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 […]

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

By Selen Ozturk | January 9, 2024 | Ethnic Media Services A surging “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu and RSV threatens to overburden an already burdened U.S. healthcare system. At a Friday, January 5 briefing co-hosted by Ethnic Media Services and Blue Shield of California Foundation, medical experts discussed tripledemic predictions; the newest JN.1 strain of […]

Science Says Teens Need More Sleep. So Why Is It So Hard to Start School Later?

Science Says Teens Need More Sleep. So Why Is It So Hard to Start School Later?

By Catherine Sweeney NASHVILLE, Tenn. — High school classes start so early around this city that some kids get on buses at 5:30 in the morning. Just 10% of public schools nationwide start before 7:30 a.m., according to federal statistics. But in Nashville, classes start at 7:05 — a fact the new mayor, Freddie O’Connell, has […]

New Covid variant BA.6 ‘likely’ present in US, experts warn as calls for masking return

New Covid variant BA.6 ‘likely’ present in US, experts warn as calls for masking return

Written by: Brendan Taylor Photo Contributor: CKA/ Shutterstock.com A new Covid variant called the BA.6, which has led to discussions about bringing masks back, might already be present in the US. This news comes from experts who spoke to DailyMail.com. Experts raise concerns about new Covid mutant variant BA.6 possibly arriving in US – mask advocacy grows The […]

Covid Makes a Comeback, But New Vaccines Are Around the Corner

Covid Makes a Comeback, But New Vaccines Are Around the Corner

By: Sunita Sohrabji Photo Contributor: Prostock-studio / shutterstock.com The US is experiencing a summer swell of infections, though hospitalization rates remain relatively stable. Three eminent experts conclude that Covid-19 will continue to pose a health threat over many years, as it continues its evolution. But updated vaccines are expected to mitigate the severity of infections. […]

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 […]

Labor weighs in on bail, ‘good cause,’ health care in New York budget

Labor weighs in on bail, ‘good cause,’ health care in New York budget

Amid the ongoing budget negotiations between legislative leaders and the governor ahead of the April 10 extended budget deadline, New York City’s largest labor union District Council 37 came out in opposition to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed bail reform changes. The labor union – which represents 250,000 public employees – sent a memo to the Legislature asserting […]

Here’s Why Black Life Expectancy Dropped This Year

Here’s Why Black Life Expectancy Dropped This Year

By Amira Castilla, The Root Just when the United States started to close the gap between life expectancy rates amongst races, Covid-19 wrecked the chance. In an interview with CBS News in June 2022, Dr. Greg Roth at the University of Washington School of Medicine said that the gap between Black and white life expectancy […]

Black & Hispanic Healthy Adolescents Have Low Vitamin D Levels

Black & Hispanic Healthy Adolescents Have Low Vitamin D Levels

By Larissa Marulli, Moms New research has shown that Black and Hispanic youth have much lower levels of vitamin D than their Caucasian peers. A vitamin D deficiency can cause serious health problems in childhood and adulthood. From the University of Houston College of Nursing, a new study explored the deficiency of the “sunshine” vitamin […]