Health

  • Crusader Against Cancer

    As far back as Ancient Egypt, cancer has frustrated medical practice. Papyri written around 1600 BC describe various cases, with one concluding that “there is no treatment.” But there’s hope for patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—a cancer that attacks the blood and bone ...

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  • UN Tally of Ebola-Linked Deaths Tops 8,000

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Geneva-based body says the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from the disease in the three most affected countries ...

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  • Forty-Eight Percent of Black Female Teens Have an STD

    The above figure is not a new statistic. My concern is that it has become the norm and is unacceptable. One fourth of White female teens have an STD. That figure would be a little more acceptable. Is the Black community in denial? Do we feel it’s okay if almost half our female teens have ...

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  • Liberia Reports Dozens of New Ebola Cases on Border

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements. The flare-up is due to a number of factors including people going in and out of Liberia and ...

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  • Feeding Your Face

    They say that you are the food that you eat. Well, what if I told you that you are the food that you wear? Today there is a new trend and it includes “slathering” food on your face. It’s been proven that taking natural foods from the very kitchen that we eat from and using […]

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  • Do Better Jobs Mean Better Health?

    If you have a steady job that pays a fair wage, odds are you’re in better health than people who don’t. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a reliable job with sufficient pay means more than a paycheck. For millions of Americans, employment also provides the health insurance and ...

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