Race Health News

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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

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