Race Health News

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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

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