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HIV Pill Truvada Prevents Disease if Taken Daily

Posted on May 9, 2012 | No Comments

Scientists have created a new drug that prevents HIV. But there is one catch. One has to take the pill daily in order for it to be effective. The Food and Drug Administration are scheduled to hold a meeting to approve its use among those who are at high-risk of contracting disease.

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HPV Infections Harder to Treat in College-age African American Women

Posted on April 2, 2012 | No Comments

The human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus from the papillomavirus family that can potentially cause cancer, is harder to treat in college-aged African American women, according to a study by The American Association for Cancer Research. The study findings say African American women are also likely to have an abnormal Pap test than European-American women.

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FAMU Grad Student on Health Kick

Posted on March 21, 2012 | No Comments

Obesity has become a major issue in America. About 35.7 percent of U.S. adults are obese and 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese, according to a Center for Disease and Control report.

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African American Women HIV Rates on the Rise, Rivals African Women

Posted on March 13, 2012 | No Comments

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 out of every 32 black women will be infected with HIV during her lifetime. Although black women represent only 14 percent of the US female population, they constitute 66 percent of all new HIV infections. The infection rates of black women in the United States rival those in the Congo and Kenya.

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Modeling Agency Dismissed Model Ananda Marchildon for Having Curves

Posted on March 8, 2012 | No Comments

Ananda Marchildon, winner of television show “Holland’s Next Tip Model” won a lawsuit against Elite Model Management after she was dropped for having hips the agency considered too large. Marchildon emerged the winner of the 2008 production that earned her a three-year contract worth $98,500 contract with the agency.

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