Tag Archives: Black

Obesity Rate Is Lower Among Black Girls With Asthma in Underprivileged Areas

Asthma and obesity are two health conditions that disproportionately affect Black youth. But the first condition may protect young Black females living in disadvantaged neighborhoods from the latter, according to new findings published in Obesity Science & Practice, reports LSU Health New Orleans. In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated the body mass… Read More »

Red flag upgrade for Pfizer: FDA limits Xeljanz in colitis, slaps black box on label

For Pfizer’s blockbuster immunology drug Xeljanz, an FDA safety communication has now turned into a boxed warning. And forget the drug’s approval as a first-line ulcerative colitis treatment, at least for now. In a new addition to Xeljanz’s label on Friday, the FDA is warning of an increased risk of blood clots—and potentially, death—with the JAK… Read More »

Is black tea good for you?

These days, everybody talks about green tea and how good it is for your health but what about black tea? Is black tea good for you? Does it have any health benefits? Both types of tea come from the same plant, so surely black tea isn’t that bad for you? But to see whether black… Read More »