Race Health News

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8/13/2014
Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports

Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

8/13/2014
40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

8/11/2014
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors

High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

8/11/2014
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Research in Southern California VA system points to lack of primary care doctor as one factor

8/11/2014
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

8/1/2014
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

7/31/2014
Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

7/30/2014
Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

7/14/2014
Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds

More research is needed to understand why, authors say

7/9/2014
Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds

Severe obesity most common among young adults, setting them up for health problems later in life

7/1/2014
Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients

Technique avoids ill effects related to long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, study says

6/24/2014
Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

6/23/2014
New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer

They may be less likely to develop a form of the disease that's easier to treat, study says

6/20/2014
Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report

Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

6/19/2014
Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds

Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

6/19/2014
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

6/16/2014
Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study

Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

6/12/2014
Gene 'Map' of Mexicans Reveals Great Diversity

Treating Hispanics as one group in medical studies may miss specific disease susceptibilities, experts say

6/12/2014
Blacks May Respond Better Than Whites to Diabetes Drug Metformin

In study, medicine seemed to do more to help black patients manage their blood sugar

6/10/2014
Gene May Boost Chances of Type 2 Diabetes for Latinos

Study finds a fivefold increase in risk, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

6/2/2014
More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

5/29/2014
Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study

But findings still preliminary, need confirmation

5/28/2014
Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

5/20/2014
Reports of Chest Pain Down For Whites, But Not Blacks

Study suggests blacks may need more intervention for blood pressure, diabetes and smoking

5/16/2014
Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study

Income differences didn't account for higher risk, researchers report

5/15/2014
Water Poses More Danger for Black Youths Than Whites: CDC

Evidence suggests they are less likely to have been taught basic swimming skills, researcher notes

5/6/2014
Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism

Phenomenon occurs twice as often in black children, 1.5 times more in Hispanics than in whites: study

5/5/2014
Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study

Reading, math tests showed little difference in innate abilities compared to whites, other minorities

5/5/2014
Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleep Practices for Babies

About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

5/1/2014
Low Vitamin D Linked to Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

Adequate levels may help keep cell growth in check, but researchers say more study needed

4/21/2014
Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems

Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms

4/18/2014
Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds

Making good meal choices is harder, researcher says

4/15/2014
Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

4/7/2014
Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds

Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

4/4/2014
Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds

Important to test preschoolers for condition, because it hampers ability to do well on color-coded schoolwork

3/21/2014
Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds

More emphasis must be placed on recruiting minorities for research, investigators say

3/20/2014
Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC

Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

3/13/2014
Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds

Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

3/13/2014
High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study

Lack of insurance, language barriers might be obstacles to care, expert says

3/4/2014
Casinos Linked to Lower Obesity Rates for Native American Kids

Gaming operations associated with higher family incomes, which means better food, more exercise, study says

3/3/2014
Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children

Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say

2/28/2014
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

2/26/2014
Skin Cancer May Have Driven Evolution of Black Skin

Researchers note that Africans without any dark pigment often die young of the disease

2/14/2014
Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

2/12/2014
Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds

Further investigation needed to understand this racial disparity, researchers say

2/6/2014
Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: Study

CDC says just 35 percent have the virus under control; young black males have lowest treatment rates

2/4/2014
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study

By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

2/3/2014
Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study

Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

1/23/2014
Minority Patients Less Likely to Stick With Heart Attack Meds: Study

Black, Hispanic women were least compliant one year out

1/22/2014
Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC

Overall, fewer women are seeking help with getting pregnant than in years past, report shows