Life

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS

KIRKUK, Iraq – “Going back home? That would be suicide. The Islamists would cut our throats straight away,” says Khalil Hafif Ismam. The fear of this Mandaean refugee sums up that of one of the oldest yet most decimated communities in Mesopotamia.

Posted in: Religion
West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

DAKAR — More than half of all Ebola cases in West Africa have been adult women. But aid agencies say women are also the most affected by border closures and travel restrictions, as they carry out most of the commercial cross-border trade.

Posted in: Health, World
Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers

WASHINGTON – Prayer carpets have been laid out under the soaring arches of the Washington National Cathedral for an unprecedented Muslim worship service in one of America’s best-known churches.

Posted in: Religion, Uncategorized
Florida Insurance Commissioner Reaches Agreement with Insurer to Protect People with HIV/AIDS
By November 11, 2014 Read More →

Florida Insurance Commissioner Reaches Agreement with Insurer to Protect People with HIV/AIDS

WASHINGTON-The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and The AIDS Institute welcomed the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s announcement this morning that it has reached a Consent Order with Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company that addresses some of the discriminatory practices identified in their pending federal complaint against Cigna. “This is a welcomed development,” said […]

Posted in: HIV, LGBT
Mobile Health Apps to Become First Line of Defense in Outbreaks
By November 5, 2014 Read More →

Mobile Health Apps to Become First Line of Defense in Outbreaks

UGANDA — When it comes to fighting viral outbreaks – or even stopping water shortages – healthcare applications which integrate real-time analytics, data centers and messaging platforms are poised to improve the critical initial response to epidemics and natural disasters. mHero, new app The first line of defense against deadly viral outbreaks, water shortages and […]

Posted in: Health
Ebola Studies Help Demystify Vulnerability
By November 2, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Studies Help Demystify Vulnerability

Two notable studies on Ebola this week shed more light on why some people are devastated by the virus, while others manage to survive the deadly pathogen. In one, researchers gathered data from 106 Ebola-stricken patients at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone from May 25 to July 18. The records of some of […]

Posted in: Health
Falling
By October 25, 2014 Read More →

Falling

From the same team that brought you the widely acclaimed shorts “Knowing” and “Open,” comes another portrayal of life as a young gay man. This time we touch on the problem of crystal meth use and the fracturing of relationships.

Posted in: Health, LGBT
Why Storytelling Matters
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Why Storytelling Matters

Rutgers University students study the way stories are told to better understand the truth behind the messages We are riveted by TED Talks, tune in to NPR shows like “The Moth” and share videos of people telling personal tales on social media. But what is it about stories that captivate us? In “Once Upon A […]

Posted in: Culture
HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug

Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan “a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States” WASHINGTON- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the […]

Posted in: HIV, LGBT
Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship provider, accepting applications beginning November 1 LOS ANGELES – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of […]