News tagged with health inequalities
Many studies have linked the meals served at fast-food outlets to obesity, but is there a relationship between the number of restaurants in a country and the girth of its population?
Overweight and Obesity May 10, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 2
Hundreds of women with breast cancer living in England's most deprived areas would have better survival rates if they were diagnosed at the same stage as those who lived in affluent areas.
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
A new study provides the best evidence to date that higher levels of income inequality in the United States actually lead to more deaths in the country over a period of years.
Health May 08, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
The rate of drug overdose from prescription opioids increased seven-fold in New York City over a 16-year period and was concentrated especially among white residents of the city, according to latest research at Columbia University's ...
Medications Feb 03, 2013 | 3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Regular family suppers contribute to good mental health in adolescents, according to a study co-authored by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Family meal times are a measurable signature ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Becoming a parent for the first time may improve mental health and reduce levels of psychological distress, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW).
Health Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Life expectancy in Scotland is markedly lower compared to other European nations and the UK as a whole. But what are the reasons for this higher mortality? An explanatory framework, synthesising the evidence is published ...
Health May 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 12
Women who live in a culture in which they are objectified by others may in turn begin to objectify themselves. This kind of self-objectification may reduce women's involvement in social activism, according to new research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she'd get health insurance after the Supreme Court this year upheld President Barack Obama's ...
Health Aug 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Social inequality in wealthy nations is increasing while in parts of the developing world many diseases are on the wane, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization said Monday.
Health Jan 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Unhealthy behaviors like being overweight, smoking and heavy drinking explain almost half of the social inequalities in type 2 diabetes, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
Diabetes Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Individuals tend to choose partners of equal socio-economic status. This factor may also be significant in terms of health.
Health Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Public health needs a radical shake up if it is to enable good health to flourish, say experts in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- The prevalence of obesity, inadequate exercise, and poor diet among prisoners may put them at risk for non-communicable diseases (NCDS), according to a review published online April 20 in The La ...
Health Apr 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Higher mortality rates among Americans younger than 50 are responsible for much of why life expectancy is lower in the United States than most of the world's most developed nations.
Health Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 1