Race Health News

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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

8/30/2013
Black Women Less Likely to Get HPV Vaccine: Study

But they're more likely to get cervical cancers caused by the virus, researcher said

8/26/2013
'Maintain, Don't Gain' May Work Best for Obese Black Women

Study aimed at this high-risk group found weight-maintenance approach was more effective than weight-loss program

8/20/2013
Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk

Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

8/19/2013
Autism May Be Overlooked in Young Latino Children

Study finds that just one in 10 pediatricians offers developmental and autism screenings in Spanish

8/13/2013
Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds

But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

8/5/2013
Whites Are Heavier Users of Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Insurance differences may explain disparity

7/29/2013
Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study

Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

7/23/2013
New Clues to Why Black Women Fare Worse Against Breast Cancer

Study found their tumors were more advanced at diagnosis and they were more likely to have other health problems

7/19/2013
Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

Hispanics are also less likely than whites to see specialists, get shots, study finds

7/18/2013
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study

Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

7/9/2013
Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

7/8/2013
Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds

Blacks with chronic lymphocytic leukemia fare worse than whites

7/2/2013
'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Not Work for Black Men

Current recommendations to monitor disease, delay treatment in these men called into question

7/1/2013
Heart Surgery Riskier for Blacks With Peripheral Artery Disease, Study Finds

Closer monitoring needed following bypass operation, researchers say

6/26/2013
Black Medicaid Recipients Less Likely to Get Living-Donor Kidney: Study

Not one such patient got kidney from living donor over 2.5 years covered by U.S. study