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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
Study shows how risk perception of flu vaccine differs between white and African American adults

Study shows how risk perception of flu vaccine differs between white and African American adults

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's in African-Americans

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's in African-Americans

High levels of biomarker linked to poor prognosis in African-Americans with triple-negative breast cancer

High levels of biomarker linked to poor prognosis in African-Americans with triple-negative breast cancer

Sex risk behaviors more prevalent among delinquent youth as they age, study reveals

Sex risk behaviors more prevalent among delinquent youth as they age, study reveals

New study provides insights into health and aging of LGBT older adults

New study provides insights into health and aging of LGBT older adults

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Study explores how geospatial characteristics affect HIV prevention and care outcomes

Study explores how geospatial characteristics affect HIV prevention and care outcomes

Frequent soccer ball heading could be common cause of concussion symptoms, study suggests

Frequent soccer ball heading could be common cause of concussion symptoms, study suggests

Immigration fears among Latina mothers linked to lower birth weight babies

Immigration fears among Latina mothers linked to lower birth weight babies

E-cigarettes attracting youth to use tobacco products, new UC San Francisco study finds

E-cigarettes attracting youth to use tobacco products, new UC San Francisco study finds

Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

UIC receives federal grant to continue research on sexual-minority women's drinking and health

UIC receives federal grant to continue research on sexual-minority women's drinking and health

Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Albert Einstein College of Medicine awarded NIH grant to launch diabetes translation research center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine awarded NIH grant to launch diabetes translation research center

Exposure to violence may lead to PTSD symptoms in underserved women

Exposure to violence may lead to PTSD symptoms in underserved women

Brain activity of healthy older adults could help predict risk of falling

Brain activity of healthy older adults could help predict risk of falling

NYU study finds cortisol profile differences among sexual minority men

NYU study finds cortisol profile differences among sexual minority men

Researchers to create personalized health informatics platform to improve care coordination

Researchers to create personalized health informatics platform to improve care coordination

Researcher to study ethical complexities of involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials

Researcher to study ethical complexities of involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials

FIRS calls on governments, health organizations to strengthen response to HIV on World AIDS Day

FIRS calls on governments, health organizations to strengthen response to HIV on World AIDS Day