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11/21/2017
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Poverty Does No Favors for Health

The less wealthy are more likely to become disabled or die early, new analysis finds

9/15/2017
Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

6/15/2017
Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

3/17/2017
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

8/15/2016
Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations

Gains against heart disease and stroke, especially in Western Europe, likely behind the shift

6/16/2016
Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer

British study highlights the need for better early detection, researchers say

1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

12/17/2015
Are British Teeth Really Worse Than American Teeth?

Study finds the English may actually have slightly better dental health

7/20/2015
As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

6/8/2015
Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

1/30/2015
Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

11/14/2014
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

12/18/2013
Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey

10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

12/8/2013
Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users

They're likely to have chronic health conditions, rather than mental illness or substance abuse, authors say

12/4/2013
OMG, Guys Can Talk Like Valley Girls, Too?

For sure, 'uptalk' is spreading, new study finds

11/27/2013
Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study

Doctors' offices increasingly seeing young people with common psychiatric conditions

11/21/2013
Health Disparities Persist in America: Report

CDC finds race, sex, education, location and wealth among key factors in these inequalities

6/4/2013
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests

5/16/2013
Public Funding Spurs Couples to Seek Fertility Treatment

After Quebec mandated IVF coverage, study found change in patient demographics

5/7/2013
Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon

4/16/2013
'Do-It-Yourself' Projects May Boost White-Collar Males' Self-Image

They indulge their 'inner craftsman' while working with their hands, researchers say

3/14/2013
CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

2/27/2013
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

2/15/2013
Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

With greater gaps in income within an area, rehospitalization rates go up, findings show

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/5/2012
Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds

11/19/2012
Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids

Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

11/16/2012
Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study

Researchers find link between weight and the economic and educational status of the community

11/6/2012
Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study

Poor diets and obesity are still common, however

10/11/2012
HIV Diagnoses Among U.S. Hispanics Vary By Region: CDC

Rate of diagnoses highest in Northeast, but largest percentage occurred in the South

8/30/2012
Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later

First baby born to women who had 3 or more induced abortions more likely to have low birth weight, study says

8/22/2012
Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study

Lifestyle changes key to decreasing disease rate among the disadvantaged

8/20/2012
Men Have a Greater Lifetime Risk for Kidney Failure: Study

About 1 in 93 men and 1 in 133 women will develop kidney failure if they live to 80, researchers find

5/11/2012
Availability of Beds, Poverty Drive Costly Hospital Readmissions

Factors related to supply and demand seem to matter more than quality of care or illness severity, research finds

5/4/2012
More College-Educated Women Having Children

The rise may represent a turnaround from previous decades, researchers say

4/23/2012
Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival

Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

4/9/2012
Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study

Lower levels are tied to a nation's wealth, easy access to health care

3/27/2012
Black Women, Uninsured Get Worse Ovarian Cancer Care: Study

Those who received substandard care less likely to survive 5 years after diagnosis

3/13/2012
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

3/1/2012
Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter Than That of Whites

Racial disparities were more stark among men than women, study finds

2/9/2012
Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S.

Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says

2/3/2012
Malaria's Global Death Toll Much Higher Than Thought

Study estimates 1.2 million die each year, nearly double previous estimates

11/17/2011
More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds

They're the fastest-growing segment of the older population

11/16/2011
Southeast U.S. Still Using High Levels of Antibiotics, Study Shows

But overall, use of antibiotics fell nationwide about 12% between 1999 and 2007

10/31/2011
Life in U.S. Not Always a Plus for Immigrants' Health

Obesity, hypertension, diabetes soar for Hispanics the longer they live in United States, study finds