Health

In April of 1915, Booker T. Washington proposed “National Negro Health Week," recognizing that "without health and long life, all else fails.” His idea gradually evolved into observing the month of April as National Minority Health Month to raise awareness and eventually help eliminate the health disparities facing racial and ethnic minorities.
Unlike other ethnic groups, Asian Americans experienced an increase in breast cancer rates over the last 15 years, according to researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). Breast cancer incidents remained stable or declined in most U.S. populations over the same period. In the first study to break down statistics by Asian American subgroup, researchers evaluated seven major ethnicities in California, from 1998 through 2013: Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, South Asians (Indians and Pakistanis) and Southeast Asians (Cambodians, Laotians, Hmong and Thai).
Retired nurse now living overseas, Ms. Tatleen Vassell had several options for a beneficiary of 5.0627 hectares of land in St. Elizabeth valued at $8.6 million, however; for her, this gift should serve the entire community, and so, she made the donation to the Black River Hospital (BRH). The land, which is located in Cheltenham, near New Market in St. Elizabeth was officially handed over on Tuesday, April 18 at the BRH and to date is one of the single largest donation to the hospital.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression at its worst can lead to suicide, which is now the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. In light of this fact, the Manchester Health Department (MHD) hosted a Symposium targeting scores of students, teachers, guidance counsellors, caregivers and parents within the parish of Manchester to address the issue of depression.
New documentary shares an up-close and personal account of HIV/AIDS awareness.  (Black PR Wire) Sistas Organizing to Survive (S.O.S.), a grassroots movement supported by the Florida Department of Health, and Sonshine Communications have teamed up to develop a documentary video on the lives of Black women who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in south Florida. The video is called “Sistas Speak” and is a thought-provoking, moving and inspirational documentary on this pandemic.
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