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16 Oct

Minority Patients Much More Likely to Die After Surgery, New Study Finds

Researchers say Black and Hispanic patients face a higher risk of death after surgery due to ongoing racial and ethnic disparities.

02 Mar

Daily Racism Increases the Risk of Heart Disease in Black Women, Study Finds

A new study finds Black women who experience racism on the job, in housing and with police are significantly more likely to develop heart disease.

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Americans addicted to opioids who need the anti-addiction med buprenorphine are far more likely to find it if they live in a predominantly white neighborhood, new research finds.

“Access is substantially better in areas that are very white," said study lead author Coleman Drake, an assistant professor of health policy and ma...

Immigration has become a contentious topic in America, but new research shows the heated debate on the issue may be stressing out Hispanics across the country, whether they are citizens or not.

After analyzing data from 2011-2018, the researchers discovered that, over time, there has an increase in psychological distress among all Hispanics as U.S. immigration policies came under fire.

Millions of Black and Hispanic middle-class adults won't be able to afford senior housing and health care expenses as they grow old, a new study warns.

The number of middle-income older adults of color is expected to double within the next decade, rising from 12% in ...

Hispanic Americans who are hospitalized and placed on ventilators have a higher risk of death than their white peers, and new research may reveal a reason why.

The study found that Hispanic patients in respiratory failure receive heavy sedation at a rate that is five times that of white patients, according to researchers at New York University (NYU).

That could lower their odds f...

Nearly half of health care workers nationwide say they've seen discrimination against patients while on the job, a new report reveals.

While 47% of health workers said they've witnessed discrimination against patients in their facilities, 52% said racism against patients is a major problem, according to the

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  • February 15, 2024
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  • Indigenous people in seven countries, including the United States and Canada, appear to be more likely to suffer a stroke than non-natives, a new, large review finds.

    "Disparities are especially evident in countries where high average quality of life and long life expectancies are often not mirrored in Indigneous populations," said study author

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  • February 15, 2024
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  • Black women in the United States are six times more likely, on average, to be murdered than white women, a new study finds.

    And that risk runs even higher when looking at specific states and time periods, researchers report Feb. 7 in The Lancet journal.

    For example, Black women...

    People of color in the United States lose more potential years of life to murder and suicide than whites, a new study concludes.

    On average, Hispanic, Asian and Black homicide victims lose an average 12, eight and four more years of expected lifespan, respectively, than white victims, researchers report Feb. 7 in the journal

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  • February 8, 2024
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  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resumed a national campaign that uses the stories of former smokers to warn Americans about the many health dangers of tobacco.

    Known as the "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, seven new people are featured in ads sharing their stories about how cigarette smoking damaged their health.

    One tactic is new in this latest round of...

    Police killings of unarmed Black people are robbing the Black community of a precious commodity – sleep.

    Black adults across the United States suffer from sleep problems after they're exposed to news of killings that occur during police encounters, a new study published Feb. 5 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds.

    Specifically, Black adults experienced increases i...

    For stroke survivors, the relative affluence of their neighborhood could be a factor in how well and how soon they recover, new research shows.

    Compared to Americans living in better-off locales, those living in areas plagued by high unemployment, lower levels of education, poor housing and low income had higher ...

    Black American women have much higher rates of high blood pressure than white women, and it's especially deadly if hypertension sets in before the age of 35, new research shows.

    Black women diagnosed with high blood pressure before the age of 35 had triple the odds of suffering a stroke, compared to Black women without hypertension, the study found.

    “This research was motivated by...

    A common genetic test to determine treatment options for breast cancer could be leading some Black patients to forego chemotherapy that might have helped them, a new study says.

    The test appears to underestimate the benefit of chemotherapy in some Black women because it doesn't take into account race-based differences in treatment response, the researchers explained.

    “The test cou...

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a key means by which millions of Americans deal with drinking problems.

    However, white Americans are much more likely to engage in the trusted “12-step” program than Black of Hispanic drinkers, a new study finds.

    Black and Hispanic alcoholics are about 40% less likely to have ever attended an AA meeting, compared to white drinkers, according to analysis o...

    Black people are five times as likely as others to develop glaucoma and up to 15 times more likely to be blinded by the degenerative eye disease.

    Now, a new study reports that genetics appears to be at least one factor contributing to this increased risk.

    Researchers have identified three gene variants that could be fueling Black people's higher glaucoma risk, according to findings ...

    Pediatric care for kids who aren't white is worse across the United States, a new study finds.

    Racial inequities for children of color are pervasive, extending from neonatal care, emergency medicine and surgery to treatment of developmental disabilities, mental health issues and pain, researchers say.

    “We now have more evidence than ever that pediatric care in the U.S. is not only...

    While cancer death rates have fallen among Americans generally over the past two decades, a new study finds Black Americans are still more likely than whites to die from the disease.

