Race Health News

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4/14/2017
More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease

4/13/2017
Black Americans' Cancer Rates Differ by Birthplace

Researchers spot distinctions between African-born immigrants and blacks born in U.S.

4/10/2017
Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

4/3/2017
Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/15/2017
Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

3/14/2017
Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity

Study sees first biological pathway to weight gain not tied to Europeans

3/9/2017
Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

3/6/2017
Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

2/23/2017
Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study

Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

2/22/2017
Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke

Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/21/2017
Cancer Isn't 'One Size Fits All' for Hispanics

Study shows wide variance in how different ethnic groups are affected

2/7/2017
Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results

Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says

2/6/2017
Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

2/3/2017
Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

1/30/2017
Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

1/26/2017
Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

1/26/2017
Rates of Early Deaths Rise for Whites, Drop for Blacks

Drug overdoses, liver disease, suicides fuel jump in numbers for whites, U.S. study finds

1/25/2017
Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

1/23/2017
Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care

Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control

1/23/2017
Early Family Deaths May Create 'Grief Gap' for Blacks

Compared to whites, they are more likely to lose a loved one earlier in life, U.S. researcher says

1/19/2017
Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

1/18/2017
Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods

Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

1/17/2017
Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

Less than half from any group had BP under good control

1/13/2017
Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks

Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

1/10/2017
Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

12/16/2016
Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

12/12/2016
Whether Statins Cut Alzheimer's Risk May Depend on Gender, Race

Type of statin used also made a difference in study, but black men did not see any benefits

12/7/2016
Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients

Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers

11/30/2016
Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

11/22/2016
Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study

Researchers find blacks and Hispanics more likely to be allergic to corn and shellfish, for instance

11/18/2016
Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups

Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

11/14/2016
Heavy Smoking May Boost Blacks' Diabetes Risk

Study found bigger threat for those with more than pack-a-day habit

10/27/2016
Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling

Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

10/20/2016
Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections

But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

10/13/2016
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

9/26/2016
More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/9/2016
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

8/23/2016
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

8/19/2016
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

8/10/2016
For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

8/4/2016
Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports

Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

8/3/2016
Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study

However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

7/22/2016
Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

7/18/2016
Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say