Latest Inequality in disease Stories
A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions.
The authors say further efforts to tackle these risk factors, particularly excess weight, among disadvantaged groups are urgently needed.
While the overall death rate for cancer continues to drop among African Americans, the group continues to have higher death rates and shorter survival of any racial and ethnic group in the U.S. for most cancers.
Researchers found that recent reductions in cancer death rates in the United States were largely tied to the patientâ€™s amount of education.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less educated women face a greater risk of developing heart disease, research from Sweden shows.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The economic situation of people's neighborhoods may affect their risk of suffering a heart attack, a study in Sweden suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of more than 250,000 women living in 35 metropolitan areas in the US, low income was associated with a decreased likelihood of being screened for breast cancer.
Unknown factors not linked to diet, smoking or poverty may make Scots people more prone to heart disease, according to research revealed by the University of Edinburgh.
- Growing in low tufty patches.