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4/17/2017
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

4/14/2017
Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

4/13/2017
Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

4/10/2017
These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being

People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

3/30/2017
Most Remaining U.S. Smokers Are Poor, Less Educated

Behavioral health doctor says new interventions are needed to get these people to kick the habit

3/16/2017
U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

3/15/2017
Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

3/10/2017
Smart Food Pricing Could Bring Healthier Choices

Better diets result when fruits and veggies are cheaper, unhealthy foods more expensive, study found

3/7/2017
Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

2/22/2017
U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030

But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/17/2017
Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

2/15/2017
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

1/31/2017
Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

1/24/2017
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades

But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

1/20/2017
Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows

Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

1/19/2017
Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

1/18/2017
Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

1/17/2017
Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums

Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill

1/10/2017
Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

1/4/2017
Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease

Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

12/27/2016
Homeless, And Often Sleepless Too

4 in 10 report insomnia, survey reveals

12/21/2016
Uninsured Rate Hits New Low Due to Obamacare: Report

The Commonwealth Fund finds more working-age Americans have health insurance than ever before

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

12/13/2016
Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

12/5/2016
Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds

Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

11/28/2016
U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/18/2016
Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups

Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

11/16/2016
High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975

Most of the burden lies in poorer nations and not the U.S. and other wealthy countries, study finds

11/4/2016
Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes

Distributors absorbed some of the extra cost, researchers say

11/2/2016
Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report

But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

11/1/2016
Does Living in Poor Neighborhood Up Stroke Risk?

Unhealthy behaviors are more common in disadvantaged areas, researcher says

10/28/2016
Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare

News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

10/18/2016
Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities

Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

10/16/2016
1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey

And nearly half say they are food insecure

10/7/2016
Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

10/5/2016
Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

10/3/2016
Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

9/27/2016
High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

9/22/2016
Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds

To shave premium costs, many employees are picking plans with higher deductibles

9/20/2016
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

9/19/2016
Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits

Study of financial incentives for healthful eating also banned payments for sugary foods, sodas

9/2/2016
For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

8/16/2016
Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study

Medicare reimbursement review finds male specialists earning more

8/8/2016
Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes

Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study finds

7/28/2016
Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?

Finding challenges common belief that women entering workforce in greater numbers was to blame

7/28/2016
Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

But it's not clear why the association may exist, eye experts say

7/18/2016
Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say