Economic Status Health News

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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

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