Tag Archives: Black

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »

Buyer beware: Groups issue toy safety warnings ahead of Black Friday

After the Thanksgiving turkey comes Black Friday holiday gift shopping, and with it warnings about how parents can avoid purchasing dangerous toys for their kids. Manufacturers have to comply with more than 100 regulations and tests by third parties before they call sell their products in the United States, according to the Toy Association. Still,… Read More »

California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention. This week California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to address the… Read More »

Black, Hispanic patients more likely to be brought to safety-net hospital emergency rooms

National guidelines require emergency medical services transportation to the nearest suitable hospital. To what extent this occurs, and whether this varies by the race and ethnicity of the patient, is unknown, since there is little to no prior research on destination patterns of EMS-transported patients to hospitals. But a new national study done by researchers… Read More »