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The expulsion of two Black state Democratic lawmakers in their 20s by the predominantly white, Republican-controlled Tennessee House in late March ignited backlash across the country. Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were ousted for rallying in the House with local activists and student protesters in support of stricter gun controls following a school shooting […]

By Kyla Russell, CNN Black and Hispanic adults in the US are less likely than White adults to get statins, medications that prevent or treat common forms of heart disease, according to a new study. For the study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology, the researchers analyzed data on more than 3,000 people ages […]

By Kyla Russell, CNN Black and Hispanic adults in the US are less likely than White adults to get statins, medications that prevent or treat common forms of heart disease, according to a new study. For the study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology, the researchers analyzed data on more than 3,000 people ages […]

Diabetes and obesity rates among young adults in the United States are on the rise, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Over a roughly 11-year period from 2009 to 2020, diabetes rates for adults ages 20 to 44 rose from 3% to 4%, and obesity rates increased […]

HEALTHY MIND MATTERS UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2023 AT 7:19 PM A recent NAMI study shows that African American and Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress. (KSLTV) SALT LAKE CITY — More and more Americans are dealing with stress and mental health challenges, but […]

Comment on this story Comment If no one in your circle of family and friends is mentally ill, count yourself lucky — or maybe you’re just deluding yourself. In my intimate social network, I can think of at least six cases. I’m not talking just about relatives or friends or the children of friends who […]

The portion of U.S. adults identifying as LGBTQ has doubled over the last decade, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. Gallup found that 7.2 percent of Americans identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual in aggregated polling data from 2022. This is about double the portion of American adults that […]

Black adults may face a greater risk of high blood pressure and stroke if they are found to have a high level of an organic compound called gluconic acid in their body, according to preliminary research presented at . . .

The first objective of this study was to describe handgrip characteristics in the older population from Antioquia, Colombia. In this population, handgrip strength significantly decreases with aging, in both men and women. Handgrip strength has shown a positive and strong association with functional and health parameters. These findings corroborate the potential value of manual dynamometry […]

More than 1 in 4 US adults 71 years and older were found to have vision impairment (VI) in 2021, which was a higher number than previous estimates according to JAMA Ophthalmology. The prevalence of VI also differed according to socioeconomic and demographic factors. Older adults are more likely to be affected by VI, with […]


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