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Lack of sleep can lead to false confessions

By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to

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African-American men with historically Black names live a year longer

By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Black men with historically distinctive Black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year

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New Orleans actively fending off the Zika virus
By Bob Marshall The Lens Entomologist Sarah Michaels peered carefully into the mesh collection sack from the city mosquito trap off Press Street. Several hundred were inside, but none looked like the ...
Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen ...
Study: Blacks receive less medication for pain
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – My mother, Ruth Belle Lowe, would soon die from cancer. I stayed in her hospital room in Tacoma, Washington, my family’s hometown. She ...
Caregivers face crushing demands, but help isn’t far
By Hanah Cho Contributing Writer (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) – For the past five years, Jan Draper has rarely left the side of her husband, Gary, who has Alzheimer’s ...
No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One ...
With aging and illness, some LGBT people are opting for the closet
By Ellen Rand Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Lawrence Johnson and Alexandre Rheume were an interracial couple, who had been together 38 years until Rheume – 22 years older ...
Asthma rates among Blacks will take your breath away
By Dr. Sheryl E. Lucas Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – In a speech to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in ...
Brain research drives push to educate zero- to five-year-olds
By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Speaking at a forum promoting parental awareness of early childhood education, education advocate Ernesto Saldana literally illustrated the stakes by ...

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