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Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history
By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+

President Obama on Tuesday announced his selection of Douglas Brooks as the head of his Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the White House agency that coordinates, monitors, and facilitates HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education programs in the United States.

Posted in: Featured, HIV, LGBT
Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’

Doctors have used gene therapy to upgrade the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield them from the virus’s onslaught. It raises the prospect of patients no longer needing to take daily medication to control their infection. By James Gallagher The patients’ white blood cells were taken out of the body, given HIV […]

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Dark Chocolate Reaps Heart-Healthy Benefits
By March 9, 2014 Read More →

Dark Chocolate Reaps Heart-Healthy Benefits

Researchers have known for some time that chocolate – especially dark chocolate – is good for the heart. Now, they know why. By Jessica Berman Besides tasting good, researchers found dark chocolate is protective against heart disease in two ways; it restores flexibility to stiffening arteries and prevents white blood cells from sticking to the insides […]

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Revolutionary Vaccine Breaks Refrigeration Barrier in Africa
By March 1, 2014 Read More →

Revolutionary Vaccine Breaks Refrigeration Barrier in Africa

DAKAR — For decades, distribution of vaccines in Africa and other warm regions has been hampered by the need to keep the vaccines refrigerated – a major challenge in remote areas without electric power. But the World Health Organization says a new vaccine aimed at preventing meningitis A can withstand temperatures up to 40 degrees […]

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Uganda says healthcare is for all despite anti-gay law
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Uganda says healthcare is for all despite anti-gay law

Uganda’s health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law. Aid charities warn the new bill will have “disastrous” effects on the country’s response to HIV. Uganda is a very conservative society where many people oppose homosexuality. Homosexual acts were already illegal in […]

Posted in: Health, World
Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River
By February 16, 2014 Read More →

Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River

Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River By Nathan James In a horrifying postscript to New York Fashion week, a renowned designer who had gone missing early Thursday, was found dead in the icy Hudson River at 1 PM this afternoon, NYPD detectives said. The body of Michele Savoia, 55, a Fashion Institute of […]

Posted in: Fashion, Memorials
Breast Cancer Drug Fights Lethal Fungal Infection in HIV/AIDS Patients
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

Breast Cancer Drug Fights Lethal Fungal Infection in HIV/AIDS Patients

A drug used to treat breast cancer may soon have another use – as a weapon against a lethal fungal infection that kills more HIV/AIDS patients than tuberculosis. The potential new use for tamoxifen was discovered as part of a screening process of older, already approved drugs. By Jessica Berman Each year, an estimated one […]

Posted in: HIV
‘Sticky balls’ may stop cancer spreading
By January 19, 2014 Read More →

‘Sticky balls’ may stop cancer spreading

Cancer-killing “sticky balls” can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests. The most dangerous and deadly stage of a tumour is when it spreads around the body. By James Gallagher Scientists at Cornell University, in the US, have designed nanoparticles that stay in the bloodstream and kill migrating […]

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Pope Francis names new cardinals from Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

Pope Francis names new cardinals from Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast

Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor. Cardinals, who wear red hats and robes, are the most senior clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church below the Pope. Sixteen of the new appointees are under 80, making them eligible to […]

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