Category Archives: Health/Mental Care

US: Former ‘ex-gay’ activist encourages national ban on ‘conversion therapies’


Yvette Cantu Schneider has become the latest former anti-gay activist to condemn harmful gay-to-straight ‘conversion therapies’, and has encouraged a nation-wide ban “as quickly as possible”. Schneider told Jeremy Hooper of Good as You, in an interview conducted for GLAAD, … Continue reading

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Mother of Ryan White Visits Nation’s Capital, Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment to People with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.


National Policy Office – Washington, DC: 202-835-8373 Program and Administrative Office – Tampa, FL: 813-258-5929 For Immediate Release: 7.30.14 Media Contact: Carl Schmid |  cschmid@theaidsinstitute.org | 202-835-8373   Mother of Ryan White Visits Nation’s Capital, Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment to People with … Continue reading

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New ‘lab on a chip’ that decodes a patient’s DNA within minutes makes preventing illness possible


Shane Hickey | The Guardian | Raw Story | July 27, 2014 Greek-Cypriot engineer wins European Inventor Award for USB device that decodes patient’s DNA within minutes outside a lab There was a time when the closest Christofer Toumazou thought he … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Obamacare


Sandhya Somashekhar | The Washington Post | Reader Supported News | July 22, 2014 ALSO SEE: Obamacare Hit by Ruling, But Subsidies to Continue US Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions on Obamacare Subsidies federal appeals court panel in the District struck … Continue reading

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Beyond Obamacare: Health Care as a Human Right


Tara Culp-Ressler | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | July 19, 2014 ealth care is one of those things that always caused Sandra Schlosser a lot of anxiety. “It was something I had always struggled with — I always owed some … Continue reading

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Only scientist researching how pot can help veterans’ PTSD gets axed after GOP pressure


Scott Kaufman | Raw Story | July 11, 2014 In what may have been a politically motivated firing, the University of Arizona has let go of a prominent researcher who studied the effects of marijuana on military veterans suffering from … Continue reading

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Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured


DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | New York Times | July 10, 2014 A child in Mississippi who was thought to have been cured of H.I.V. with aggressive drug treatment immediately after birth is now showing signs of infection with the virus, … Continue reading

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Junk food creates congenital DNA defects


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Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe And Effective” Treatment For Post-Traumatic Stress


NORML | July 10, 2014 Ontario, Canada: The administration of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, safely mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators at the University … Continue reading

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The Horrors Inside A Christian Conversion Cult Are Exposed First-Hand


Graham Gremore | Queerty | July 8, 2014 “In a lot of ways, I would describe it as a cult,” documentary filmmaker Kate Logan (pictured) tells Queerty. “Nobody questions the leadership. You follow authority. It’s very isolated. A lot of bad things … Continue reading

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