UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now to Stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain...

FDA Cites Firms for Unapproved Diabetes Treatments; Warns Consumers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid unapproved drugs to treat diabetes and related symptoms and has ordered a halt to the sale of a score of diabetic treatment compounds. The...

Tips for Helping Youth Manage Grief

Awa Jangha, an art therapist and pastoral counselor with Art and Spirit Counseling in Northeast, D.C., offers the following suggestions to parents and neighbors of youth experiencing grief. Using a holistic approach to therapy,...

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...

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

American Red Cross Emergency Call for Blood Donors Continues

Sudden severe thunderstorms in the Washington D.C. area have affected blood donations in the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region at a time when the nation’s blood supply is already low. The recent storms and...

New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease. NIH is the...

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...

Ghana’s FDA Bans Skin-Bleaching Chemical over Cancer Concerns

Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority is set to ban the skin-bleaching agent hydroquinone later this summer Hydroquinone, used in the treatment of freckles and brown patches on the skin, as well as cosmetic applications, has...

Families Wait in Agony for Word on Ebola Patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days...

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...

Sickle Cell Patients in Need of Blood

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes anemia, lung and tissue damage, strokes and terrible pain. It is estimated that over 80,000 Americans have Sickle Cell Disease. Ninety percent of all Sickle...
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