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Doctors Calling for Medical Disparities to be Part of Black Lives Matter Movement

As the nation puts a spotlight on problems plaguing Black communities, some families and doctors are calling for medical disparities to be part of the Black Lives Matter conversation. “African American women are three to four times more likely to die due to pregnancy complications,” says Dr. Emmary Butler, an OBGYN in Indiana. Dr. Butler, as well as many doctors…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: FDA investigating talc powder + Lung cancer rising in women + Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

For the first time in 50 years, the food and drug administration has started investigating talc powders. This comes after regulators found asbestos in several talc products, including Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder. The FDA held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed testing standards and to hear from consumer advocates and industry representatives. Plus, the number of young women…

Experts Warn Public After Recent Alabama Fox Attacks

According to a statement released by Alabama Department of Public Health, two people have been attacked by foxes believed to be carrying rabies in Baldwin County within the last week. One of those cases occurred on July 6th, when a fox attacked a young teen and her dog, before running off. The second incident happened the day after, when a…

DEA Hopes to Loosen Laws on Marijuana

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to change the laws around marijuana. While there are no major plans to legalize the drug, the type of crime might be changing. Currently, marijuana – both medicinal and recreational – is considered a Schedule I drug. The DEA defines these drugs as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high…