Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/16/2002
Sometimes, a Helping Hand Isn't Enough

Study: Low-income women need financial assistance to reduce stress

5/2/2002
Lupus Death Rate Jumps 35 Percent

Toll hike almost 70 percent among middle-aged black women

4/23/2002
It's Not Black and White With Cancer

Study says other health problems may explain higher death rates among blacks

2/2/2002
Blacks Get Short Shrift With AIDS Care

Study finds whites more likely to take drugs early

9/21/2001
Color Solidifies in Melting Pot

Immigrants tend not to marry other minorities, says study

8/7/2001
Black Women Less Likely To Breast-feed Babies

May be major factor in higher infant death rate, suggests study

7/27/2001
Discrimination Is Depressing

Racism can affect a child's emotional well-being, study finds

7/26/2001
Recognizing Our Own

Study shows more brain activity with faces of same race

6/1/2001
Racial Bias Runs Deep

Students quick to match weapons with black faces

5/2/2001
Is There a 'Race Gene'?

UK police using DNA for racial profiling