Economic Status Health News

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11/18/2010
On Health Policies, U.S. Lags Other Nations: Survey

Access, costs are better managed in other countries, report finds

11/18/2010
Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year

Emotional troubles often tied to substance abuse, survey finds

11/15/2010
Universal Health Care May Lessen Income's Impact on Heart Disease

In Australia, rich and poor have roughly similar rates of cardiovascular woes, study finds

11/15/2010
Steep Co-Pays May Cause Some to Abandon Prescriptions

Most frequently left drugs include cough, allergy, asthma and skin meds, study finds

11/12/2010
Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope

Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

11/11/2010
Math Skills Boost Couples' Financial Worth: Study

How well married partners score on tests of 'numeracy' seems to affect household wealth

11/9/2010
Housing Woes May Contribute to Poor Health

Higher blood pressure, arthritis seen in folks who struggle to make ends meet, study says

11/8/2010
Solar Blood-Pressure Device Shows Promise for Use in Poor Nations

Instrument could improve treatment of hypertension in low-income countries, researchers say

11/8/2010
Fewer U.S. Docs Accepting Perks From Industry: Survey

But nearly 84% still report some relationship with companies, results show

11/1/2010
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study

Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say

10/31/2010
Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education

Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

10/26/2010
Primary Care MDs at Low End of Pay Scale, Study Finds

Fatter wages needed to stem thinning ranks, researchers say

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/21/2010
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds

10/18/2010
Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study

Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

10/4/2010
Drunkenness Up Among Eastern European Teens: Study

But during same time period, declines were noted among kids in the West, researchers say

9/16/2010
Teacher Interaction Key to Pre-K Success: Study

Kids spending most time in free-choice play make fewer gains, researchers find

9/15/2010
Helping Smokers Quit Could Save U.S. Money: Report

Each $1 spent on cessation would give states average 26% return on investment, study found

9/14/2010
Medical Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Industry Ties

Lax reporting of device makers' payments to researchers are cause for concern, report says

9/9/2010
Injury Risk Greater in Poorer Neighborhoods, Study Finds

Residents in low-income areas have 20 times greater risk of trauma from guns and cuts

9/8/2010
Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression

Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

9/7/2010
Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations

But findings don't apply to low- or middle-income countries, study says

8/26/2010
Black Rice May Be Cheap Source of Antioxidants

Bran extracts could be added to food, beverages, and provide a natural colorant, scientists say

8/25/2010
U.S. Child Abuse Cases Falling, Despite Recession

Worsening economy has not led to higher incidence between 2007-08, researchers say

8/20/2010
Financial Incentives May Speed Radiology Test Results

Program that rewarded fast report turnaround cut delays, researchers found

8/19/2010
Out of Work May Mean Out of Sorts

Mental health takes a beating with economic downturn

8/19/2010
Jobless and Stressed but Holding Out Hope

People struggle to cope with unemployment

8/16/2010
Redheads at Higher Risk for Common Skin Cancer's Return

Better-educated, richer people also have higher odds for repeat of basal cell carcinoma, study finds

8/16/2010
Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does

In such couples, 'gender identity threat' may make men less faithful, study suggests

8/13/2010
Length of Research Volunteer Consent Forms May Not Matter

Participants understood the key points of the study when given either long or short forms, experts say

8/11/2010
Repeated Ear Infections Seem to Plague White Kids, Poor Kids

Possible reasons include culture, access to health care, researcher suggests

8/5/2010
Pre-Dialysis Procedure Often Delayed in Poorer Communities

Study sheds light on need to provide all patients with recommended treatment

8/4/2010
Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

8/3/2010
Lack of Food Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Other Chronic Ills

Repeated episodes of hunger linked to long-term poor health, study found

7/30/2010
More Women to Get Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Report finds 15 million will get coverage, while 14.5 million will get better coverage

7/23/2010
Americans With Disabilities Act Reaches 20th Anniversary

One survey finds gaps still exist, while another shows law has had major impact

7/20/2010
Economic Status May Affect Kids' Hearing Aid Care

Medicaid patients experience more problems after cochlear implant, report shows

7/16/2010
Health, Money Woes May Boost Bowel Cancer Deaths in Blacks

More study needed to explain other factors, researchers say

7/1/2010
Money Can't Buy You Joy

But study says a higher income tends to improve your satisfaction with life

6/29/2010
An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates

Study finds that reminders help push low-income women with insurance to get screened

6/29/2010
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows

More than two-thirds of states now have rates above 25 percent

6/23/2010
Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race

Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

6/18/2010
People May Skip Soft Drinks Rather Than Pay More

When cost increased, consumption dropped, study found

6/14/2010
Free Clinics Play Important Role for Uninsured in U.S.

They can help strengthen the health-care safety net, researcher suggests

6/6/2010
Certain Smokers More Apt to Quit Over Price Hikes

Cost may spur binge-drinkers, drug users and people with mental disorders to kick the habit, study found

6/1/2010
Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location

Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

5/17/2010
Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects

Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

5/14/2010
A Woman's Touch Encourages Financial Risk-Taking

The same contact from a man had no effect, researchers found

5/12/2010
Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

5/4/2010
Abortion Rates Rising Among the Poor

Recession-related worries about family size partly responsible for trend, study finds