Economic Status Health News

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Article Title
7/8/2008
Cancer Care Unaffected by Doctor Reimbursement Changes

Study says Medicare Modernization Act yet to show drop-off in access predicted by critics

7/1/2008
Drug Use Increasingly Common in All Countries

U.S. has one of the highest rates, international survey finds

6/26/2008
Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally

Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

6/25/2008
Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates

More schooling, more money linked to improved outcomes, study concludes

6/25/2008
Worldwide Surgery Rates Tied to Economic Status

Richer countries perform most, but safety an issue in poorer areas, analysis finds

6/24/2008
Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities

Economic status, access and language barriers affect who goes for tests, study concludes

6/23/2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

6/20/2008
Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot

Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

6/19/2008
Overtime Work Tied to Anxiety, Depression

Rates were higher among less-skilled and those with lower incomes, study finds

6/11/2008
Possession Is Nine-Tenths the Perceived Value

Researchers find out why people can't let go of what is theirs

6/4/2008
Racial Disparities Widespread in Kidney Patient Outcomes

Studies find mistrust, cultural barriers, segregation of care contribute to inequalities

5/27/2008
Men With Low Testosterone Not Receiving Treatment

Study finds patients with deficiency more likely to be poorer and without insurance

5/20/2008
Black Men Less Likely to Choose Elective Stomach Aorta Surgery

White men more likely to have operation before emergency procedure is needed

5/14/2008
Death Gap Widens Between Educated and Those Not

Socioeconomic inequalities blamed for increasing disparity overall, study finds

5/1/2008
Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries

Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows

4/25/2008
1 in 4 Uninsured Are Eligible for Aid But Aren't Enrolled

Expanding coverage, subsidies best way to meet low-income group goals, report says

4/24/2008
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke

Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds

4/24/2008
Money, Praise Similarly Activate Brain's Reward Center

Imaging shows striatum lights up, offering neural explanation for everyday behaviors

4/22/2008
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Shows Mixed Results

More getting drugs they need, but sickest still going without, study finds

4/22/2008
Disparities in Life Expectancy Increasing

The poorest are dying even sooner than before, report shows

4/14/2008
Testosterone Levels Among Financial Traders Affect Performance

British study found those with more of the male hormone in the morning made more money

4/14/2008
Girls Participating in Sports in Record Numbers

But exercise outside organized teams has drops as adolescence approaches, study finds

4/11/2008
Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Disparity in practice linked to race, age and socioeconomic status, study finds

4/11/2008
Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates

Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes

4/4/2008
Patient Navigators Boost Colon Screens in Urban Minorities

Personal interventions cut no-show rates 30%, study finds

4/4/2008
Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month

Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks

4/3/2008
Better-Educated Smokers More Likely to Quit After Seeing Ads

Study finds 65% with college degree made attempt, but economic status also plays role

4/2/2008
Very Premature Babies Show Raised Risk for Autism

Second study finds having autistic child shrinks family income by 14%

3/14/2008
Minorities, Poor Have Tougher Time Monitoring Diabetes

Study found those who used insulin fared worse than white counterparts

3/7/2008
Government Assistance Linked to Better Child Development

Cash support to poor families boosted physical, mental scores, study finds

2/26/2008
Cost of Breast Cancer Can Include Paycheck

Study found women lost average of 27% of their income after diagnosis

2/22/2008
Stroke More Prevalent in U.S. Than in Europe

Poor Americans fare worse; risks, health-care system cited as factors

2/21/2008
Poverty Drains Nutrition From Family Diet

Study found adults ate worse than children did in 'food-insecure' households

2/20/2008
Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults

Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

2/15/2008
Blacks Awaiting Lung Transplants Face Poorer Outcomes

Findings point to significant barriers to accessing timely care for minorities

2/8/2008
Blacks More Likely to Die of Severe Sepsis

Analysis shows they're twice as likely as whites or Hispanics to develop condition

2/2/2008
U.S. Unlikely to Meet Target for TB Elimination

Survey says latent infections among immigrants, minorities, poor thwart reaching 2010 benchmark

12/21/2007
Kids in Poor Neighborhoods Fall Behind in School

Study finds they lose about 4 points on IQ tests compared to better-off peers

1/25/2007
Looking for a Longer Life? Win a Nobel Prize

Study finds laureates gain almost 2 years time, not to mention the lofty social status

1/9/2007
Growth in U.S. Health Care Spending Slows

But out-of-pocket costs continue to rise, annual government report shows

1/6/2006
Poorer People With Depression Harder to Treat

Research finds they're less likely to respond

11/9/2005
Medical Bills Can Make Mortgage, Rent Hard to Pay

New survey associates health-care debt with housing problems

8/17/2005
Public Hospitals in Poor Suburbs Closing Doors

Vulnerable populations might be at risk, researcher says

8/10/2005
Medical Bill Debt Hits Even the Insured

Millions of Americans lack adequate financial protection for health bills

6/6/2005
Many Missing Boat on Generic Drugs

Study found $8.8 billion could be saved each year in U.S.

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