News tagged with inequality
Regardless of pain, social class or age, a woman is more likely to be prescribed pain-relieving drugs. A study published in Gaceta Sanitaria (Spanish health scientific journal) affirms that this phenomenon is inf ...
Medications 35 minutes ago | not rated yet | 0
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
The part of the brain we use when engaging in egalitarian behavior may also be linked to a larger sense of morality, researchers have found. Their conclusions, which offer scientific support for Adam Smith's theories of morality, ...
Neuroscience Apr 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency, ...
Health Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
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 study by Indiana University sociologist Jessica McCrory Calarco found that working-class and middle-class parents often take very deliberate -- but different -- approaches to helping their children with their school experiences.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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
Gender roles and norms play a key role in sexual behavior between men and women. It is often assumed that men should dominate women sexually. This assumption may lead to loss of both power and the ability to control sexual ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 01, 2012 | 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
Survival of patients with prostate cancer has improved since 1990, a new study has found, but socio-economic inequalities are still widening.
Cancer Feb 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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