Sunday, May 31, 2020

Florida lawmakers target sexually transmitted diseases

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House panel Monday approved expanding the legal definition of sexual intercourse as part of an effort to prevent the...

Black moms and postpartum depression

African American women get less treatment than other mothers BY NINA FELDMAN AND ANERI PATTANI WHYY / THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TNS Portia Smith’s most vivid memories of...

Reporter’s next assignment is in SENEGAL

Florida Courier’s Penny Dickerson will be writing aboard the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship. PHOTO BY...

TALKING ABOUT SEX FROM THE PULPIT

Leaders at AIDS conference say Black churches must do more in the fight against HIV BY GEORGE E. CURRY EMERGENEWSONLINE.COM DURBAN, South Africa – The Rev. Edwin...

Why are we still questioning vaccines?

Measles cases have cropped up across 12 states over the last ten weeks – nearly two decades...

Goodnight, smartphone

Powering down before bed for a good night’s rest From Family Features Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing...

Medical marijuana ballot initiative moving forward

United for Care will try to get amendment on 2016 ballot THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After lawmakers adjourned last week without taking up the medical-marijuana...

Help prevent coronavirus by washing hands to these songs

BY GABRIELLE CALISE TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS The ritual of hand-washing shouldn’t just be a swish of the palms with some soap and water. And lately, doing...

5 factors that can contribute to blood clots

Thrombosis is the third leading vascular diagnosis after heart attack and stroke. COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES Consult...

Type 2 diabetes and the Black family

Management of disease influenced by food and culture  JONATHAN WILSON/PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Helen Clay, a patient of Type...