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There is also much evidence to support the notion that racism and discrimination play a role in the shortened life expectancy of Black Americans ...

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Super Gonorrhea: Scientists discover antibiotic-resistant STD

Scientists have discovered a new strain of gonorrhea-causing bacteria in Japan that is resistant to available treatments. ...

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Heterophobia is the New Black

Heterophobia is the New Black By Raynard Jackson Last week, I had to make one of the most difficult announcements of my life—I told my family that I liked women, err, love women.  Not knowing how my mother would react, I was relieved when she looked at me and said, “Boy, I knew that all along.” My brothers and sisters all said that my coming out of the shadows and announcing that I am heterosexual would not ...

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Not hysterical over hysterectomies?

hysterectomies are being performed due to fibroid tumors and removal of them, ‘Black’ women ...

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Cardiologist: How to live to be 100

cardiologist shares what we can learn from people who live to be 100 and beyond and also points out the lifestyles and habits of those people that are believed to be behind their long lives. ...

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Mississippi’s Roadblocks to health-care reform

[caption id="attachment_12469" align="alignleft" width="144"] Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant[/caption] Mississippi’s Roadblocks to health-care reform The Black AIDS Institute       The road to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is smoother in some states than in others. In Mississippi the journey to health-care reform has been particularly turbulent. State leaders and lawmakers have clashed over key tenets of the ...

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Circumcision study supports HIV theory

new study offers support for the theory that removing the foreskin deprives troublesome bacteria of a place to live ...

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Exclusive breastfeeding for more than four months lowers mother-to-infant HIV risk

HIV-infected mothers who exclusively breastfeed for more than the first four months of life have a lower risk of transmitting the virus ...

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Highly active antiretroviral therapies may be cardioprotective in HIV-infected children, teens

Long-term use of highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAART) does not appear to be associated with impaired heart function in children and adolescents ...

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HIV infections increasing in urban Black men

About 72 percent of new HIV infections in this age group occur in men who have sex with men, and 57 percent occur among African Americans. ...

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