Tag: Health

Black Youth Exposed to Junk Food Ads at Greater Rates, Study Says

By Sheryl Estrada Television ads promoting high-calorie fast food, sugary snacks and beverages are targeted toward Black adolescents more than any other demographic, according to a new study. The study, which is the first comprehensive examination of television-viewing patterns and related exposure to food and beverage ads by age group,…

Report: Beauty Products for Black Women Have More Health Hazards

An analysis of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women found that approximately 1,177 products contain more potentially harmful ingredients than products promoted to the general public. Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington-basednonprofit and nonpartisan environmental organization specializing in research and advocacy, released the report “Big…

Obamacare Even Works in Red States If You Let It

Two of the states that have had the most success with Obamacare are two states that have been among the most active in the Congressional efforts to repeal it: Kentucky and Arkansas. The Affordable Care Act’s main goal, besides lowering the cost of healthcare, is to insure the uninsured. So…

A Partnership Program of NJTV, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), Latino Leadership Alliance Foundation and RU-TV

A Partnership Program of NJTV, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), Latino Leadership Alliance Foundation and RU-TV Raices de Buena Salud Preview Event, Rutgers University Raices de Buena Salud/ Roots of Good Health, is a new community health documentary series written and produced by…

Are We a Step Closer to Finding the Cure for AIDS

By Julissa Catalan A second baby born with HIV may have been cured of the virus four hours after her birth. According to a 2013 study conducted by the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR): The amount of AIDS diagnoses reported among women has more than tripled since 1985; the…

Is Taking on American Customs Decreasing Latino Life Expectancy

By Julissa Catalan Though previous studies have shown that Latinos have a higher life expectancy than most other Americans, a new study suggests that might soon change for newer generations of Latino-Americans. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute released initial results of its largest Latino health study on Monday….