Race Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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