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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 »

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade Between 2007 and 2016, the number of girls between 10 and 19 taking their own lives climbed by nearly 13 percent a year  Suicides increased among teen and young boys, too, but only by about seven percent  Girls… Read More »