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June 25, 2016
American Nurses Association Urges Nurses to Help Stop Gun Violence
Prudential 2016/2017 LGBT Financial Experience: Obergefell decision yields financial confidence, but still a long road to true f
Wilsonart Introduces 29 New Contract Laminate Designs
Washington State Governors Honor Foster Youth With College Scholarships June 27
The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino And The Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Unite Minority-Owned
LGBT Employees Engaging More with Workplace Benefits Following Marriage Equality Ruling of 2015
NASA Brings Journey to Mars and Beyond to ESSENCE Festival
Networking Luncheon at Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter July 2016 Meeting in Fort Worth
National Park Foundation To Help Raise $2M To Support America's Newest National Park: Stonewall National Monument
AHF: New Meningitis Outbreak Hits Gay Men in Los Angeles & OC
AHF Hyde Park Wellness Center Hosts Congresswoman Robin Kelly For National HIV Testing Day, June 27th
June 27th: AHF to Host National HIV Testing Day Events
Ashley Greene and Darby Stanchfield Serve Summer Lunch and Distribute Fresh Produce at Feeding America's "Put the Heat on Hunger
Planet H2O Launches Premium, Natural Artesian Bottled Water Business
AJC: Presbyterian Church Continues to Demonize Israel
AHF: Key Syphilis Medication in Short Supply Despite Increase in Infections
Historic Honoring Of African American White House Cabinet Secretaries To Be Held June 28, 2016, In Washington, D.C.
Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Awards the Clark Fountain Firm its Annual "Family Friendly" Award
More Than 45,000 Kids and Adults from the U.S. to Uganda to the UK, Join Forces for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ t
Unilever to Unstereotype Portrayals of Gender in Advertising
Research: Minority Children Need Strategies To Fight Obesity
The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, created by the president as part of the first lady's "Let's Move" campaign, aims to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation, returning the country to a rate of 5 percent by 2030, which was the rate before childhood obesity first began to rise in the late 1970s. ...
Black Caucus To Host DC Cancer Summit
The Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. (PHEN) announced today that it will host its "Seventh Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" in Washington from September 22- 23, 2011, at the U.S. Capitol and Washington Convention Center. This year's theme is "Saving Lives: Strategies for Eliminating the African American Prostate Cancer Disparity." The Summit will kick-off on Sept. 22 ...
Food Insecurity Higher In Minority Households
The USDA today released a new report of Food Security in the U.S.. The report showed that food insecurity rates were substantially higher than the national average for households with incomes near or below the current federal poverty line ($22,350 for a family of four), households with children headed by single women ...
Peer Pressure Puts Black Girls At Higher HIV Risk
In a recent study involving 64 African American adolescent girls ages 14 to 17, researchers found that up to 59% of the study’s subjects experienced sexual abuse that included threats, verbal coercion, condom coercion and physical violence. Of the 64 interviewed, unwanted sex made up 30% and 9% respectively of the abuse cases. ...
Black Kids Twice As Likely To Have Food Allergies
In a new study, black kids were twice as likely as white kids to have an immune response to foods such as peanuts, milk, and eggs, and almost four times as likely to have a "sensitization" to three or more foods. The research suggests that race and ancestry may play an important role in food allergies. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, ...
Few Blacks Wear Seatbelts
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the No. 1 leading cause of unintentional injury death for all Blacks is motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Blacks ages 1 to 14. Of those killed while passengers in a vehicle, 52 percent of Black children were not restrained at the time of the crash. Though wearing a seat belt is the best way to avoid injury, ...
Study: Degree Of Obesity A Factor For Minority Diabetics
According to a new University of Michigan Health System study obesity is a known risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. But it hasn’t been clear whether the “dose” of obesity—how much excess weight a person has, and for how long—affects the risk of diabetes. The study of about 8,000 adolescents and young adults shows the degree and duration of carrying extra pounds are important risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood. ...
$12M Grant To Improve Minority Mental Health
Five minority fellowship program grants are being awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a total of up to $12.2 million. These three year grants will be used to train a new wave of behavioral health care providers. The program focuses on increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health ...