    There has been some improvement in closing the gap -- in 2000, Black Americans were 26% more likely to die of cancer than whites, but by 2020 that disparity had shrunk to 12%, researchers at Duke University f...

    Black Americans have strokes nearly a decade younger on average than white people, a new study has found.

    The study also revealed that Black people consistently had a higher rate of stroke than white folks over a 22-year period, according to findings published in the journal Neurology.

    Overall, strokes have declined, regardless of race.

    “We found that the rate of st...

    "School spirit" appears to provide long-lasting mental health benefits for Black teens, new research finds.

    School connectedness -- the degree to which students feel like part of to their school community -- is a protective factor against depression and aggressive behavior later in life among Black students, researchers report in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

    “Our...

    It's an approach that's becoming more widespread: Receiving hospital-level care in the home.

    A new study finds that folks "hospitalized" at home tend to do at least as well as if they'd been checked into a hospital for medical care.

    Patients getting hospital-level care at home have low death rates and are not likely to suffer a setback that requires a quick return to the ER, accordi...

    Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis show different patterns of incidence by race, gender and even place of birth, a new U.S. study finds.

    The two illnesses are each classified as an inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) -- conditions that trigger a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

    The new research, from Rutgers University and other centers, found IBDs vary widely, ...

    Nurses are less likely to discharge still-recovering Black patients to home health care than white patients, a new study has found.

    About 22% of Black patients are referred to home health care by discharge nurses, compared with 27% of white patients, according to a report published in the January issue of the journal

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  • December 11, 2023
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  • Suicide rates for Black women and girls ages 15 to 24 have more than doubled over the past two decades, a new report finds.

    “Suicides are rapidly increasingly among young, Black females in the U.S.,” said study first author Victoria Joseph, an analyst in the department of epidemiology at Columbia Mailman School of Pu...

    The Biden administration has again delayed enacting a ban on menthol cigarettes following intense lobbying from the tobacco industry.

    Along with that pressure, other critics of the ban have warned that it might anger Black smokers, who use menthol cigarettes at far higher rates than whites -- just as President Biden gears up to run for re-election, administration officials told the Wa...

    Few people look forward to doctor visits, but a new survey shows that many minorities feel a deep sense of dread.

    Some even try to dress especially well for their visit, to try and ward off the possibility they'll face insults or unfair care.

    The new poll

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    • December 6, 2023
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    “Cycle syncing” -- the notion that women should adapt their diet and exercise patterns to their menstrual cycle -- has become a trendy topic online.

    Some experts argue that it can reduce a woman's symptoms prior to and during her period.

    But a new review has found little to no...

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    • December 6, 2023
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    Hispanic women who experience spikes in blood pressure while pregnant may also face higher heart risks years later, new research shows.

    These "hypertensive disorders of pregnancy" (HDP) -- conditions such as preeclampsia, eclampsia and gestational hypertension -- may even have a greater role to play in certain heart risks than regular high blood pressure, the researchers noted.

    “...

    Black, Hispanic and low-income kids are less likely to receive surgery that can treat their drug-resistant epilepsy, a new study finds.

    Researchers discovered that children on anti-seizure drugs who received vagus nerve stimulation were 35% more likely to be alive after 10 years, and those who also had cranial surgery were 83% more likely to be alive.

    But White children were much mo...

    Black men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer are significantly less likely to be prescribed hormone therapy that could extend their lives, compared to other racial and ethnic groups, a new study shows.

    Studies have shown that hormone therapy can effectively control the growth of prostate tumors by inhibiting the action of male hormones like testosterone or reducing their levels in th...

    Medical imaging for thinking and memory issues happens much later in Black patients than in their white and Hispanic counterparts, new research shows.

    A study to be presented Thursday at a meeting of radiologists also revealed that Black patients were less ofte...

    Whole grains could be the key to Black people protecting their brains against aging and dementia, a new study reports.

    Black folks who ate more foods with whole grains appeared to have a slower rate of memory decline than those who ate fewer whole grains, according to findings published Nov. 23 in the journal Neurology.

    Among Black people, those who ate the most whole grain...

    MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2023 (HeathDay News) -- More female surgeons are entering the field, which brings up a new question: Are your surgical outcomes likely to be better if your gender matches that of your surgeon?

    The answer seems to be "probably not."

    A study from University of California Los Angeles researchers found little evidence that patient-surgeon "gender concordance" matters to...

    The risk of developing liver cancer appears to be rising with each successive generation of Mexican-Americans, especially men, a new report finds.

    “Liver cancer is becoming a growing concern among Latinos, underscoring the importance of comprehending the factors driving this trend," said study lead author V. Wendy Setiaw...

    THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2023 (Healthday News) -- While childhood cancer is no longer terminal for many, death rates remain higher in Black and Hispanic children, a new government report reveals.

