Race Health News

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4/23/2007
Social, Health Care Factors Make Colon Cancer Deadlier for Blacks

They have poorer cancer screening, treatment, study suggests

4/16/2007
Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

4/14/2007
Rattlesnake Capsules Linked to Salmonella Poisoning

Hispanic folk remedy may contain lethal bacteria, expert warns

4/9/2007
Hispanic Women's Biology May Spur More Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding could explain worse prognoses in this group, researchers say

4/5/2007
Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

4/3/2007
Language Barriers May Hamper Pediatric Care

Many doctors rely on untrained interpreters for non-English-speaking families, study finds

3/27/2007
Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

3/26/2007
Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups

Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

3/26/2007
Young, Black Women at Higher Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

These tumors lack hormone receptors that make ideal treatment targets, researchers say

3/19/2007
Male Breast Cancer Deadlier for Blacks

Racial disparity mirrors that of more common female breast tumors, researchers say

3/16/2007
Gap in Black-White Life Expectancy Narrows

It's a good sign, but not a victory, one expert says

3/14/2007
Many Blacks, Hispanics Misinformed About Alzheimer's

Stigma surrounding the disease can delay diagnosis, a survey finds

3/13/2007
Undocumented Immigrants' Childbirth Is Top Emergency Medicaid Expense

Study of N.C. data shows first look at health care needs of burgeoning population.

3/12/2007
Poorer Health Care Ups Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk

Too often, black males lack insurance or ongoing relationship with doctor, study finds

3/8/2007
Depression Hits U.S. Blacks Harder Than Whites

They are more likely to develop severe, intractable illness, study finds

3/2/2007
Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study

Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

3/1/2007
Few Primary Care Docs Offer HIV Test to L.A.'s Hispanics

Less than half gave safe sex advice to this group hard-hit by AIDS, study found

2/26/2007
Gene Variant Keeps Blood Triglyceride Levels Low

And it's much more common in whites than blacks, research shows

2/22/2007
Outside Forces 'Medicalizing' Everyday Problems, Experts Say

Drug ads and other factors are having an impact on clinical practice

2/18/2007
Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD

It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

2/13/2007
Race, Income Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening

Medicare study shows big differences by ethnicity and state

2/9/2007
Black Moms Face Triple the Risk of 'Preemie' Birth

U.S. study suggests genetics may be the reason why

2/8/2007
Hospital a Big Factor in Black Patients' Stroke Care

Centers with a high percentage of minority patients had worse outcomes, study found

2/5/2007
U.S. Minority Women Know Less About Heart Disease: Survey

American Heart Association study suggests more targeted efforts needed to raise awareness

2/1/2007
Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High

Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

2/1/2007
ER Chest Pain Tests Driven by Race, Gender, Insurance

Black males less likely to receive diagnostic or monitoring tests, analysis finds

1/31/2007
Black Women Often Miss Out on Mammogram Results

In many cases, findings don't reach women or are misinterpreted, study finds

1/16/2007
South Asians Plagued by Heart-Attack Risk Factors

They suffer first attack at 53 years, compared to 58.8 years for westerners

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/7/2007
Incidence of Steatosis in Hepatitis Patients Traced to Race

Whites more likely to have the complication than blacks, study finds

1/5/2007
Many Hispanics Shun Help for Alcohol Abuse

Blacks, too, seek care less often than whites, study finds

12/21/2006
Insurance Doesn't Cure Health-Care Disparities

Blacks with colon cancer still have worse outcomes, study finds

12/19/2006
Vitamin D May Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Whites

Those with highest levels of sunshine vitamin have lower rates of MS, finds study

12/15/2006
Perception of Who's Obese Varies by Race

Overweight blacks much more likely to consider their weight 'average,' study finds

12/1/2006
Blood Levels of Uric Acid Predict Hypertension in Blacks

Finding points to possible test, treatments, researchers say

12/1/2006
AIDS Deaths Rising Among Hispanic Americans

The epidemic is also worsening in South Africa, new study finds

12/1/2006
U.S. Blacks Seek Answers to AIDS Epidemic

25 years into crisis, research still lags as infection rates rise

10/31/2006
American Blacks Face Comparable Suicide Risk

Study refutes notion that suicide is a largely 'white' problem

10/24/2006
Black Women's Genes May Spur Deadlier Breast Cancer

Race played role in outcome, despite treatment used, study found

10/24/2006
Minorities Less Likely to Receive Care at High-Volume Hospitals

This trend may indicate lower quality of surgical care, studies suggest

10/12/2006
Genetic Research Offers Hope Against Sickle Cell Disease

Despite some progress, much work remains in fight against blood disorder

9/25/2006
Menthol Cigarettes Seem Tougher to Quit

This may help explain higher smoking-related illness among blacks, researchers say

9/25/2006
Uterine Cancer Survival Worse for Black Women

Even with similar prognosis and treatment, white women live a bit longer, study finds

9/14/2006
Support Shields Kids from Racist Slurs

Family, friends act as buffer against discrimination, study shows

9/13/2006
Hispanics Have Unique Cancer 'Profile'

Their risks, treatment needs differ from those of whites, experts say

9/11/2006
U.S. Life Expectancy Tied to Race and Place

For example, Asian American women live decades longer than urban black males

9/8/2006
Lack of Health Insurance Threatens Hispanic Kids

It can keep them from regular care, study finds

9/6/2006
Fewer Americans Felled by Cancer

But number of new cases stayed same from 1975 to 2003, report says

9/5/2006
Pediatricians Say Dairy OK for Lactose-Intolerant Kids

New guidelines stress the need for proper calcium intake for bone health

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds