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Report: being poor increases cancer risks

According to a new study, a community’s poverty rate correlates with incidence of certain types of cancer. The study, published Tuesday, was released by Francis Boscoe, researcher at the New York State Cancer Registry. 

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Report: inner city youth suffer from ‘hood disease’, drastic effects on health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of inner city youth in Oakland suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Doctors at Harvard said they actually suffer from a more complex form of PTSD that some refer to as “hood disease.” 

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Motivated by death of friend, 68-year-old runner has eye set on Olympic prize

At 68-years-old, Steubenville resident Sandy Rue has 10 medals and a list of state competitions under her belt. She’s currently training hard to get to the National Senior Olympics. 

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Report: sugary drinks consumed most by black males, least educated

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According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to consume sugary drinks. The CDC report also found that nearly 24 percent of adults drank at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day. 

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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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