Common Superfoods and Herbs for Men

By Mia Aguilar, Special to the AFRO The numbers don't lie.  For years, studies, surveys and statistics have found that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor.  According to reports by the Centers...

‘Strong Progress’ in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak: WHO

By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was...

Doing the Cupid Shuffle in the Name of Good Health

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The First Baptist Church of Glenarden has been hosting health fairs for 25 years and to mark this year’s occasion, the Rev. John K. Jenkins and his first...

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

By SALEH MWANAMILONGO, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday,...

Black Participants Wanted for Federal Medical Research Initiative, All of Us

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Like many traditional institutions in America, our current medical research pool is very White. But, the good news is, the federal government is ready to do something about...

The Black Maternity Crisis

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Not one, but two maternity wards closed last year in the District in areas that are predominately used by African Americans— Northeast and Southeast D.C. It began with the closure...

Ending Price Gouging By The Prescription Drug Industry

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO If you suspect that you and your family are paying far too much for the prescription medicines that help you stay healthy and alive, your suspicions are justified...

Black Ohio Woman, 113, is Now the oldest Person in the US

The Associated Press CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Cleveland.com reports...

Nurse Charged in Death of Former Trump Adviser’s Father

By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser after authorities said she failed...

Against the Odds: 3 Black Doctors Detail Journey to Success

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets...

Ebola Vaccines to be Shipped to Congo, WHO Chief Says

By SALEH MWANAMILONGO, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccines will be shipped as quickly as possible to Congo as the number of suspected cases in the latest outbreak grows, the head of the...

Black Women’s Health Week Raises National Awareness

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO “This is an important initiative that we should all support and get behind,” tweeted rapper Common on April 17, in support of the first-ever Black Maternal Health Week. From...

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