First-of-its-kind Ebola treatment trial underway in Congo as outbreak surpasses 400 cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo has kicked off the world's first multidrug randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of experimental drugs used to treat Ebola patients, the World Health Organization announced Monday.

Texas Teen Makes History as First African American Miss Texas Teen USA

Kennedy Edwards made history over the weekend when she was crowned as the first ever African-American Miss Texas Teen USA in the pageant’s 35-year history.

Small Business Saturday Highlight: Houston’s New Emerging Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2019

Black-owned businesses are on the rise. You don't necessarily need a statistics chart to tell you, just look around.

Ayesha Curry Brings the Smoke to Houston

November 14, 2018, International Smoke located at 800 Sorella Court in Houston officially opened its doors to celebrate the collaboration between Chefs Ayesha Curry and Michael Medina. The concept is noted as being inspired “from their discovery that the word ...

Health Scares: When Your Body’s Alarm System Goes Off

I stood there in the middle of my living room stuck in disbelief. Why was the entire right- side of my body numb? All I could think about was my husband and son coming home to find me dead.

Be a Part of Our Wine Tasting Events and Join the Wine Revolution!

As a native Italian wine is not the first thing that leaps to mind when I think of the lone star state.

Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor

Putting healthy meals on the table continues to be a year-round goal for many families, one that can become more difficult with the satisfying and savory flavors of comfort-food season. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, it can ...

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

About 189,910 new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed among Blacks in 2016. One of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the black community is lung cancer. Black men, in particular, make up for 15% of those cases and ...

Ayesha Curry Visits Houston to Promote New Restaurant

A much long-awaited visit from Lifestyle Expert and Cookbook author Ayesha Curry, co-owner with Chef Michael Mina of International Smoke, finally culminated in a week-long visit to Houston with back to back events including a book-signing and cocktail demo during ...

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday.

Selecting a Plan During Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period started on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, meaning this is the time for you to review your current coverage and decide if there are better coverage options for you based on changes to ...

Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical.

Little Chef DJ's Specialties? Vegan Mac and Cheese and Teaching About Eating Healthy

Once he had the crowd's attention, but before showing them how to make something delicious, Little Chef DJ played a trivia game.

Diabetic? Here’s What Black Seed Oil Can Do for You

There’s a new power plant on the scene and it’s making moves… medically. Here’s what you need to know about the latest, yet ancient, health remedy, black seed oil.

Simplify Holiday Entertaining

Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave ...