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3 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

6 hrs ago | The First Post

Chinese city sealed off after squirrel causes plague death

Parts of a city in northern China have been sealed off by officials after a man died of pneumonic plague.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, China, Natural Disasters

10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating children

But Latinos who live in southern Santa Cruz County have higher vaccination rates and a dramatically lower incidence of whooping cough than the more affluent white population in the northern end of the county, according to data reported by schools and the county health department.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Cruz, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News Today

Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers

Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Transgender

News Journal

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Chinese city 'sealed off' after plague death

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Natural Disasters


'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Natural Disasters

HIV study suggests decriminalization of sex work

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Natural Disasters

WIS-TV Columbia

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Natural Disasters, Carmel, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Opinion


As Global Epidemic Abates, 54% of Those With HIV Are Unaware

A new UNAIDS report on the global HIV epidemic celebrates significant drops in HIV incidence and AIDS-related deaths while outlining ways to address major inequities of the global epidemic.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Australia, World News,

WLBT-TV Jackson

HIV diagnoses down in U.S., except for young gay males

A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


AIDS experts blast countries with anti-gay laws

Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Transgender

The Age

The Zone interview with Neen Weir: full transcript

Michael Short: Neen Weir, welcome to The Zone and thank you for your time, and indeed for making the trip from Sydney.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Kids, Family, Natural Disasters

KTEN-TV Denison

Palestinian death toll in Gaza fighting at 501

Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Palestine, OH, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Puerto Rico declares chikungunya epidemic

By Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico On Thursday, health officials in Puerto Rico declared an epidemic of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has been confirmed in more than 200 cases across the island as of late last month.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, World News, Puerto Rico


An 11-Year-Old Girl Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago's Gun Violence Epidemic

An 11-year-old girl in Chicago was shot and killed late last week when a stray bullet flew through a window and struck her in the head during a sleepover at a nearby friend's house.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Natural Disasters, US News, Liberal Political News

The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Xanax for dogs? Epidemic of medicated dogs calling into question sanity of their owners

More and more vets are prescribing mind-altering psychiatric drugs for dogs they've diagnosed with depression or anxiety.


Related Topix: Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Medicine, Natural Disasters, Anxiety, Charitable Organizations