Lauren Foster

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Fearing Deportation, Immigrants Take Precautions

Generated by IJG JPEG Library<p>In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives …

Immigration

Black Muslims Face Double Jeopardy, Anxiety In The Heartland

Black parents across America have long instructed their children on navigating discrimination and avoiding its sometimes deadly consequences. But for black immigrant Muslims, this conversation takes on an entirely different dimension.<p>Growing up, Ahlaam Ibraahim, a Somali-American student at the …

Racism in India

Occupying a mere eight per cent of the total land area in India, the seven Northeastern states and its ethnically-diverse people is a …

India

Black health needs to become a priority | The Star

Each February, public and private organizations engage in a flurry of activities to celebrate Black History Month. They seek to recognize the …

Realizing Economic Empowerment For All Americans

We must not forget the real and present disparities still present in our society that prevent us from reaching true equality.<p>As Black History Month comes to an end, we must take stock of the progress we’ve made as a country on civil rights and justice for all, but also reflect on the hard work …

5 Things You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act and African Americans

<b>This column contains a correction.</b> Prior to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, quality affordable health care was …

We Asked Experts What Really Happens When You Mix Weed with Anti-Anxiety Meds

Is the combo a black hole?<p>For my first year in college, weed was an old reliable for me. It was a way for me to cope with stress about grades and life in general.<p>But on April 26 of 2016, that all changed for me. That day, I finished my first year of university. My best friend and I bought some …

Everything you need to know about eating disorders in men

Eating disorders in men are on the rise, so we asked a doctor to explain what they are, if you or a loved one might be suffering from one and what …

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …

‘So, you know I have bipolar?’ – the perils of dating with a mental health problem

Dating is a tricky business at the best of times, but even more so if you have a history of mental illness. Here are some dos and don’ts …<p>Dating is hard. It’s paved with heartache and unrequited crushes and the blurting out of gabbled nonsense in front of the unimpressed person you like. When I …

10 ways to manage morning anxiety

Does every morning start with a knot in your stomach and those dreaded palpitations? We've got the answers to stop anxiety from taking over your …

Young people 'fear stigma' if they ask for mental-health help

<b>Over three-quarters of young people say there is a stigma to mental illness and a quarter would not ask for help if they were suffering, a survey suggests.</b><p>Almost half of 2,215 16- to 25-year-olds polled by YouGov for the Prince's Trust said they had themselves experienced a mental health …

Mental Health

I Dream Of Healthy Black Futures

If we are going to withstand the destructive policies of this incoming administration, we’ll have to be even more creative.<p><i>Healthcare is a human right.</i><p><i>No one should be denied the opportunity to see a doctor because of how much money is in their pocket or where they live.</i><p><i>Our loved ones shouldn’t die</i> …

For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige

Tales of talented black students on majority-white campuses running through a racial gauntlet that has them questioning their brilliance, abilities and place are familiar to parents like me who have a college-bound child at home.<p>The trauma that sometimes comes with being a black student at …

Workforce Health And Productivity

Work and health are inextricably linked. Most American adults spend nearly half of their waking hours at work. Poor physical and social working …

Chicago, the Racial Wealth Divide and Mexican Americans

<i>Co-written by Jessika Lopez, Senior Program Associate, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative</i><p>When we think of Chicago, we think the Windy City, maybe the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series or maybe even think of Barack Obama's adopted hometown, but we don't really associate Chicago with Mexican …

Why Black Women Are Hurt When Black Men Only Date Outside Their Race

[BLANK_AUDIO] Feminist and co host of the Black Joy Mixtape, Amber J. Phillips. Hey Amber! Hey, how are y'all? Good to see you. Good to see you. So …

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

The racial wealth gap has been measured and studied for decades. One fact has remained the same: White families build and accumulate more wealth more …

Study: Immigration Is Not Linked to Increased Crime Rates

There is no correlation between immigration and increases in crime, according to a new University of Buffalo-led study by a team of researchers from …

ACLU Sues City of Milwaukee for Racist Stop and Frisk Policy

The ACLU and the ACLU of Wisconsin just filed a law suit against the city of Milwaukee alleging that the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) routinely …

Stop And Frisk

UK companies are nowhere near diverse enough and it's hurting our economy

BME representation from the boardroom down needs to improve in the UK – and this is how to do it.<p>If British companies recruited people from black and …

Aggression disorder linked to greater risk of substance abuse

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED)–a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts–are at five times greater risk for …

The Brain

How Screens Turn Kids into "Digital Addicts"

When it comes to kids and technology, even the most tech-savvy parents proceed with caution, some even going as far as to enroll their children in …

STUDY: Police Kill Unarmed Black Civilians at Higher Rates Than White

A new study released online yesterday (February 8) reports an unsurprising fact: Police are more than twice as likely to kill an unarmed Black …

This is What a Day Without Immigrants Looks Like

With immigration raids on the rise and President Trump vowing to push his “Muslim Ban” through the court system, many people of color are feeling the …

Which of These Women Has a Mental Illness?

All of them—including me, Women's Health's editor-in-chief.<p>Despite common misconceptions, they're not violent. Or "crazy." And, no, they can't just "get over it." They're your mothers, daughters, sisters, best friends, work wives, celebs, and Instagram stars.<p>They're also me, the editor-in-chief of</i> …

Being a Woman Puts You at Higher Risk for These 5 Mental Disorders

It's a whole different kind of gender gap.<p>Due to a mix of hormones, cultural pressures (e.g., "having it all"), and a higher risk for physical and emotional abuse, at least twice as many women as men are struck by these five disorders. Big life stressors like career changes, bad breakups, or car …

Menstrual irregularities not uncommon in decade prior to menopause

<b>DEAR MAYO CLINIC:</b> I am 41 and have had regular periods (every 28 days) my entire life, until recently, when I didn’t have a period for more than two …