Race Health News

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4/22/2015
Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure

Treating mental health condition might improve cardiovascular health, expert says

4/20/2015
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

4/16/2015
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

4/10/2015
Number of Uninsured Adults Decreasing Under Obamacare

Report also suggests racial disparities in healthcare improving under new law

4/9/2015
Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

4/8/2015
Black Women Less Likely to Struggle With Depression Than Whites: Survey

Where women live also appears to affect mental health disorder rates

4/2/2015
Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says

Findings highlight growing need for long-term care

3/23/2015
Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids

Greater use of English and more non-Hispanic friends increased risk of disease, study finds

3/23/2015
Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach

Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40

3/20/2015
For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

3/20/2015
Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

Shifting preferences for tanning, along with belief that darker skin is protected, may explain trend

3/19/2015
Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

3/18/2015
3/10/2015
Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease

They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

3/5/2015
Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows

Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

2/24/2015
A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

2/21/2015
Hispanics May Develop Alcoholic Liver Disease Earlier

Problems start four to 10 years sooner than in whites or blacks, experts found

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/17/2015
Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds

Experts aren't sure what's causing differences in insulin pump use, blood sugar levels

2/13/2015
U.S.-Born Latino Teens Feel the Stress of Discrimination More

Study finds that adolescents born outside the country aren't as affected

2/5/2015
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC

They also have highest death rate among those with HIV, despite the rate declining, reports say

1/20/2015
Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

1/15/2015
Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

1/15/2015
Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/13/2015
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

1/12/2015
Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Odds are highest for younger women and those doing shift work for many years

12/23/2014
Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts

ADA says this group tends to put on pounds around the waist, a particularly bad spot for diabetes risk

12/12/2014
Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

12/10/2014
Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

11/17/2014
Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

11/10/2014
Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study

White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

10/31/2014
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

10/27/2014
Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds

10/21/2014
Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

10/16/2014
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

10/14/2014
Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

9/26/2014
Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

9/19/2014
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

9/11/2014
Minority Neighborhoods Face Greater Exposure to Air Pollution

Researchers tracked areas in 6 states to find Hispanic communities get highest exposure

9/8/2014
Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate Cancer

They were more likely to develop aggressive disease sooner than white patients, study says

9/4/2014
Obesity Remains Rampant Across America

Two new studies present troubling picture overall with state-by-state disparities

9/2/2014
Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

8/21/2014
Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Study found association regardless of their current weight

8/21/2014
Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

8/21/2014
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently

8/20/2014
White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

8/18/2014
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

8/15/2014
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites