Economic Status Health News

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12/27/2011
Poor People May Be Quicker to Be Kind

Study suggests the more affluent face fewer obstacles, slower to recognize suffering of others

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/16/2011
Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

12/13/2011
Loss of Health Insurance Much Likelier for Adults This Recession

However, coverage rose for children, new study found

12/6/2011
Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

12/5/2011
Good News for Those Worried About U.S. Nursing Shortage

Study finds more young people are joining the profession

12/2/2011
Socioeconomic Status Main Predictor of Health Habits: Study

Race, ethnicity not necessarily behind disparities in weight, exercise and diet

12/1/2011
Younger Americans Face Greater Health Disparities: Study

Large gap between most and least healthy has opened up among those born after 1980

11/17/2011
19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says

Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

11/11/2011
Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age

The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

11/10/2011
Watch Scary Movie, Sell Your Stocks?

Study found people projected fear from film onto financial decisions

11/9/2011
Money Woes May Drive Some Seniors to Smoke, Drink More

Men and those with less education were most prone, study finds

11/7/2011
Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease

More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

10/28/2011
Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

Low-ability students improve when placed in classes with higher-achieving children, study finds

10/27/2011
Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

10/26/2011
Larger Food Portions May Be Seen as Status Symbols

People might eat more to feel like big shots, researchers find

10/20/2011
Foreclosure Crisis Threatening Americans' Health: Study

People who fall behind on mortgage payments more depressed, have food worries, don't take meds

10/19/2011
Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity, Diabetes Risk

Study found moving women out of poor neighborhoods reduced rates of both conditions

10/14/2011
Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds

Americans with financial assets and a good education are more likely to get married, study finds

10/13/2011
Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

10/12/2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study

Race seems to matter less than living in a poor community, researchers say

9/27/2011
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

9/24/2011
Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults

Having a nurturing mother may protect against health risks associated with poverty, study finds

9/19/2011
Heart Failure Care Influenced by Insurance Coverage

Study found those on Medicaid, Medicare fared worse than those with private insurance

9/8/2011
Rising Health Care Costs Hitting Family Pocketbooks

More than 40 percent of income gains over the last decade now spent on health, study shows

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/6/2011
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study

Many may have unconscious preferences for white and upper-class patients, survey results show

8/26/2011
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

Parental attitudes, religion, poverty also may have spurred drop that began in 1970s, study finds

8/24/2011
Three-Quarters of U.S. Jobless Can't Afford Health Care: Report

Affordable Care Act will give newly unemployed more choices for coverage in 2014, authors contend

8/23/2011
In Tough Times, Jobless Men Embrace Housework

Small study found they are redefining their traditional roles, supporting working partners at home

8/16/2011
Experts Concerned About Rising HIV Rates Among Poor, Minorities

New statistics released at conference also show many practicing unsafe behaviors

8/12/2011
Religion Might Boost Happiness in Times of Stress

But study finds no such link in stable, peaceful societies

8/11/2011
Poor, Urban Heterosexuals at High Risk of HIV: CDC

Risk up to 20 times greater in metropolitan areas with high rates of AIDS

8/2/2011
Post-Heart Attack Exercise May Depend on Where You Live

Poor areas often lack places for survivors to be active, study finds

8/1/2011
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood

Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

7/27/2011
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

7/26/2011
Depression Higher in Wealthier Nations

Study finds rates above 30% in U.S., France, the Netherlands

7/25/2011
Blue-Collar Employees With Arthritis Working Past 65: Study

Painful joint condition presents challenges for aging workforce, researchers say

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/21/2011
Women, Whites Most Likely to Seek Health Info Online: Survey

Education, job, income and insurance status also played role in Internet use for this purpose

7/15/2011
Cigarette Tax Unlikely to Deter Some Smokers: Report

Higher prices do not keep wealthier smokers, middle-aged from lighting up, research shows

7/13/2011
Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave

Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

7/12/2011
Individualizing Care Could Save Money, Experts Say

Cost-benefit analysis based on large groups may be ineffective

7/12/2011
Bettering Social Status Lowers High Blood Pressure Risk

For poor or disadvantaged people, the risk goes down as they move up the ladder of success, study finds

7/8/2011
Europe's Suicides Up, Road Deaths Down After Economy Tanked

Researchers say death trends reflect effects of financial crisis

7/7/2011
Southern States Lag Behind North in Drop in Colon Cancer Death Rates

Researchers point to disparity in screening rates, lifestyle differences

7/7/2011
Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

7/6/2011
Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

6/28/2011
Low-Income Families Often Miss Out on Proper Nutrition

Regular mealtimes, particularly breakfast, help promote healthier diets, researchers say

6/21/2011
Unemployment May Hit Some Harder Than Others

Study found those able to find work between bouts of joblessness did better emotionally