Women from 17 nations throughout Africa and the African Diaspora gathered in Durban, South Africa, prior to the International AIDS Conference on July 13-15 to take an intersectional look at Black women and HIV, sexual health and reproductive justice and ...
As people with disabilities assimilate into all aspects of everyday life, their needs and demands expand.
One African-American breast cancer survivor walked 1,000 miles from Biloxi, Miss. to D.C. topless to expose the harsh realities of the disease.
A new study that revealed that women and African-American physicians have salaries that are less than white male doctors, and the difference is pretty significant.
Kayla Rodriguez, a 28-year-old of Puerto Rican descent, co-founded SweetBio, a startup biotech company that uses honey to heal the body.
Vice President Joe Biden hosted a Cancer Moonshot summit Wednesday at Howard University in northwest D.C., urging more collaboration and innovative approaches among health professionals and research experts in battling the disease.
Since Chicago became the first U.S. city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including those containing menthol, The Chicago Defender and other minority-owned media outlets in that region have railed against these laws, saying they heavily discriminate against ...
The Obama administration delivered good news Friday about the state of the president's signature health care law Friday at the National Newspaper Publishers Association's annual convention in Houston.
Fitness tracking devices have been gaining in popularity, and new ones seem to emerge regularly.
Many Americans have become anxious about the Zika virus, but one local physician said there are steps that can be taken to avoid contracting the virus which has been shown to cause birth defects in newborn children.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham postdoctoral scholar — armed with a two-year, $187,000 award from the National Institutes of Health — will explore how spirituality factors into treatment of chronically ill African-Americans.
The History Channel's remake of Alex Haley's culture-altering biography "Roots" has sparked new conversation about race and the toll it has taken psychologically on African-Americans.
The "nightmare" is over. At least for some.
One in seven women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder, the most common complication of childbirth, according to health experts.
It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans and 1 out of 365 Blacks in the United States.