Memory Loss: Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

Memory Loss: Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

By Linda Nwoke, Exclusive to New Black Voices Alzheimer’s disease is among the top seven in the United States with no cure, and despite the introduction of exciting treatments that slow its progression, the absence of a cure has remained a challenge. Generally, any form of memory loss affects an individual’s daily activities and is […]

Brooklyn Bakes First Three Legal Cannabis Licenses

Brooklyn Bakes First Three Legal Cannabis Licenses

A pet store owner is among the first to get a license following lifting of an injunction on weed sales in the borough. But most applicants are still waiting. BY GABRIEL POBLETE// TheCity.nyc New York’s cannabis regulators issued a flurry of new dispensary licenses Monday, including the first three to individuals who will operate in Brooklyn, […]

Exclusive: WHO’s cancer research agency to say aspartame sweetener a possible carcinogen -sources

Exclusive: WHO’s cancer research agency to say aspartame sweetener a possible carcinogen -sources

By Jennifer Rigby and Richa Naidu// Reuters.com LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – One of the world’s most common artificial sweeteners is set to be declared a possible carcinogen next month by a leading global health body, according to two sources with knowledge of the process, pitting it against the food industry and regulators. Aspartame, used in products from […]

How to Stay Safe as Hazardous Wildfire Smoke Engulfs New York

How to Stay Safe as Hazardous Wildfire Smoke Engulfs New York

Editorial credit: Memories Over Mocha / Shutterstock.com From limiting outdoor exposure to wearing a mask to cleaning air filters — New Yorkers can take steps to protect themselves. BY SAMANTHA MALDONADO AND RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH// TheCity.nyc Smoke from wildfires in Canada brought another day of especially bad air quality in New York City on Wednesday, canceling after-school activities […]

Disinfectants and cleaning products harboring toxic chemicals are widely used despite lack of screening for potential health hazards

Disinfectants and cleaning products harboring toxic chemicals are widely used despite lack of screening for potential health hazards

By: Courtney Carignan // TheConversation.com The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Concerns about unnecessary use of a common class of antimicrobial chemicals used in disinfectants reinforces recommendations to opt for soap and water or safer products, my colleagues and I determined in our recent critical review of the scientific literature. Quaternary ammonium compounds, or QACs, are increasingly marketed […]

You, Your Kids, & Mary Jane

You, Your Kids, & Mary Jane

By Lea Bennette Marijuana, Weed, Mary Jane, Cannabis, Hemp, Pot. The names and our sensibilities towards the industrious plant have changed throughout human history. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that has been legalized in several countries. Its effects on human behavior have been studied extensively, but little is known about the impact of marijuana on […]

The Responsibilities of Parents and the Rights of Autistic Children

The Responsibilities of Parents and the Rights of Autistic Children

By Linda Nwoke  Alexa is a bright and imaginative seven-year-old girl living in her creative world. A world that includes her and shuts most people out, characterized by complex social interactions even with her immediate family members. Alexa finds it challenging to make friends and does not understand social cues, like facial expressions and body […]