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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.
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

NIH awards $23 million grant to study the diseases affecting people with HIV

NIH awards $23 million grant to study the diseases affecting people with HIV

MammaPrint and BluePrint identify critical aspects of tumor biology in African-American breast cancer patients

MammaPrint and BluePrint identify critical aspects of tumor biology in African-American breast cancer patients

Large national study of veterans highlights health disparities and areas of unmet needs

Large national study of veterans highlights health disparities and areas of unmet needs

APA condemns administration's efforts to dismantle federal non-discrimination protections in health care

APA condemns administration's efforts to dismantle federal non-discrimination protections in health care

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

University of Miami establishes AIDS Research Center to curb HIV epidemic

University of Miami establishes AIDS Research Center to curb HIV epidemic

Using health IT to reduce disparities in healthcare

Using health IT to reduce disparities in healthcare

Leveraging health information technology tools to reduce disparities in care

Leveraging health information technology tools to reduce disparities in care

New trial remedies treatment disparities for black patients with early-stage lung and breast cancer

New trial remedies treatment disparities for black patients with early-stage lung and breast cancer

Low-income patients at increased risk of catastrophic amputation after knee joint replacement

Low-income patients at increased risk of catastrophic amputation after knee joint replacement

Ohio researchers investigate racial disparity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Ohio researchers investigate racial disparity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New program to address longstanding perinatal health disparities

New program to address longstanding perinatal health disparities

Study finds disparities in lung cancer treatments among Asian communities

Study finds disparities in lung cancer treatments among Asian communities

AACR Annual Meeting 2019 Highlighted Latest Advances in Cancer Research

AACR Annual Meeting 2019 Highlighted Latest Advances in Cancer Research

NIAID awards $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against lethal viruses

NIAID awards $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against lethal viruses