For some African-American women, the natural features and body-types that were once celebrated as “black is beautiful” have evolved to represent a new meaning that involves cosmetic surgery/procedures to enhance their body shapes and facial features.
Research has shown that racial discrimination can cause life-threatening health conditions for black women .
Aubrey Podell weighed 351 pounds when she graduated from Boston University in 2010. Her weight gain had happened gradually, over the last six or seven years, and she didn’t know what to do.
Dr. Georgia Ede first became interested in nutrition five years ago after discovering the paleo diet. She said her new way of eating reversed a number of health problems. But other doctors are wary.
What factors causes obesity? Why does it affect so many African-American women? Experts at the Black Women’s Health Study work to answer these questions.
Take a look at ways one women chooses to fight against obesity
Do you care about what is in your favorite nail polish?
Athletes are a vulnerable population when it comes to eating disorders… and not just female athletes.
Boston’s Green and Clean movement in nail salons has seen improvements.
Engineers and developers are looking at ways for robots to assist us in different aspects of our lives. What challenges will they face as they introduce their technologies into people’s lives?