Tag Archives: Black

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 »

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82% of spending on Spanish-language television in 2017, according to the study released Tuesday. “These companies are not just targeting black and Hispanic kids with their advertising, but they’re targeting them with the worst products,” said lead author Jennifer Harris of University of Connecticut’s… 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 »