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Black Women In The U.S. More Likely To Die During Or After Childbirth: Why?

By Essence

Late at night on February 4, 2010, when she was 37 weeks pregnant, Fathiyyah “Tia” Doster 

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America’s Ongoing Tobacco Crisis: The Rich May Have Stopped Smoking – But Not The Poor

By The Washington Post

 — After decades of lawsuits, public campaigns and painful struggles,

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How To Be A Better Mother: Smoke Some Weed

By Today

Kaycee Bawdon is out to show that smoking marijuana while taking care of children is perfectly acceptable.

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2 People Find Dead Bat In Salad Sold in Southeast U.S. Wal-Marts

By NPR

An unwelcome discovery by a couple of salad eaters included a sordid new ingredient.

 

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How Stress is Killing Black Men in America

By Huffington Post

n 1996, hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest released “Stressed Out,” the tale of a black man looking to remain optimistic while dealing with the repercussions of his criminal record,

 

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Rise In Syphilis Among Newborns Brought On By A Bigger Epidemic

By PBS

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days or weeks.

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Nation Now Calling War on Drugs a Public Health Crisis Now That The Complexion Of Addicts Has Gone From Black to White

By Atlanta Black Star

These days, the so-called “war on drugs” has taken a dramatic turn, with a shift away from treating substance abuse as a criminal issue, and a bipartisan consensus that this should be treated as a public health issue.

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Designer Opioids Enter Local Drug Trade, Raising Death Toll

By Washington’s Top New

WASHINGTON — After two years behind bars, 46-year-old Worth “Danny” Lancaster

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Male Birth Control Halted Because Men Can’t Handle The Effects

By USA Today

A male birth control shot exists and is nearly 96% percent effective

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Minority Men Are Less Likely To Get Treated For Prostate Cancer

By Black Enterprise

New research reveals that African American and Hispanic men in the United States

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You Can Save Over $1000 By Not Getting Sick

By The Network Journal

“Getting sick is expensive,” said Dr. Rob Silverman.

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War On Drugs Turns Into A Public Health Crisis When White People Are The Addicts

By Atlanta Black Star

These days, the so-called “war on drugs” has taken a dramatic turn,

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Woman And Her 3 Year Old Child Died After Inhaling Hydrogen Sulfide In Car

By Daily News

A woman and her daughter inhaled a toxic gas, likely from their car’s defective battery

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CDC Finds Teen Pregnancy Is At An All Time Low

By ABC News

Teen pregnancy rates continue to drop throughout the U.S., and have reached a new historic low, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Why are White women dying prematurely?

By The Preying Narcissist

For years and years it was said that black women were the ones dying at an increasing rate.

Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus are spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

Zika Virus Has Been Sexually Transmitted In Texas

By Desire Thompson

The mosquito-borne Zika Virus has been transmitted through sexual contact in Texas, according to officials.

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Most Sexually Active Teens Are Never Tested For HIV

By Erin Schumaker

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV,according to a new report.

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What the Government Diabetes Report Doesn’t Reveal

The number of new diabetes cases in adults has steadily decreased for the first time in decades,

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Tapeworm transmitted cancer to Colombian man

By CBS News

Cancer cells transmitted from a common tapeworm appear to have caused cancer-like tumors in a Colombian man with HIV

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Study: New HIV prevention drug is 100% effective

By Fox News

A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases showed the controversial daily pill preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP)