Health

Health disparities: Why do women live longer than men?

On average, men's lives are less healthy—and shorter—than women's. This health disparity exists in part because women take better care of themselves than men do. But several recent studies have found that in many cases, ...

Health

Tackling inequality could save millions of children

An unprecedented study mapping child deaths over almost two decades finds that nearly half of the 5.4 million under-five deaths in 2017 can be attributed to differences in child death rates within and across countries.

Health

Racial/ethnic mortality disparities widen among many age groups

Years of progress towards reducing disparities in racial/ethnic group mortality rates in the United States came to a halt between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Prior ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal cancer mortality disparities vary across U.S. cities

There is considerable variability in colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality disparities across urban cities, according to a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic ...

HIV & AIDS

Racial/ethnic disparities seen in PrEP awareness, discussions

(HealthDay)—Considerable racial/ethnic disparities exist in HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness, discussion, and use among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue ...

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