Race Health News

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11/18/2016
Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups

Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

11/14/2016
Heavy Smoking May Boost Blacks' Diabetes Risk

Study found bigger threat for those with more than pack-a-day habit

10/27/2016
Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling

Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

10/20/2016
Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections

But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

10/13/2016
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

9/26/2016
More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/9/2016
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

8/23/2016
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

8/19/2016
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

8/10/2016
For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

8/4/2016
Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports

Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

8/3/2016
Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study

However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

7/22/2016
Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

7/18/2016
Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

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