Tag Archives: Black

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was reaching… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On How Needle Exchanges Enhance Public Health; Are Adversities Taking A Toll On Mental Health Of Young Black Americans?

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Miami Herald: More People Than Ever Are Dying From Opioid Overdoses. But Not In Miami-Dade. Recent Florida Department of Law Enforcement data found that overdose deaths declined in Miami-Dade County last year, bucking a multiyear surge in local, state and national opioid mortality. Miami-Dade has… Read More »

Black Mothers More Likely to Give Boys Higher ADHD Rating

Black children, especially boys, often receive higher scores on common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) measures than their white counterparts. Now, new findings published in the Journal of Attention Disorders reveal that Black mothers rate boys higher for the inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that define this brain disorder, which affects functioning and development, regardless of… Read More »