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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.
Racial disparities in lung cancer start with research

Racial disparities in lung cancer start with research

Study identifies risk factors that increase Black men's susceptibility to early-onset prostate cancer

Study identifies risk factors that increase Black men's susceptibility to early-onset prostate cancer

Two studies emphasize the need for ethnically diverse prostate cancer genetic testing

Two studies emphasize the need for ethnically diverse prostate cancer genetic testing

COVID-19 disparities more likely to negatively impact Black and Hispanic men

COVID-19 disparities more likely to negatively impact Black and Hispanic men

After election win, California’s AG turns to investigating hospital algorithms for racial bias

After election win, California’s AG turns to investigating hospital algorithms for racial bias

Research findings could bolster the effectiveness of immune-checkpoint therapy

Research findings could bolster the effectiveness of immune-checkpoint therapy

Psychologists struggle to meet the increased demand for mental health services

Psychologists struggle to meet the increased demand for mental health services

Study finds significant inequities in school-based mental health services in rural areas

Study finds significant inequities in school-based mental health services in rural areas

Study reveals the ability of smartwatch ECG to accurately detect heart failure

Study reveals the ability of smartwatch ECG to accurately detect heart failure

Study assesses musculoskeletal health needs of underserved patients

Study assesses musculoskeletal health needs of underserved patients

Thousands of experts hired to aid public health departments are losing their jobs

Thousands of experts hired to aid public health departments are losing their jobs

Stopping the churn: Why some states want to guarantee Medicaid coverage from birth to age 6

Stopping the churn: Why some states want to guarantee Medicaid coverage from birth to age 6

Understanding the gut-brain connection in metabolic and neurological disorders

Understanding the gut-brain connection in metabolic and neurological disorders

New analysis finds significant disparities in the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia

New analysis finds significant disparities in the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia

Crowded emergency departments linked with higher rates of death throughout the hospital

Crowded emergency departments linked with higher rates of death throughout the hospital

NIH leaders plan to address the threat of climate change to human health

NIH leaders plan to address the threat of climate change to human health

Study finds 30-fold increase in heat-related mortality among people in Texas prisons

Study finds 30-fold increase in heat-related mortality among people in Texas prisons

What were the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence estimates for industrial livestock operation workers in the USA for 2021-2022?

What were the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence estimates for industrial livestock operation workers in the USA for 2021-2022?

Understanding the brain correlates of dissociative disorders

Understanding the brain correlates of dissociative disorders

The use of wearable health devices by cardiovascular disorder patients and those at an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders in the US

The use of wearable health devices by cardiovascular disorder patients and those at an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders in the US