Race Health News

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6/28/2016
Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

Inherited condition often the cause, study says

6/23/2016
Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

6/22/2016
Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

6/17/2016
Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA

Agency says fortification can reduce risk of certain birth defects in Hispanic-American populations

6/17/2016
Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

6/8/2016
Black Docs Earn Less Than White Docs in U.S.

And female physicians fare worst of all, survey finds

6/7/2016
U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

6/2/2016
Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites

Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

6/1/2016
Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity

But these same factors don't appear to reduce risk of excess weight for black women

5/31/2016
Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

5/25/2016
Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role

5/19/2016
Asian-Americans in Better Health Than Other U.S. Adults

Lifestyle might account for the finding, expert says

5/16/2016
Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure

Black people with undetected problem twice as likely to eventually have abnormal readings at doctor: study

5/12/2016
Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

5/5/2016
Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat

Whites with heart failure more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, research finds

4/29/2016
Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss

Black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairdos seem especially at risk, study indicates

4/27/2016
Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care

Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

4/27/2016
U.S. Health Report Card Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist

But infant death rates, numbers of uninsured are improving, government analysis reveals

4/25/2016
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

4/8/2016
Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks

Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

4/5/2016
Hispanics More Likely to Have Heart Pumping Problems, Study Says

Condition may lead to heart failure, researchers note

3/31/2016
Racial Gaps in Homicide Victim Rates Changing

Biggest declines seen for Hispanics and blacks, researchers say

3/31/2016
Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People

Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

3/22/2016
Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management

Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/18/2016
Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening

Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

3/10/2016
Blacks More Likely to Have Kidney Failure Than Whites: Study

Researchers say high-risk gene variants that are more common in blacks don't explain the disparity

3/10/2016
Two-Thirds of Americans Report Daily Discrimination in Poll

The resulting stress is tied to health problems, researchers add

3/4/2016
Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

3/4/2016
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

3/4/2016
Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss

Survey finds the problem is undiagnosed, and may also have a genetic root

2/24/2016
NBA Players Putting Their Hearts Into Medical Research

Findings on differences in structure, function may offer clues to high rates of cardiac arrest among these elite athletes

2/23/2016
Half of Gay Black Men May Become Infected With HIV, CDC Says

New national report highlights groups most at risk for the AIDS-causing virus

2/22/2016
Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report

But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

2/18/2016
Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke

Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

2/18/2016
Stroke's Aftermath Often Worse for Women, Minorities: Study

Men, whites tend to make more gains in physical function in months after the attack

2/15/2016
Race May Affect Risk for Dementia

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

2/11/2016
Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds

2/5/2016
CDC: Black Americans With HIV Still Less Likely to Get Ongoing Medical Care

Number of new diagnoses going down, but racial disparities exist regarding consistent treatment

2/4/2016
Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

Rejections, early deaths on the decline among black organ recipients

2/3/2016
Young Black, Hispanic Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Face Worse Outcomes: Study

Early stage disease can be cured about 90 percent of the time, researchers note

1/29/2016
Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer

Affluence seems key, since death rates didn't vary by race at higher income levels, study found

1/26/2016
Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

1/20/2016
Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds

Controlling traditional risk factors after first stroke may help black patients prevent another

1/18/2016
Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age

Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

1/15/2016
Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study

Black and Hispanic students and boys more likely than whites and girls to be involved, data shows

1/15/2016
Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

1/14/2016
Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial Bias

Researchers say nonverbal cues might spur seriously ill black patients to request more aggressive care

1/14/2016
Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study

Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

1/14/2016
HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: Study

Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates