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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.
Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, study finds

Researchers find link between burnout symptoms and racial bias in medical residents

Researchers find link between burnout symptoms and racial bias in medical residents

Dental visits drop after adults turn 80, study finds

Dental visits drop after adults turn 80, study finds

Mission of UTA associate professor: Preparing nurses to care for aging population

Mission of UTA associate professor: Preparing nurses to care for aging population

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