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New research suggests Blacks have predisposition to alcoholism

By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American News­paper) — As the nation kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month, new research

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More and more senior citizens maintaining an active sex life

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month. This little-known designation is not new. Initially established by President John

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America’s family caregivers need assistance
By Chris Farrell Contributing Writer (Special PBS Next Ave­nue/­New America Media) – American families need help. And not because of the widely assumed crisis of values in the home (as opposed ...
University of Houston study links Facebook use to depressive symptoms
The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing ...
Alzheimer’s disease study seeks African-American volunteers
(Family Features) — More than five million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two ...
Black women’s health imperative’ program focuses on women health issues
By Maria Adebola Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” ...
Concerns grow about arsenic levels in rice
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer South Louisiana residents like rice with their beans and jambalaya, and consumers nationally have embraced it as they eat more Asian and Mexican food. Immigration has bolstered ...
What is your obesity costing you?
By Sharelle D. Lowery Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — Sometimes celeb­rities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their ...
New study reveals effective treatment program for breast cancer survivors
(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive ...
Kingsley House to begin construction on new building
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On April 2, Kingsley House will break ground on a 24,000 sq. ft. facility located next to its historic campus at 1600 Constance St.

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