Health Disparities - Diverse Health

Gene Mutation Points Way to Fight Diabetes, Obesity

by NIH | October 17, 2018
Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the [...] Read more

Study: Life-Threatening Birth Complications More Common in Minority Women

by Linda Carroll | October 15, 2018
On Valentine’s Day 2017, Ebony Boyd picked up some holiday doughnuts as she headed to work fe [...] Read more

Therapy Dogs Carry Infection Risks, Hospital Finds

by Mike Stobbe | October 10, 2018
NEW YORK — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can al [...] Read more

Even With More Markets, Food Deserts Persist in Chicago

by Marynia Kolak, Daniel Block, & Myles Wolf | October 10, 2018
Improving food access in “food desert” communities is a stated priority of the City of Chic [...] Read more

Study: 1 in 3 American Adults Eat Fast Food Daily

by Mike Stobbe | October 08, 2018
NEW YORK — A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given da [...] Read more
3 Inmates Hospitalized, 1 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

3 Inmates Hospitalized, 1 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

by Associated Press | October 02, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Public health and corrections officials are responding to an illness outbr [...] Read more
Contraception ‘Deserts’ Widen under Trump Policy

Contraception ‘Deserts’ Widen under Trump Policy

by Sarah Varney | October 02, 2018
When Nikia Jackson needed to be screened for a sexually transmitted disease, she wanted a clini [...] Read more

Bill Addresses Racial Disparities in Maternal Deaths

by CBS | October 02, 2018
A piece of legislation before the U.S. Senate would aim to address racial disparities in matern [...] Read more