Health Rewind: Are Maternal Deaths Among Black Women Ignored?
Plus, the flu can even kill healthy kids.
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Black Women More Likely to Die During Childbirth: Where’s the Outrage? - In a new op-ed in RH Reality Check, a writer wonders where the outrage is around the high maternal death rate among Black women: We are three to four times more likely to die giving birth compared to white women. The author Cynthia Greenlee believes that the devaluing of Black women’s reproductive health is behind the lack of attention. (Photo: ERproductions/Ltd/Getty Images)
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“Scary” Amount of Candy to Be Eaten This Halloween - Halloween is here, and it’s estimated that about 4 percent of the candy consumed in the U.S is eaten on this day. Almost 100 percent of children will partake in a candy binge compared to 25 percent of adults, USA Today reported. Health experts reassure that it’s OK to eat a little chocolate here and there, but advise to throw out the rest of the candy in a week or two. (Photo: Shannon Long/GettyImages)
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Obese Teens More Likely to Be Attracted to Fast Food Ads - Fast food advertising can be extremely persuasive, especially for obese teens a new study found. Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire showed more than 2,500 teens and young adults fast food ads with the company’s name taken out. Researchers found that those who could easily identify the company behind these ads were more likely to be obese, HealthDay revealed. (Photo: Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)
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Alcohol Mostly Found in Rape Cases in the U.S., But It’s Complicated - A recent USA Today article about rape cited that alcohol is the most common factor for assaults among women in the U.S. — more so than GHB and other drugs. But Think Progress points out that this issue is beyond young girls “putting” themselves in danger: Rape isn’t about what the victim is doing, it’s about the perpetrators actions. (Photo: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)
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E-Cigarettes May Not be the Gateway to Smoking After All - Contrary to some popular belief, those who smoke electronic cigarettes may not graduate to actual cigs. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma found that of the teens they surveyed, while 43 people (3.3 percent) said their first taste of nicotine was an E-cigarette, only one person (3.3 percent) started smoking actual tobacco, Reason.Com reported.(Photo: Mark Elias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)