Tag Archives: Black

Black people who have died from COVID-19

The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has rocked the entire globe, and unfortunately, the Black community is no exception.  Contrary to internet memes and online conspiracies, Black people and communities of color are not immune to the pandemic virus. While COVID-19 has impacted Black businesses and families financially, it has also tragically claimed the lives… Read More »

Abilify black box warning fda

Liperoti R, Gambassi G, Lapane KL, et al. 5 times more abilify black box warning fda to receive a boxed warning after they already made it into the hands of patients. Public Citizen wants similar warnings on the label for other drugs in the same class. Doctors may start patients on as little as 2… Read More »

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020

Friday, February 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020 (NBHAAD). To underscore how important social support is to our health, this year’s theme is “We’re in This Together.” The grassroots initiative was launched in 1999 to raise awareness about prevention, testing and treatment in a community disproportionately affected by HIV. Search the hashtag #NBHAAD… Read More »

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 »