News tagged with health inequalities

Poverty stuck at 15 percent—record 46.5 million

The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Spanish study: Women live longer but in worse condition

Although women have a longer life expectancy, they experience a much greater prevalence of disability in old age than men do. This is the main conclusion of the study published in the latest issue of the Journal of ...

Jul 02, 2010
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Canadians lead longer, healthier lives than Americans

Compared to their neighbours south of the border, Canadians live longer, healthier lives. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Population Health Metrics has found this disparity between the two countr ...

Apr 29, 2010
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