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‘Black Panther’ Star Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43

August 29, 2020 — Chadwick Boseman, the star of the 2018 Marvel Comics megahit Black Panther, died of colon cancer Friday. Boseman, first diagnosed 4 years ago, had kept his diagnosis a secret. He filmed his recent movies ”during and between…

For Black Kids, Autism Caught Late in the Game

The solution, according to Geschwind, is a change in how the system handles these children. Greater access to trained professionals is needed, and if a racial or cultural bias exists, it needs to be overcome, he said. The report…

Young Black Americans at High Risk of Hypertension

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure is often seen as a condition of old age, but a new study finds that it’s common among young Americans — especially young Black adults. The study, of 18- to…

Why Do Black Kids Fare Worse After Surgery?

Black children were also more likely to have bleeding severe enough to require a transfusion: Almost 10% did, versus about 7% of white children. The biggest difference was seen in the risk of death — which, though very low, was…

Black People Underrepresented in Cancer Trials

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. government-funded clinical trials for new cancer treatments have more Black participants than those run by drug companies, but Black patients are still underrepresented in cancer studies, researchers…

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years. That’s the conclusion of…