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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 identifies higher mortality risk for women with back pain

Study identifies higher mortality risk for women with back pain

Study identifies COVID-19 vaccine inequity in Massachusetts

Study identifies COVID-19 vaccine inequity in Massachusetts

Topical drug regenerates, restores function of erectile nerves damaged by radical prostatectomy

Topical drug regenerates, restores function of erectile nerves damaged by radical prostatectomy

Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

Snag a vaccine appointment, then face the next hurdle: How to get there?

Snag a vaccine appointment, then face the next hurdle: How to get there?

U.S. vaccinates 131 million Americans against SARS-CoV-2

U.S. vaccinates 131 million Americans against SARS-CoV-2

Racial and ethnic minorities living in rural areas have greater risk for COVID-19 deaths

Racial and ethnic minorities living in rural areas have greater risk for COVID-19 deaths

Study: ER visits for suicidal behavior decreased by 40% during early months of pandemic

Study: ER visits for suicidal behavior decreased by 40% during early months of pandemic

Criminalization of immigration policies associated with adverse birth outcomes

Criminalization of immigration policies associated with adverse birth outcomes

Federal funding to help UNT Health Science Center lead health literacy outreach in seven states

Federal funding to help UNT Health Science Center lead health literacy outreach in seven states

Removing race modifiers in equations used to estimate kidney function

Removing race modifiers in equations used to estimate kidney function

Beth Israel Lahey Health to develop new strategies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

Beth Israel Lahey Health to develop new strategies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

Effective response to HIV and COVID-19 pandemics requires accelerated research

Effective response to HIV and COVID-19 pandemics requires accelerated research

Expert calls for swift action to avoid chronic health conditions caused by COVID-19

Expert calls for swift action to avoid chronic health conditions caused by COVID-19

Cell phone GPS data helps predict energy demand more accurately

Cell phone GPS data helps predict energy demand more accurately

COVID-19 pandemic provides a wake-up call to control air pollution

COVID-19 pandemic provides a wake-up call to control air pollution

Health disparities in Pennsylvania have become more pronounced during COVID-19, shows report

Health disparities in Pennsylvania have become more pronounced during COVID-19, shows report

Genome analysis of more than 53,000 people offers valuable insights into dangerous diseases

Genome analysis of more than 53,000 people offers valuable insights into dangerous diseases

MENA people in southeast Michigan face obstacles to optimal health

MENA people in southeast Michigan face obstacles to optimal health

New scholarship could open more doors for most promising medical students

New scholarship could open more doors for most promising medical students