Oncology & Cancer

In breast-cancer prevention, race matters

African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests.

Attention deficit disorders

African-American mothers rate boys higher for ADHD

African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers have found that African-American ...

Health

Sociodemographic factors impact heart-healthy behaviors

(HealthDay)—Socioeconomic factors, largely outside an individual's control, account for racial differences in cardiovascular health behaviors, according to a study published in the July issue the American Journal of Preventive ...

Cardiology

Circulating FGF23 linked to incident coronary heart disease

(HealthDay)—Higher circulating fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) concentrations are associated with an increased risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online March 7 in JAMA Cardiology.

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