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Popular Hair Care Products For Black Women Contain Harmful Chemicals And Are Less Regulated

#Frontliners we have to talk about this article I came across with attorney Al Parisi because it is scary.

A recent study published in Environmental Research found that there are 66 toxic chemicals in 18 commonly used hair care products for black women in the U.S, that include hair relaxers, anti-frizz products, and root stimulators.  Continue reading Popular Hair Care Products For Black Women Contain Harmful Chemicals And Are Less Regulated

Janet Jackson Undergoing Tests For Throat Cancer

Janet JacksonIt has been reported that superstar Janet Jackson is currently undergoing tests for throat cancer.

The report comes after the 49-year-old singer revealed that she had no choice but to postpone the first dates of the next leg of her ‘Unbreakable World Tour’, which was due to kick off on January 9th, as she needed to undergo surgery. Continue reading Janet Jackson Undergoing Tests For Throat Cancer

Health Beats: Prostate Health


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Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! For that last three years I have the pleasure and pains of debating prostate health with none other than City Councilman Adam McFadden. Recently he came across some new research indicating that sexual activity significantly reduced Prostate Cancer risks, and asked for my input. He didn’t have to ask me twice, I immediately began searching the evidence to support this claim. Look what I found. The headlines read:

“Sex with more than 20 women ‘reduces risk of prostate cancer”

“Prostate cancer risk reduced by sleeping with many women”

Compared to men who have had only one partner during their lifetime, having sex with more than 20 women is associated with a 28% lower risk of one day being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers at the University of Montreal.

My review of the evidence left me with more questions than answers. I could not validate why so many women were needed to reduced the risk. However, the claim assumes 20 or more female sexual partners results in a quotecorner online pharmacy higher frequency of ejaculations, whose protective effect against prostate cancer has been previously observed in studies. The simple science proposes that when a man ejaculates he rids his body of cancer-causing substances in prostatic fluid. Harvard scientists found that men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month enjoyed a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared with men who reported four to seven ejaculations a month throughout their lifetimes.

If you think sleeping around brings your prostate cancer risk down, tune in Tuesday at 7:15am, because we’re gonna talk about it, on “Health Beats” with the wake up club on 103.9 WDKX.

Theresa Lou Bowick BSN, RN

Registered Professional Nurse

Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

Cancer Patient Escorted to Senior Prom by NFL Player Dies

Sen’Derrick Marks of the Jacksonville Jaguars escorted Khameyea Jennings to her Senior Prom.

Jennings who was battling cancer for two years received a prince charming dream with the help of a local non-profit group.

Marks presented the proposal as the young girl lay in the hospital bed. He brought her roses and proposed her with the dream date.

Jennings requested him to wear white and gold. Marks stated he was going to comply with every wish of Jennings to make prom the best night of her life.

Arriving to the senior prom in a black Lamborghini, the beautiful young lady was presented to a standing ovation from her peers.

Marks reminded her that he would stay in touch. He told her to be strong and keep her faith.

Unfortunately, Jennings lost her fight to cancer Friday, May 22nd.

Prayers and support messages are being broadcasted around on social media to help the family grieve and remember Khameyea Jennings.

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written by: Sedria Thomas