Economic Status Health News

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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

7/13/2016
Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study

Trial offered 'financial incentives' for healthy behavior change, with little effect, researchers say

6/20/2016
Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement

Survey also found many will change careers late in the game

6/16/2016
Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study

Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

6/16/2016
Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden

Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

6/8/2016
Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden

1 in 10 patients skipped doctor visits, nearly 1 in 5 didn't fill prescriptions due to cost, survey shows

5/31/2016
Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

5/26/2016
Tough Economy, Alcohol Fuels Suicide Risk in Men: Study

But similar link not seen for women

5/26/2016
Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths

Health-care cuts, unemployment linked to more than 260,000 additional deaths, study finds

5/4/2016
Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries

Study points to need to address disparities in care

5/2/2016
More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

4/27/2016
Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care

Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

4/13/2016
Alcohol Sales Dropped After Maryland Raised Liquor Tax

Study finding suggests the tactic could help to reduce harmful effect of excess drinking, researcher says

4/11/2016
Besides Your Lungs, Smoking May Harm Your Job Prospects, Paycheck

Income difference works out to more than $8,000 annually, study finds

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

4/11/2016
Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

4/5/2016
Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds

Half the time, residents are unaware of infestations, researchers say

4/1/2016
More of World's People Are Now Obese Than Underweight

However, study finds many people in parts of Asia and Africa still weigh too little

3/30/2016
Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs

Many skip food and health care, cut back work hours or quit jobs to care for loved ones, survey shows

3/28/2016
On-the-Job Training Funds for Pediatricians Lagging: Experts

American Academy of Pediatrics says changes are needed to ensure enough children's specialists

3/27/2016
Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds

They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

3/23/2016
Heavy Pot Use Tied to Social, Money Troubles in Mid-Life

But one marijuana advocate believes people who already have problems may often turn to the drug

3/22/2016
Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management

Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

3/17/2016
Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds

Research suggests rodent infestations are 'underappreciated' stressor

3/14/2016
Many Cancer Survivors Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Money problems can affect their mental health, quality of life, researchers say

3/10/2016
The High Price of Untreated Insomnia

Not getting medications, therapies for condition costs about $100 billion a year, researchers report

3/9/2016
U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist

One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

3/1/2016
Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems

Study found cancer, heart disease were more likely to crop up decades later

3/1/2016
Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Report reveals 'huge disparities' around the globe

2/15/2016
Sticks, Not Carrots, May Work Best to Boost Employees' Health

Monetary penalties beat rewards in motivating workers to get healthier, study finds

2/11/2016
Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

1/29/2016
Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites

Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

1/29/2016
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

1/26/2016
Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds

Economic stress may force patients to forgo vital treatments, experts say

1/18/2016
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

1/13/2016
Studies: 2 Ways Obamacare Is Saving Money

Hospital reimbursements up, births to young moms more often privately covered, researchers say

1/10/2016
Gender Wage Gap Linked to Depression and Anxiety: Study

Disorders were more than twice as likely in women lacking equal pay

1/7/2016
Mexico's Soda Tax Linked to Reduced Consumption

American Heart Association says measure should improve rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease

1/6/2016
Financial Incentives Don't Spur Employee Weight Loss, Study Finds

Workplace wellness programs must get more creative, researchers say

12/28/2015
Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study

Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

12/23/2015
Paid Sick Leave Can Be Crucial When Cancer Strikes

Patients nearly twice as likely to keep their jobs if they had the benefit, study found

12/17/2015
Smoking Bans Beat Cigarette Taxes to Help Smokers Quit: Study

Bans deter casual smokers from lighting up, possibly becoming heavy smokers