Black Health

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York…

In an effort to encourage to low-income Detroit, Mich.,  mothers to breastfeed, an Oregon company has teamed with the Clinton Global Initiative to buy their…

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The years 1865 through the mid-1960’s were the prime decades of the Black hospital movement. During that time, when most hospitals with adequate equipment were…

Dr. Aleron Kong is a Morehouse-trained internist who comes by his medical prowess honestly – his parents are doctors Stephanie and Waine Kong. The youngest…

An estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths are expected to occur among U.S. women in 2013. And according to a report released by the American Cancer Society, an increasing number of them will be black women. Researchers say breast cancer rates increased 0.2 percent among black women but […]

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A larger African-American woman — is she more attractive to stressed men? © Samuel Borges – Fotolia.com From Frugivore: In the latest edition of “throw a big girl a bone” news, a new study recently released by researchers from the University of Westminster in London has found that our tanking economy is actually good news […]

A study on obesity in adolescents found that Black girls’ physical activity declines at twice the rate of white girls as they reach adulthood. SEE ALSO: 10 Most Watched YouTube Videos Of 2011

After years of believing overeating is simply a matter of will, or rather lack their of, scientists are now discovering that food addiction, much like addiction to illicit drugs, is caused by a change in brain chemistry. Experts at Yale University are among a community of researchers exploring the science of food addiction and debunking […]

A number of community gardens are popping up in urban communities across the nation in response to a lack of access to full-service grocery stores and healthy fresh foods. For residents of these food deserts, the prospect of healthy, fresh food comes at a critical juncture where rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases run […]

SEE MORE IN OUR SPECIAL REPORT, “THE BIG ISSUE: ADDICTED TO FOOD” Also in THE BIG ISSUE: The Big Issue: Blacks Aren’t Immune To Food Addiction (hosted by Mara Sciavocampo] [VIDEO] The Urban Fresh Food Fight Goes National America’s Worst 9 Urban Food Deserts Top 7 Addicting Foods QUIZ: Are You A Food Addict?

TheGrio and NewsOne have teamed up to launch a new multimedia series called THE BIG ISSUE. Our first installment is this special report, “Addicted To Food.” On TheGrio: The Big Issue: Blacks Aren’t Immune To Food Addiction (hosted by Mara Sciavocampo] [VIDEO] The Urban Fresh Food Fight Goes National Map: Obesity by state vs fast […]