Economic Status Health News

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11/2/2012
Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled

10/30/2012
Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School

Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

10/30/2012
Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows

Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

10/15/2012
Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults

Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

10/11/2012
Health Care Is No. 2 Concern on Voters' Minds

Study analyzed 37 national opinion polls, found only economy more important

10/8/2012
HIV Deaths Declining for Most, But Not All, Americans

Study found greatest improvement in whites, better-educated groups over 14-year period

10/1/2012
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

9/27/2012
School Debt, Income Gap Push Med Students Away From Primary Care

By graduation, many turn to more lucrative specialties

9/20/2012
Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life

Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

9/20/2012
Where You Live May Boost Your Sense of Well-Being

Mental health improved when families moved from very poor neighborhoods, study found

9/17/2012
Cigarette Taxes 'Disproportionately Burden' the Poor, Report Says

Found low-income smokers spent 25% of income on the habit, compared with only 2% among those better off

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/14/2012
Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds

Health care spending in the final 5 years exceeds total household assets for one in four seniors

9/12/2012
Family Health Insurance Premiums Jump 4 Percent in 2012

Rise outpaced U.S. wage growth and general inflation, survey shows

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

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
College Students Who Binge Drink Say They're Happier

Study found richer, 'high-status' students more likely to overindulge, while others may do so to fit in

8/20/2012
Working Moms Report Better Health Than Those Who Stay Home

Mothers who work full time seem to benefit more than those who work part time, researchers say

8/17/2012
Global Tobacco Use Remains High, Survey Finds

China and India have the highest number of tobacco users and lowest quit ratios

8/16/2012
Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese

Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

8/15/2012
Poor Economy Tied to Rise in Suicides, British Study Finds

Researchers estimate recession spurred about 1,000 cases in 2008-2010

8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

8/7/2012
Increasingly, More Education Linked to Longer Lifespan in U.S.

Study also found life expectancy for certain groups regressed to levels of decades past

8/3/2012
Extreme Heat Biggest Weather Killer, Expert Warns

Older people who live alone at greater risk for heat-related illness

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/31/2012
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit

Doctor offers tips for those who are ready to kick the habit

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

7/20/2012
Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health

Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

7/16/2012
Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study

Risk is highest in families losing their homes

7/13/2012
Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag

There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

7/13/2012
Dad's Smarts May Mean More to His Son's Success Than His Money

Research explores how fathers pass down income level to sons

7/12/2012
Money Woes Weaken the Institution of Marriage: Study

Poverty, alcohol and drugs -- not lack of values -- affect whether people get married or divorced

6/28/2012
Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

6/21/2012
Cancer Survivors Call in Sick to Work More Often, Study Finds

Single parents, those with limited education or who work in health care were most likely to be absent

6/12/2012
Female Doctors Earn Less Than Male Counterparts: Study

The $12,000 annual difference means $360,000 less during a 30-year career

6/12/2012
Modest Health Care Spending Rise Expected for 2013: Report

But it will outpace economic growth in years to come, government researchers say

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/31/2012
1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC

Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

5/20/2012
Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey

Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

5/18/2012
One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese: Study

They may rely on cheap, fattening foods to fill up, researchers say

5/17/2012
Being Obese May Make Job Search Tougher

'Employers' in study unknowingly rated same women higher after weight-loss surgery

5/14/2012
A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?

Long-term study found an association between the two

5/14/2012
Employment Prospects Dim for Young Adults With Autism

Study found fewer worked after high school, compared to others with disabilities

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
Positive Thinking, Persistence Pay Off in Job Search: Study

Staying focused on finding employment is most important factor, researchers say

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/17/2012
Social Factors May Affect Lifespan More Than Race, Location

Study finds work, education have greater impact

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

3/19/2012
Medicaid Patients Go to ERs More Often: Study

They tend to have less access to primary care doctors than the privately insured, researchers say