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1.5 Million Undiagnosed Chlamydia Cases Annually According to CDC

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More than half of all chlamydia cases go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control. Just over a third of sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 25, the age group most at risk, get tested annually as the CDC recommends. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with 1.3 million diagnosed cased in 2010. The CDC estimates the actual number of…

Natalie Cole And Her Battle With Hepatitis C

Natalie Cole And Her Battle With Hepatitis C

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    Hepatitis C is killing more Americans than HIV, according to a just-released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the millions infected is singer Natalie Cole, 61. The multi-Grammy winning star recently opened up about managing her condition and her life, as well as how she managed the guilt of knowing her past most likely contributed to her developing the disease. Cole lost her…

Cadmium Intake Linked To The Risk of Breast Cancer risk

Cadmium Intake Linked To The Risk of Breast Cancer risk

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  In a finding that strengthens the link between environmental pollutants and rising rates of breast cancer, new research finds that women whose diets contain higher levels of cadmium are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who ingest less of the industrial chemical in their food. Cadmium, a heavy metal long identified as a carcinogen, leaches into crops from fertilizers and when rainfall or sewage sludge deposit…

Researchers Claim New Pill Can Reduce Racism

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Researchers in England are claiming that they have a heart disease pill that can also reduce racism.  Oxford University researchers say that small doses of the beta blocker propranolol can lead the patient to score lower on tests designed to measure subconscious racism.   The pill is primarily used to lower blood pressure and manage panic and anxiety problems. During the study, 18 students were given 20 mg of the pill…

Nick Cannon Says Lupus is Attacking His Kidneys

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Nick Cannon has revealed to the public that he has an autoimmune disease that attacks his kidneys.  The disease is called lupus nephritis. “It’s a rare form of lupus that’s just attacking my kidneys,” Cannon told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “They thought it was just kidney disease, and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys, and that was sort of the root of…

Hair Tip: Shrinkage and Stretching

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Natural hair comes in an array of sizes, shapes, and lengths.Many natural women’s only gripe about being natural is shrinkage. I hope this information on stretching and shrinkage helps naturalistas out there who seek to elongate their hair for certain styles.

70-Year-Old Woman Finds The Fountain Of Youth!

70-Year-Old Woman Finds The Fountain Of Youth!

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“Annette Larkins shows off her garden in her Miami- Dade County backyard. It’s full of fruits and vegetables. Every corner of her garden has something that is edible. She also collects rainwater to drink and water her plants. Annette says the food in her garden is her ‘Fountain of Youth.” Source.

Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty In African American Females

Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty In African American Females

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    A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked hair relaxers to uterine fibroids, as well as early puberty in young girls. Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers. Women who got…

Tisha Campbell-Martin Battles With Life Threatening Disease

Tisha Campbell-Martin Battles With Life Threatening Disease

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Forgive me for generalizing, but if you’re black, you probably love Tisha Campbell-Martin.   Campbell-Martin is best-known for her role in the hit TV show “Martin” in the 1990s (or pronounced “Mar-innnn” for the ebonically-challenged).  Tisha was also the star in movies like House Party and School Daze.   As pretty as the day is long, Tisha has been entertaining America for…

Valentines Day looks for the Curvaceous Divas!!!!

Valentines Day looks for the Curvaceous Divas!!!!

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I wouldn’t dare leave out my “thicka than a snicka” chicas!!! Enjoy these Valentines Day looks!!!

Seven Deadliest Diseases For Blacks

Seven Deadliest Diseases For Blacks

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    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are several deadly diseases that strike Blacks harder and more often than they do other groups, particularly whites. What are the ones affecting us the most? And more importantly, how can we better fight back? First, here are the top seven diseases to keep in mind… • Diabetes. 60% more common in Blacks than in whites. Blacks are up to…