Health

Being Poor And Black May Equal Early Alzheimer’s

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer-

The list of health challenges facing Blacks includes diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, higher risks for some cancers and now researchers have found that being Black and poor... »

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

by AP | Jul 25, 2017 - 12:06:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP)—Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health. »

Advocates seek national Vaccine Safety Commission

by Barrington M. Salmon -Contributing Writer- | Apr 5, 2017 - 11:28:01 AM

WASHINGTON—Jose Ramirez and Marijo De Guzman of Ferndale, Wash., carry the weight and sorrow of their son’s death in their faces and demeanor. The couple is struggling to come to terms with the way six-year-old Daniel died. They remain convinced that a series of vaccines administered to their son led to his death. »

'If You Get Sick You Should Get Care': Coalition Organizes To Fight Against Death Of Obamacare

by Final Call News | Jan 19, 2017 - 6:11:33 PM

CHICAGO—Supporters of the Affordable Care Act in the Windy City joined thousands across the country in rallies against attempts by President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a sensible replacement. »

U.S. life expectancy down for 1st time in 22 years—study

by RT.com | Dec 14, 2016 - 12:10:07 PM

The life expectancy of Americans decreased in 2015, compared to 2014—the first drop in over two decades. The newly-released report also shows mortality rates were up for most of the 10 leading causes of death. »

Do Not Ignore Divine Law

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Dec 12, 2016 - 11:20:06 PM

Allah has said that no wild game should be eaten at all. Regardless as to how you love deer meat, the deer is not good to eat. No game that runs wild in the woods or birds that fly, with the exception of baby pigeons that have never flown away from the nest where they were born, (called squabs) should be eaten. »

To reduce prison population, invest in public mental health, new study says

by Andrea Germanos CommonDreams.org | Nov 9, 2016 - 1:45:05 PM

A new study points to a key way to reduce the prison population in the incarceration capital of the world: boost spending on public mental health. »

Beautiful Appearance and Long Life

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Apr 20, 2016 - 6:15:00 PM

We cannot be successful in making the progress of a spiritual life, unless we have the guidance for the physical life. This guidance comes to us through laws, rules and regulations of our physical life. »

Young doctor’s emergency room offers quick but quality care

by Jeffrey L. Boney, Houston Forward Times | Mar 7, 2016 - 9:01:34 AM

HOUSTON (NNPA)—In a time where, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States faces a shortage of as many as 90,000 physicians by 2025, a diamond in the rough has done something phenomenal in the city of Houston. »

State Of Emergency Declared Over Flint's Toxic Water

by RT.com | Jan 12, 2016 - 5:58:18 PM

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency over Flint’s contaminated drinking water. The announcement comes less than a month after Flint’s mayor declared the same, saying the city’s water was causing elevated levels of lead in children. »

Overindulgence, The Enemy

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Dec 29, 2015 - 3:56:06 PM

Eating the wrong food and eating it too often starts trouble in the physical body everywhere — from the sole of your feet to the crown of your head. »

Marketing aggravates obesity in Black children

by Jazelle Hunt -NNPA Washington Correpondent- | Sep 1, 2015 - 10:57:26 PM

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Today, close to one in four Black children—as young as 2 years old—is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping. »

Protecting 50 years of child health progress

by Marian Wright Edelman - Guest Columnist- | Jun 10, 2015 - 10:12:13 AM

With the new coverage options offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 93 percent of all children now have health coverage. Yet, at a time when we should be celebrating Medicaid and CHIP successes, serious threats to Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA continue to surface in Congress. »

Exercise: a prescription for stress

by Dr. Robert J. Muhammad | Apr 14, 2015 - 8:30:06 AM

Stress is the mind and body’s response to a real and/or imagined threat. Anxiety is an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear, often associated with sweating, tension, and an increased heart rate. »

Digest Properly

by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Mar 23, 2015 - 12:15:06 PM

If we expect to live from what we eat, we must be sure that what we eat is masticated so perfectly well, until the stomach juices (which have no teeth), with its hot acid, can digest the food without too much work. »

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Being Poor And Black May Equal Early Alzheimer’s

The list of health challenges facing Blacks includes diabetes, high...

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

NEW YORK (AP)—Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but...

Advocates seek national Vaccine Safety Commission

WASHINGTON—Jose Ramirez and Marijo De Guzman of Ferndale, Wash., carry...

'If You Get Sick You Should Get Care': Coalition Organizes To Fight Against Death Of Obamacare

CHICAGO—Supporters of the Affordable Care Act in the Windy City...

U.S. life expectancy down for 1st time in 22 years—study

The life expectancy of Americans decreased in 2015, compared to...

Do Not Ignore Divine Law

Allah has said that no wild game should be eaten...

To reduce prison population, invest in public mental health, new study says

A new study points to a key way to reduce...

Beautiful Appearance and Long Life

We cannot be successful in making the progress of a...

Young doctor’s emergency room offers quick but quality care

HOUSTON (NNPA)—In a time where, according to the Association of...

State Of Emergency Declared Over Flint's Toxic Water

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency over...

Overindulgence, The Enemy

Eating the wrong food and eating it too often starts...

Marketing aggravates obesity in Black children

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Today, close to one in four Black children—as young...