Race Health News

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11/17/2005
HIV Rates Dropping Among Blacks in U.S.

But CDC reports rate still much higher than that among whites, Hispanics

11/13/2005
Metabolic Syndrome Hits Mississippi Blacks Hard

Jackson Heart Study found 37% of those studied had cluster of risk factors

11/8/2005
Syphilis Rates Rising Among U.S. Men

Study cites lax safe-sex behavior by gay and bisexual males

11/8/2005
Blacks More Likely to Forego Lung Cancer Surgery

They may be misinformed about risks linked to these procedures, experts say

10/31/2005
Young Blacks at Higher Colon Cancer Risk

They're also more prone to tough-to-spot right-sided cancers, researchers report

10/26/2005
HapMap Could Yield Genetic Clues to Many Diseases

One researcher worries that some populations aren't represented, however

10/20/2005
Pain Affects Black Women More Intensely

More susceptible to physical impairment, depression than white women, study finds

10/19/2005
Higher Risk of Lung Cancer Among Blacks Explained

Study found faulty cellular checkpoints hurt ability to repair DNA damage

10/18/2005
Gene Mutations Linked to Breast Cancer in Black Women

Study findings suggest genetic testing would be worthwhile, experts say

10/11/2005
Added Illnesses May Explain Breast Cancer 'Race Gap'

Higher rates of heart disease, diabetes could lower survival for black patients, study suggests

10/4/2005
Cardiovascular Trouble Hits Some Native Americans Hard

Montana study found the disparity between Indian, white death rates is growing

9/22/2005
Genes May Predispose Some Men to High Blood Pressure

Blacks seem to be especially susceptible, a new study suggests

9/16/2005
HRT Ups Breast Cancer Risk Equally for All Races

But hormone replacement therapy put leaner women at higher risk, study found

9/1/2005
More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Kids Medicated for ADHD

Report finds many more have been diagnosed with the disorder

8/26/2005
Mood Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in Blacks

Study will focus on why many are labeled with schizophrenia instead

8/17/2005
Race-Based Quality Gaps Persist for Older Americans

Lack of progress seen with major surgical procedures, studies show

8/11/2005
Hispanic Women Have High Rates of Cancer Gene Mutations

Researchers find 30 percent incidence of hereditary BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

8/2/2005
Injuries At Home Cause Most Childhood Deaths

Black children twice as likely as whites to die from those injuries, study says

7/28/2005
Fear Factor May Fuel Racial Divides

Integration is best way to unite different groups, study suggests

7/18/2005
Cardiovascular Dangers Cut Across Race, Gender

High cholesterol plus hypertension a killer combo for everyone, experts say

7/18/2005
New Hypertension Drug Works Well in Blacks

Nebivolol lowers pressure better than other beta blockers, researcher says

6/28/2005
Race Doesn't Affect Outpatient Care

But minority patients may lack equal access to the system, researchers add

6/27/2005
Hispanics, Blacks at Raised Colon Cancer Risk

U.S. minorities more prone to advanced disease than whites, study finds

6/24/2005
Heart Drug Approved for Blacks Raises Race Issue

BiDil endorsed in milestone move by FDA

6/21/2005
Race May Affect Early-Onset Lung Cancer

Malignancy under age 50 twice as common in blacks vs. whites, study found

6/13/2005
Black, Hispanic Diabetics Need Better Preventive Care

Minorities receive fewer flu shots and eye, cholesterol tests, study finds

6/6/2005
Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart

Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

6/3/2005
Survey: Much Chronic Pain Goes Untreated

Hispanics, blacks more likely to go without needed relief, researchers find

6/3/2005
Heat Deaths Among Minorities Linked to Lack of Central AC

Whites twice as likely to have this type of air conditioning than blacks, study finds

5/19/2005
Blacks Have Higher Death Rate from Stroke

Residents of southeastern U.S. also at greater risk of brain attack, research finds

5/3/2005
Older Black Women Less Likely to Break Bones

But bone mineral density a predictor of fracture in women of both races, study says

5/1/2005
Japanese Women Show Lower Incidence of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Hawaiian study finds extraordinary low relapse rates in those of Japanese heritage

4/30/2005
Feelings of Discrimination May Hurt the Heart

Even subtle differences in treatment altered health of black women

4/27/2005
Iron Overload Strikes All Races

Disease thought to affect mostly whites also found in Asians, Pacific Islanders

4/22/2005
Alcohol a Strong Risk Factor for Hypertension in China

Frequent drinkers double their risk of high blood pressure, study finds

4/12/2005
Black Women Less Apt to Get Breast Cancer Gene Test

Reasons for disparity not clear, but study suggests more education, outreach needed

4/9/2005
Black Women Need to Guard Against Colon Cancer

Group says it's second most common cancer among this group

4/7/2005
Epstein-Barr Virus May Boost Lupus Risk in Blacks

Genetic differences can also play a role, study finds

3/28/2005
Race, Marriage Influence Prostate Cancer Treatment

Both help men decide whether to opt for surgery or radiation, study suggests

3/15/2005
Racial Disparities Persist in Heart Care

Studies point up gaps in many areas of cardiac treatment

3/14/2005
Genes May Link Breast Cancer in Africa, America

Study finds similar disease pattern in black patients from both continents

3/14/2005
Malt Liquor Drinkers Consume More, and More Often

Low price and high alcohol content make beverage a cheap high, study finds

3/9/2005
Inner-City Asthma Risk Varies by Location

Type of home also influences child's risk, study found

2/9/2005
Meditation Calms Blood Pressure, Too

Transcendental method can reduce need for medication, study finds

2/7/2005
Races Respond Differently to Asthma Drugs

Blacks may require slightly higher doses than whites, study suggests

1/30/2005
Blacks More Prone to Alzheimer's Disease

Increased risk of vascular disease may be to blame, research suggests

1/27/2005
Hispanic Americans Face Liver Disease Risk

More susceptible to most common kind, which is fueled by diabetes, obesity

1/25/2005
AIDS Conspiracy Theory Belief Linked to Less Condom Use

Survey of black Americans raises a challenge

1/20/2005
Black Americans Undertreated for Esophageal Cancer

Whites nearly twice as likely to receive life-prolonging surgery, study finds

1/5/2005
Obese Blacks Incur Lower Health-Care Costs

White counterparts generate more medical bills, study says