Economic Status Health News

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5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

4/21/2010
Few Over 50 Get Skin Cancer Screenings

Older whites with less education least likely to be screened, study finds

4/16/2010
Tainted Produce More Common for Low-Income Shoppers

Fruit and salads sold in poor neighborhoods contain more bacteria, study finds

4/13/2010
U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

4/12/2010
Poverty Can Slow Kids' Normal Development

Remedies for 'material hardships' depend on society's willingness, expert says

3/17/2010
6 Out of 10 American Adults Drink

Highly educated white men most likely to be tipplers, study finds

3/9/2010
Cost of Junk Food May Influence Consumption

People were less likely to buy pizza, soda when the price went up, study found

2/10/2010
Scientists Pinpoint Area of Brain That Fears Losing Money

Those with damaged amygdala had no aversions to risky gambles, study found

2/8/2010
Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/4/2010
Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

12/20/2009
Be Careful What You Wish For This Holiday Season

Gifts rarely as useful as expected, expert says

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/11/2009
Poorer Neighborhoods May Bring Worse Health

Link persisted even after researchers adjusted for diet, lifestyle

12/2/2009
More Preemies Born Among the Poor

Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

11/11/2009
Income Inequality Affects Quality of Life for All

Closing gap between rich and poor could save 1.5 million lives a year, study suggests

11/2/2009
Food Stamps Help Stave Off Hunger in Many U.S. Homes

Over 30-year period, nearly half of American children received nutrition assistance, analysis shows

10/12/2009
A Little Cash Buys a Lot of Calories at the Corner Store

Kids are purchasing cheap junk food on way to and from school, survey finds

10/10/2009
Poor Education May Lead to Poor Health

Navigating a complex health system takes a more literate consumer, experts say

10/8/2009
Recession Adds to Ranks of Americans With Depression

Being unemployed or underemployed puts mental health at risk, survey finds

9/30/2009
Doctor Visits Are Getting Short Shrift in Tight Economy

More than a third of Americans have cut back on medical care, survey finds

9/29/2009
More Retinal Detachment Seen With Higher Income Status

Findings shed no light on reason for link, Scottish researchers say

9/10/2009
Treating Workers' Mental Woes May Boost Productivity

But not treating problems resulted in roughly same outcome, research shows

9/3/2009
Fear of Job Loss May Be Worse Than Loss Itself

Workers who constantly worried reported poorer health overall, study shows

8/19/2009
Foreclosures Plunge People Into Depression

New U.S. study finds many also skip food and needed drugs in an effort to cut costs

7/21/2009
Millions in U.S. Can't Afford Health Insurance

Obstacles mount when employer-based coverage is not an option, survey finds

7/12/2009
How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

Simple strategies should help in staying calm and moving on

6/17/2009
Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

6/16/2009
Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

6/4/2009
Special Ed Services Lacking for Kids Who Repeat a Grade

Majority of youngsters not given individual education plans, research shows

5/29/2009
Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability

Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds

5/22/2009
Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness

Study finds reaching more intrinsic goals is what leads to well-being

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/6/2009
Less Education May Mean Poorer Health

High school dropouts more than twice as prone to illness as college grads, study finds

5/5/2009
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

5/1/2009
More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More

Higher quality diets also associated with higher income levels, study finds

4/23/2009
Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times

U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

4/20/2009
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat

Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/2/2009
For Some, More Costly Care Is Not by Choice

Study finds poorer, less healthy families are sometimes shunted to high-deductible plans

4/2/2009
Typical Binge Drinker Is Young White Male

Half of alcohol-linked deaths are tied to bouts of excessive consumption, CDC notes

3/23/2009
With the Economy Down, Vasectomy Rates Are Up

The expense of raising another child may be driving the trend, doctors say

3/6/2009
Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier areas offer residents more nutritious items in stores, studies find

3/3/2009
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul

Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks

2/18/2009
Social Class, Gender Won't Shield Smokers from Harm

Study finds affluent professionals, women had no survival advantage over others

2/17/2009
One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line

Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

2/16/2009
Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows

2/12/2009
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development

Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

2/12/2009
Job Losses Carry High 'Stress Tag'

Battered economy exacts emotional toll on unemployed, families, even those still working