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  • Thursday, 05 December 2019 18:25
  • Shawn Grant

Breast CancerBreast CancerAdobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within human studies show inconsistencies in the connection.

  • Wednesday, 27 November 2019 17:11
  • Associated Press

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food.

  • Monday, 18 November 2019 22:08
  • Blue Telusma

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow.

  • Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:09
  • Blue Telusma

Health_Care_TheGrioHealth_Care_TheGrioBlack folks continue to be hit hardest by health disparities. Getty Images Thanks to controversial comments recently made by rapper T.I. hymen checks have been a hot topic and now New York state lawmakers are pushing for a bill that will make the practice of hymen checks obsolete for everyone.

  • Friday, 25 October 2019 16:55
  • Ny Magee

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his family who chose to donate this precious gift and give me a second chance,” Chelsea said in a statement. “I am overwhelmed with gratitude and feel very blessed to receive such an amazing gift.” READ MORE: Chicago-area churches pay off $5M in medical debt for local families

  • Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:58
  • Blue Telusma

Pixabay Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, a group of Chicago area churches have banded together to buy and then forgive the medical debt of 5,888 families in need. According to the Chicago Tribune, the churches which serve the Cook County community, led by organizers, the Rev. Otis Moss III and the Rev. Traci Blackmon, have banded together to outsmart a debt collection system that profits “on the backs of poor people.

  • Thursday, 10 October 2019 19:23
  • Blue Telusma

Black baby in hospital theGrio.comBlack baby in hospital theGrio.com A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention.

  • Wednesday, 02 October 2019 01:23
  • Cortney Wills

Matthew KnowlesMatthew Knowles(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Matthew Knowles is fighting breast cancer. The man who’s best known for the years he spent managing his superstar daughters Beyonce and Solange announced the news during a sit-down interview with Michael Strahan for Good Morning America that will air Wednesday. A short teaser was released on Twitter on Tuesday and in it, we see Bey’s father opening up to Strahan about his diagnosis.

  • Wednesday, 28 August 2019 18:44
  • Shawn Grant

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic or Presbyterian and Black men who go to church five or more times a week are three times more likely to be obese than those who seldom or rarely attend, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

  • Friday, 09 August 2019 17:27
  • Soraya Joseph

The Louisville Courier Journal reported that of 130,999 traffic stops in Louisville from 2016 to 2018 where citations were given, African Americans were disproportionately stopped and three times as likely to be searched as white drivers.

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