When it comes to health, ZIP codes may even be a more accurate predictor of health than genetics, gender, or lifestyle habits—especially for Black women.   In cities like Atlanta and Baltimore, neighborhoods just a few miles apart can have a 20-year difference in life…

Immigration status is the biggest predictor of COVID-19 infection status among Latinos in Massachusetts—followed by housing and work status, a new Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study shows.

White. Female. Middle class. This profile gets the most attention when it comes to research into eating disorders—in reality they cast a much wider net.

The global pandemic has exposed stark differences in the safety nets wealthy economies have built for emergencies.  

Electronic records systems were the beginning of the end for country doctors—except for James DeLine, who 4 decades ago became the go-to physician in a rural Wisconsin village. As well as house calls, he performs cutting edge research into the rarest of diseases that…

Children in rural, low-income regions of Alaska are 5-6 times more likely to experience hearing loss than other US children. Worse, it’s preventable. Susan Emmett of Duke University is working with the Hearing Norton Sound project to use Alaska’s thriving telemedicine…

GHN lives to highlight the critical health stories in the news—so we’re thrilled to be at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference happening now in Baltimore.

Kenya’s progress against under-5 mortality has been an outlier in sub-Saharan Africa, with an average rate of 46 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to 76 across the region.

Cancer death disparities between African Americans and whites narrowed significantly in the last 30 years. In 1990, the “excess risk” in cancer mortality for black people was 47%. A recent American Cancer Society study found that number dropped to 19% by 2016.   The dive…

Systemic challenges to conducting research continue to continue to hold back science in low- and middle-income countries, write Senjuti Saha, PhD, and colleagues in a recent commentary for eLife. They warn that without immediate and sustained interventions, the gap in…