Race Health News

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6/24/2013
Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study

Finding points to possible disparities in care

6/20/2013
Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age

Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

6/17/2013
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

6/5/2013
Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study

More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

6/4/2013
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests

6/3/2013
Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

5/30/2013
Joblessness Tied to Shortened Lifespans for Less-Educated Women

Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds

5/28/2013
Black Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely to Delay Treatment: Study

They're also less likely to undergo prostate cancer screening, research shows

5/22/2013
Underactive Thyroid and Heart Failure a Bad Combination: Study

Hypothyroidism impact varies by race, with blacks at increased risk of death, findings suggest

5/16/2013
Living Near Fast-Food Outlets Might Boost Obesity Risk

Study of black Americans found link between having these restaurants nearby and being overweight

5/6/2013
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of MS Than Whites

Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true

5/2/2013
Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC

Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences

4/8/2013
Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study

Traditional beliefs about survival rate upended in preliminary research

4/4/2013
Many U.S. Blacks Eager to Take Part in Medical Research

Representation in studies is important for evaluating how treatments work for everyone

4/3/2013
Black Men Often Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Care: Study

Finding is more evidence of gap in quality of care for the disease, researcher says

3/28/2013
Racial Gap Seen in Survival Among Kidney Dialysis Patients

Hispanics and blacks on dialysis live longer than whites, study found

3/26/2013
Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer?

Hair loss by age 30 may raise risk, study suggests

3/20/2013
Blacks More Likely to Get Amputations Due to Blocked Blood Flow: Study

Whites were more likely to have less-drastic procedure to restore lower-leg circulation

3/19/2013
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

3/14/2013
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study

Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

3/14/2013
CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

3/7/2013
Black Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Failure Risk: Study

Findings may suggest need for closer monitoring

3/1/2013
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

2/22/2013
A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids

Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

2/21/2013
Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/11/2013
Benefits of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Risk May Vary by Race

Workouts seem to help white men, but not black men, study finds

2/7/2013
Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC

Racial gap suggests need for additional, targeted support, experts say

2/5/2013
Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans

But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

1/31/2013
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant Early On, Study Finds

People without private insurance also wait longer, research shows

1/30/2013
Many Cocaine Deaths Determined by Genes, Study Says

Common mutations in white people greatly increase risk of dying from the drug, researchers contend

1/30/2013
Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study

They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

1/18/2013
Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers

1/17/2013
Docs' 'Cultural Competence' May Boost HIV Care

Study finds that a physician's awareness of needs of diverse patient population is key

1/17/2013
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say

1/7/2013
Recession Drove Down Doctor Visits, Study Says

There also were fewer filled prescriptions in U.S. from 2007 to 2009

1/4/2013
Hospital Type Linked to Racial Disparities in Kids With Appendicitis Complication

Cases of perforated appendix may signal inadequate access to health care, researchers say

1/3/2013
Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

12/19/2012
Rate of New HIV Infections Drops for First Time Among Black Women: CDC

But gay and bisexual men, and minorities, still make up bulk of new cases

12/14/2012
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

But study found contrasting relationship depending on race

12/14/2012
Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids

Reason for possible protective effect is unclear, researchers say

12/14/2012
High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says

Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

12/11/2012
Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census

More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

12/11/2012
Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

12/5/2012
Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds

11/30/2012
Surprise HIV Diagnosis Becomes Life-Changing Moment

After denial, N.Y. woman finds way to keep the condition from controlling her life

11/30/2012
Among Black Americans, HIV Takes a Greater Toll

With climbing infection and death rates, experts stress need to stem the growing disparity

11/29/2012
Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study

Screening would help improve their care, researchers say

11/27/2012
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard

Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

11/14/2012
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report

They typically have subpar treatment and poorer access to care, CDC says