black health

FROM WNYC.org: Swimming is a great form of exercise, a refreshing summer activity and an important life skill. Yet African American women seem to be…let’s say less than enthusiastic.

FROM NYTimes.com: Ron Allen says he knows all too well the ravages of drug addiction.

From NYTimes.com: With an AIDS vaccine still out of reach, two rigorous new studies have found different ways to sharply cut H.I.V. infections among women and schoolgirls, who make up a majority of the newly infected in sub-Saharan Africa.

From ABC2News.com: Melanoma does not discriminate. In fact, African-Americans are more likely to die from melanoma — the deadliest, most common form of skin cancer — than are Caucasians in the United States.

FROM NYDailyNews.com: Poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected with the AIDS virus, according to the first government study of its kind.

From SciencNews.com: In a case of natural selection with a twist, genetic variants that confer protection against disease in Africa seem to place African Americans half a world away at elevated risk of kidney failure, a new study finds.

From STLToday.com: Eight-year-old Davion Chatman does a handstand in about three feet of water in the Fairground Pool one recent afternoon. Nearby, his brother, Chris Chatman, 13, rolls himself into a ball and does somersaults.

From TheGrio.com: Kids are finding new and more creative ways to get high these days. There has been a growing trend of drug abuse using concoctions made from everyday items found in refrigerators and household medicine cabinets.