Ariz. Appeals Court Upholds Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

An appeals court in Arizona has ruled that the state must continue to provide health-care benefits to state-employed same-sex couples. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

HIV/AIDS Activists Push for More Funding to Address Stigma

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic physicians, healthcare workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with...

Former Engineer Turned Fitness Trainer Embarks on Charity Walk for Diabetes

Health nuts and gym rats can be quite annoying—critiquing everything you eat, flashing their firm physiques at every opportunity, devouring food you wouldn’t touch even if you were starving—the nerve of them. But Kenneth...

UN: Ebola Disease Caseload Could Reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency...

Mental Abuse Wounds Kids as Deeply as Physical, Sexual Wrongs, Pediatrics Says

It’s seen and heard all the time: parents belittling their children, talking down to them, or ridiculing them for minor acts of misbehavior or disobedience. Yet, how many times have these acts occurred in public...

Rev. Al Sharpton Now a Vegetarian

Nearly seven years after boycotting fast food giant KFC, the Rev. Al Sharpton has announced that he’s eliminating meats from his diet altogether and is a vegetarian. Sharpton made the announcement in a post...

Republicans Take New Tact to Curtail Legal Abortion in Virginia

The Virginia Board of Health passed what were labeled “emergency” regulations Sept. 15 that abortion rights advocates say will effectively shut down the 22 abortion providers in the state. The rules approved by 12...

Ohio-Based Cosmetologist Helps Women Battle Baldness

Gimmick commercials, dry shampoos and mythical greases aside, hair loss can be a complex problem to combat. While baldness is traditionally common among men, the idea that it’s a rarity among women is a...

Study: Poverty Impacts Early Child Brain Development

In a study with weighty implications for Black families, it was found that poverty adversely impacts early brain development, hamstringing children from lower-income households with disparate rates of development in two key areas of...

Amid Heroin Scourge, Schools Stock Up on Overdose Antidote

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In addition to pencils, books and computers, count a new tool this year at many schools around the country: the heroin-overdose antidote naloxone. Many schools now keep naloxone on hand, and...

HPV Vaccine Gardasil Proven Safe for Use

Further research on the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine Gardasil, has proven that the drug is safe for use in preventing the development of the sexually transmitted infection linked to cervical cancer. The study was...

Weak in the Knees

Get a little bit older or put on some extra pounds and you’ll realize that knee problems can quickly take over your life. What often starts out as small twinges here or there, will...

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