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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.
Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Einstein scientists share $9 million NIH grant for longevity research

Einstein scientists share $9 million NIH grant for longevity research

NAU establishes new research center to address health disparities across Southwest

NAU establishes new research center to address health disparities across Southwest

SUNY Downstate receives $10 million NIH grant for health disparities research program

SUNY Downstate receives $10 million NIH grant for health disparities research program

NYU Dentistry awarded grant to test impact of simple treatment on cavity progression

NYU Dentistry awarded grant to test impact of simple treatment on cavity progression

New treatment approach makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells

New treatment approach makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells

UTHealth hopes to reduce re-arrest rates among homeless adults with research on smartphone app

UTHealth hopes to reduce re-arrest rates among homeless adults with research on smartphone app

Researchers awarded fellowship to explore resilience in LGBTQ+ community

Researchers awarded fellowship to explore resilience in LGBTQ+ community

Reducing mental health disparities through online therapy

Reducing mental health disparities through online therapy

Medical care in California's NICUs influenced by infants' racial and ethnic identities

Medical care in California's NICUs influenced by infants' racial and ethnic identities

LGB older adults found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals

LGB older adults found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals

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

‘Bureaucratic ninjas’ slice red-tape to battle health disparities

‘Bureaucratic ninjas’ slice red-tape to battle health disparities

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