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Study: Sleeping patterns of blacks unhealthy, worse than those of whites

According to a study released by the Harvard School for Public Health, black sleeping patterns are worse than those of their white counterparts. The study cites perceived or objective job discrimination, limited control over work demands and an increase in overall black workers’ stress as causes to lose hours of restorative sleep compared to white […]

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Atlanta pastor found guilty of knowingly exposing others to HIV virus

An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus. Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status. 

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James Avery autopsy reveals star had a series of medical problems

Actor James Avery had a series of medical issues that contributed to his passing. The findings come as a result of an autopsy conducted on the star who played Uncle Phil on the hit 90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Avery died from complications following open heart surgery on Dec. 31.

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Doctors warn Congress of consequences of food stamp cuts

Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could face increases in health bills. The experts say that while the consequence may not be felt immediately, over time the poor will wind up in doctors’ offices and/or hospitals as a result of the cuts. 

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25% of teens meet U.S. health guidelines

According to the latest fitness data for the country, just 1 in 4 teenagers meet the U.S. health guidelines. The data reflects trends for kids aged 12 to 15 who meet the recommendation of an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day. 

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Update: Lawyer for family of teen declared brain dead says she’s ‘improving’

A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead by doctors says the teen is showing signs of improvement after being removed from a hospital that refused to provide further care for the child. Jahi McMath went into cardiac arrest during a routine tonsillectomy. She was declared brain dead by doctors at […]

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Study: Black men who grew up in single parent homes have higher risk of hypertension

According to a new study released by the American Heart Association, whether or not black men grow up in single family homes can determine their health. The study, “Childhood Family Living Arrangements & Blood Pressure in Black Men,” took a look at whether childhood family living arrangements are independently associated with mean BP and hypertension […]

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Researchers discover link between racism & infant mortality, learning disabilities

Two Emory University studies have found connections between racism and premature birth and infant mortality in African American babies. The stress created in women’s bodies after decades of dealing with racism, increases the odds of a mother not carrying her child to full term.

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Jay Z turns 44 today, goes vegan

It’s Jay Z’s 44th birthday today, and what do you give the man who has everything? A new diet! Hov announced that for his birthday this year, he and Beyonce plan to go vegan for the next 22 days.

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Study: Biologically speaking, black women age faster than white women

According to a recent study, black may not crack on the outside, but biologically, black women are 7.5 years older than their white counterparts. Researchers cite extreme stress as the key factor, and as a result, internal organs are worn and torn at a faster rate. Heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes result–all diseases of […]

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