Economic Status Health News

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8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

8/7/2012
Increasingly, More Education Linked to Longer Lifespan in U.S.

Study also found life expectancy for certain groups regressed to levels of decades past

8/3/2012
Extreme Heat Biggest Weather Killer, Expert Warns

Older people who live alone at greater risk for heat-related illness

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/31/2012
Rising Cigarette Prices May Be Incentive to Quit

Doctor offers tips for those who are ready to kick the habit

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

7/20/2012
Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health

Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

7/16/2012
Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study

Risk is highest in families losing their homes

7/13/2012
Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag

There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

7/13/2012
Dad's Smarts May Mean More to His Son's Success Than His Money

Research explores how fathers pass down income level to sons

7/12/2012
Money Woes Weaken the Institution of Marriage: Study

Poverty, alcohol and drugs -- not lack of values -- affect whether people get married or divorced

6/28/2012
Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

6/21/2012
Cancer Survivors Call in Sick to Work More Often, Study Finds

Single parents, those with limited education or who work in health care were most likely to be absent

6/12/2012
Female Doctors Earn Less Than Male Counterparts: Study

The $12,000 annual difference means $360,000 less during a 30-year career

6/12/2012
Modest Health Care Spending Rise Expected for 2013: Report

But it will outpace economic growth in years to come, government researchers say

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/31/2012
1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC

Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

5/20/2012
Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey

Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

5/18/2012
One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese: Study

They may rely on cheap, fattening foods to fill up, researchers say

5/17/2012
Being Obese May Make Job Search Tougher

'Employers' in study unknowingly rated same women higher after weight-loss surgery

5/14/2012
A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?

Long-term study found an association between the two

5/14/2012
Employment Prospects Dim for Young Adults With Autism

Study found fewer worked after high school, compared to others with disabilities

5/11/2012
Availability of Beds, Poverty Drive Costly Hospital Readmissions

Factors related to supply and demand seem to matter more than quality of care or illness severity, research finds

5/4/2012
Positive Thinking, Persistence Pay Off in Job Search: Study

Staying focused on finding employment is most important factor, researchers say

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/17/2012
Social Factors May Affect Lifespan More Than Race, Location

Study finds work, education have greater impact

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

3/19/2012
Medicaid Patients Go to ERs More Often: Study

They tend to have less access to primary care doctors than the privately insured, researchers say

3/19/2012
Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Less, Study Shows

Moms may need to devote time to caring for the child, researchers say

3/15/2012
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Extra-wide, two-mile trail in Tennessee draws joggers, bike riders

3/8/2012
People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds

Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/28/2012
Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows

Stereotypes can have negative impact on physician-patient relationship, researchers say

2/27/2012
Are the Rich Really Different From You and Me?

They're likelier to cut you off on the road, be dishonest during negotiations, study claims

2/24/2012
Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

2/15/2012
Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey

Hispanics, blacks, males less likely to get formal training when it's not required by state law

2/11/2012
John, Mary, Joe: Simpler Names May Help You Get Ahead

Study suggests easy moniker can help people win promotions, make friends

2/8/2012
Generic Drugs Easing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs in U.S.

But meds remain a significant burden for those with low incomes, chronic illnesses, study finds

2/8/2012
One 'Silver Lining' to Recession: Fewer Broken Bones?

Florida study finds less orthopedic trauma cases as construction workers lost jobs

1/31/2012
Hospitality Not a Friendly Industry for Disabled Workers: Study

Employers often reluctant to hire people with disabilities due to misconceptions

1/23/2012
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

1/20/2012
Study Highlights Features of High-Quality Primary Care

Interventions promoting access to comprehensive, patient-centered care might cut health disparities

1/19/2012
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

1/19/2012
Poorer Folks May Find It Harder to Quit Smoking

Financial and social status seems to affect treatment success, study finds

1/16/2012
Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

1/15/2012
Do Men Flash Cash to Find a Mate?

Guys may subconsciously flaunt wealth in situations where males outnumber females, study suggests

1/10/2012
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study

Teens with disease more likely to drop out of high school, make less money, researchers found

1/6/2012
As Nations Develop, So May Bowel Disease

Researchers identify inflammatory bowel disease as a global problem

1/3/2012
Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold