Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/12/2004
Hispanic Teens Face High Chances of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Alarming number have at least one risk factor for these health problems

1/9/2004
Widespread Genetic Link to Sudden Cardiac Death is Found

Genetic variants are more prevalent and diverse than previously thought

1/7/2004
Genetic Link Found for Insulin Resistance

Mexican-Americans group most affected by the disorder

11/26/2003
Hiding Racial Bias Can Tax Brain

Encounter with 'different' people can drain mental skills, study suggests

11/18/2003
Genetic Link to Iron Overload Disorder Found

Scientists identify mutation that may cause metabolic disease

11/14/2003
American Indians' Drinking Not as Common as Thought

Study refutes stereotype on alcohol use

11/13/2003
U.S. Releases Comprehensive Look at Cancer Rates

New report covers 84 percent of the population

10/31/2003
Campus Diversity Leads to Drop in Binge Drinking

Multicultural colleges see less alcohol consumption, study finds

10/27/2003
Pushing Breast, Cervical Cancer Screenings

Public education effort in Texas persuades more young Hispanic women to do it

10/21/2003
Behind the Scenes of Clinical Trials

Study examines what influences cancer patient enrollments

10/20/2003
What Leads to Cognitive Decline

Study identifies risk factors associated with mild impairment

10/15/2003
Obesity Major Risk Factor for Hispanic Kids

New research focuses on their future health risks

10/14/2003
Hispanic Heart Patients Better Off

VA study finds they have better survival rates than whites or blacks

10/13/2003
Virtual Colonoscopy Isn't Foolproof

New imaging device can miss 25 percent of lesions in the colon

10/9/2003
Recurrent Stroke Often Missed in Nursing Homes

Many residents not given clot-preventing treatment, study finds

9/5/2003
Black Teens More Likely to Have Preemies

Study finds they're also more likely to have babies with low birth weight

8/27/2003
Not All Media Images Affect Black Women

Pictures of 'ideal' black women have greater impact, study finds

8/19/2003
Hispanics Have Unique Cancer Risks

American Cancer Society says targeted prevention efforts needed

8/18/2003
Program Educates Black Women About Cardiovascular Disease

Poet Maya Angelou featured in prevention campaign

7/24/2003
FDA Proposal for Racial Data in Drug Trials Opposed

Collection of 'social' data could be scientifically misleading, researchers argue

6/23/2003
What's Behind Teen Beverage Choices

Age, race and gender influence what they drink, research finds

6/10/2003
Chinese Immigrants Can Reduce Stroke Risk

Changes in lifestyles can improve their odds, study finds

6/9/2003
Asian-Americans Face 'Silent' Heart Disease Threat

Study finds many show no symptoms until they have a heart attack

6/9/2003
Black Babies Born in Fall Weigh Less

Researchers aren't sure why the difference exists

6/9/2003
Statins, Lifestyle Changes Cut Artery Plaque

Therapy would benefit those prone to heart disease

6/5/2003
Race Affects Uterine Cancer Odds

Black women have worse survival and death rates than white women

6/3/2003
The Socioeconomics of Heart Disease

Low-income heart patients suffer worse outcomes, national study finds

5/22/2003
Blacks More Susceptible to Colorectal Cancer

They're more likely than whites to develop, and die from, it

5/19/2003
Racial Disparity Shown in Breast Cancer Treatment

Black women get different treatments, study says

5/16/2003
Older Hispanics' Eyesight Suffers More

They have more vision problems than seniors in other ethnic, racial groups

5/9/2003
Clinical Trials Need to Be More Culturally Sensitive

Study says researchers need to take racial differences into account

5/8/2003
Racism Really Does Make You Stupid

Prejudice can diminish mental abilities, study finds

4/25/2003
Tuberculosis Caught Later in Whites, Women

Finding spurs calls for education campaigns

4/10/2003
Why Blacks May Be More Prone to Diabetes

Study finds genetics explain greater insulin resistance in black children