Race Health News

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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

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