National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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Researchers followed more than 4,000 African American men and women over 15 years.
December 01, 2020

African Americans can significantly cut stroke risk by quitting smoking

African Americans are already almost twice as likely as whites to die from stroke. Now, new research finds that African...

Stroke
NIH's RADx-UP initiative is working to improve access to COVID-19 testing for populations affected by health disparities.
October 01, 2020

NIH COVID-19 research addresses health disparities in testing

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor and celebrate Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S....

NIH Highlights, COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Older Hispanic adults may be more prone to frailty

Pain is one of the most common and expensive health problems in the U.S. In older adults, chronic pain...

Pain
November 25, 2019

New study highlights need for diversity in genomic research

What happened when genomic researchers targeted more diverse groups of people in their studies? They found 27 new gene variations. These variations ...

Genetic Testing

September 14, 2018

New NIH study zeroes in on prostate cancer in African-American men

Fifteen percent of African-American men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. They’re also more likely to be diagnosed with...

Prostate Cancer
Student speaks at a Science Day Q&A session.
July 12, 2018

Inspiring the next generation at NIH’s Science Day

Nearly 500 students from 11 Washington, D.C.-area schools recently attended "Science Day at NIH" on the National Institutes of Health ...

NIH Highlights