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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.
Examining the persistence and progression of substance use disorders in delinquent youth

Examining the persistence and progression of substance use disorders in delinquent youth

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Youth with HIV have lower rates of viral suppression than adults

Youth with HIV have lower rates of viral suppression than adults

Higher maternal blood pressure linked to placental gene modifications

Higher maternal blood pressure linked to placental gene modifications

Children's exposure to discrimination can harm their mothers' health

Children's exposure to discrimination can harm their mothers' health

Study identifies brain and social factors underlying racial, ethnic disparities in pain

Study identifies brain and social factors underlying racial, ethnic disparities in pain

Researchers find relationship between police brutality and mistrust in medical institutions

Researchers find relationship between police brutality and mistrust in medical institutions

Discrimination may cause black and Hispanic patients to wait longer for primary care appointment

Discrimination may cause black and Hispanic patients to wait longer for primary care appointment

Medicaid expansion could lessen the burden of colon cancers, save Black male lives

Medicaid expansion could lessen the burden of colon cancers, save Black male lives

Highly active adults engage in a greater variety of activities to meet exercise guidelines

Highly active adults engage in a greater variety of activities to meet exercise guidelines

WVU program works towards preventing blindness in diabetic patients

WVU program works towards preventing blindness in diabetic patients

Experts highlight emerging trends in spina bifida care

Experts highlight emerging trends in spina bifida care

UT Southwestern researchers explain racial disparities in heart failure risk

UT Southwestern researchers explain racial disparities in heart failure risk

Researchers identify new pathway as biological target for colon cancer

Researchers identify new pathway as biological target for colon cancer

Study examines within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates

Study examines within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates

Adequate health insurance could reduce racial outcome disparities in breast cancer

Adequate health insurance could reduce racial outcome disparities in breast cancer

New Yorkers are being treated sooner after HIV infection, study shows

New Yorkers are being treated sooner after HIV infection, study shows

Worksite intervention can help address lung cancer disparity in rural Kentucky

Worksite intervention can help address lung cancer disparity in rural Kentucky

Artistic interest lengthens the lifespan

Artistic interest lengthens the lifespan

First National LGBTQ Health Summit addresses LGBTQ health issues

First National LGBTQ Health Summit addresses LGBTQ health issues