New Program to Encourage More Black Students to Pursue Medicine

A new tuition-free, day-long program hopes to encourage more African-American students to consider and pursue medical school. The event, called “Doctors On Board,” is organized by the Physicians Medical Forum and is open to...

Limits Set for Medical Marijuana Cultivation in D.C.

The D.C. Council has approved emergency legislation that would limit the number of medical marijuana cultivation centers to six to be located in any of the city’s eight wards, The Washington Post reported Jan....

Should Inmates be Allowed Access to Porn?

Inmate's access to porn and their right to engage in masturbation while incarcerated has come to the forefront after a Michigan inmate filed a second lawsuit in connection with the issue. Kyle Richards, a 22...

Statin Medications Increase Type Two Diabetes in Middle Aged Women

New studies released in the Archives of Internal Medicine, an American Medical Association bi-monthly publication, found that women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s taking drugs of the statin family are at higher risk...

Third Infant Sickened by Powdered Formula

Confirmation by federal authorities Dec. 28 that a third infant was sick from the Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria has prompted Wal-mart, Walgreens and Supervalu stores to remove cans of Enfamil Newborn powder from the shelves....

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...

Hall of Fame NBA Star Wants To Slam Dunk Diabetes

When NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Dominique Wilkins retired from the NBA in 1999, he began feeling sluggish and tired all the time. The former Atlanta Hawks Superstar, who was once known as...

President Obama Supports Restricting Morning-After Pill

In a move that continues restrictions on a morning-after birth control pill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Dec. 7 vetoed a Food and Drug Administration decision to allow unrestricted over-the- counter sales...

Researchers: Wi-Fi Tech Can Damage Sperm-Others Dispute Claim

A new report by Argentine researchers claims that Wi-Fi technology can damage sperm cells. A team at the Nascentis Center for Reproductive Medicine in Cordoba, Argentina conducted the study, in which scientists took the sperm...

Howard University Conference Addresses the HIV/AIDS Social Stigma

  In the early years of HIV/AIDS, getting a positive test or diagnosis was considered a death sentence. There were no effective medications or treatments. And, is still the case, no cure. But over the...

Obama Sets Lofty Goals to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic Despite Limited Reach

President Barack Obama called for an AIDS-free generation in a speech at George Washington University on Dec. 1, setting lofty goals for the eventual end of the epidemic. “Back in those early years, few could...

Miami Woman Accused of Performing Black Market Butt Injections With Cement, Tire Sealant

A transgendered Florida woman has been accused of performing black market butt injection surgeries using substances including cement and tire sealant. According to CBS News Miami affiliate WTVJ, Oneal Ron Morris, 30, was arrested on...

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