Economic Status Health News

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9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/18/2013
Does Donating Bonus Money Make Folks Happy?

Study also suggests that giving boosts team performance

9/18/2013
Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently

Surveys looked at life after high school for 20-somethings with various disorders

9/18/2013
Suicides Rose Worldwide After 2008 Economic Crisis: Study

About 5,000 more men killed themselves than normally expected, with smaller increases for women

9/15/2013
Does Your Shopping Style Say You're Powerful or Powerless?

Researchers look at how people evaluate prices

9/11/2013
Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study

Coverage included nearly half of childbirths by 2010, researchers say

9/3/2013
Half of People With High Blood Pressure Don't Know It

Global study found problem in wealthy and low-income countries alike

9/3/2013
Pay Gap Between Male, Female Doctors Persists, Study Finds

Although there was a significant increase in number of women physicians, salary differences stayed constant

8/29/2013
Poverty May Tax Thinking Skills

Study found that mental energy needed to survive left poor with less ability to make good financial decisions

8/28/2013
Migraines Linked to Changes in Brain Structure

MRI findings in study should not cause concern to patients, experts say

8/27/2013
Want to Spend Less? Shop in High Heels, Study Says

When consumers were focused on physical balance, they tended to show restraint with purchases

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/20/2013
Lead Exposure Tied to Early Risk of School Suspension

Kids' attention levels and behavior may be affected, study suggests

8/13/2013
Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study

Research suggests insecurity about jobs, finances and future is driving drop in wedded couples

8/9/2013
Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study

Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

8/5/2013
Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers

But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

8/1/2013
Risky Gambling Tied to Social Isolation

People who feel excluded tend to be more reckless with their finances, study finds

7/30/2013
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

7/29/2013
Many Low-Income Moms Struggle to Afford Diapers: Study

Shortage leads to a host of physical, mental, and social problems for families, researchers note

7/18/2013
Disparities in Eye Care Could Cost Some Their Sight

Low-income, less educated don't have same access to preventive treatments, researchers report

7/15/2013
Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study looked at self-employed workers in France

7/12/2013
Teens Say U.S. Recession Was a Blow to Their Health

Perceptions of physical, mental well-being worsened during the economic downturn, survey found

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/11/2013
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

In study, high school seniors were more likely to care about others, environment when economy faltered

7/8/2013
Cost, Quality, Accessibility Spur Poor to Choose ER Care

Current U.S. health care system makes it easier to go to hospital than visit doctor's office, findings show

6/25/2013
Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?

British study says yes, 24% of kids who were consistently breast-fed attained higher social class than parents

6/24/2013
Could Poor Math Skills Raise Your Risk for Foreclosure?

Study found borrowers who had lower numerical ability were more likely to default on mortgage in tough times

6/17/2013
Hot Weather Takes Toll on Farmworkers: Study

Many contend with extreme temperatures in sleeping quarters; daytime fatigue could threaten worker safety

6/12/2013
Soda Size Limits Could Aid Fight Against Obesity, Experts Say

Ban would mostly affect overweight Americans, and would not discriminate against poor, findings suggest

6/5/2013
Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

6/4/2013
Cancer Patients Often Shy Away From Talking About Costs

Yet discussing financial concerns with doctors may help lower expenses, study suggests

6/4/2013
Smokers Cost Employers Thousands More Than Nonsmokers

About $6000 in extra annual costs stem from more time off, smoking breaks, health care, study shows

6/4/2013
Fewer Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills: CDC

But some may be skipping needed care altogether, expert says

5/31/2013
Poorer Patients Often Less Happy With Knee Replacement

Inadequate post-op rehab might be a factor, study authors say

5/16/2013
Public Funding Spurs Couples to Seek Fertility Treatment

After Quebec mandated IVF coverage, study found change in patient demographics

5/15/2013
Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds

Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

5/13/2013
Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds

5/13/2013
Kids' Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success

Better performance at age 7 linked to better incomes, jobs and housing in adulthood, U.K. study says

5/7/2013
Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

Study found they were more likely to have a higher PSA test score, advanced disease and shorter survival

5/2/2013
Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC

Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences

4/26/2013
Health Insurance Shortfalls Hit Nearly Half of U.S. Adults: Report

But coverage declines have begun to level off, thanks to gains among younger adults

4/25/2013
Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

4/25/2013
Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

They say it's not government's role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

4/23/2013
Childhood Meningitis Tied to Reduced Education, Employment Prospects

Danish study found some were less likely to be financially self-sufficient as adults

4/18/2013
Alzheimer's Patients May Face Looming Shortage of Neurologists

Medicare payment system undervalues one-on-one evaluations by these specialists, experts say

4/16/2013
Quiet Confidence Seems to Help Salespeople Succeed

People who straddle qualities of extraverts and introverts best at closing deals, study shows

4/16/2013
Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Dollars, Lives: CDC

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure

4/10/2013
Gulp! Study Suggests Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle

But the research didn't involve actual consumers or beverages

4/4/2013
Cancer Patients May Be Unintended Victims of Budget Cuts

Clinics nationwide say they can't afford to give as much chemotherapy as before, report says

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks