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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.
Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California

Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California

Einstein researchers receive three NIH grants to protect against deadly viruses

Einstein researchers receive three NIH grants to protect against deadly viruses

Researchers receive $3.8 million NIH grant to study medical marijuana's impact on opioid use for pain

Researchers receive $3.8 million NIH grant to study medical marijuana's impact on opioid use for pain

Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation

Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation

HIV prevention and treatment being overlooked in older populations

HIV prevention and treatment being overlooked in older populations

Study finding provides new target besides the brain to develop therapies for sleep disorders

Study finding provides new target besides the brain to develop therapies for sleep disorders

Teens exposed to violence have greater risk for obesity, study suggests

Teens exposed to violence have greater risk for obesity, study suggests

ACP opposes President Trump's ban on transgender people in military

ACP opposes President Trump's ban on transgender people in military

Stem cells in the brain found to regulate aging

Stem cells in the brain found to regulate aging

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

Obamacare repeal would spell loss of health cover for 32 million Americans

Obamacare repeal would spell loss of health cover for 32 million Americans

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Type of occupation linked to limited mobility as workers age

Type of occupation linked to limited mobility as workers age

Scientists uncover new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus

Scientists uncover new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus

UTA awards new grants for research projects that focus on cancer, drug testing, and health of youth

UTA awards new grants for research projects that focus on cancer, drug testing, and health of youth

Reducing health care disparities through changes in payment and delivery system

Reducing health care disparities through changes in payment and delivery system

Researchers find disparities in diabetes rates and foregone medical care

Researchers find disparities in diabetes rates and foregone medical care

Obamacare narrows treatment gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patients

Obamacare narrows treatment gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patients

New navigation program improves outcomes, longevity of care for HIV-infected adolescents and youth

New navigation program improves outcomes, longevity of care for HIV-infected adolescents and youth

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma