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Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

The Dilemma of the Black Patient

By YOLONDA Y. WILSON, PhD Last week a nurse posted a video of herself on Twitter mocking patients with the caption “We know when y’all are faking” followed by laughing emojis. Twitter responded with the hashtag #patientsarenotfaking, created by Imani Barbarin, and a slew of testimonials of negligent medical care. While the nurse’s video was not explicitly racialized,… Read More »

Time To Deliver: Putting an end to Black women dying in childbirth is easier than you think

The newly released 2019 March of Dimes Report Card finds that Black women are three to four times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications. (Adobe Stock) Giving birth to a baby is typically a celebratory event. New mothers are supported and surrounded by family and friends wishing the very best for… Read More »