Category Archives: Health/Mental Care

Report Finds Lifting U.S. Ban On MSM Blood Donations Would Increase Total Annual Blood Supply By 2%-4%


For Immediate Distribution September 19, 2014 Contact: Laura Rodriguez, lrodriguez@rabengroup.com, (310) 956-2425 Brenda Arredondo, barredondo@rabengroup.com, (202) 587-4945 Current FDA blood ban on men who have sex with men prohibits such men from ever donating blood LOS ANGELES – If the … Continue reading

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Photos: Women Who Risked Everything to Expose Sexual Assault in the Military


Mary F. Calvert| ZReportage | ZUMA Press | Mother Jones | September 8, 2014 Army Spc. Natasha Scheutte, 21, was sexually assaulted by her drill sergeant during basic training. Mary F. Calvert/ZReportage/ZUMA Press Editor’s note: Mary F. Calvert won the 2013 … Continue reading

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Detroit Leaves Water on in Abandoned Homes, Cuts It off for Families With Children


Joel Kurth | The Detroit News | Reader Supported News | September 16, 2014 While some owing hundreds face shut-off, service stays on for sites owing thousands   herman Foster makes no excuses. He’d let his water bill go for four … Continue reading

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Generations


William Institute | September 12, 2014 The Williams Institute received a 5-year $3.4 million grant to examine health and well-being of LGBs; Investigators and Scientific Advisory Board Include Leading Experts from Ten Universities How do the experiences of young LGB … Continue reading

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How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms When Sufferers Are Faced With Traumatic Triggers


Owen Poindexter | AlterNet | September 11, 2014 Marijuana has been shown to be an effective treatment to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in rats, according to a recently published study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Roughly 2.5 million combat veterans have … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey’s Ban On ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy To Minors


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | September 11, 2014 A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a New Jersey law which bans ex-gay therapy to minors. A 3-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said it … Continue reading

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Politics as usual: Medical care for 9/11 first responders under threat


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The Obamacare News That Republicans Don’t Want You to Hear About


Igor Volsky | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | September 6, 2014 ealth insurance premiums across 15 states and the District of Columbia will fall in 2015, a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. The analysis, which examined the … Continue reading

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Putting ‘Medicare for All’ on the Agenda


John Nichols | The Nation | September 5, 2014 Don Berwick, candidate for governor of Massachusetts, waves to supporters before addressing delegates at the state Democratic Convention on June 14, 2014, in Worcester, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Don Berwick is making … Continue reading

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Ebola “Spiraling Out of Control” – CDC Director


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