Young, Familiar Sex Partners Likely to Skip Condoms, Study Finds

Teens engaging in sexual intercourse are less likely to use condoms with partners with whom they think they have a more in-depth relationship with and deem “familiar,” according to a just-released health study. In the...

Study Leads to Breakthrough in Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia

Clinical trials conducted at Howard University’s College of Medicine and 12 other medical institutions across the nation have discovered a treatment that dramatically reduces pain, inflammation and hospitalization time and eases other symptoms in...

Blood Clots Impact Black Women in Record Numbers

Tracy March, by all accounts, was in perfect health.  A single mother of a college student, March was described as the life of the party, the point person for office volunteer activities, and a...

Dr. Sebi, International Marijuana Healer, Coming to D.C.

Dr. Sebi, a herbalist known for his controversial claims of curing many cancers and diseases using natural herbs, is coming to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the summer solstice and discuss the legalization of marijuana....

Prince George’s County, Md. Hospital Center Tops in Hygiene

Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md. has achieved the status of “Top Performer” from the Maryland Hospital Hand Hygiene Collaborative. Hospitals that are considered top performers have a minimum hand hygiene compliance rate...

Experts: Food Production Must Increase 70 Percent to Meet Earth’s Growing Population

With the world’s population expected to reach 7 billion by the end of October according to the United Nations, farmers and researchers are scrambling to figure out how to prevent a global food crisis. Despite...

Fast Food Consumption Down, But African Americans Still At Front of Line

Blacks are lining up in drive-thrus, eating at fast food restaurants, or adding pizza to their daily diet at a rate higher than any other ethnic group in the country, according to new information...

Howard Dean to Head American Dental Education Association

Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3, according to a press release. Rouse will become ADEA president...

Heart and Soul Tour Focuses on Black Women’s Health

Black women face a variety of health disparities, but tips for living a healthier life were on tap at the free “Your Passport to Wellness Expo,” organized by Heart and Soul Magazine at the...

Childhood Diabetes Continues to Climb Among Black Children

Meagan Charles is a nursing student at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She also one of the rising number of Americans diagnosed as children with diabetes. “I was 13 when I was diagnosed with...

Research Finds Racism a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Researchers and physicians from around the world met in Los Angeles this weekend to discuss new findings in the fight against obesity – particularly the increased rates of obesity among Black and Latino populations....

Contraceptive ‘Norlevo’ Drug Makers Warn Ineffectiveness for Certain Women

Manufacturers of Norlevo, an emergency contraceptive sold in Europe, have decided to place a warning label on their product for women over a certain weight limit. The pill is meant to prevent pregnancy if...

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