June 19, 2013 3:05 pm
Many workers are routinely fired or forced to take unpaid leave in the U.S. after asking for basic accommodations during their pregnancy.
May 2, 2013 4:26 pm
Most adults in the USA aren’t meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.
March 5, 2013 1:43 pm
30 minutes before the moment of his lethal injection, two courts stay the execution of a mentally retarded prisoner so that they can evaluate his case.
January 18, 2013 11:55 am
Black lung cancer patients seem more likely to die of the disease than white cancer patients in the U.S., especially those living in segregated counties, according to a new study.
January 9, 2013 3:01 pm
Overeating, lack of health insurance access and comparatively high poverty are among the many reasons why Americans are less healthy and die younger than people in other wealthy countries, a report requested by the U.S. government showed on Wednesday.
November 14, 2012 5:24 pm
Because of cultural and social conventions in Brazil “blacks are seen in terms of stereotypes, and that leads to them not having the same guarantees in healthcare treatment as whites have,” Crisfanny Souza Soares, a psychologist with the National Network for Social Monitoring and Health of the Black Population, told IPS.
June 13, 2012 9:17 am
A recently released study suggests that one’s race might influence one’s ability to prevent obesity. According to the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, exercise is less likely to lead to weight loss for black adolescent girls than for white adolescent girls.
June 7, 2012 3:29 pm
Hispanic patients in need of a heart transplant are 50 percent more likely to die before they get one than white patients, according to new research. And although that wasn’t the case for black transplant patients in the study, the results suggest they have a higher chance of dying soon after they’ve received a donor heart than whites.
June 7, 2012 12:03 am
A group headed by a Salvadoran-born priest are completing the third day of a hunger strike to protest the refusal by two Chicago hospitals to perform organ transplants on unauthorized immigrants who lack health insurance.
June 1, 2012 8:36 am
In our recent poll on what it means to be sick in America, one ethnic group stands out as having special problems – Hispanic Americans. The national survey, conducted by NPR with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, sheds new light on Hispanics’ health issues. It runs counter to the widespread impression that African-Americans are worst-off when it comes to the cost and quality of health care.