public health

Study: Black Children Who Experience Racism Are At A Higher Risk For Obesity

Black and Hispanic children have higher rates of obesity according to a new report.

The Gun Violence Epidemic Is ‘Locking Us Back in Our Room’

As the leading cause of death for teens, firearm injuries are detrimental to more than just physical health.

Monkeypox Disproportionately Affecting Black Men In Georgia

Some medical experts blame ongoing disparities in health care access, as the disease spreads quickly in communities of color.

Why Coronavirus Presents A Unique Challenge For African Americans

There's an often overlooked consideration regarding COVID-19

Shockingly Toxic Beauty Ingredients Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Get the mythical pregnancy glow without risk.

Baltimore's Monthly Homicide Count Reaches a High Again

City has reported 42 killings so far in July.
NC Wrongfully Sterilized Victims May Get $50,000 in Compensation - A task force announced on Nov. 10 that it is recommending to the state of North Carolina that women who were sterilized against their will between 1929 and 1974  be paid $50,000 each in reparations. (Photo: AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

NC Wrongfully Sterilized Victims May Get $50,000 in Compensation

To date, about half a dozen states have apologized.
Are Prostate Cancer Screenings Doing More Harm Than Good? - In October, the United States Preventive Services Task Force made a breakthrough discovery that the P.S.A. test — a test widely used to assess prostate health in men — does not really predict cancer and often leads to additional tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain and impotence in many healthy men.(Photo: The Washington Times /Landov)

Prostate Cancer Screenings Stir Debate

An expert panel advises against routine testing.