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Police Killings Tied to Worse Mental Health for Blacks

Each year in the U.S., police kill more than 300 Black men and women — at least a quarter of them unarmed.

(Reuters) — Police killings of unarmed Black people are associated with worse mental health for Black Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a study suggests.

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In the U.S., Most Blacks may Have Hypertension by age 55

No matter how low their blood pressure was at the start of the study, Black adults were still more likely to develop hypertension than whites.

(Reuters) — Black men and women are more likely to develop high blood pressure in middle age than their white counterparts, a study suggests.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson's Disease

"It's an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for the disease," Jackson said in a statement.

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. announced on Twitter Friday afternoon his personal struggle with Parkinson's disease.

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Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

All but one — a neuropathologist discovered 110 out of 111 brains donated from NFL players have CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease caused by blows to the head.

Neuropathologist, Dr. Ann McKee, examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to brain trauma. REUTERS

The NFL has been hit with significant scientific evidence confirming an NFL player's chance of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE — a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head.

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