Health Rewind: Cervical Cancer Up Among Black Seniors

Plus, arguing too much can kill you.

HPV and Cervical Cancer

 - HPV is still a factor for lesbian and bisexual women, especially those who have had sex with men in the past. Given the lack of access to health care and well-woman visits, plus the fact that Black women are more likely to die from cervical cancer, Black lesbians and bisexual women still need to get Pap smears and monitor their cervical health. (Photo: BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images)

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Cervical Cancer More Common, Especially Among African-Americans - Cervical cancer is much more common that we think, especially among older African-American women, says a new study. Researchers from the University of Maryland found that Black women ages 65-69, the same demographic told they no longer need to get yearly pap smears, actually have the highest incidence of this disease, writes Health Canal. — Kellee Terrell

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What?s Measles? - Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the measles virus. Measles virus normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs.(Photo: Steve Pope/epa/Corbis)

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Ohio Measles Outbreak Biggest in U.S. in Almost 20 Years  - A recent measles outbreak in Ohio has reached a total of 68 cases this year, which is the largest in any one state since 1996, USA Today reports. The Ohio outbreak is part of a larger, national problem. According the CDC, as of last week there have been 189 reported cases of measles around the country. Experts blame the surge on adults and children who are not vaccinated for the virus.(Photo: Steve Pope/epa/Corbis)

Fibrosis + Simple Cysts - These are changes in breast tissue that can occur over time. Fibrosis refers to scar-like tissue, while cysts are fluid-filled sacs. Symptoms include breast lumps, swelling, and tenderness or pain, and they worsen just before the period starts. They are usually diagnosed by symptoms alone. While they typically don?t require any treatment, a heating pad and ibuprofen can go a long way toward easing discomfort.  Link to cancer risk: None.  (Photo: Ingram Publishing / Getty Images)

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Black Teens Less Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs - A recent study found that African-American youth are less likely to abuse prescription drugs. Only 0.9 percent of Black youth in the survey misused these types of drugs compared to 3.4 percent and 2.9 percent of white and Latino youth, writes Science Daily. Researchers also found that Black youth may drink less because they are more influenced by their parents’ disapproval compared to white teens.(Photo: Ingram Publishing / Getty Images)

Lean and/or Organic Meats - If you are going to eat meat, opt for leaner meats and/or organic chicken, beef and poultry. Say no to processed meats and high-sodium cold cuts.  (Photo: 2/Alex CaoLKL/Ocean/Corbis)

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Are Meat Companies Lying to Us? - A three-year investigation by the Animal Welfare Institute found that the government is unable to provide proof in 20 of 25 cases that meat and poultry is as healthy as labels claim. The group says that the USDA lacks the paperwork backing claims such as "humanely raised" or "sustainably raised," which bring top prices at the market, writes Time.com. Eat with caution? (Photo: 2/Alex CaoLKL/Ocean/Corbis)

Women: Lung Cancer is Killing Us - Only 22 percent of women know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women, according to a new survey. Most of the study's respondents (51 percent) thought breast cancer was the number one cancer killer. Researchers from the American Lung Association believe that more lung health campaigns are needed. Plus doctors need to warn their female patients of the dangers of smoking.(Photo: SHUBHANGI GANESHRAO KENE/Science Photo Library/Corbis)

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Women: Lung Cancer is Killing Us - Only 22 percent of women know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women, according to a new survey. Most of the study's respondents (51 percent) thought breast cancer was the number one cancer killer. Researchers from the American Lung Association believe that more lung health campaigns are needed. Plus doctors need to warn their female patients of the dangers of smoking.(Photo: SHUBHANGI GANESHRAO KENE/Science Photo Library/Corbis)

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Study: Unplanned Pregnancies and Abortions Way Down Among Teens - There are fewer teen pregnancies and abortions than ever before says new data from the Guttmacher Institute. Researchers found this to be true despite numbers indicating that teens 18-19 are having more sex, The Atlantic writes. Yet, Black and Latino teens have the highest rates (51.4 percent) and (55.6 percent) compared to whites (23.6 percent). (Photo: Don Farrall/GettyImages)

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Black LGBT Americans on Their Health - A recent report conducted by the Center for Black Equity asked more than 2,000 Black LGBT Americans about their health concerns. Obesity and body weight ranked high for men and women. But other concerns split among gender: Men were more concerned with HIV/STDs while women were more concerned about heart disease and mental health.(Photo: GettyImages) 

Why Health Care Is Crucial - Enrolling in health care is very important not only in treating your current illnesses, but also preventing sickness down the road for you and your family. Don?t ignore deadlines. Your life depends on it.  (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

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Medicaid Strengthens Health Centers - Medicaid expansion is optional, but for states that reject it, local health centers will suffer, too, a new study suggests. Researchers write that Medicaid actually strengthens health centers and allows for better access to specialists, prescription costs and diagnostic tests for little or no cost to poor Americans. Without these covered services, the health care gap will continue to grow in these states, writes NPR. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

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Like to Fight? It Might Kill You Early - Arguing a lot may shave years off your life, says a new study. Researchers from Denmark found that  people who tend to fight with family, neighbors, friends and strangers are more likely to die in middle age. Stress is believed to play a large role for this disparity, writes USA Today. Who wants to tell the ladies from RHOA?(Photo: GettyImages)

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Exercise Is Best Predictor for Women’s Heart Disease - What’s the one thing you can do to slash your risk for heart disease? Exercise. Researchers in Australia found that if women worked out 150 minutes a week, more than 2,000 female lives could be saved in their country each year, writes Health Day. Exercise was more effective than quitting smoking and eating a healthier diet, yet researchers suggest doing all to save your ticker. (Photo: GlobalStock/Getty Images)