Race Health News

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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

1/17/2014
Hepatitis C Rates Vary Among U.S. Hispanic Groups

Rates in men range from 0.4 percent among South Americans to 11.6 percent among Puerto Ricans, study finds

1/13/2014
Minorities, Poor More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Researchers hope findings will prompt efforts to reduce disparities

1/8/2014
Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality

Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

1/8/2014
Whites More Likely to Undergo Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Researcher says blacks don't seem to feel obesity affects their quality of life as much as whites do

1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

1/6/2014
Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

1/6/2014
Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC

A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

12/23/2013
Study Finds Black Women Most Likely to Have High Blood Pressure

Treatment focus must shift from middle-aged male smokers, researcher says

12/19/2013
Study: Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women on Same Diet

Researcher says they have slower metabolisms, burn fewer calories after same amount of dieting and exercising

12/18/2013
Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey

10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

12/12/2013
Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says

12/9/2013
Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

But odds for malignancy are low; study found stronger connection for some minorities

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

12/3/2013
Little Increase Seen in Minority Faculty at Medical Schools

Despite initiatives to increase representation, gains are still small, study finds

12/2/2013
Black Men Raised by Single Parent Prone to High Blood Pressure: Study

Poverty might help explain the finding, researchers say

12/2/2013
Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans

Study found variation tied to increased fats in the blood

12/2/2013
How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

11/22/2013
Blacks Less Likely to See Cancer Specialists, Study Finds

Research might explain better survival rates of whites with colorectal cancer

11/20/2013
Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests

When looking at blood levels in a different way, researchers found they may be adequate after all

11/19/2013
Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack

And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

11/18/2013
Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study

Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

11/15/2013
Racial Differences Seen in Pancreatic Cancer Death Rates

Although dropping for blacks, overall death rates still higher than for whites, study finds

10/29/2013
Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients

10/28/2013
HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

10/8/2013
Whites at Highest Risk for Irregular Heart Rhythm, Study Finds

It's possible that a gene in European ancestry is linked to atrial fibrillation, researcher says

10/8/2013
Black Medical Students in U.S. Have Heaviest Debts, Study Finds

This discrepancy may explain enrollment declines

10/2/2013
Massachusetts Health Law Cut Race Gap for Certain Surgeries: Study

More blacks, Hispanics get less-invasive procedures for appendicitis, gallbladder since state health reform

10/2/2013
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

10/1/2013
More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds

Whites still have highest rates, but blacks more likely to die

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

9/16/2013
Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans

Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

9/13/2013
Trauma Center Death Rates Linked to Patient Population

Injured patients of all races do better at hospitals treating mostly white people, study says

9/13/2013
Study: Predominantly Black Nursing Homes Deliver Poorer Care

Lower revenue, tighter profit margins may compromise quality, research suggests

9/9/2013
Black Americans at Raised Risk of Insufficient Sleep, Study Finds

Racial disparity greatest among those in professional, management positions, researchers say

8/30/2013
Many Hispanics Don't Check for Skin Cancer: Study

Lack of awareness that they can get the disease plays a part in the trend, researchers say