Economic Status Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/9/2009
Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do

Buying an outing, like going to the beach, boosts well-being, study suggests

2/7/2009
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

1/19/2009
Women in Coastal Areas Have Higher Mercury Levels

Study finds increase tied to income, ethnicity, types of seafood consumed

12/3/2008
School-Based Program Can Change Kids' Lives

A Seattle project was linked to better education, mental health 15 years later

12/2/2008
Children of U.S. Farmworkers Often Uninsured

Problem is worst among migrant, immigrant families, study finds

12/2/2008
Economy Driving Women to Skimp on Health Care: Poll

And that can affect whole families, experts point out

12/1/2008
Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet

Expenses greater than those for kids with other special needs, report shows

11/25/2008
A Third of Medicare Clients Unfamiliar With Benefits

Findings cut across race, education levels, and could affect quality of health care, study says

11/17/2008
Wealthy More Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction

Black women less likely than white women to have reconstruction after mastectomy

11/17/2008
Established EU Countries Healthier Than Newcomers

Study says quality years could be extended with more elder-care funds

11/14/2008
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk

Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/10/2008
Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed

Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

10/24/2008
Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids

Using cooking appliances as heat source a hallmark of urban poverty, study notes

10/23/2008
Standard Hepatitis C Treatment Cost-Effective for Prisoners

Study finds therapy reduces new infections, cuts outlays

10/20/2008
Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

10/13/2008
Why Some Kids Are Bullied From the Start

Study finds early aggression, harsh parenting, economic status combine to make a victim

10/13/2008
Lack of Insurance Raises Abused Babies' Death Risk

Poorer access to care may play a role, experts say

10/10/2008
Racial Disparities Exist in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Blacks, the poor diagnosed at younger age, with more advanced disease, study says

10/8/2008
Economic Crisis Takes Toll on Emotional Health

Experts seeing more cases of sleeplessness, anxiety, but they offer tips for coping

10/8/2008
Family Income Impacts Children's Health

Big gaps exist between states, and between poor, middle- and upper-class families, study finds

9/29/2008
Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery

Study raises questions about disparities in outcomes, but offers no concrete answers

9/25/2008
'Fear of Losing' Key Emotion in Economic Decisions

Brain imaging reveals why some people can't resist paying too much at auctions

9/23/2008
Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

9/23/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate at 30-Year Low

Many abortions are among older mothers and minority women, report says

9/18/2008
Spanish Speakers Have Difficulty Accessing Health Care in U.S.

But poverty and lack of insurance are the real barriers, experts say

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds