Health

Study highlights racial inequity in health care access, quality

A recent study finds states that exhibit higher levels of systemic racism also have pronounced racial disparities regarding access to health care. In short, the more racist a state was, the better access white people had—and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Many 'high-risk' Americans unconcerned about skin cancer

(HealthDay)—A new poll shows that only about 30 percent of American adults say they are concerned about developing skin cancer—even though nearly 70 percent have at least one risk factor for the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Disparities in treatment persist for people with headache

Disparities exist in the treatment of people with headache disorders because of race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and geography, according to a review article published in the June 9, 2021, online issue of Neurology.

Vaccination

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality wider than reported

More than a year into the pandemic, the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minorities in the US has been well documented. But a new study by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) reveals ...

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