    Treatments for these rare cancers have improved drastically in recent decades, and death rates dropped for all children in 2001 -- and kept dropping for another decade.

    But over the past 10 year...

    Rates of colon cancer among relatively young Americans continue to rise, and a new study suggests that a patient's race might determine the quality of cancer care they receive.

    Being a Black patient appeared linked to lower odds of receiving "guideline-concordant" care for colon and rectal cancers, compared to white patients, according to a study published Nov. 8 in the

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  • November 10, 2023
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  • Black and Hispanic Americans might be receiving worse hospital care following cardiac arrest than Whites do, a new study reports.

    Only about 20% of Blacks and 22% of Hispanics admitted to a hospital after initially surviving cardiac arrest had a positive outcome, researchers found. The rest either died or suffered brain damage.

    By comparison, nearly 34% of Whites had a positive outc...

    Even with the same prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, Black men are more likely to have prostate cancer than white men, new research shows.

    The findings point to the need for earlier and more frequent screening, the researchers noted.

    It's already known that Black men in the United States are more likely to develop prostate cancer than their white peers. After diagnosis, they'r...

    Poor people are less likely to get clot-busting drugs after a stroke than their more affluent peers, Canadian researchers report.

    Their new study found that people in the poorest neighborhoods were 24% less likely to be treated than their counterparts in neighborhoods with the highest economic status.

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    Research has shown that older Black adults are more likely to have poor heart health when compared with white adults and other minority groups.

    Now, a new study finds that chronic stress from racism and impoverished neighborhood conditions influence that disparity.

    This impact on heart health from these stressors did vary by gender, with Black women affected more by discrimination ...

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    • October 24, 2023
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    Which U.S. kids see specialists for ear infections and have tubes placed to drain fluid and improve air flow differs significantly by race.

    Asian, Hispanic and Black children are much less likely than white kids to see ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, new research shows.

    “For the first time, our study found there are significant differences in the rate of ENT office visits for ...

    High-risk surgeries are more deadly for Black and Hispanic Americans than for their white counterparts, new research reveals.

    The study, of more than 1 million procedures performed in U.S. hospitals between 2000 and 2020, found that Black patients were 42% more likely than white patients to die within 30 days of surgery. That risk was 21% higher among Hispanic patients.

    Had those di...

    Older Black women who use chemical hair relaxers may be more likely to develop uterine cancer, new research suggests.

    Specifically, postmenopausal Black women who reported using hair relaxers more than twice a year or for more than five years had more than a 50% increased risk of being diagnosed with uterine cancer compared to women who rarely or never used relaxers.

    “Black women ...

    Men of all races and ethnic groups who have prostate cancer fare equally well when access to care is identical, a new study finds.

    The disparity in outcomes from prostate cancer between Black, Hispanic and white men disappears when treatment and care are the same, as it is in U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals. In fact, Black and Hispanic men, on average fared better than...

    Being young or Black may make it more likely that you wind up in an emergency room with an assault injury, new research suggests.

    Living in metropolitan areas and being covered by state-based health insurance was also tied to a raised risk.

    The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the r...

    Most older adults want to spend their final days in the peace of their own home, but new research finds that Black Americans are far more likely to fall short of that goal.

    Why? Because Black adults are much more likely than white adults to develop the kind of disability that will preclude them from being able to age in place.

    The finding stems from a new survey that gathered inform...

    It seemed to some that patients of color were being restrained in the emergency room more often than others, so researchers decided to investigate.

    While physical restraints can be used to keep staff and patients safe, they may also cause injury to the patient, including aspiration, physical trauma and psychological harm.

    A new study bears out what the team from Baylor College of Me...

    New research suggests some newer diabetes treatments may not be as beneficial for Black patients, after earlier drug trials included small numbers of non-white people.

    Whether the medications -- called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2-Is) and glucogen-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP1-Ras) -- actually have less benefit for Black patients or whether the small sample s...

    Asian-American medical professionals commonly experience racism from both peers and patients, claims a new survey that documented myriad slurs and a lack of support.

    Researcher David Yang, an emergency medicine fellow at Yale School of Medicine, studied the issue because of his own experience.

    Yang, 32, a Chinese American, recalled hearing racist comments linking him to the COVID v...

    Much has been made of how a lack of English proficiency can interfere with a patient's ability to interact with their doctor and get the best health care possible.

    But language barriers can prevent cancer patients from even getting in the door for a first visit with a specialist, a new study reports.

    English speakers calling a general information line at U.S. hospitals succeeded nea...

    Obesity taxes many parts of the body, but new research suggests the heart might take the hardest hit of all.

    Between 1999 and 2020, deaths from heart disease linked to obesity tripled in the United States, and some groups were more vulnerable than others.

    Specifically, Black adults had some of the highest rates of obesity-related heart disease deaths, with the highest percentag...

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