Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/30/2004
Mexican-Americans Have Higher Stroke Rates

Prevention programs should target specific groups, experts say

12/13/2004
Doctors Dominate Talks With Black Patients

They often don't seek their patients' opinions, study finds

11/19/2004
Improving Cancer Care for Native Americans

U.S. grant will increase access to trials, treatments in S.D.

11/8/2004
Drug Combo Cuts Heart Disease Death Rate in Blacks

But researchers believe the therapy would benefit all races

11/4/2004
Blacks Less Likely to Smoke, But Less Likely to Quit

Socioeconomic factors explain difference, researchers say

10/25/2004
Hispanics, Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Colon Cancer

They skip screenings when not reminded by doctors, new study finds.

10/22/2004
Cancer Deaths Drop Among Asian Americans in California

But rate of breast cancer greater than any other group in state

10/22/2004
Helping Hispanics Manage Diabetes

Study to examine whether community health workers can make a difference

10/6/2004
Minority Boys Short on Sleep

They get least amount of slumber among kids aged 8 to 11

10/1/2004
Antibiotics Sold Without Prescriptions

Practice, common in Hispanic enclaves, may increase antibiotic resistance, study says

9/27/2004
Elderly Black Men Not Getting Prostate Cancer Screens

Only 50 percent as likely to be tested as white counterparts, study finds

9/22/2004
Homebound Elderly Hit Hard by Depression

Black, white seniors suffer equally, study finds

9/10/2004
Young Black Girls Face High Risk of Obesity

Too much TV and lack of activity increase chances of weight problems, study says

8/24/2004
Reconstruction After Mastectomy Less Likely for Blacks

Rates vary by ethnicity for breast cancer patients

8/13/2004
Oral Cancers Deadlier for Black Men

Die sooner than whites thanks to less optimal treatment

8/13/2004
Latinos Prone to Eye Disease

Suffer more vision problems than any other ethnic group

8/12/2004
Low Self-Esteem Linked to Unsafe Sex

Study finds self-confidence may help black teenage girls refuse unprotected sex

8/10/2004
Mexican-Americans Face Higher Stroke Risk

Twice as likely as whites to suffer brain attack

8/9/2004
Gene Mutation May Explain Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outlook

Black women four times more likely to have alteration in tumor suppressor gene

8/4/2004
Doctors Who Care for Black Patients Stretched Thin

Study finds they tend to have less training and less access to lifesaving resources

7/31/2004
Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease

New campaign urges awareness, testing

7/30/2004
Cancer Survival Rates Low in Zimbabwe

Lack of access to care may explain lack of success against disease, study finds

7/11/2004
HIV Prevention Programs Help Black Teen Girls

Study finds efforts tailored to them reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases

6/9/2004
Urban Teens Not Getting Enough Vitamin D

Race, time of year were factors for which kids were deficient

6/7/2004
Breast Cancer Risk May Soon Increase for Black Women

Lower pregnancy rates, less breast-feeding could lead to more cases, study says

6/3/2004
Cancer Survival Rates Up

Lung cancer cases among women down for first time, annual U.S. report finds

6/2/2004
Black Children Lag on Vaccines

White, Latino and Asian kids vaccinated at same rate

5/24/2004
Native American Women Suffer High Rates of Domestic Abuse

Poverty means they are more likely to be hurt by partners, study says

5/24/2004
Colon Cancer More Deadly For Blacks

Study suggests underlying biological cause for difference

5/19/2004
Addressing Patient Disparities in Hospital Care

Report urges standardized data collection on race, ethnicity and language

5/13/2004
Smoking Big Killer of Black Men

Tobacco linked to nearly two-thirds of cancer deaths among black men in U.S.

5/11/2004
Vaccine Cuts Rates of Pneumonia, Meningitis

Reduction most pronounced among black children who get Prevnar, study finds

5/7/2004
Access to Pain Medicine Not Equal

Many pharmacies in minority neighborhoods have scant supplies, study says

5/3/2004
Race May Be Factor in Children's Care in ERs

Study finds white kids more likely to get pain medicine than black kids

4/30/2004
Anger Fuels Prejudice

In stressful settings, decisions are altered

4/26/2004
State of Mind Can Matter With Mammograms

Emotions and attitudes influence whether minority women go for screening

4/22/2004
Childhood Poverty Can Hurt Eating Habits

No emphasis on healthy foods can affect nutritional choices later

4/22/2004
Survey Reveals Wide Frustration Among Black Doctors

Limited access to health insurance for patients tops their concerns

4/21/2004
High Blood Pressure More Risky for Black Moms-to-Be

They have higher homocysteine levels than their white counterparts, study found

4/12/2004
AIDS Treatment Was Delayed for Minorities, Poor

Doctors looked at gender, race and income in dispensing powerful drugs in 1990s, study claims

4/2/2004
Black Men Less Likely to Be Treated for Prostate Cancer

Finding may explain why they die of the disease more often than white men do

4/1/2004
Women More Sensitive to Pain Than Men

But study didn't find any racial differences in pain thresholds

3/15/2004
Not All Nicotine-Replacement Products Are Equal

Blacks, obese do better on nasal spray, while whites have more success with patch

3/9/2004
Race Traced to Delays in Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds black women more likely to have late diagnosis, treatment than white women

3/4/2004
Race a Factor in Obesity

College-educated black American women have higher BMI than white counterparts

3/3/2004
Health-Care Spending Evens Out in the End

Study finds disparities disappear for Medicare patients in last year of life

2/27/2004
New Treatment for Blacks With Heart Failure to Be Tested

Study will look at how well combo drugs dilate blood vessels

2/26/2004
Blood Pressure Drugs Work Same for All

Study says blacks and whites have similar responses to common blood pressure drugs

2/13/2004
Not All Women Getting Mammographies

Poor, uninsured and some minorities still face barriers to screening

2/10/2004
Race Plays Part in Rectal Cancer Treatment

Study finds blacks are diagnosed at younger age with more advanced disease