Drug overdose death rates highest among American Indian people and middle-age Black men, study shows

For people ages 15 to 34, White people had the highest rate of overdose deaths in 2018. But between 2018 and 2021, rates increased faster among other racial and ethnic…

Forehead thermometers may be less accurate at detecting fevers in Black people, study finds

Temporal thermometers grew in popularity during the pandemic, and this isn’t the first time that a medical tool important for evaluating Covid-19 patients has been found to not work as…

‘The Woman King’ Immortalizes Black Female Warriors On Screen

It’s fitting that the first image I see when Gina Prince-Bythewood signs on for our video call is a photo of herself as a little girl. She’s running a few…

BBC News Anchors Changed Into Black Suits Ahead of the Queen’s Death at Age 96

Buckingham Palace announced today that Queen Elizabeth II died this afternoon at age 96, after giving word earlier that she had been placed under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, the…

Black heart health: Religion linked to better measures

More religious participants had better scores for blood pressure, cholesterol and other metrics known to influence cardiovascular health, found a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association…

Black and Hispanic people get monkeypox more but get less care. Here’s what’s being done to address inequities

“We actually got a head start, and we started early, even before the festival, with monkeypox vaccinations for people that are here in Atlanta,” said Melissa Scott, one of the…

Drinking black tea may be linked to lower risk of early death, study finds

The study looked at nearly 500,000 men and women ages 40 to 69 years old who participated in the UK Biobank, which houses in-depth genetic and health information, between 2006…

Inflation Reduction Act to Rewrite Embattled Black Farmer Relief Program

WASHINGTON — A $4 billion program to help Black and other “socially disadvantaged” farmers that never got off the ground last year amid legal objections will be replaced with a…

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black, Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States by July 22, about two months after the country’s first case was reported. Case report forms with additional epidemiologic…

In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest

The coronavirus pandemic walloped rural America last year, precipitating a surge of deaths among white residents as the virus inflamed longstanding health deficits there. But across the small towns and…