Monkey Study: Ebola Vaccine Works, Needs Booster

WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless...

North Carolina Considers Payments to Sterilization Victims

A retired handyman from North Carolina said he was sterilized after being sent to a school for mentally and developmentally disabled children. Willis Lynch...

For Diabetics, Health is Defined by Sugar

For Ray Smith, it was an abrupt transition from a normal state of health —if a tad overweight—into a world in which thirst, hunger...

FDA Approves New Drug to Combat HIV Infection

The Food and Drug Administration recently added Tivicay, also known as dolutegravir, to the arsenal of pharmaceuticals available to fight HIV-1 infections. The drug is...

I ‘Died’ Three Times From Heart Disease and Lived to Tell the Tale

Shannon Century flashes a shy smile as she talks about the day she died back in 2011 while watching TV in her living room....

A Male Breast Cancer Victim Speaks Out

James Pipkin never imagined his name would be on paperwork for a mammogram. He had showed up at the doctor’s office, at his wife’s...

Physicians Insist Infant Immunization Safe, Necessary Despite MMR Concerns

As health organizations around the country gear up for the 2015 National Infant Immunization Week, (April 18-25) a renewed effort is underway to invigorate...

Awareness Key to Preventing Alcoholism

Getting drunk occurs when a person drinks more alcohol than the body can break down, leaving the alcohol to circulate throughout the body. Over...

Lupus Can Cause Hair Loss

(BlackNews.com) -- Lupus is a potentially serious autoimmune disease that can run in families. Ninety percent of lupus patients are women, and those of...

AHA Report: Poor Blacks Face Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Nearly half of all African American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, and they are twice as likely as Whites to have a...

Md. Dermatologist Offers Tips to Avoid Winter Skin Damage

Dry skin occurs throughout the year, however, for many Blacks, it can become increasingly uncomfortable during winter months. Cold temperatures, low humidity, and strong,...

Crew Arrives to Clean Quarantined Texas Apartment

DALLAS (AP) — A hazardous-materials crew arrived Friday at a Texas apartment where the U.S. Ebola patient stayed to collect bed sheets and towels...