News tagged with disparities

Good results of bad habits? Research explains paradox

When people are under chronic stress, they tend to smoke, drink, use drugs and overeat to help cope with stress. These behaviors trigger a biological cascade that helps prevent depression, but they also contribute to a host ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Health
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Who's the fittest? You may be surprised

( -- When it comes to making health a priority, Americans are missing the mark. The National Institutes of Health estimate that more than two-thirds of the United States population is overweight or obese, and ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Health
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The deep roots of inequality

To an economist, a map of southern Peru has a peculiar appearance. If you draw a line forming a kind of jagged oval, outlining a chunk of the Andes running from northwest to southeast, you have enclosed a region of relative ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Social Sciences
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