Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned...

Study: Black Patients Treated With Less Compassion Than Whites

A new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management suggests doctors treat dying Black and White patients...

What to Know About the Tropical Zika Virus in Latin America

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare tropical disease is spreading in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes...

Study Finds Kidney Stones Increasing among Black Children, Teens

New research, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, found that more focused efforts are  needed to prevent Blacks, children, and women from developing debilitating...

Study Questions Link Between Teen Pot Smoking and IQ Decline

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. Instead, the new...

Study: Black Students at White Colleges Face Unique, Hidden Mental Health Challenges

Black college students who attend predominantly White institutions harness a particular level of pluckiness and mental fortitude in order to achieve—usually having to prove...

Chickenpox and Shingles

Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood. In the United States, chickenpox affects about 4 million persons per year, mostly children. In temperate climates, most...

Study: Blacks More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

African-Americans are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease then Whites, according to a new study. The findings were the result of a meta-analysis by...

A New Year Without the Old Weight

Well, it's that time again, a time of New Year's resolutions to lose weight. Let me share some helpful information to make this coming...

Study Addresses Higher Rates of Unintended Pregnancies among Blacks

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health has identified factors contributing to disparities in unintended pregnancies with...

Grocery Chains Leave Low Income Neighborhood Food Deserts Barren, AP Analysis Finds

EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or...

Lawmakers Take Stand against Pharmaceutical Companies

The rise in prescription drug costs has been an issue of great concern for many Americans. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a hearing Dec. 2...