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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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Study: Sleeping patterns of blacks unhealthy, worse than those of whites

According to a study released by the Harvard School for Public Health, black sleeping patterns are worse than those of their white counterparts. The study cites perceived or objective job discrimination, limited control over work demands and an increase in overall black workers’ stress as causes to lose hours of restorative sleep compared to white […]

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Atlanta pastor found guilty of knowingly exposing others to HIV virus

An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus. Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status. 

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James Avery autopsy reveals star had a series of medical problems

Actor James Avery had a series of medical issues that contributed to his passing. The findings come as a result of an autopsy conducted on the star who played Uncle Phil on the hit 90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Avery died from complications following open heart surgery on Dec. 31.

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