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Understanding Black grief

To understand the unique experience of Black loss, grief and bereavement, it’s necessary to consider the collective grief Black Americans have suffered as the result of America’s long history of racialization and racist violence, UArizona researchers say. (more…)

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Clergy can fight HIV on faith-friendly terms

In the United States, where blacks bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, black religious institutions could help turn the tide. In a new study in PLoS ONE based on dozens of interviews and focus groups with 38 of Philadelphia’s most influential black clergy, physicians and public health researchers find that traditional barriers to preaching about HIV prevention could give way to faith-friendly messages about getting tested and staying on treatment.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The public health community has long struggled with how best to reduce HIV infection rates among black Americans, which is seven times that of whites. In a new paper in the journal PLoS ONE, a team of physicians and public health researchers report that African-American clergy say they are ready to join the fight against the disease by focusing on HIV testing, treatment, and social justice, a strategy that is compatible with religious teaching. (more…)

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Native Hawaiians: Vulnerability to Early Death at all Ages

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Throughout their lives, Native Hawaiians have higher risks of death than white Americans, according to a University of Michigan study.              

The research is the first known study to assess mortality patterns among Native Hawaiians at the national level, including those living outside the state of Hawaii.


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