Race Health News

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1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

12/30/2015
Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by Birthplace

Study found people from Cuba, Puerto Rico have highest death rates from the disease

12/28/2015
Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study

Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

12/14/2015
Suspicious Pigment Spots More Common on Darker Skin

Screening can detect rare 'Bob Marley' skin cancer, study says

12/11/2015
Early Chemo Less Likely to Help Black Breast Cancer Patients: Study

More research needed to explain why outcomes differ among black, Hispanic and Asian women

12/8/2015
ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds

Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

12/7/2015
HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit, U.S. Study Finds

Diagnoses among black and Hispanic gay, bisexual men rose in past decade

12/5/2015
Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

11/30/2015
Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain

ER waits are also longer than for whites, study finds

11/17/2015
Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

11/13/2015
Healthy Diet May Lower Black Women's Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Preventing the disease is key, researchers say, since tumors often spotted too late for a cure

11/9/2015
Women May Get Poorer Care Than Men Post-Heart Attack

This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say

11/9/2015
Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

11/6/2015
Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. Study

Difference is now less than four years, down from six in 1999

10/29/2015
Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites

In years past, rate for whites exceeded that of blacks, but that gap is gone, American Cancer Society says

10/22/2015
Kidney Patients Without Online Access Face Additional Burden

Blacks and the poor are often 'left behind,' researcher says

10/22/2015
Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends

Problems include longer waits, greater need for more care after surgery, and higher costs

10/20/2015
Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patient's Care

People who fear being judged might avoid preventive services, study says

10/13/2015
Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study

Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments

10/5/2015
Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical Care

Findings may be due to differences in health care options, researchers suggest

10/5/2015
Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer

Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

9/30/2015
Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

Experts say poverty may be the root of the problem, interventions are lacking

9/24/2015
Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report

Finding highlights challenges of 'unequal epidemic,' researcher says

9/21/2015
Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report

9/21/2015
Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

9/17/2015
New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens

Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation

9/16/2015
Cancer Still the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics: Report

Lack of insurance is an obstacle to high-quality care, experts say

9/15/2015
Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

8/27/2015
Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

8/24/2015
Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Becoming Doctors: Study

Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say

8/19/2015
Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds

Researchers want to investigate possible molecular differences in tumors from women of different races

8/12/2015
Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke

Calling ambulance speeds up critical time to treatment, experts say

8/3/2015
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

7/30/2015
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

7/20/2015
Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites: Study

This often-deadly malfunction of heart's electrical system also tends to occur earlier in black people

7/15/2015
Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study

Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

7/15/2015
Health Care Access Improves With Expansion of 'Obamacare': CDC

Report finds Hispanic adults saw biggest gains, but they still had more trouble getting medical care

6/25/2015
Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

Poor sleep, insomnia and sleep apnea are more common among minority groups, study shows

6/24/2015
Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

6/13/2015
Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

6/11/2015
Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

6/11/2015
Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds

Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care

5/28/2015
Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say

5/27/2015
Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

5/20/2015
Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

5/18/2015
Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.

But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

5/5/2015
U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says

Lower death rates for cancer, heart disease, but more likely to die from diabetes, homicide

4/29/2015
Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health

Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

4/28/2015
Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

4/23/2015
Moderate Drinking May Be Less Beneficial for Blacks

Guidelines might need modification to reflect racial differences, researcher says