Health Rewind: Exercise Helps Reduce Black Women’s Risk of Breast Cancer

Black youth watch the most television in the U.S.

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Exercise Helps Reduce Black Women’s Risk of Breast Cancer - Working out can help protect Black women from developing breast cancer. Researchers found that dedicating seven hours a week to fast walking and other rigorous forms of exercise can help slash our risk by 25 percent. FYI: Regular walking at a normal pace didn’t have an effect on our breast cancer risk, writes Health Day. —Kellee Terrell(Photo: GettyImages)

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Hand Sanitizers Don’t Stop Kids From Missing School - Giving kids hand sanitizer won’t cut down on their risk of getting sick or missing school, says a new study. These findings were in spite of the fact that the schools tested had alcohol-based sanitizers installed and 30-minute lessons on germs and the importance of hand washing, USA Today reported. (Photo: GettyImages)

Diabetic Blacks More at Risk for Vision Loss - Diabetic Blacks are more likely to lose their vision as a result, researchers found. The study suggests that diabetic African-Americans are at a higher risk of diabetic macular edema (DME), which is the lead cause of blindness among diabetics. DME results when fluid and protein build up in the retina, causing it to thicken and swell, writes Health Canal.  (Photo: moodboard/Corbis)

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Diabetic Blacks More at Risk for Vision Loss - Diabetic Blacks are more likely to lose their vision as a result, researchers found. The study suggests that diabetic African-Americans are at a higher risk of diabetic macular edema (DME), which is the lead cause of blindness among diabetics. DME results when fluid and protein build up in the retina, causing it to thicken and swell, writes Health Canal.  (Photo: moodboard/Corbis)

No Super-Sized Sugary Drinks - Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Bloomberg?s ban on super-sized sugary drinks in went into effect. New Yorkers who love to consume soda and other sugary beverages were only allowed to purchase drinks 16-ounces or less from eateries and restaurants. In July 2013, an appellate court ruled the ban unconstitutional.(Photo: AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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One in Five Americans Drinks At Least One Soda Per Day - Almost 17 percent of Americans drink at least one soda a day, says a new study. Looking at 18 U.S. states, the CDC also found that Mississippi had the highest rates of pop drinking with 32 percent drinking one or more a day and Hawaii and New York had the lowest rates with 12 percent, writes WebMD.  (Photo: AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Are Mental Health Issues Growing Among Older Blacks? - Anxiety, depression and dementia are on the rise among Black seniors, a new study finds. Sadly, researchers are concerned that there isn?t enough research on this demographic to adequately address this problem, writes News Medical. There are also concerns around mistrust of the medical community too. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images)

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Are Mental Health Issues Growing Among Older Blacks? - Anxiety, depression and dementia are on the rise among Black seniors, a new study finds. Sadly, researchers are concerned that there isn’t enough research on this demographic to adequately address this problem, writes News Medical. There are also concerns around mistrust of the medical community too. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images)

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Being Mary Jane Star Is Using the Vegan Diet for Wedding - Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union recently admitted to Essence that she has been eating vegan cuisine five days a week, Clutch reported. With the help of famed chef Jamila Crawford, the beef-eating Union claims to love her new plant-based diet, especially as she prepares for her wedding in a few weeks to NBA superstar Dwyane Wade.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Being Mary Jane Star Is Using the Vegan Diet for Wedding - Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union recently admitted to Essence that she has been eating vegan cuisine five days a week, Clutch reported. With the help of famed chef Jamila Crawford, the beef-eating Union claims to love her new plant-based diet, especially as she prepares for her wedding in a few weeks to NBA superstar Dwyane Wade.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs will receive $159.1 billion in discretionary and mandatory spending, including $209 million for costs such as expanding medical staff and facilities and $5 million more for the agency's inspector general to investigate patient care.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Why Aren’t Black Vets Getting Screened for Colon Cancer? - A new study suggests that Black veterans are less likely to get screened for colon cancer than their white counterparts, despite equal access to care through vet health services. Researchers point out that this is especially problematic given that colon cancer has gone down 10 percent in white vets, while staying the same rate among Blacks, Science Codex writes.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Cancer Patients on Medicaid More Likely to Die - If you have cancer, you better have private insurance, says a new study. People with cancer who have no insurance or government insurance like Medicaid are more likely to die: 33 percent compared to 15 percent with private insurance. It’s unknown why these discrepancies exist or how Obamacare fits into these findings, Health Day writes.  (Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Blacks Aren't Aware of Skin Cancer Risk, Study Says - A new Washington Post article highlights the fact that many Blacks are unaware of their risk of developing skin cancer, especially acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), a deadly aggressive form of the disease. While only 1 in 1,000 Blacks will get skin cancer, our five-year survival rate is 73 percent compared to 91 percent among whites.  (Photo: ZenShui/Corbis)

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Blacks Aren't Aware of Skin Cancer Risk, Study Says - A new Washington Post article highlights the fact that many Blacks are unaware of their risk of developing skin cancer, especially acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), a deadly aggressive form of the disease. While only 1 in 1,000 Blacks will get skin cancer, our five-year survival rate is 73 percent compared to 91 percent among whites.  (Photo: ZenShui/Corbis)

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Almost Every Middle Schooler Watches TV Everyday - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 98.5 percent of adolescents ages 12-15 watched television every day and 91 percent spent time in front of the computer every day, writes the Los Angeles Times. Blacks spent the most time in front of the television, with 80 percent watching television for more than two hours a day. (Photo: Jupiterimages /Getty Images)