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Unhealthy Fellowship: Traditional After-Church Dinners Are Often High in Fat and Could Further Encourage...

The fourth Sunday of Advent service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Chicago was marked by a special brunch. The meal included decadent soul food entrees like ham, dressing and collard greens, along with...

Women Tend to Disregard Heart Diseases Risks, According to Study

Every year, 53,000 women in the United States die from a heart attack. And medical experts have long known that women have heart disease symptoms that men do not. Sometimes,  says the American...

A New, Welcomed Change to Soul Food from Emerging Black Chefs

Chefs all over the U.S. are putting a tasty new spin on soul food. Seattle restaurant Salare is known for its fresh take on Nigerian dishes, such as winter squash and fried okra, and a...

Racism Concerns Drive More Black Parents to Consider Homeschooling

The Kirksey family lives in a quiet suburb of Detroit. During a typical night at home, 7-year-old Brandon sprawls on the floor. He is seated near a wall filled with puzzles, textbooks and children's...

World’s Oldest Person Reveals Her Secret to a Long Life as Reports Show More...

The world's oldest person is currently 116 years old. She wakes up each morning and has a breakfast that consists of grits, bacon and eggs. One of the aides at the facility where she...

U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Why Mainstream Researchers Aren’t Completely Buying It

When it comes to dietary guidelines, there is much confusion about what Americans should be eating. Reports and articles incessantly tell us what to eat, what not to eat and which "unhealthy" foods are...

Why You Need This African Superfruit in Your Diet

There are several beneficial superfoods in the world, including moringa, acai, goji and  wheatgrass. However, there is one particular superfood that hasn't gotten enough attention, and it's about time that changed. Introducing: the baobab. Baobab...

The Path to Success Has Been Rocky for Cancer Researcher Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, but...

There have been a number of studies proposing ways to prevent cancer or offer more effective treatments for patients. Most of these studies have been developed based on the work of physicists, scientists and...

Hidden Mental Health Issues: The Unique Challenges Black College Students Face

Researchers have concluded that Black college students rely on "grit" to get ahead, which means they view their college experience with determination and a strong sense of mental toughness. This is especially prevalent among...

Running as a Workout: How Far Do You Need to Run to Get the...

If you know that you should probably include running in your workout, but it's not your favorite exercise, you may be in luck. A review of various studies has revealed that to get all...

Disparities in Health Risks: Clinical Trials Don’t Accurately Reflect Diversity in the U.S.

Around 40 percent of Americans are minorities, ethnically or racially. However, the people who are studied for clinical trials aren't generally minorities. Clinical trials are used to determine which medications will prove to be beneficial...

Childhood Asthma: Rates Are Lowering, But Racial Disparities Are Still Present

At long last, there's some good news when it comes to childhood asthma in the U.S. While the numbers have increased over the last few decades, the number of children who have asthma is...

New Research: Risk-Takers May be More Intelligent

It's no secret that Black people in America are often receiving advice from their elders that involves "playing it safe" in response to white hostility and violence. We are encouraged not to make too...

Study Shows Getting Too Much Sleep Can be as Dangerous as Drinking and Smoking

We've long been told that sleep is the ideal remedy for most ailments. There has been a general belief among most people that the body gets sick and muscles begin to ache because of...

Study Reveals African-American Women in the South Suffer Less from Depression

According to a new study from the University of Michigan, Black women who live in the rural South are less prone to depression than those who live in the South's urban regions. The study...

Ovarian Cancer: A Healthy Diet May Help Lower the Risk for Black Women

According to a new study, Black women can lower their risk of developing ovarian cancer simply by following a healthy diet. Among American women, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death....

Companies Selling “Fake” Diet Pills Will Now Face Criminal Charges

    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it will bring criminal and civil charges against some of the marketers and creators of certain dietary supplements. In a statement, the DOJ alleges that the...

Black Community Comes Together to Turn ‘Food Desert’ Into a $2 Million Co-Op

For almost two decades, the residents who live in a predominantly African-American Greensboro neighborhood didn't have a place to shop for food. The community tried to attract the attention of a popular grocery store,...

What Is ‘Natural Food?’ The Government May Finally Provide a Definition

The news that the government may start providing a clear definition of "natural foods" is more than three decades in the making. With all the health problems that are plaguing the Black community, including...

Sleep and Your Health: Are You Getting Enough Rest?

      A number of studies reveal that Black Americans are not getting adequate sleep. This serious health issue has a profound impact on the overall health of African-Americans. Individuals who consistently don't get enough sleep...
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Salmon Served in the Winter Could be ‘Fake’

If you ordered Alaskan sockeye salmon for your entree the next time you're at your favorite restaurant, would you be able to tell if the fish wasn't exactly what you wanted? If you're familiar...

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