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Race Triggers Different Biological Markers for Alzheimer’s Among Black and White Folks

In comparison with their white counterparts, African Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Now, new findings published in JAMA Neurology, show that the molecular biomarkers that signal this form of dementia may differ between the two races, reports MedPage Today. For the study, researchers used data about biological markers from 1,255 participants enrolled in… Read More »

Drug overdose death rate increasing the most among middle-aged women, CDC finds

It’s not clear why women are becoming disproportionately affected. (iStock) The drug overdose death rate among women in the U.S. has greatly increased, according to data released this week in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality report. Specifically, the data revealed the drug overdose death rate has hit middle-aged women particularly hard. In… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »