Feb. 20, 2024: Study is the first known to examine the associations between sleep measures and complex multimorbidity and to analyze these relations among Chinese and Korean American populations experiencing sleep disturbances.
Dec. 13, 2023: Study suggests the tobacco industry may have targeted marketing at individuals who are financially vulnerable.
Nov. 27, 2023: An NIMHD study revealed experiences of racial discrimination from health care workers that increased medical mistrust and poor patient-clinician communication.
Nov. 16, 2023: Researchers estimate a fivefold increase in Alzheimer’s disease among AI/AN people by 2060. An NIMHD study that examined if social determinants of health can account for these disparities contained some interesting and surprising findings.
Oct. 10, 2023: Study examining data on youth of all racial and ethnic groups in 2020 and on only Black and White youths from 1999 to 2020 shows firearm deaths widen and disparities grow, with Black youth disproportionately impacted.
Aug. 31, 2023: Studies show that Black/African American adults who smoke show interest in quitline services and report high motivation to quit but experience less success with these services than other groups. A recent study found a culturally specific intervention more effective.
May 9, 2023: An NIMHD-funded study found that community members can review medical manuscripts and provide useful feedback to journal editors if they are trained, supervised, and compensated.
April 25, 2023: An NIMHD-funded study finds that Mexican Americans with higher levels of acculturation—those who have lived in the United States for 10 years or more and spoke majority English—were more likely to be depressed and experience sleep problems.
March 24, 2023: Stress of neighborhood poverty linked to early aging but new research suggests that close relationship attachments may be a buffer. The NIMHD-funded study adds to growing evidence that relationships and attachment play an important role in physical health.
Feb. 28, 2023: A recent study highlights the need for more accessible care to help people in rural counties manage diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
Jan. 24, 2023: Data from an NIMHD-funded study reveal that stress caused by perceived racism and medical schools’ responses to racial unrest can affect the mental health of Black medical students.
Dec. 22, 2022: A recent NIMHD study evaluates the effects of access to prenatal care on health outcomes for Latina patients with gestational diabetes.
Sept. 15, 2022: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is more common in all U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups than in non-Hispanic White populations. A recent study shows that diet quality, food security, race/ethnicity, and access to health care affect control of T2D.
July 25, 2022: ACA Medicaid expansion led to improved access to health care and decreases in health disparities, including reducing the number of uninsured patients and the rate at which young Black trauma patients die in the hospital following their injuries.
June 17, 2022: Increased risk of lower health-related quality of life for Cherokee Nation citizens from Oklahoma with Type 2 diabetes linked to psychosocial factors, such as lack of social support.
Jan. 28, 2022: Useful measures of body composition beyond BMI could help physicians identify African American women at higher risk of death after breast cancer.
Jan. 14, 2022: Employment status and housing insecurity was associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance among African Americans in the southern U.S.
Jan. 3, 2022: Differences found in alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking behaviors in Black/African American and White individuals point to further study needs.
Dec. 22, 2021: This study examined community-level risk factors for COVID-19 cases across Massachusetts at multiple time points during the start of the pandemic.
Dec. 13, 2021: An NIMHD and RADx-UP supported study identified racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic-related disparities in the location of early COVID-19 vaccination sites in Brooklyn, NY.
Nov. 8, 2021: NIMHD-supported study analyzes U.S. state-level mortality due to police violence from 1980 to 2019 that disaggregates by race and ethnicity.
Sept. 27, 2021: In the U.K., Asian and Black populations have 2-4 times the T2D than White populations. An NIMHD-supported study aimed to understand the impact of socioeconomic deprivation and genetic ancestry on T2D prevalence.
Aug. 27, 2021: NIMHD study finds COVID-19 vaccination intent is high in Puerto Rico but identifies key factors influencing uncertainty that need to be addressed.
Aug. 12, 2021: NIMHD-funded study finds that in-hospital patient mortality due to stroke is higher on weekends and in rural hospitals and associated with the type of stroke.
Aug. 5, 2021: NIMHD-funded study finds that news coverage and legal decisions related to anti-Black violence are linked with poor mental health in Black Americans.
June 4, 2021: A clinical trial shows that remote behavioral therapy by lay counselors can help improve access to treatment for depression in homebound older adults.
May 20, 2021: Fear of their parents’ reactions may discourage adolescent men who have sex with men from using PrEP to prevent HIV infection, a recent study shows.
Feb. 28, 2021: NIMHD-supported research shows that racial/ethnic minorities with mental disorders are less likely than Whites to seek or finish treatment.
Feb. 1, 2021: Researchers show links between people’s neighborhood characteristics and chemical changes to DNA associated with mortality risk.
Jan. 25, 2021: NIMHD-supported research shows that older adults in more disadvantaged neighborhoods have higher rates of obesity.
Jan. 14, 2021: NIMHD-supported research shows disparities in deaths from firearm injury, drug overdose, and motor vehicle accidents.
Dec. 14, 2020: An NIMHD-supported study finds that for Hispanics, who are more affected by asthma than other racial/ethnic groups, eating certain foods could also increase risk of asthma and related symptoms. Among participants without asthma, eating a balanced, healthy diet was linked to better lung function....
Dec. 3, 2020: NIMHD-supported researchers show disparities among kidney transplant recipients and propose policies to standardize transplant referrals....
Nov. 20, 2020: Jackson Heart Study results show that African Americans with poor sleep have higher blood sugar....
Nov. 12, 2020: Researchers found that people who reported feelings of serious depression and restlessness had an increased risk of having Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study also showed to what extent these serious signs of mental illness exist in African Americans and Hispanics compared with Whites....
Oct. 15, 2020: Study suggests genetic factors may contribute to lower breast cancer survival rates in African American women than in European American women....
Sept. 17, 2020: Many low-income adults do not have dental insurance and cannot afford to pay for preventive dental visits....
Aug. 4, 2020: Research has continued to show that African Americans are more likely than Whites to be more susceptible to certain diseases and to have different responses to medication....
July 16, 2020: IN this study, researchers from the NIMHD Intramural Research Program investigated a possible cause of the rise in e-cigarette use in this population: encountering e-cigarette advertisements....
June 19, 2020: Child abuse and neglect are nationwide concerns. However, these problems happen more in some areas than others....
May 7, 2020: Cystic fibrosis, a disease caused by a mutation in the CFTR gene, is known to primarily affect non-Hispanic White population....
April 21, 2020: In the United States, infant mortality among non-Hispanic Blacks is twice the rate among non-Hispanic Whites....
April 7, 2020: Black and Latina women suffer more than White women from severe maternal morbidity....
March 24, 2020: Many sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth face discrimination, which increases their risk of depression and anxiety—even into adulthood....
March 10, 2020: Suicide is often connected to financial stress, so it makes sense that increasing income might reduce the risk of suicide....
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