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.
Understanding treatment and prognosis of male breast cancer

Understanding treatment and prognosis of male breast cancer

Transgender people have difficult time in finding a health care setting

Transgender people have difficult time in finding a health care setting

Sexual minority women more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol, study finds

Sexual minority women more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol, study finds

Asthma may protect against obesity in African American teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods

Asthma may protect against obesity in African American teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods

Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging

Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging

Employment conditions influence overall health, shows study

Employment conditions influence overall health, shows study

Study receives $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors

Study receives $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors

'Report card' on American diet: Adults consuming more low-quality carbs and fat than recommended

'Report card' on American diet: Adults consuming more low-quality carbs and fat than recommended

Most LGBTQI+ Latinx people do not receive tailored cancer information, survey finds

Most LGBTQI+ Latinx people do not receive tailored cancer information, survey finds

Study outlines practices to recruit minority adolescents for STI/HIV prevention research

Study outlines practices to recruit minority adolescents for STI/HIV prevention research

Fathers can protect their LGB kids from negative effects of discrimination on health

Fathers can protect their LGB kids from negative effects of discrimination on health

New book shows how marginalized urban communities address environmental health disparities

New book shows how marginalized urban communities address environmental health disparities

Improving care and educational outreach for lupus patients

Improving care and educational outreach for lupus patients

Long acting reversible contraceptives placed on same day could cut costs

Long acting reversible contraceptives placed on same day could cut costs

Teens growing up as minorities more likely to experience anxiety and depression

Teens growing up as minorities more likely to experience anxiety and depression

Intergenerational relationships impact health and well‐being of older immigrants

Intergenerational relationships impact health and well‐being of older immigrants

Economic resurgence not associated with improvement in cardiovascular health

Economic resurgence not associated with improvement in cardiovascular health

Racial/ethnic minority students remain underrepresented in medical schools

Racial/ethnic minority students remain underrepresented in medical schools

Study shows large differences in ED and hospital destinations of minority patients

Study shows large differences in ED and hospital destinations of minority patients

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters