Category Archives: Health Care: Disparities

Among older insured diabetes patients, study finds minimal ethnic differences in health

OAKLAND, Calif., February 6, 2015 — In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers found that the prevalence of geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured patients with diabetes did not vary significantly by ethnicity. The study … Continue reading

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Lower-income students in China have better vision than middle-class peers

SAN FRANCISCO - Feb. 5, 2014 - In one of the largest population-based studies ever conducted on nearsightedness in children, researchers have discovered that lower-income students in China have better vision than their middle-class counterparts. Data show that nearsightedness, also … Continue reading

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Wealthier men less likely to help partners with housework: University of Warwick

Men on lower incomes are more likely to help their partners with housework than higher-earners, although women are still by far doing the most around the home, no matter how many hours they work or how much they are paid. … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C More Prevalent Than HIV/AIDS or Ebola Yet Lacks Equal Attention

Newswise — More than 180 million people in the world have hepatitis C, compared with the 34 million with HIV/AIDS and the roughly 30,000 who have had Ebola. Yet very little is heard about the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in … Continue reading

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For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families: federal data

For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation. The Southern … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity

Newswise — Among nearly 375,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity, with much of the difference accounted for by biological … Continue reading

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America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System is Steven Brill’s much-anticipated, sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, … Continue reading

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Ethnic Minorities Still Receiving Inferior Mental Health Treatment, Says APA Journal

Newswise — WASHINGTON – Primary care that includes mental health screenings and treatments that take into account a patient’s language and cultural background can help address mental health care disparities among ethnic minorities, according to psychologists, physicians and other health … Continue reading

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C-Section Deliveries Associated with High Household Income, Few Minorities, Below-Average Education

Newswise — New Orleans — Cesarean section deliveries in the U.S. are associated with high household income, few minorities and below-average education, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans. … Continue reading

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Type 1 diabetes rising significantly among most youth segments

PASADENA, Calif., October 23, 2014 — The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study published today in … Continue reading

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Kids get fat because of family dinner table dynamics?

(Reuters Health) - Families who express more warmth, group enjoyment and positive reinforcement at family meals have children with reduced risk of obesity, according to a new study. “Past research has shown that having frequent family meals is protective against … Continue reading

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Moms-to-Be with Low Vitamin D Levels Could Have More Painful Labors

Newswise — NEW ORLEANS – Oct. 14, 2014 – Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014 annual meeting. Vitamin D deficiency has long … Continue reading

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Women with high blood pressure get different treatment than men

Women who are treated for high blood pressure are not given the same medication as men, nor do they hit the treatment targets as often, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. Around a third of Sweden’s adult population … Continue reading

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