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OPINION - Youth boxing programs aim to teach children discipline, promote physical fitness and provide them with positive choices, especially in inner cities. But, those benefits do not outweigh the risks of brain injury...
theGRIO REPORT - Regardless of achievement or education, black scientists are more likely to be rejected for medical research funding, according to a study out today...
theGRIO REPORT - Africa's first human milk bank opened this month, providing donated breast milk to at-risk infants on the island of Cape Verde...

theGRIO REPORT - Melanin protects darker skin from premature aging and damage from UV rays, but its protection increases the risk of other diseases, according to research presented this month...
theGRIO REPORT - The only factor more influential than socioeconomic status was having a previously diagnosed sexually transmitted infection -- such as herpes, chlamydia or gonorrhea....
theGRIO REPORT - This is not a coincidence, according to infectious disease experts...

theGRIO REPORT - For the first time, researchers are looking into the genetic makeup of African-Americans and changing the way we view minority illnesses...
theGRIO REPORT - There are some within the black community that are believed and continuously passed down. Read to see of these six are fact and which are fiction...
theGRIO REPORT - JaMichael Brown broke records with his birth weight of 16 pounds and his mother can celebrate a good outcome. Yet, some large newborns have a much higher risk of complications...

theGRIO REPORT - If diagnosed early, the patient has fewer years of suffering. It never goes away completely, but it can be controlled...
SLIDESHOW - From the first AIDS case on June 5, 1981 until now, black Americans have been significantly affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic...
theGRIO REPORT - When the first case of AIDS was reported on June 5, 1981, AIDS was described as a disease of white gay men...
OPINION - Instead of solely spouting more statistics on the disparities, we aim to teach you about each disease and why that disease kills at such high rates...
theGRIO REPORT - Forty percent of African-American adults have some form of heart disease, and they are 30 percent more likely to die from it than whites...
theGRIO REPORT - One in five African-American men is diagnosed with prostate cancer, one in 20 die from it...
the GRIO REPORT - Deaths from breast cancer are decreasing for women of all races except African-American women...
theGRIO REPORT - One in 16 African-American men and one in 32 African-American women will be diagnosed with human immunodeficiency syndrome, or HIV...
theGRIO REPORT - Once a disease of the elderly, diabetes now affects black children too. African-Americans in general are two times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than whites...
theGRIO REPORT - Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the U.S. -- leaving stroke survivors paralyzed or unable to perform daily activities...
theGRIO REPORT - Although black men smoke less than white men, they are 40 percent more likely to develop the disease...