Race Health News

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8/25/2006
Blacks Have Poorer Control of Diabetes Than Whites

Finding may explain their higher complication, death rates, experts say

8/24/2006
Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks

Findings could lead to new screening for preterm birth, prostate cancer, studies say

8/21/2006
Bilingual Clinics Boost Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women

Immigrant patients more comfortable speaking to health staff in Spanish, study confirms

8/14/2006
Communication With Doctors Affects Blacks' Cancer Care

Less-informed decisions may account for racial differences in outcomes among cancer patients

8/9/2006
Asthma Care Differs for Puerto Rican, Black Kids

Black children more likely to be hospitalized, U.S. study finds

8/1/2006
Health Insurance Beyond Reach of Many U.S. Minorities

Blacks, Hispanics must skip treatment or struggle with crushing debt, survey finds

7/20/2006
Language a Widening Barrier to Health Care

Many U.S. residents don't speak English, limiting dialogue with doctors, report says

6/30/2006
Stress May Impact Black Youths' Kidney Function

They may be more vulnerable than whites, research shows

6/22/2006
Ticketing Changes Could Raise Seat Belt Use Among Blacks

When laws change, racial differences in buckling up disappear, study finds

6/19/2006
Melanoma Often Spotted Later Among Blacks, Hispanics

The result: A lower survival rate, particuarly for blacks, study finds

6/6/2006
Younger Black Women Prone to an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding suggests there are various subtypes of the disease, researchers say

6/6/2006
Hispanic Toddlers More Likely to Be Obese

Even after adjusting for socioeconomic factors, study finds them at higher risk

5/19/2006
Study Puts Focus on American Indians' Hypertension

Differences are emerging between the sexes, and tribes

5/18/2006
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Bystander CPR

They received the lifesaving procedure half as often as U.S. whites

5/17/2006
Brain Scans Get at Roots of Prejudice

Liberals' minds lit up differently when thinking about conservatives

5/12/2006
Hispanic Farmworkers at High Risk for Skin Disease

Better education and access to hygienic facilities could help, experts say

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

5/5/2006
Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients

But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

4/21/2006
Smoking to Blame for Asian-American Cancer 'Gender Gap'

Getting men to quit would drastically slash their risk, research shows

4/17/2006
Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away

Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

4/7/2006
New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis

Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

3/27/2006
Alcohol Takes Heavy Toll on American Indians' Health

Problem drinking strongly linked to wide range of physical ailments, study finds

3/24/2006
Whites More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

They're at 50% higher risk, and researchers don't know why

3/21/2006
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

U.S. study finds a lack of recommended care may be to blame

3/20/2006
Work Trumps Exercise for Many Hispanics

Many get all their physical activity in the home or on the job, study finds

3/13/2006
Lumbee Indian Tribe at Raised Heart Risk

Members of the North Carolina tribe may need more focused care, researchers say

3/2/2006
Drowning Risk Greatest for Blacks

Nearly half of U.S. deaths involve blacks, mostly young males, study finds

3/1/2006
Better Questions May Bring Better Minority Health Care

Asking patients to describe their ethnicity improves data gathering

2/23/2006
Vitamin D Protects Against Tuberculosis

Finding explains why blacks more vulnerable to disease, researcher says

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

2/14/2006
Poverty Lowers Cardiac Stress Test Results

Experts say poor diet and lack of access to fitness facilities to blame

2/13/2006
High-Risk Black Men Least Likely to Get Prostate Cancer Tests

Just 25% of U.S. blacks in their 60s undergo PSA blood tests, study finds

2/13/2006
Poverty Behind Poor Prostate Cancer Outcomes in Black Men

Study suggests low income and lack of education, not race, shortens survival

2/13/2006
Little Progress Made in Closing Racial 'Asthma Gap'

Black, Hispanics still suffer from higher disease incidence compared to whites, study says

1/27/2006
Gene Explains Asians' Resistance to Angina Drug

Switched-off DNA may explain why many don't get relief from nitroglycerin

1/25/2006
Lung Cancer Hits Certain Races Harder

Blacks and native Hawaiians have highest rates of deadly disease, study finds

1/25/2006
Study Looks at Hispanic Hypertension 'Race Gap'

Black Hispanics more likely to have high blood pressure than white Hispanics

1/23/2006
Deadly Skin Cancer on Rise Among Hispanics

Melanoma rates up, particularly for males, study finds

1/5/2006
Older Minorities More Likely to Seek Home Remedies for Ills

Study found black seniors three times more likely than whites to do so

1/3/2006
Walking Slows Progression of Peripheral Artery Disease

Doing it three times a week fights decreased blood flow in legs, study finds

12/30/2005
Minorities Were Slow to Receive Asthma Inhalers

Study shows how use of new technology may contribute to health-care disparities

12/28/2005
Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers

But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

12/21/2005
Blacks Hit Harder by Arterial Leg Disease

This narrowing of vessels in the legs can be disabling, experts note

12/13/2005
Heart Failure Drug for Blacks a Good Deal

Study found Bidil cost 34% less than standard therapy over course of a year

12/12/2005
Blacks, Women Underrepresented in Lung Cancer Trials: Study

Researchers call for recruitment strategies to correct the problem

12/8/2005
Fighting Cancer May Mean Fighting 'Fate'

A belief that illness is 'meant to be' can prove deadly, experts say

12/2/2005
Blacks, Hispanics Less Likely to Use Nicotine Replacement Rx

Money is not the issue, a new VA study finds

12/1/2005
Hispanic Kids Face Diabetes Dangers

They may be especially vulnerable to sugary foods, study finds

11/22/2005
U.S. Latinas At Risk for Drinking During Pregnancy

Debunking common wisdom, study finds Hispanic women as likely to drink as other groups

11/21/2005
Many Distrust AIDS Vaccine Trials

Minorities, especially, say they wouldn't volunteer for these studies