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.
Study finds rural-urban disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment among seniors

Study finds rural-urban disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment among seniors

Smoking contributes to less increase in life expectancy among women with only primary education

Smoking contributes to less increase in life expectancy among women with only primary education

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

Attack on asthma: Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame disease and its costs

Attack on asthma: Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame disease and its costs

Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success

Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success

Wonder Woman of preconception care

Wonder Woman of preconception care

UCLA study: ACA appears to have encouraged more people to use preventive care for heart health

UCLA study: ACA appears to have encouraged more people to use preventive care for heart health

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Increasing prevalence of chronic conditions linked to adverse health outcomes for moms and newborns

Increasing prevalence of chronic conditions linked to adverse health outcomes for moms and newborns

Beyond stigma and bias, many transgender people struggle with mental health

Beyond stigma and bias, many transgender people struggle with mental health

NIH awards grant to test whether anti-inflammatory diet can reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

NIH awards grant to test whether anti-inflammatory diet can reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

Gut bacteria composition could predict toxicity of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients

Gut bacteria composition could predict toxicity of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients

Upward mobility may expose African Americans to more racial discrimination, study suggests

Upward mobility may expose African Americans to more racial discrimination, study suggests

Historically ignored racial groups experience high rates of major health problems

Historically ignored racial groups experience high rates of major health problems

UTHealth awarded federal grant to provide HIV treatment, education for individuals with substance abuse

UTHealth awarded federal grant to provide HIV treatment, education for individuals with substance abuse

Researchers awarded $3.7 million to study behavioral health risks of sexual minority adolescents

Researchers awarded $3.7 million to study behavioral health risks of sexual minority adolescents

Undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the country at risk for mental disorders

Undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the country at risk for mental disorders

MUSC and SCSU join forces to address health disparities

MUSC and SCSU join forces to address health disparities

African Americans have shorter lifespan because of heart disease and stroke

African Americans have shorter lifespan because of heart disease and stroke

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth