Health Disparities News and Research

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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.
Polygenic risk scores from multi-population data could improve IBD predictions

Polygenic risk scores from multi-population data could improve IBD predictions

Health disparities in cancer and COVID-19 are caused by similar factors

Health disparities in cancer and COVID-19 are caused by similar factors

Study could help prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy among South African adolescent girls

Study could help prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy among South African adolescent girls

Temple researchers receive new grant to address racial disparities in lung cancer care

Temple researchers receive new grant to address racial disparities in lung cancer care

Regulatory policies block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing care

Regulatory policies block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing care

Researchers show link between adverse childhood experiences and justice system contact

Researchers show link between adverse childhood experiences and justice system contact

Study: Most pregnant patients who tested positive for coronavirus were asymptomatic

Study: Most pregnant patients who tested positive for coronavirus were asymptomatic

Government data underestimates the impact of social distancing in controlling COVID-19 spread

Government data underestimates the impact of social distancing in controlling COVID-19 spread

With Becerra as HHS pick, California plots more progressive health care agenda

With Becerra as HHS pick, California plots more progressive health care agenda

HIV/AIDS testing and treatment can be adapted to achieve similar interventions to mitigate COVID-19

HIV/AIDS testing and treatment can be adapted to achieve similar interventions to mitigate COVID-19

Study highlights rising infant health inequality in the U.S.

Study highlights rising infant health inequality in the U.S.

New article highlights health disparities, social determinants of health

New article highlights health disparities, social determinants of health

Obesity linked to mortality gap between Black and white women with early breast cancer

Obesity linked to mortality gap between Black and white women with early breast cancer

New pilot program focuses on research-based health findings to address health disparities

New pilot program focuses on research-based health findings to address health disparities

Black and Hispanic populations are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, shows study

Black and Hispanic populations are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, shows study

FAU receives $675,000 grant to improve social engagement in older population

FAU receives $675,000 grant to improve social engagement in older population

Researchers develop recommendations for ethical handling of big data on opioid use disorder

Researchers develop recommendations for ethical handling of big data on opioid use disorder

IU research could lead to improved breast cancer treatments for Black women

IU research could lead to improved breast cancer treatments for Black women

Study assesses impact of social needs on African American cancer survivors

Study assesses impact of social needs on African American cancer survivors

Scientists conduct randomized trial to assess e-cigarette versus traditional cigarette use

Scientists conduct randomized trial to assess e-cigarette versus traditional cigarette use