Is Sex After a Heart Attack Safe?

The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of Black women each year who have...

Are Flu Vaccines Worth the Effort?

The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for...

Studies Examine Reasons Companies Target Poor, Minority Communities for Hazardous Dumps

Minority and low-income communities often lack economic and political clout, making them the path of least resistance for companies looking to dump their hazardous...

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....

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...