Obama Admin Gives Positive Status Report for ACA at Annual NNPA Convention

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.

Fitbit, Health-Tracking Devices Rise in Popularity, Misuse

Fitness tracking devices have been gaining in popularity, and new ones seem to emerge regularly.

Doctor Gives Tips for Avoiding Zika Virus

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.

Study to Explore Role of Spirituality in Treating Chronically Ill Blacks

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.

'Roots' Sparks Conversation About Racism's Toll on Black Psyche

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.

Pension Flap Over for Some Retired Teachers

The "nightmare" is over. At least for some.

Postpartum Awareness Event Planned

One in seven women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder, the most common complication of childbirth, according to health experts.

Pfizer Officials Call for Blacks to Participate in Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials

It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans and 1 out of 365 Blacks in the United States.

Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

Providers for people with disabilities will be exempt from a new U.S. Department of Labor mandate that would have potentially hindered their services for the people who rely on them.

Lower Risk of Obesity, Diabetes for Black Male Descendants of West Africa

While obesity affects people of every ethnic group in the United States, black male descendants from West Africa may have a relatively lower risk of being overweight, obese and diabetic, a new study from the University of Alabama and the ...

New Mosquito Repellant Can Prevent Zika, Makers Claim

A new certified organic mosquito-repellant spray can now be used to prevent the Zika virus, its developers claim.

Hepatitis C Now a Leading Cause of Death

Medical experts say as many as 5 million people in the United States have hepatitis C, and as many as half of those who are infected aren't even aware they have the disease.

Millions Will Go to Lupus Research

A few weeks ago, a House subcommittee approved $5 million toward a lupus medical research program just in time for Lupus Awareness Month. The program got approved May 11 by the House of Representatives Defense Appropriations Subcommittee as part of ...

High-Tech Mosquitoes Could Combat Zika Virus

Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus.

Church Attendance Could Lengthen Lifespan: Study

While many Americans regularly attend church because it keeps them grounded and provides spiritual guidance, a new study suggests that it may also help increase their lifespan.