Economic Status Health News

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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

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/27/2013
Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care: Study

Researchers found states in that region imposed strictest eligibility requirements for Medicaid

3/25/2013
Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll

Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

3/22/2013
Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds

Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

3/22/2013
Cigarette 'Relighting' on Rise in Still-Tight Economy

Smokers reignite butts they would have previously thrown away, study finds

3/21/2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

3/15/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly

Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity

3/14/2013
CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

3/11/2013
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress

3/7/2013
Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds

Study found those who won or lost $20 depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program

3/6/2013
Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey

Continued efforts needed to restrict trainees' exposure to drug industry promotion, researchers say

3/6/2013
Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing

Report says it topped $245 billion in 2012; increase reflects growing number of people with the disease

3/6/2013
Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered

Swedish study found 5 times higher chance of becoming a victim

3/1/2013
Low-Income Patients Often Have Trouble Reaching Doctor Via Email

Health clinics in poorer communities less likely to offer services such as electronic communication

2/20/2013
Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital