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Here's Why African Americans Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer's Disease Than Whites

Members of the African American community are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia compared with whites. Experts offer several reasons that could explain the increased risk.

Neuroscience January 30, 2019

Follow Up Study Indicates Barbershop Intervention Still Effective In Lowering Blood Pressure

Barbershop intervention continues to lower the blood pressure of African-American men in Los Angeles, a study revealed. After a year, over 300 African-American men decreased their average systolic blood pressure to 123.8 mm Hg from 152.4 mm Hg.

Public Health December 18, 2018

Why Diabetes Is A Real Threat Among African-Americans

Black people are 1.7 more likely to contract diabetes than white people, statistics show. Since this chronic condition seems to be more prevalent among ethnic minorities, the American Diabetes Association has designed culturally specific programs to raise disease awareness.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Beauty Products Aimed At African Americans Found To Contain Hazardous Ingredients

Only 25 percent of beauty and personal care products sold to black women are low in potentially harmful chemical ingredients, reports a recent study. About 15 hair relaxers and dyes scored 8.1 in the Skin Deep scale, which is highly hazardous among all other products.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016

Anti-Slavery Crusader Harriet Tubman To Become First African-American On US Paper Currency

Here comes the new $20. Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will be the first African-American whose portrait will be featured on the front of a U.S. paper money. Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, whose portrait will be placed on the back.

Society April 20, 2016

Why Life Expectancy For White American Women Sees Rare Decline

The life expectancy of white American women has dropped slightly from 2013 to 2014, a new CDC report revealed. This is a rare decline for the demographic group, experts said.

Life April 20, 2016

Apple Diversifies Board By Adding Former Boeing CFO

Apple has elected ex-Boeing CFO James Bell to its eight-member board of directors. Bell is of African-American origin and will bring diversity to the company's board.

October 3, 2015

#ICantBreathe: Protests Not Just on Streets, Twitter Explodes with Powerful Thoughts

Twitter explodes with #ICantBreathe tweets demanding justice and change in America.

Internet Culture December 5, 2014

Charles Barkley on Ferguson: Grand Jury Made Right Decision, Rioters are Scumbags

Basketball great Charles Barkley shares some harsh opinion on the rioters in Ferguson and how the media sensationalizes race issues.

Internet Culture December 2, 2014

Vitamin D deficiency may mean higher cancer risk for African American males, says study

New research reveals deficiency could bring greater risk for cancer diagnosis and researchers recommend annual testing of Vitamin D levels.

Life May 19, 2014

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