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Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction flowed in to the administration’s decision to prevent…

Study Shows 60% of Black Females Have  Been Sexually Abused By The Time They Turn 18

Study Shows 60% of Black Females Have Been Sexually Abused By The Time They Turn 18

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    Sixty percent of Black women in an ongoing study reported they had been sexually assaulted by a Black man before they turned 18, according researchers at Black Women’s Blueprint. Nationally, more than 300 women were surveyed in the study, and the organization hopes to survey a total of 700 women by March 2012. The group will announce its full findings at that time. According to Farah Tanis, co-Founder…

You Can ONLY  Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

You Can ONLY Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

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    With the donor pool as slim as it is, and the waiting list as long as it is, I’m surprised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would propose such a limiting provision in its new set of health guidelines. Under the proposed policy, people who’ve had sex with two or more people in the past year will be placed in a high-risk donor category, noting the…

Be Careful: There is an STD Explosion in the Black Community

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Most of you read about the story of William Brawner, the former Howard University student who admitted to having unprotected sex in college while knowing that he is HIV positive.  The story sent shockwaves throughout the African American community, as well as among Howard University alumni.  But the case is probably not isolated and stands as a call to arms for those who are concerned about the recent spike in…

Sharpton Makes A Healthy Choice And Loses 100 lb

Sharpton Makes A Healthy Choice And Loses 100 lb

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    Fried chicken, mac and cheese and a side of civil rights — the third item on the menu may seem out of place, but not when you are talking to Rev. Al Sharpton. He’s lost over 100 pounds and is determined to keep it off. Even President Barack Obama recently urged him to “go ahead and let loose a bit on Thanksgiving.” Sharpton responded:” I will not break…

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

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This is sad.  We expect the government to protect these children, not to use them as crash test dummies…     Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It…

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

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  Black Like Moi reports:   President Barack Obama pledged an additional $50 million dollars to bolster HIV and AIDS treatment and medical facilities across the United States. “We are going to win this fight,” Obama said. “But the fight’s not over, not by a long shot.” He made the announcement during a D.C. event Thursday to mark World AIDS Day. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also…

How Do We Fight Diabetes in the Black Community?

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Well Known School Denies Boy With HIV An Education [VIDEO]

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View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com. The Milton Hersey School was founded by the chocolate tycoon as a school that “nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.” But it seems that fulfillment won’t be coming for a 13-year-old honor student from Delaware County who is infected with the virus that causes AIDS. via Hershey School Turns Away Boy With HIV | NBC Philadelphia.

Six HIV Patients Die After Church Tells Them To Stop Taking Meds

Six HIV Patients Die After Church Tells Them To Stop Taking Meds

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    Six people who were HIV positive have died after their evangelical churches reportedly told them to stop taking medication.  The churches, based in Britain, told them that they were healed by God. The churches in England and Scotland informed the patients that they could be healed by an exorcism that consisted of lots of shouting and putting water in their faces.  Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a…

Five Ways to Protect Your Children from Predators

Five Ways to Protect Your Children from Predators

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    With the recent scandals at Penn State University, the Catholic Church and other places, it is clear that we should find ways to educate our children to prepare them for potential child predators.  Here is a short list of things you should teach your child about predators; it may save his/her life: via Black Mother, Black Woman: Please Read: Five Ways to Protect Your Children from Predators.

Drinking age law impacts women’s suicide risk

Drinking age law impacts women’s suicide risk

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    Richard A. Grucza, Ph.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues investigated whether individuals who were legally permitted to drink prior to the age of 21 years remained at elevated risk of suicide and homicide in adulthood. Data were collected from more than 200,000 suicides and 130,000 homicides from individuals born between 1949 and 1972 (the years during which the drinking age was…

Former NFL Players Live in Misery After Multiple Concussions, Injuries

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N.F.L. fans, people outside, they have no clue what goes on. This isn’t like playing Madden. This isn’t like being the popular kid in high school. When you do those things in the real world, and it don’t work out, you still have your health. The thing about football is you’re directly playing with your life, the quality of it and the longevity of it. The stakes are up there….

Using Fix a Flat for Butt Injections? A Woman Did Just That | What The Ha-yell!

Using Fix a Flat for Butt Injections? A Woman Did Just That | What The Ha-yell!

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    A transgender woman (well, actually she’s a man) in Miami is accused of injecting all kinds of things into the butts of his/her patients in order to make the “donk” just a bit bit “donkier.”  Oneal Ron Morris is being charged with practicing medicine without a license by the Miami Gardens Police and Florida Department of Health.  She, we mean he, actually injected one of his patients with…

Health Experts Say 10% of the World Diabetic by 2030

Health Experts Say 10% of the World Diabetic by 2030

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    The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics. In a report issued on Monday, the advocacy group estimated that 552 million people could have diabetes in two decades’ time based on factors like aging and demographic changes. Currently, the group says that about one adult in 13 has diabetes. via 10% of the World…