Health Rewind: Actor Wendell Pierce Opens Grocery Store in NOLA

of 115Photo
  • Would Cash Prizes Encourage You to Lose Weight?
  • UCLA Given $10 Million Grant to Study Autism in Blacks
  • African-American Men Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Texting Programs to Help Teens in Crisis
  • Bill Gates Has a $100,000 Incentive for New Condoms
  • 1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD
  • FDA Approves New Diabetes Drug
  • NYC Files Appeal for Blocked Soda Ban
  • Reproductive Rights Are Basic Health Care for Blacks
  •  Wendell Piece Chips Away at Food Deserts in NOLA
  • Can Meditation Really Improve Your Test Scores?

African-American Men Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Black men on Medicare diagnosed with prostate cancer wait seven days longer to receive treatment than their white counterparts, says a new study. Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that men with more aggressive forms of cancer wait even longer — nine days on average, writes HealthDay News. Black men are 2.4 times more likely than white men to die of prostate cancer. 

(Photo: Getty Images/STOCK)

More Photo Galleries