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Do Not Use: Black Salve is Dangerous and Called by Many Names

Image Español You may have seen websites selling certain salves or creams (commonly known as “black salve”) claiming to treat or cure cancer, boils, moles and skin tags (benign, or non-cancerous, growths of the skin). These claims are false. Salve products containing corrosive ingredients, including black salve, are dangerous and are not approved by the… Read More »

Black children in the US more likely to die from surgery complications

By Jason Arunn Murugesu Black people in the US are known to have worse surgical outcomes than white peopleER Productions Limited/Getty Images Black children in the US are twice as likely to die from certain emergency surgeries as white children. Brittany Willer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and her colleagues looked at US… Read More »

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says public health report

FILE PHOTO: Names of people who have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen on a memorial in Clapton, London, Britain, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19, an official study said on… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »