Health Disparities News and Research

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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.
Latinos and African Americans more likely to experience serious depression than Whites

Latinos and African Americans more likely to experience serious depression than Whites

Study finds fewer than 5% of low-income, urban mothers use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy

Study finds fewer than 5% of low-income, urban mothers use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy

Study: Many gay and bisexual teenage boys use adult hookup apps to connect with friends, partners

Study: Many gay and bisexual teenage boys use adult hookup apps to connect with friends, partners

Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers

Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers

HCI announces opening of Center for HOPE for improving health among underserved populations

HCI announces opening of Center for HOPE for improving health among underserved populations

Study examines social perceptions of HIV-prevention drug among gay and bisexual men

Study examines social perceptions of HIV-prevention drug among gay and bisexual men

Huntsman Cancer Institute opens Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for HOPE

Huntsman Cancer Institute opens Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for HOPE

NIH to open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program

NIH to open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approves development of new research park in North Chicago

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approves development of new research park in North Chicago

Study finds myeloma precursor disease in 9/11 firefighters

Study finds myeloma precursor disease in 9/11 firefighters

Hair products used by Black women contain dozens of hazardous chemicals

Hair products used by Black women contain dozens of hazardous chemicals

Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetite

Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetite

Early life stress impacts how the sensory systems develop, review shows

Early life stress impacts how the sensory systems develop, review shows

UW developmental psychologist wins 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award

UW developmental psychologist wins 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award

Experimental peptide drug shows promise against acute myeloid leukemia

Experimental peptide drug shows promise against acute myeloid leukemia

Sanford Research summit focuses on health of rural and Native American communities

Sanford Research summit focuses on health of rural and Native American communities

Study shows impact of prenatal stress on offspring stress hormone levels

Study shows impact of prenatal stress on offspring stress hormone levels

New project identifies effective community-based strategies to prevent childhood obesity

New project identifies effective community-based strategies to prevent childhood obesity

Parents face many challenges in discussing sex with LGBTQ children

Parents face many challenges in discussing sex with LGBTQ children

Penn hospitals recognized as 'Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality'

Penn hospitals recognized as 'Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality'