Health

Gun violence aimed at black males triggers concern

| March 12, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” […]

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Let’s Move! First Lady’s program aimed at restoring our children’s health

Let’s Move! First Lady’s program aimed at restoring our children’s health

| March 11, 2014

Let’s Move! is a campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama to end Childhood Obesity in the United States.

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Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say | Science | theguardian.com

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say | Science | theguardian.com

| March 9, 2014

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say Study claims technique can predict with 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop Alzheimer’s within three years Press Association theguardian.com, Sunday 9 March 2014 15.59 EDT A scan shows the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the human brain. Photograph: Alamy Scientists have developed […]

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Yoga Could Improve Quality Of Life For Women With Breast Cancer : News : University Herald

| March 7, 2014

By Jaleesa Baulkman, UniversityHerald Reporter (j.baulkman@universityherald.com) Yoga Could Improve Quality Of Life For Women With Breast Cancer (Photo : Lululemon) Yoga may help combat pain, fatigue and depression among women battling breast cancer. Yoga may help combat pain, fatigue and depression among women battling breast cancer, according to a recent study Medical News Today reported. […]

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BBC News – Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby

BBC News – Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby

| March 6, 2014

Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system US researchers have revealed another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early treatment. Antiretroviral drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth. The unidentified nine-month-old […]

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Going up yonder

Going up yonder

| March 5, 2014

HOUSE CALLS During my many years of medical practice, I have made many house calls on folks who were going to their eternal rest. Often, loved ones from the family have suggested that the person be hospitalized. In some cases, I had no alternative but to do so. After surveying the home conditions, if they […]

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Cocoa has flavor, flavonoids

| March 4, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid. This nutrient has been found to be highly concentrated in dark chocolate. The darkest chocolate has the greatest amount of this substance. […]

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BBC News – Angry people ‘risking heart attacks’

BBC News – Angry people ‘risking heart attacks’

| March 4, 2014

Angry people ‘risking heart attacks’ By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Having a hot temper may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to researchers. Rage often precedes an attack and may be the trigger, say the US researchers who trawled medical literature. They identified a dangerous period of […]

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Cases of food allergy ‘have doubled in black children’ – Medical News Today

| March 3, 2014

Cases of food allergy ‘have doubled in black children’ Though food allergies are on the rise in children, researchers are reporting in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology that self-reported food allergy has nearly doubled over the past 23 years in black children. The investigators say their results could show a possible food allergy […]

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New Jersey cops identify boy, 13, killed by bullmastiff in Paterson  – NY Daily News

New Jersey cops identify boy, 13, killed by bullmastiff in Paterson  – NY Daily News

| March 2, 2014

New Jersey cops identify boy, 13, killed by bullmastiff in Paterson Kenneth Clodo Santilla was mauled by the giant dog, Trigger, on Friday. The boy’s friend was also attacked along with beast’s owner, Paul Clarke. Paterson detectives plan to review the case with prosecutors and decided whether Clarke will face charges. BY DOYLE MURPHY / […]

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