Vanessa Williams Reveals Childhood Molestation by Woman

Oprah Winfrey has delivered another scoop, as the former talk show queen got actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams to open up about her childhood molestation at the hands of a woman. During the...

Cancer Survivor Raises Awareness, Funds for Sarcoma Education

Something told Aleasha Arthur that the lump growing on her bikini line wasn’t an ingrown hair. The bump turned out to be sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that develops from certain tissues, such...

How to Offer Support to a Breast Cancer Patient

The beginning of October marked the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized and supported by major breast cancer charities across the United States. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is...

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 expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods...

Report: Most Americans Don’t Trust Nuclear Sites

In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, some question America’s preparedness for a nuclear disaster, and whether the U.S. food supply has been affected by the ongoing...

Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers are the latest household item teenagers are using to get intoxicated, health officials warn, and the practice poses a serious health risk since the easily-obtained cleansing agent packs a potent punch. “This is...

DESPITE TRUMP, ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1st, there are...

Black Women Endure Menopause Longest, Study Shows

Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left...

High Blood Pressure Disproportionately Affects Black Community

Dr. Frank H. Morris had a new patient in his cardiology office at Mercy’s The Heart Center at Lutherville. Her blood pressure was 210 over 120. While overweight, nothing else upon the initial exam revealed...

Howard Dean to Head American Dental Education Association

Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3, according to a press release. Rouse will become ADEA president...

Study: Black Women Must Work Harder than Whites to Lose Weight

African Americans are at a disadvantage in many areas along the socioeconomic spectrum, and according to a new study, weight loss is among them. Black women need to work harder to lose weight compared to...

Free Events in Maryland in Support of World AIDS Day

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Since 1988, Dec. 1 has been marked in observance as World AIDS Day; and this Saturday marks the 31st year of World Aids Day. To commemorate World AIDS Day in...

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