Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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