Race Health News

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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

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