Race Health News

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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

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