Top Health Stories of 2012

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  • The Prostate Cancer Screening Debate
  • Black Women's Hair vs. Working Out
  • The GOP vs. Medicaid Expansion
  • Black Men, Masculinity and Mental Health
  • The Obesity Crisis in the South
  • Top Health Stories of 2012
  • Obamacare
  • Michael Bloomberg Bans Large Sugary Drinks
  • HIV/AIDS and Black, Gay and Bisexual Men
  • The War on Women's Reproductive Health
  • FLOTUS' Fight Against Childhood Obesity
  • Organic Foods
  • Susan G. Komen vs. Planned Parenthood
  • West Nile Virus
  • Food Safety and Recalls
  • The State of Black Celebrity Health

Black Men, Masculinity and Mental Health

This year, a study found that masculinity and the pressure that comes with it can have a negative impact on Black men’s state of mind. Men under 40 were more depressed, experienced more racial discrimination and were more tied to gender norms compared to men older than 40. 

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