Economic Status Health News

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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

11/24/2015
Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates

Increased cost of building them is offset by decreases in additional medical care, research shows

10/8/2015
Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

9/30/2015
Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

Experts say poverty may be the root of the problem, interventions are lacking

9/28/2015
Most of World's People Lack Access to Safe Cancer Surgery: Report

But more than 80 percent of patients have tumors that require operations

9/22/2015
More Educated More Likely to Delve Into the Arts, Study Finds

Income, social status didn't predict participation in cultural pursuits

9/18/2015
'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

9/17/2015
Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

9/11/2015
Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem

Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

8/12/2015
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Live in Poverty at Some Point: Study

Almost one-quarter spend five years or more in poverty, researchers find

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