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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 »

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »

Black Adventists Have Lower Cancer and Death Rates

A new study published in the American Cancer Society’s journal Cancer reveals that the healthy Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle is linked with reduced cancer risk—specifically, for Black Americans, according to a press release from the journal’s publisher, Wiley. Until now, there has been little research on the effects of this lifestyle on cancer risk among Black… Read More »

California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention. This week California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to address the… Read More »