A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens the majority minority city. The city has seen a surge in measles cases – at least 285 cases of the measles since October. Health officials say the outbreak began in the Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. This places emphasis on privately run schools called yeshivas that give traditional religious instruction, and whose students can opt out of vaccination.
Like everyone else, LeBron James was also left in the dark about Magic Johnson’s surprising decision to step down from his post as the President of the Los Angeles
In a surprising move, Magic Johnson quit his job as President of Basketball Operations with the Los Angeles Lakers without advanced notice on Tuesday. In an emotional announcement, he
On Monday night the University of Virginia, the only No. 1 seeded team to reach the NCAA Men’s Final Four, celebrated a hard-fought overtime win over Texas Tech 85-77.
Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely or with low birth weights at 700 neonatal intensive care units, according to UPI.
Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna) Recently, singerRihanna‘s successful Fenty Beauty line received major backlash over the launch of its latest highlighter, “Geisha Chic.
A Ugandan doctor checks a Somali child at an outpatient hospital run by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Diseases, disability and early death, resulting from illness, has cost the economy of the African continent’s 54 nations $2.4 trillion in annual workforce productivity losses in 2015 and an estimated 630 million years of “healthy life.
Adobe Stock Images Black people suffering from severe depression face higher odds that they will be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia than white patients, according to a new study from Rutgers University. The study, which was published in the journal Psychiatric Services, backs up long-held claims that clinicians have inherent racial biases and those biases affect their mental health diagnoses, particularly with their Black patients, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Michael Irvin (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin is asking for prayers while he undergoes medical tests for throat cancer – a prospect that the pro-football legend called terrifying. Irvin 52, took to Instagram in an emotional post after he underwent tests at Ronald Reagan Hospital in Los Angeles.