Study: Doctors May 'Learn" Bias In Med School
New Johns Hopkins research shows that medical students -- just like the general American population -- may have unconscious if not overt preferences for white people, but this innate bias does not appear to translate into different or lesser health care of other races. The research findings, to be published tomorrow in the Journal ...
Hunger Strikes Older Minorities
A report released today by AARP found that that the risk of hunger for Blacks and Hispanics in their 50s was twice that of whites over the years studied. The study also provided detailed analysis of hunger risk across states and major metropolitan areas, finding that hunger risk was notably higher among those residing in the South. ...
Study To Investigate Causes Of Breast Cancer In Blacks
UNC scientist Robert Millikan will partner with Christine Ambrosone, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Julie R. Palmer, of Boston University, in the most ambitious study to date of breast cancer among younger Black women. Data from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Carolina Breast Cancer Study demonstrated that Black women under the age of 45 are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive types ...
Study Looks At Mental Health Of Gay Black Men
The harassment, discrimination and negative feelings about homosexuality that Black gay and bisexual men often experience can contribute significantly to mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, a new study finds. “Racism, homo-negativity and the experience of violence and discrimination contribute significantly to mental disorder burden and morbidity in this community,” said Louis F. Graham ...
Study Gives Clues To High Rate Of Hypertension In Blacks
A study published this month in Vascular Health and Risk Management examined a key difference in the way that cells from Blacks respond to inflammation. Tis discovery could provide an answer to why this group is disproportionately affected by hypertension, something that has eluded scientists for many years. Lead author Michael Brown ...
$1.5M Mental Health Grant Goes To Black Colleges
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to $1.5 million, over three years, to Morehouse School of Medicine to enhance the effort to network the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the United States to promote behavioral health, expand campus service capacity and facilitate workforce development. ...
BLACK PRO-LIFERS OUTRAGED
A new report issued by the Black pro-life group Life Dynamics claims that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in the United States target Black and Hispanic Americans by placing abortion facilities in communities with high minority populations. The report, “Racial Targeting and Population Control,” the group claims validates the claims pro-life advocates have made for years showing that abortion advocates have purposefully placed abortion centers in urban areas with high percentages of black and Hispanic residents. Mark Crutcher and Carole Novielli ...
Study: Blacks At Higher Risk For Death From Stroke
Blacks and country folk outside the so-called “stroke belt” are at higher risk for stroke death than other populations, a large new study finds. A stroke occurs every 40 seconds somewhere in the United States, but little has been known about whether stroke mortality disparities exist outside an 11-state region in southeast United States known as the stroke belt. ...
Minorities And Poor Unlikely To Complete Cancer Vax Regimen
A new Yale School of Public Health study concludes barriers that hinder young Black, Hispanic and poor women from completing a series of three vaccinations to prevent human papillomavirus infection (HPV) also leave them at higher risk for cervical cancer and death. According to the Health Behavior News Service ...
Unintended Pregnancies Rise For Poor
A new study from the Guttmacher Institute reports that as the rate of unintended pregnancies continues to decrease among wealthy or educated women, the rate among women who fall below the federal poverty line has climbed. A new analysis from the Guttmacher Institute shows that following a considerable decline between ...
1 In 5 Children Suffer From Hunger
A new study released today by Feeding America, a hunger relief organization, reveals millions of children are struggling with hunger in every U.S. county, regardless of whether they live in homes below or above the poverty level. “Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011,” found the percentage of hungry U.S. children range ...
Latinos More Likely To Delay HIV Treatment
According to University of North Carolina data Latinos are more likely to start HIV care later in the course of illness than Blacks or whites, These findings, published in the September 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, indicate that strategies to improve earlier HIV testing among Latinos—particularly in new settlement areas like North Carolina—are needed. Latinos have become the largest immigrant group ...
Team To Conduct Largest Ever Study Of Breast Cancer In Blacks
A multidisciplinary team is coming together in the largest study to date on breast cancer in Black women. The team will investigate why Black women are more likely than those of European descent to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, and with poor prognoses. Supported by a five-year, $19.3 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), scientists from the Slone Epidemiology Center ...
Study Reveals Pathway Of Kidney Failure In Blacks
An Emory University study released today found that Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. The study found that a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and spill protein into the urine contributes to this increased risk. Investigators analyzed information from 27,911 ...
