Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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