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.
Adobe Stock Images Black women who are suffering need to seek counseling. This is the message psychologist La Keita Carter brought to a group of Black women who attended the Trilogy of Trauma seminar, organized by the Black Mental Health Alliance and held at Baltimore City Community College. “When trauma symptoms persist and you don’t get help, you are disabling yourself,” Carter told 130 participants, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Mark Makela/Getty Images Black men who live in Philadelphia live an average of 69 years – the lowest average life expectancy rate out of all of the city’s population groups, according to a report released by the city’s health department. In Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia, the first report of its kind on Black men in Philly, commissioned by the city’s health department, along with the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement and the Mayor’s Commission for African-American Males, reasons for the lower life expectancy included an increased chance of homicide, cancer, developing cardiovascular disease, overdosing on drugs, and infancy death, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Shaquille O'Neal and his son, Shareef O'Neal, realized that Shareef would miss the entire 2018-19 season after doctors discovered a heart condition.
Steve Harvey is looking and feeling healthier than ever (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SteveHarveyDeals) Comedian, radio and TV personality Steve Harvey is now a major believer in the power of the vegan diet created by Beyoncé. On an episode of his show, Harvey spoke to Marco Borges, the creator of The Green Print plan, about the diet that he created with Beyonce and Jay-Z, which promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet over eating meat.
(Kourtney Pope/Instagram) In the age of social media, perceptions of perfection and beauty have become increasingly distorted. Feelings of inadequacy can abound when what we see on our timelines doesn’t reflect what we see in the mirror. For Black women in particular, who are already told more often that we’re somehow lacking, the pressure to change our bodies and how we look, is even more prevalent.