A new survey finds more people are surviving lung cancer and racial disparities are shrinking. But unless it's caught early, lung cancer still has a low survival rate.
March of Dimes' annual report on infant and maternal health drops the U.S. from a C- to a D+, citing a 15-year high in the preterm birth rate. But it also offers some encouraging signs and solutions.
In the U.S., people of color have been more likely to die at younger ages, especially among lower-income communities. That's had a ripple effect on finances, education and physical and mental health.
For most people, more education leads to healthier and longer lives. Not so for Black men. Racism's power in harming their health may be more persistent than previously understood, researchers say.
The Biden team wants to swiftly vaccinate people of color and others most vulnerable to COVID-19. But health centers are learning that speed and achieving racial equity don't always go hand in hand.
An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.
A South Los Angeles hospital has long provided for an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.
Two out of five Black Air Force members don't trust their chain of command to address racism, bias and unequal opportunities.
A new report highlights the disproportionate harm the pandemic has done to Black people, Latinos and Native Americans, and systemic factors behind it. It lays out steps to repair the problems.
Student debt doesn't only affect the person who goes to college. Nearly 40% of student loan payers are helping someone else pay off their student loans, a new study found.
With more complete racial data for COVID-19 available, the trends are impossible to ignore: Minorities are getting sick and dying at disproportionate rates. Here's a state-by-state analysis.
According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.
One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus was admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states.