Race Health News

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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

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