Health

Study Finds Link Between Google Searches for 'N-Word' and Black Death Rate

by Julianne Hing on Apr 28, 2015 1:21PM

Researchers used "n-word" searches to probe how racism affects a person's health.

Topics: /NOW, Health

Report: Majority of Prison Inmates Have Mental Illness

by Julianne Hing on Apr 7, 2015 3:18PM

An Urban Institute report highlights the gaps in knowledge about how this population fares.

Topics: /NOW, Health, Criminal Justice

Meet the Latina Owner of the First LGBTQ Gym in the U.S.

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 24, 2015 7:00AM

Owner Nathalie Huerta reveals the story behind The Perfect Sidekick, her Oakland gym expressly for LGBTQ folks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

#TBT: 'Granny Midwives' of the South

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 19, 2015 10:00AM

A look at the little-discussed but crucial league of black healthcare providers known as "granny midwives" who delivered poor and rural women's babies in the South way before doctors and hospitals became the norm.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Health

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

by Carla Murphy on Mar 19, 2015 7:00AM

A massive collective of doctors from different specialties are pushing to make gun violence a U.S. public-health issue, like smoking and car accidents. Here's why

Topics: Health

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

by Carla Murphy on Mar 4, 2015 7:00AM

There's a new conversation happening about how the trauma of violent crime affects black boys and men. At the center: their humanity.

Topics: Health, Criminal Justice

Staying Alive, as a Black Man [VIDEO]

by Kai Wright on Jan 9, 2015 12:33PM

Two men living with HIV share their personal stories of keeping well in a world in which the average black man dies far younger than the nation overall.

Topics: Health

9 Charts That Force the Question, Does Black Life Matter?

by Kai Wright, Erin Zipper on Jan 7, 2015 07:00am

When measured by the blunt calculus of mortality, being black in the U.S. is a killer.

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn't Make It OK to Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on Dec 16, 2014 5:14PM

"Both science and law must inform our approach," the federal government says.

Topics: /NOW, Health

The Real Poison Pill for Obamacare

by Kai Wright on Nov 17, 2014 8:26AM

Congressional Republicans vow to undo it. The Supreme Court may gut it. But biggest threat to the law's success is more quiet attack that unfolded long before it was even written.

Topics: Health