Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/24/2003
Blood Vessel Damage in Eyes More Common in Blacks

May explain higher risk of stroke among black Americans, researchers say

3/21/2003
Blacks Get Short End of Pain Treatment Stick

They're more likely to miss out on effective therapies

2/10/2003
Black Diabetics Less Likely to Get Proper Care

But lack of income isn't a factor

11/20/2002
Alarming News for Black Men's Heart Health

Those with coronary disease are in worse shape than white men and less capable of exercise

11/19/2002
Controlling Hypertension Doesn't Help Kidney Function

But study finds it can save lives anyway

10/27/2002
Praise the Lord and Pass the Broccoli

Pastors in minority churches are preaching good health

10/14/2002
Blood Pressure Meds Help Blacks Stave Off Mental Decline

The news is good since they're at increased risk of hypertension

10/7/2002
Nature, Not Nurture, Determines Head Shape and Size

Study challenges anthropological truism

9/4/2002
Teen Girls and Exercise? Not!

Study finds sharp dropoff in activity between elementary school and late adolescence.

8/16/2002
Obesity Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Rates in Hispanic Women

Average weight gain was dramatic in the last decade

7/5/2002
Genetic Lung Cancer Risk Not Enough to Make People Quit Smoking

Survey shows people who lack cancer-fighting gene say they'll still smoke cigarettes

6/20/2002
Many Black Women Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

It's essential for bone health and pregnant women

6/5/2002
Hypertension in Blacks Traced to Retaining Sodium

Impaired ability to excrete sodium may be reason for high blood pressure rate

6/4/2002
Prostate Cancer Doesn't Discriminate

Seed implant treatment crosses racial lines to bring same results

5/27/2002
Feds Use TV Ads to Send Anti-Smoking Message to Hispanics

'NYPD Blue' actor Esai Morales joins campaign

5/22/2002
African American Women With Breast Cancer Have Greater Mortality Risk

Research indicates their disease is more advanced