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High blood pressure in African-Americans

African-Americans are more likely to develop complications associated with high blood pressure. These problems include stroke, kidney disease, blindness, dementia, and heart disease. ...

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For transgender kids, support is key to emotional well-being

These latest results suggest that when transgender kids feel supported in their “social transition,” their mental well-being is on par with their peers, the researchers said. ...

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Drs. Wolitski and McCray discuss data on lifetime HIV risk

They discussed key disparities highlighted by these first-ever comprehensive national estimates of the lifetime risk of an HIV diagnosis for several key populations at risk—including MSM and African American women—as well as by state. ...

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Take one minute to protect your health: take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test!

On Alert Day, Americans will be urged to take the risk test at and to start living a healthy and active life-style to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes ...

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Half of Black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime

If current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...

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Black Lives Matter partners with reproductive justice groups to fight for Black women

Black Lives Matter partners with reproductive justice groups to fight for Black women ...

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Diversity among Doctors Drives Trust in Health Care

[caption id="attachment_45387" align="aligncenter" width="504"] Patricia Maryland says that it’s clear that the African-American community is shouldering an unequal burden when it comes to diabetes treatment, prevention, research and education.[/caption] Patricia Maryland says that it’s clear that more needs to be done to encourage African-Americans to pursue medical professions – and ensure the proper supp ...

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Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

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