Florida City- The Zika virus is particularly a concern for the farm worker and migrant population here in South Florida. Many of them don’t have the resources to be able to adequately protect themselves and most live and work in some of the most vulnerable conditions for mosquito bites. As they tend to our farms, fields, nurseries and greenhouses locally, there is a lot of standing water in the fields and in pots.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 31, 2016: Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking in the U.S., the habit is prevalent among Latin American immigrants in the country, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among Hispanics, according to the study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), current cigarette smoking prevalence was almost 24 percent in 2002-2005 and almost 20 percent in 2010-2013.
(Black PR Wire) Detroit, MI- Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) presents its 5th Annual Summit, on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 1:00pm- 4:00pm. The event will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. The Summit is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 19, Aug. 2016: The Zika virus is putting a damper on everyone’s travel plans as the US’ Center for Disease Control continues to expand its non-essential travel notices for more than two dozen Caribbean countries.The latest country added to the list is the Cayman Islands due to recent local cases of the mosquito borne virus there. Women who are pregnant are especially being warned to avoid the Cayman Islands as well as the following countries:
Black and Hispanic children and young adults with mental health issues are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care, according to a study out last week. That could play a part in why children from those communities end up getting expelled from school or are incarcerated at higher rates than their white or Asian peers, say authors of the study.
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