Topic: health disparities

Tuberculosis experts address role of immune response

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major infectious disease global threat, with 8.7 million new cases and 1.4 million deaths worldwide reported in 2011 alone. In the United States, an estimated 10 million to 15 million people are infected. With multidrug-resistant forms of TB…

Jamaican dancehall music promoting skin bleaching sends harmful message

Popular Jamaican dancehall performers who promote skin bleaching in their music are sending a harmful message to their fans, according to Dustin Duncan, an Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. The use of over-the-counter bleaching creams —…