Pro-Life Supporters Continue to Fight Against “Morning After” Pills

(June 8, 2012) Pro-life supporters around the nation continue to bash emergency contraception, or “morning after pills,” claiming they are used for abortions, despite substantial evidence to the contrary. The pills are considered a last...

Autism Often Goes Undetected in Black Kids

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Areva Martin watched her youngest child play with growing concern. Marty was almost 18 months old and he didn’t play like other kids his age. Instead of racing toy cars on...

Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S....

Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

A new Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according to researchers. For Black women, whose rates of diagnosis chart three to four times more often...

Doctors Advice: Pay More Attention to Personal Health

Khaula Holness came to Howard University College of Medicine on Sept. 5 to figure out what was wrong with her. It had been a while since she’d seen a doctor and a free health...

The Truth about Flu Vaccines

Every year in the United States, on average:5 percent to 20 percent of the population gets the flu. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications and about 36,000 people die from flu-related...

New Crucial African American Community Cholesterol & Heart Health Guidelines

New guidelines created to help patients at risk of heart disease and stroke could have a significant impact on the African American community, which is disproportionately affected by both. The American Heart Association and...

Stroke Month Event Emphasizes Awareness

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association hosted its 6th Annual Power to End Stroke Health Fair on May 18 at Johns Hopkins. The event took place at university's Turner Auditorium on Rutland Avenue and offered...

Ebola Fears Infiltrate African Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone's soccer squad, fearing that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa...

Going Vegetarian in Baltimore and D.C.

As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries, but over time these practices have grown to new proportions....

Newborn Who Tested Positive for HIV “Cured” at Age Two

An unidentified Mississippi two-year-old girl is the second human to display what doctors considered evidence of a “functional HIV cure.” The girl’s story was detailed in a March 4 presentation at the Conference on...

New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease. NIH is the...

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