect other populations, researcher says

10/9/2007
Many U.S. Hispanics Struggle With Health Care System

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

10/8/2007
Black Women Get Less Breast Cancer Treatment

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

10/2/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators

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

9/30/2007
Do Blacks Have Genetic Weakness to Asthma?

Study suggestion questioned by experts

9/27/2007
Older Blacks, Latinos Struggle With Diabetes Control

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

9/11/2007
U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics

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

9/6/2007
Barbershop Talks Cut Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk

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

9/6/2007
Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment

Symposium reveals racial disparities, troublesome drug side effects

8/28/2007
Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance

Federal report cites drop in employer-sponsored coverage

8/22/2007
Insurance Impacts Laryngeal Cancer Detection

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

8/20/2007
Hispanic Teens Take More Skin Cancer Risks

Many think they're in no real danger, survey finds

8/20/2007
Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk for Chinese Men

Findings probably apply to males of other ethnicities, researchers say

8/14/2007
Fewer Minority Men Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

Education efforts may be working for blacks, Hispanics, U.S. study finds

8/13/2007
U.S. Culture Boosts Hispanic Immigrants' Substance Abuse Risk

Rates of illegal drug use rose 13-fold after 'acculturation,' study found

8/13/2007
Most Asian Men Have Better Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

Finding could help to govern treatment approaches, study suggests

8/12/2007
U.S. Hispanics Focus of Free Cholesterol Checks

Up to half have not been screened in the last 5 years, group says

8/6/2007
Latino Men, Women Differ on Work-Family Conflict

But they saw both as a means to well-being, study finds

7/30/2007
Arthritis Disability More Likely in Older Blacks, Hispanics

U.S. study suggests lack of health care may be to blame

7/19/2007
Rates of Rare Lymphoma Increasing

The disease strikes races and sexes differently, study says

7/10/2007
Breast Cancer More Aggressive in Black Women

Experts are divided over the reasons why

7/9/2007
Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk

It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

7/6/2007
Study Probes Blacks' Increased Vulnerability to MS

The disease usually strikes them harder than whites, experts note

6/27/2007
A 'Medical Home' Improves Health Care for Minorities

Having a regular health-care provider erases disparities in care, study finds

6/12/2007
Blacks Less Likely to Get Angioplasty After Heart Attack

U.S. Medicare study shows a gap, but reasons remain unclear

6/11/2007
Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey

More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

6/4/2007
Life in Segregated Neighborhood May Improve Mexican-Americans' Health

That finding runs counter to studies of other ethnic minorities, reseachers say

6/4/2007
Hospital Admission Rates Higher for White Kids in ER

But that doesn't mean minority children are being denied needed care, study says

6/4/2007
Disparities Persist in Cancer Care

Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

5/31/2007
Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities

Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

5/31/2007
More Americans Suffering Sunburns

Too much sun greatly increases skin cancer risk, experts say

5/30/2007
Hair Relaxers Won't Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk

Study of 59,000 women shows no link, despite long-time use

5/2/2007
Stroke Risk Almost Double for Siblings of Those Who've Had Attacks

Study finds genetic link to ischemic incidents, especially in Mexican-Americans

5/2/2007
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Twice as High for Blacks

But overall rate down by 10% since 1995, study finds

4/30/2007
More Young Children Suffering From Tooth Decay

But report finds some signs of improvement in dental care

4/24/2007
Pneumococcal Strains Not Covered by Vaccine on the Rise

Vaccine is still effective, but may need to include new strains, study finds