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Study: housing homeless cheaper than leaving them on the streets

According to a new study, it’s cheaper to give the homeless a permanent place to live than to let them live on the streets. The study, conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte,  found that in its first year, Moore Place tenants saved $1.8 million in health care costs. The facility houses 85 chronically […]

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Man dies two weeks after ‘death’

A Mississippi man who stunned coroners, family members and medical examiners by coming alive after dying has passed away. Walter Williams died around 1 a.m. in Lexington, two weeks after shocking people when he resumed breathing and kicking while in a body bag at a funeral home where he was taken after being declared dead. 

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Events

Do you know what today is? National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women. Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease. 

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U of I Board approves gender reassignment medical coverage

  The University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees voted to add ‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’ to student health insurance. The vote, which landed with 8 out of 9 in favor of the addition, means that transgender students would be allowed to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and be covered under the student health plan.

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Study: frequent incidents of racism linked to obesity

Does racism make one obese? Researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Centre think so.

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Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a hospital early Thursday as a precaution to feelings of faintness and shortness of breath while working. 

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Report: The long-term health effects of bullying

According to a recent report, kids who are victims of bullying have worse mental and physical health, more symptoms of depression and lower self-worth. As time progresses, the symptoms become more prevalent. 

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National Black HIV/AIDS Day 2014

Many know about AIDS Awareness Day celebrated on the first of December each year, but few are aware of what today is. For 16 years, Feb. 7 has been recognized as the official day for black AIDS awareness, testing, education, treatment and involvement.

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Black youth twice as likely to suffer from asthma-related complications

African American children are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma-related complications. The findings are the conclusion of a study released by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The disparity is largely due to a greater burden of financial and social hardships faced by African American families.

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Black youth who face frequent discrimination at higher risk for deadly illnesses, diseases

Black youth who report experiencing frequent incidents of discrimination during adolescence are at a greater risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke in later years. The findings come at the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and Emory University. 

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