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.
Study shows higher COVID-19 rates among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Study shows higher COVID-19 rates among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Non-adherence to prescription medicines is more common in younger U.S women

Non-adherence to prescription medicines is more common in younger U.S women

Study investigates genetic determinants of stroke in individuals of African descent

Study investigates genetic determinants of stroke in individuals of African descent

Children exposed to trauma show biological signs of aging faster

Children exposed to trauma show biological signs of aging faster

Study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to sickle cell crises

Study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to sickle cell crises

Namaste noir: Yoga co-op seeks to diversify yoga to heal racialized trauma

Namaste noir: Yoga co-op seeks to diversify yoga to heal racialized trauma

Elevated BPA levels associated with more asthma symptoms in kids

Elevated BPA levels associated with more asthma symptoms in kids

NIH leaders create a framework to scale up testing technologies for COVID-19

NIH leaders create a framework to scale up testing technologies for COVID-19

University of California San Diego launches new center to help conduct meaningful research in real-world settings

University of California San Diego launches new center to help conduct meaningful research in real-world settings

UIC receives $22 million NIH funding for translational research

UIC receives $22 million NIH funding for translational research

Stand Up To Cancer announces new effort to achieve health equity for underserved lung cancer patients

Stand Up To Cancer announces new effort to achieve health equity for underserved lung cancer patients

Multiple social disadvantages can amplify stroke risk, study shows

Multiple social disadvantages can amplify stroke risk, study shows

Flavored cigarette ban linked to significant reduction in youth smoking

Flavored cigarette ban linked to significant reduction in youth smoking

Study focuses on critical topics pertaining to community and individual health during COVID-19

Study focuses on critical topics pertaining to community and individual health during COVID-19

MUSC chosen to build prototype for increasing ICU surge capacity during COVID-19

MUSC chosen to build prototype for increasing ICU surge capacity during COVID-19

Newly identified gene variants in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Newly identified gene variants in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Genomics can perpetuate inequality and structural racism

Genomics can perpetuate inequality and structural racism

Study finds staggering inaccuracy in Medicare beneficiaries' race and ethnicity data

Study finds staggering inaccuracy in Medicare beneficiaries' race and ethnicity data

Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

Study: Lifetime discrimination can raise the risk of hypertension in African Americans

Study: Lifetime discrimination can raise the risk of hypertension in African Americans