Latest Health disparities News

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others

May. 19, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

Cancer death rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups, a U.S. government study released Thursday shows. Cancer deaths have been dropping for all Americans for the past two decades because of lower smoking rates and...

New report addresses barriers faced by Massachusetts Latinos

May. 11, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While the diverse Latino population in Massachusetts continues to struggle through the pre-pandemic issues of reduced educational and economic opportunity, and health care disparities, there is reason for optimism, according to a new report released Wednesday. Even...

Harris urges grads to tackle problems in unsettled world

May. 07, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris urged graduates of Tennessee State University on Saturday to apply their leadership skills to help tackle the multitude of challenges posed by an unsettled world. In her undergraduate commencement speech at the historically Black university in Nashville,...

HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities

May. 06, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

A new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients was announced Thursday by a coalition that includes the four medical schools at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities. ...

LA hospital sued for racism in death of Black mother

May. 04, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a Black woman who died hours after childbirth in 2016 sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday, saying she bled to death because of a culture of racism at the renowned Los Angeles hospital. Charles Johnson IV said he discovered the disparity...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 04, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Saggy pants and campaign finance There are some laws and ordinances that are never enforced. For example, in Oxford there is a local ordinance that says you cannot cheer at an Ole Miss football game unless...

With abortion in jeopardy, minority women have most to lose

May. 04, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already limits access to abortions, you are far more likely than a white woman to have one. And if the U.S. Supreme Court allows states to further restrict or even ban abortions, minority women who...

US pediatricians' group moves to abandon race-based guidance

May. 02, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and...

FDA issues plan to ban menthol in cigarettes, cigars

Apr. 28, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people. “The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help...