Possible AIDS Preventive Pill Cleared by Food and Drug Administration Panel

A pill that could help prevent the spread of AIDS—and, critics say, inadvertently sanction unprotected sex—was approved by a federal food and drug advisory panel. The use of Truvada, a drug already approved to...

African Nations See Decline in New HIV Cases

Doctors across the continent of Africa have seen a 50 percent decline in new cases of HIV since 2005, according to “Results,” the World AIDS Day report prepared by the Joint United Nations Programme...

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,...

Health, Environmental Activists Sue Md. Gov. Hogan Over Stymied Smog Regulation

A group of physicians and environmentalists have filed a lawsuit against Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan alleging that he unlawfully blocked regulation that would have safeguarded Marylanders suffering from asthma, heart attacks and other harmful...

Black Participation Low in Clinical Trials

Despite many breakthroughs in medicine, health outcomes for African Americans continue to be disproportionately bleak. Blacks experience higher incidences of certain diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and have higher mortality rates from stroke,...

Study: More than 20 Percent of Middle School Students Engaging in Sexting

More than 20 percent of middle school age children are engaging in sexting, the act of sending racy text messages with or without an explicit photo, according to new research. In a study published in...

Dedicated Wheels Turn Black Students into Practicing Physicians

Dentist. Doctor. Surgeon. In a country where dreams are like wings, a new cadre of students is soaring as the next generation of promising health professionals. The group meets protégés where they are —...

Life in Flint; Living with Deadly Water

FLINT, Mich. -- Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith and her family, which includes her two-year-old son, Amarus Jones, and her fiancé.    They live in fear of the water. Consequently,...

Report: Black Women More Likely to Die from Breast Cancer

While White women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Black women are more likely to die from it, according to a new report which found large and growing disparities in breast...

Third Infant Sickened by Powdered Formula

Confirmation by federal authorities Dec. 28 that a third infant was sick from the Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria has prompted Wal-mart, Walgreens and Supervalu stores to remove cans of Enfamil Newborn powder from the shelves....

Study: Black Students at White Colleges Face Unique, Hidden Mental Health Challenges

Black college students who attend predominantly White institutions harness a particular level of pluckiness and mental fortitude in order to achieve—usually having to prove their intellectual worth in the face of glaring or more...

Why Jarron Johnson Believes ‘Obamacare’ is a Blessing

Before May 22, 2013, Jarron Johnson, 31, had never been seriously sick a day in his life. But this past spring, he happened to be in a car with two friends on their way...

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