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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.
Traumatic stress associated with depression risk among Central American immigrant mothers

Traumatic stress associated with depression risk among Central American immigrant mothers

Rutgers studies find prevalence of elder abuse in the Chinese American community

Rutgers studies find prevalence of elder abuse in the Chinese American community

Unsatisfied Chinese Americans' expectations lead to increased mortality risks

Unsatisfied Chinese Americans' expectations lead to increased mortality risks

Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers

Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers

Oligodendrocytes play key role in determining individual’s resilience to stress

Oligodendrocytes play key role in determining individual’s resilience to stress

Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans' health, study reveals

Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans' health, study reveals

Air pollution remains a serious problem in low-income black neighborhoods, study shows

Air pollution remains a serious problem in low-income black neighborhoods, study shows

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