Study: How Junk Food Advertising is Targeting Minority Communities

Companies that sell snacks, soda and other high-calorie foods are pouring millions into advertising campaigns that are targeted to Black and Hispanic communities, according...

Going Vegetarian in Baltimore and D.C.

As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries,...

Black Women’s Health Study

For the last 17 years, investigators at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center have been conducting a one-of-a-kind study to better understand the health of African American...

It Is Not too Late to Get ‘Obamacare’

There was a great deal of attention paid to getting people enrolled into insurance plans offered by the Maryland Health Connection by the Dec....

Limits Set for Medical Marijuana Cultivation in D.C.

The D.C. Council has approved emergency legislation that would limit the number of medical marijuana cultivation centers to six to be located in any...

Putting the Brakes on Arthritis: Broccoli Could Be the Key

Researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia (UEA) say that substances found inside broccoli could go a long way in slowing down...

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women

Following National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered some encouraging news: for the first time in...

U.S. Department of Health Sees Glimmers of Hope in Mental Health Status of Blacks

Things are “moving in the right direction” in terms of the treatment of mental health and mental health disparities in the Black community, health...

Congenital Heart Defects Top the List

While congenital heart defects are common, particularly among African Americans, awareness of its causes, treatments, and efforts of prevention, remain relatively low. Congenital Heart...

Prepping for Pregnancy to Avoid Complications

Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should determine how well she can manage a...

Bread for the World Ad Urges African-Americans to Support Policies for Ending Hunger and...

A new ad campaign is urging African Americans to support programs that help African nations lead more prosperous, stable, and healthy lives. “We need courageous...

Study Links Black Child Obesity to Irregular Sleep, Skipping Breakfast

Skipping breakfast and irregular sleep patterns have been identified as key reasons children may become dangerously overweight in research that sheds new light on...