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Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostrate cancer in Blacks

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The relationship between melanin and vitamin D — the nutrient that sunlight provides — may explain

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Type 2 diabetes may shrink the brain, study suggests

(Special from HealthDay News and The NorthStar News) — People with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age,

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Honoring our seniors by protecting them from hunger
By Bishop Don DiXon Williams Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — This month we celebrate our seniors. Not only should we take the time to remember the ...
Science reveals why many Black women don’t have long hair
(Special from EURWeb) – In a world where weaves, wigs, extensions, clip ins, you name it, have become the norm amongst Black women in the U.S. and abroad, you may ...
Music helps trigger Alzheimer patients’ memories
By John Carlson Contributing Writer MUNCIE, Ind. (Special to the Associated Press from The Star-Press) — It was early Sunday afternoon when Mike Gerhard and Abby Urbick encountered Gene Hart, an 82-year-old ...
Experts warn sleepless seniors about overusing drugs
By Dawn Williams Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Senior News 50 & Better/New America Media) — Everyone faces an occasional restless night, but researchers have learned that 44 percent of adults age 55 and ...
In crowded households, stress is a killer
By Rabiya Hussain Contributing Writer LONG BEACH (New America Media/VoiceWaves) — Every morn­ing before Evangelina Rami­rez leaves for work, she cleans the house in a meticulous manner so that everything is ...
What’s good for your heart is good for your colon
By Sandra Jordan Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended ...
Black families becoming more aware of autism
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As Camille Proctor watched her one year-old son, she knew something wasn’t right. He played with others and enjoyed affection, but he never ...
Restaurants in poor areas push unhealthy foods
(HealthDay News) — Restau­rants near public housing developments tend to offer unhealthy meals, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed menus from 61 fast-food and 72 table-service restaurants within a half mile ...

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