Women's Conference Tackles Reproductive Health Of Blacks
Next month, Black Women for Wellness will host its 12th Annual Conference entitled POWER SHIFT: Gathering our Forces, Kicking up Sand, Lifting our Fists, Protecting our Wombs. The conference will begin on Wednesday, September 28, in Culver City, California. The focus of the conference is to provide an open forum ...
ADHD Rates Inch Lower For Latinos
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics official report the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children continue to trend upward. However, Mexican children had consistently lower ADHD prevalence than other racial or ethnic groups. According to Lara J. Akinbami, MD, and colleagues, the percentage of American children diagnosed as having ADHD increased from 6.9% in 1998-2000 to 9.0% in 2007 to 2009. From 1998 through 2009, ADHD prevalence was h ...
Giving Birth Increases Cancer Risks For Blacks
Results from the Black Women's Health Study show two or more full-term births are linked to a higher incidence of certain breast cancers in Black women, but only in those who did not breast-feed The study is being reported online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "African-American women are more likely to have had a greater number of full-term births and less likely to have breastfed their babies," said lead author Julie R. Palmer, ScD, professor of epidemiology at the Slone Epidemiology ...
Study To Look At Hereditary Prostate Cancer In Blacks
Creighton University’s Hereditary Cancer Center, has received a three-year, $731,278 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the role heredity plays in prostate cancer among Blacks. “Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States,. African American men have two times the occurrence of prostate cancer as do Caucasian men and suffer a significantly higher ...
Health Equity Summit Coincides With MLK Memorial Opening
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit, convened by the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine (IAMMM), continues today as the long-awaited Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is unveiled and opens to the public on the National Mall. Both events sharpen public attention on human rights: the Summit focusing tightly on the health status of minorities and populations in low-resource countries and achieving health equity at the lowest cost. ...
Soft Infant Bedding Still Used By Blacks
Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have found that many Black parents use soft bedding for their infants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The study was led by Rachel Moon, MD, a pediatrician and SIDS researcher at Children’s National ...
Minorities Worry About Children's Health More Than White Counterparts
The top 10 children’s health concerns among people of all races include childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and teen pregnancy, according to a recent poll by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll of Children’s Health. The annual poll, released August 15, asked Hispanic, Black and White respondents to rank the importance of 23 health concerns for children in their own community. Different ethnicities indicated varying levels of concern for specific health issues. Overall, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Wwhites to rank children’s health issues ...
Money Woes Drive Black Smoker Rates Down
A new report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that increasing cigarette prices combined with other social and economic factors appear to be behind the steep decline in smoking rates among Black youth that occurred between 1970s and the mid-1990s. The report argues that racial differences in parental attitudes, ...
Company Pulls Racist Skin Care Ad
Skin care company Nivea has apologized for an advertisement they placed in Esquire that featured a clean cut Black male throwing a mask of a face with an Afro and beard with the title “Look Like You Give a Damn. Re-civilize Yourself.” The ad for Nivea for Men appeared in the September issue of Esquire magazine. Reactions came ...
Study: Blacks Win Fewer Research Grants
A study commissioned by the government found medical researchers who are black are about one-third less likely than their white colleagues to win grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health The findings will be published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science. “It is striking and very disconcerting,” said Donna K. Ginther ...
Black Is Beautiful, But Is It Unhealthy?
Melanin protects darker skin from premature aging and UV rays, but its protection increases the risk of other diseases, according to research presented this month. The body naturally produces vitamin D - a nutrient known for keeping bones strong - when skin is directly exposed to UV rays from the sun. However, since melanin blocks those UV rays, it also inhibits vitamin D production in the body, says Dr. Valerie D. Callender, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Howard University. ...
HIV Infections Increasing Among Young Gay Black Men
According to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black gay and bisexual men of all ages account for 73 percent of new infections among black men, while the number of young black gay and bisexual men under the age of 30 increased by 50 percent in only four years. ...
Survey: 1 In 5 Children Live In Poverty
A new survey released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization, says that child poverty in the United States increased in 38 states in the last decade. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book shows the official child poverty rate, which is a conservative measure of economic hardship, increased 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, essentially returning to the same level as the early 1990s. ...
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