Economic Status Health News

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6/18/2011
Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

6/17/2011
Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

6/16/2011
Income Disparities May Be Making Americans Unhappy

Those earning less trust others less and feel worse about themselves, study finds

6/15/2011
Cancer Survivors Face High Health Costs Over Long Term: Report

Total expenses, including prescriptions, average more than $9,000 a year, U.S. study finds

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

6/14/2011
Life Often Shorter for the Homeless: Study

Substance abuse, psychiatric disorders raise risk of early death

6/8/2011
Bankruptcy Risk Nearly Doubles in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

Younger patients, those with lung, thyroid cancer, leukemia/lymphoma affected most, study shows

6/7/2011
Cancer Patients Struggle as Drug Costs Soar: Study

Many with insurance can't afford out-of-pocket expenses for meds, copays, researchers say

6/1/2011
Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships

Risk of separation 40% higher for those with a long trip back and forth to work, Swedish study finds

5/19/2011
Buying Luxury Items on Credit May Be Ego Booster

People more likely to use charge cards, pay more when they feel worthless, study finds

5/18/2011
Are Affluent Women More Apt to Choose C-Section?

Scottish study finds equality between social classes for emergency deliveries, but not elective ones

5/16/2011
Hospice Care More Common in Wealthier Areas, Study Finds

Communities with high household incomes, larger populations have more access to end-of-life care

5/11/2011
Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study

Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

5/5/2011
Calorie Intake Rises When Fast-Food Restaurants Nearby: Study

Blacks in the Southeast consumed more if they lived within 5 miles of a fast food restaurant

5/4/2011
Simple Question Sheds Light on Teens' Hopes, Dreams

Among top three wishes were wealth, material items and world peace, researchers find

5/3/2011
Care for Irregular Heartbeat Costs U.S. Billions: Study

Patients with atrial fibrillation much more likely to be hospitalized, research shows

5/3/2011
Bright Side of Paying More at the Pump? Fewer Car Crashes

Mississippi study reports link between higher gas prices and drop in drunken-driving accidents

4/28/2011
Shared Social Status Boosts Brain Activity, Research Shows

Area tied to 'values' lights up when dealing with those in similar socioeconomic circumstances

4/26/2011
Many Kids With Epilepsy Don't Take Meds as Prescribed: Study

Lower socioeconomic status raises chances of noncompliance, researchers report

4/21/2011
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

4/20/2011
High-Deductible Health Plans Bring Equal Savings to All: Study

Finding challenges fears that those who most need care would not get it

4/14/2011
Suicide Rates Rise and Fall With the Economy: CDC

Working-age people are at highest risk during recession, researchers say

4/13/2011
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

4/6/2011
Most Americans Think Health Care System Needs Major Surgery

Commonwealth Fund survey unearths concerns about access, rising costs

4/4/2011
Poverty Linked to Anxiety, Mood Disorders

People with household incomes less than $20K had more mental disorders than those making more than $70K, study found

3/31/2011
Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study

Abuse, poverty during a mother's youth is associated with heightened health risks for the next generation

3/29/2011
Younger, Poorer People More Prone to Problem Gambling

Researchers say condition is more widespread than many think

3/21/2011
Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds

Greater access to tanning salons, sunny vacations appears to yield more skin cancer, researcher says

3/17/2011
Parents Often Confused About Kids' Health Coverage

Awareness of children's eligibility, enrollment status in state plan lacking, Oregon survey finds

3/16/2011
Report: Unemployment Adds 9 Million Uninsured in U.S.

Nearly 60% looking for an individual plan found it difficult or impossible to obtain, study finds

3/9/2011
Americans Have Worse Health Than English Peers, Study Finds

This held true from birth to old age, researchers report

3/7/2011
Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

3/4/2011
Parents Tend to Focus on Joy, Not Costs, of Raising Children

Researchers suggest it might be a coping mechanism

2/10/2011
To Dump Bad Investments, First Focus On Your Goals

Getting up the nerve to cut your losses can be hard to do, researchers note

2/10/2011
Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/3/2011
Gender Gap in Starting Doctor Pay Grows

Disparity has increased since 1999, and researchers can't explain why

1/17/2011
Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

1/13/2011
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows

Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

1/12/2011
U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

Intervention programs may have helped prevent abuse during economic downturn, expert says

1/12/2011
CDC Report Finds 8% of Americans Have Asthma

Even higher rates found among women, kids, minorities

12/29/2010
Love of Possessions Can Run Deep, Study Shows

Car, gun owners can name objects of affection, buy accessories for them, researchers say

12/23/2010
Maybe Scrooge Couldn't Help Being Hard-Hearted

The affluent have harder time reading the emotions of others, study contends

12/23/2010
Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

12/21/2010
Most People Regain Happiness After Job Loss

Study finds that only a few never bounce back emotionally

12/17/2010
Coping When Tough Economic Times Taint Holiday Cheer

Experts suggest ways to prepare your family for lowered expectations

12/15/2010
It's True: Money Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds

Research based on 37 countries finds no link between economic growth and greater life satisfaction

12/8/2010
Changes to Flex Spending Accounts Could Hurt Consumers

Come Jan. 1, most over-the-counter drugs will no longer be eligible for pre-tax payment

11/23/2010
Low-Income Families Hit Harder by High Deductibles

Study found they were more likely than high-income counterparts to forgo medical care