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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.
Impact of racial discrimination in moderate-to-heavy drinking adult Latinxs

Impact of racial discrimination in moderate-to-heavy drinking adult Latinxs

How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care

How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care

Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people

Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

Women of color may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancer

Women of color may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancer

Study reveals first complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system

Study reveals first complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system

Columbia study aims to understand barriers to inclusion of ethnic minorities in genetic research

Columbia study aims to understand barriers to inclusion of ethnic minorities in genetic research

Federal nutrition program improves health of pregnant women and children

Federal nutrition program improves health of pregnant women and children

Breaking the barriers for transgender health care

Breaking the barriers for transgender health care

Leisure-time sitting but not sitting at work linked with greater risk of heart disease

Leisure-time sitting but not sitting at work linked with greater risk of heart disease

New review shows a clear gap in understanding of cancer in LGBTI adolescents

New review shows a clear gap in understanding of cancer in LGBTI adolescents

Relying strictly on genetic data from European descent may increase health care disparities

Relying strictly on genetic data from European descent may increase health care disparities

Researchers highlight need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in large-scale genomic studies

Researchers highlight need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in large-scale genomic studies

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

Study finds significant increases in rapid ART initiation after adoption of WHO’s ‘Treat All’ policy

Study finds significant increases in rapid ART initiation after adoption of WHO’s ‘Treat All’ policy

NIH awards $23 million grant to study the diseases affecting people with HIV

NIH awards $23 million grant to study the diseases affecting people with HIV

MammaPrint and BluePrint identify critical aspects of tumor biology in African-American breast cancer patients

MammaPrint and BluePrint identify critical aspects of tumor biology in African-American breast cancer patients

Large national study of veterans highlights health disparities and areas of unmet needs

Large national study of veterans highlights health disparities and areas of unmet needs

APA condemns administration's efforts to dismantle federal non-discrimination protections in health care

APA condemns administration's efforts to dismantle federal non-discrimination protections in health care

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults