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7/30/2015
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

7/7/2015
Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

7/6/2015
Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed

Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

7/6/2015
Hormones May Spur Rash Choices on Stock Exchange

Study found high levels of testosterone, cortisol linked to traders making riskier financial decisions

6/29/2015
Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

6/29/2015
Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

6/25/2015
Female Bosses May Not Push Pay Parity

Study found some women did worse financially when working for a female manager

6/12/2015
Tight Food Budget Can Wreak Havoc on Diabetes Management

Study finds worse blood sugar control in those who worry about having enough to eat

5/27/2015
Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

5/14/2015
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

5/14/2015
Short-Term Debt Can Depress More Than Your Finances

Overdue bills and credit cards may lead to depressive symptoms, study finds

5/8/2015
Moving to a Poorer Neighborhood Might Be Bad for Your Waistline

Study finds where you live could make a difference in how much you weigh

4/9/2015
Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

3/24/2015
In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

3/13/2015
Restraining Order Often Costly for Women

Lost earnings the first year can exceed $1,000, study finds

3/11/2015
Speaking Skills Key to Getting Hired, Study Finds

Pitch for job was more convincing when evaluators heard it than when they read it

3/10/2015
Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor

Study found link between mental disorder, unhealthy nutritional choices in this high-risk population

2/27/2015
Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

2/26/2015
Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

2/11/2015
Unemployment May Fuel a Fifth of Suicides Worldwide, Study Says

Overall state of economy not as important as whether person is out of work, researchers add

2/4/2015
Money Tops Americans' List of Stressors

Women, parents and younger adults most troubled, survey finds

2/4/2015
Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows

Study of 34 countries finds widening gap in physical and mental health of rich and poor

2/3/2015
Greek Fiscal Crisis Tied to Rise in Suicides

The sustained increase was larger among women than among men, study found

1/27/2015
Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

1/20/2015
Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

1/19/2015
Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance

Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool

1/15/2015
More Americans Getting Needed Health Care, Survey Shows

As coverage expands under 'Obamacare,' fewer report problems getting care, paying medical bills

1/14/2015
For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds

Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds

1/8/2015
Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

Study finds lower rates in states with higher tariffs

1/7/2015
Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year's

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

12/15/2014
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

12/9/2014
Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

12/9/2014
Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine

Those who did residencies in high-cost areas were more likely to spend more per patient, study finds

12/9/2014
Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

12/9/2014
Cost of Job-Based Health Insurance Outpaces Family Income: Report

Workers are paying more for health plans, could be getting less financial protection

12/1/2014
Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

11/24/2014
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report

10/20/2014
As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

9/30/2014
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

9/8/2014
Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

9/2/2014
Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

8/15/2014
More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

Companies looking to offset rising insurance costs in 2015 and beyond, survey finds

8/6/2014
Children With Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later

Risk about 15 percent higher for those who grew up with incarcerated kin: study

8/4/2014
Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study

Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note

7/24/2014
Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier

Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/17/2014
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

7/17/2014
Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage

Economy, rewarding work have motivated baby boomer nurses to stay on the job, research suggests