black health

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York…

In an effort to encourage to low-income Detroit, Mich.,  mothers to breastfeed, an Oregon company has teamed with the Clinton Global Initiative to buy their…

A study on obesity in adolescents found that Black girls’ physical activity declines at twice the rate of white girls as they reach adulthood. SEE ALSO: 10 Most Watched YouTube Videos Of 2011

After years of believing overeating is simply a matter of will, or rather lack their of, scientists are now discovering that food addiction, much like addiction to illicit drugs, is caused by a change in brain chemistry. Experts at Yale University are among a community of researchers exploring the science of food addiction and debunking […]

A number of community gardens are popping up in urban communities across the nation in response to a lack of access to full-service grocery stores and healthy fresh foods. For residents of these food deserts, the prospect of healthy, fresh food comes at a critical juncture where rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases run […]

“Food desert” is a term commonly used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and diary products. Millions of Americans — mostly poor, many African-Americans — live in these areas. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans currently live […]

Past research suggested that Black patients on dialysis survive longer than whites, but a new study finds that this does not hold true for young Black patients. In fact, young African-Americans are twice as likely to die while on dialysis. TheGrio.com reports: Doctors aren’t sure why young African American dialysis patients have such a large […]

It seems that even diet products can’t keep you slim nowadays. A new study shows that diet soda dangerously bloats your waistline and raises your blood sugar, according to the University of Texas Health Center. Over a decade, 70 percent of those who drank diet soda in comparison to those who didn’t, had a 70 […]

A recent study has confirmed a link between vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis (MS) in African-Americans. This study was engineered to confirm the link between low vitamin D levels in black subjects and the prevalence and severity of MS, controlling for other factors such as climate. U.S. News & World Report states: Black people […]

Young Black men killing each other in urban ghettos and rising levels of unemployment are threatening to drown us in a cycle of poverty and crime. The horror stories are well publicized and we’re well acquainted with the statistics of undereducation, unemployment, and overincarceration. Despite those odds, there is a growing number of Black men […]