Economic Status Health News

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Article Title
6/6/2005
Low-Level Jobs Increase Cardiac Risk

Rapid heartbeat, less heart response found in British study

5/30/2005
Chart-Topping Hits Echo America's Mood

Study shows people prefer serious songs in bad times, snappy pop in good ones

5/6/2005
Nutrition Program Needs New Recipe

Report calls for more focus on fruits, vegetables, grains and breast-feeding

5/2/2005
Full-Time Workers Fall Short on Exercise

Part-timers have better chance to find time for workouts, researchers report

4/26/2005
Are Seniors Healthier?

Quality of life is now a mixed bag, AARP reports

2/2/2005
Medical Problems Cause Half of Personal Bankruptcies

Majority of debtors were insured when illness struck

1/28/2005
HIV Risk High in Poor Neighborhoods

Stress experienced by males leads to drug use, needle sharing

1/11/2005
Health Care Costs a Top American Concern

Issue ranks just behind war, economy in post-election survey

12/27/2004
Patient Protection Laws Don't Favor Providers

Study says critics' contentions are wrong

12/10/2004
Generic Drug Use Varies Greatly by State

Survey finds Massachusetts tops list of such prescriptions

12/8/2004
Obesity Among Low-Income Kids on the Rise

Researchers say trend is part of national problem

10/29/2004
Traffic Accidents Hurt Productivity

Seatbelts could cut down on work days lost after crashes, study says

9/23/2004
AIDS Prevention Programs Can Go the Distance

Technology enables developing countries to access approaches

9/22/2004
Father's Job Plays Role in Birth Defect Risk

Kids of clerical workers, craftsmen at higher risk

9/21/2004
ADHD Risk Jumps as Parental Education Level Drops

Study finds boys in particular affected by connection

9/13/2004
Costs Cause Many to Curtail Medications

Most patients don't tell doctors they can't afford drugs

8/18/2004
Women Who Care for Parents Face Poverty Risk

These caregivers more likely to have limited job opportunities

8/16/2004
Work Works for Women

Those who have jobs are healthier than those who don't

7/22/2004
Strokes Most Likely to Strike on Mondays

But Finnish study found brain attacks took a rest on Sundays

6/3/2004
Obesity Growing Among Women in Developing Countries

Economic growth, increased food availability fueling trend

6/1/2004
Mental Illness Missed in Many Parts of World

Many sufferers in less-developed countries not getting treatment, survey shows

5/31/2004
New Risk Factor for Teen Smoking Found

Family job loss may increase chances of starting habit for adolescents

5/24/2004
Native American Women Suffer High Rates of Domestic Abuse

Poverty means they are more likely to be hurt by partners, study says

5/12/2004
Stress Level Tied to Education Level

Less advantaged have it less often, but it impacts health more, study says

11/13/2003
Poverty Increases Death Risk After Heart Attack

Study finds those in poorest neighborhoods face 30% greater chance of mortality

10/30/2003
Family Income, Education Impact Teen Obesity, Depression

Lower socioeconomic status can increase problems among adolescents

10/21/2003
Behind the Scenes of Clinical Trials

Study examines what influences cancer patient enrollments

10/8/2003
Socioeconomics Can Spur Smoking

Poverty in childhood increased risk for lighting up, study finds

10/3/2003
Socioeconomics Plays Role in Obesity

Coupled with genetic predisposition, it can result in overweight children

9/29/2003
Economics May Be Behind Your Baby's Gender

Difficult conditions may mean fewer male births

8/18/2003
Poverty Bodes Badly for Bypass Recovery

Increases risk of complications and death following surgery, study finds

7/23/2003
Sweden Rated Tops Worldwide in Social Progress

United States only pulls 27th ranking in new report

2/24/2003
Minority Children Face Greater Health Risks in Home

They're more likely to be exposed to mold, lead and pests

1/7/2003
Money Matters in the ER

Waiting times longer in hospitals in poorer neighborhoods