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  • Higher rates of binge drinking in gay & lesbian youth linked to ‘minority stress’ and social stigma

    05/13/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | Michael Lyons
    For LGBT teenagers, burgeoning sexual identity and alcohol mix in powerful and unhealthy ways, a U.S. study suggests. Presenting the study at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, early in May, researchers say they’ve found binge drinking among gay and lesbian youth may be caused by chronic stress associated with societal stigmas. The U.S. study, by the a team at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles in conjunction with the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, looked at the responses of more than 1,000 gay- and lesbian-identified youth in an online survey. The survey of gay...
  • Roy Simmons, ex-NY Giant who came out as gay and HIV positive, dies at 57

    02/25/2014 12:26:42 PM PST · by massmike · 55 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 02/25/2014 | Michael O'Keeffe
    Roy Simmons, the fun-loving Giants offensive lineman who later became the second former player in NFL history to come out as gay, died in his New York home last week at 57. Simmons, the only player in NFL history to acknowledge that he was HIV positive, was known as "Sugar Bear" because of his big smile and sweet personality. But the former Giants offensive lineman was also tortured by his sexuality and struggled for years with substance abuse. When his NFL career ended, he was a homeless prostitute in San Francisco for a time, earning $15 a trick. Simmons told...
  • Sexual revolution leaving American women plagued by anxiety disorders

    01/25/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by usalady · 101 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 24, 2013 | Martha
    In spite of their advances in education and the workforce anxiety disorders are replacing happiness for American women. Sexual liberation was supposed to bring equality for females that expected fulfillment with the freedom to pursue lust without expecting committed relationships.
  • HIV patients wade warily into health marketplace

    01/19/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 19 January 2014 | Amy Jeter
    Jeremy has AIDS and no income. He lives with his parents in Chesapeake. Up to now, most HIV-related medical care for him and other low-income, uninsured patients in Virginia has been paid for by government grants. Starting this year, they will be enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. The new plans cover not just HIV care, but also other medical needs. That means Jeremy might finally be able to see a specialist to find out why one medication makes him nauseous and another makes him so dizzy that he can't drive. But he's not rushing to...
  • Should the Age to Buy Cigarettes Be 21?

    01/19/2014 8:20:38 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/14/2014 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Just as a more permissive attitude to cannabis gains momentum in the United States, so does a more restrictive attitude to tobacco. It is as if there were a law of the conservation of prohibition: if one substance is permitted after having been prohibited, another will be prohibited after having been permitted. While Colorado permits the use of marijuana by those over 21 for any purpose, New York City prepares to prevent sales of tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. An article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine comes out strongly in favor...
  • Nearly Half Hospitalized for Flu Are Obese

    01/12/2014 2:07:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 09:33 AM
    In previous years, the percentage of obese patients hospitalized for flu was in the 20-30 percent range, according to health authorities. Being overweight is a risk factor for having a less efficient immune system, which can make people vulnerable to infection. ... Most of the cases in the U.S. are the H1N1 flu strain, which caused a global pandemic during the 2009-2010 flu season.
  • STD"s Skyrocketing! Who's to Blame? Homophobes

    01/10/2014 5:15:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    Creativeminority Report.com ^ | 1/10/2014 | Matthew Archbold
    STD"s Skyrocketing! Who's to Blame? Homophobes Bloomberg has this absolutely amazing lede about the rise in STD's. I mean this is one of those that you just have to shake your head at. Not because their slant is atypical. It's just that normally they at least try to hide it...a little. Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care. Wow. STD's are on the rise not due to homosexual...
  • Get Enrolled!! (VIDEO: Obamacare ad targeted to the gay demographic -- THIS IS NOT A PARODY)

    12/22/2013 10:41:57 AM PST · by Maceman · 104 replies
    GET ENROLLED
  • Get Enrolled [new Obaamcare ad features gay men dancing in their underwear]

    12/22/2013 1:42:39 PM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azoWedQH8zQ
  • New York Times: "The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women."

    12/21/2013 8:07:37 PM PST · by grundle · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2006 | MARC SANTORA
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/04/nyregion/04aids.html?ei=5090&en=7ba2793665e37220&ex=1296709200&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=printThe New York Times The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women.
  • Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban

    12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by Gritty · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...
  • Eating While Driving Significantly Increases Chances Of A Car Accident, Experts Say

    11/12/2013 7:48:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 11, 2013 11:15 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Experts say eating while driving can increase a motorist’s chances of a car accident by 80 percent. Ryan Harrison, an editor in Burbank, said long hours at work means more time in his car. “I’d rather just eat on the way home, so I’m killing two birds with one stone,” he said. “I would make scrambled eggs before I go to work and then I’d eat them on the way to work, and I’d also eat yogurt. It’s definitely convenience.” With so little time and so much traffic, Los Angeles freeways have turned Harrison’s car into...
  • HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (CDC.gov fact sheet about "MSM")

    10/21/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 98 replies
    Fast Facts Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (referred to here as MSM) are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. Among all MSM, black/African American MSM bear the greatest disproportionate burden of HIV. From 2008 to 2010, HIV infections among young black/African American MSM increased 20%. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM))a represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among...
  • Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

    09/15/2013 1:30:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2013 11:25 AM EDT | David Crary
    The U.S. gay rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years—on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. Dating from the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the ban is a source of frustration to many gay activists, and also to many leading players in the nation’s health and blood-supply community who have joined in calling for change. In June, the American Medical Association voted to oppose the policy. AMA board member William Kobler called...
  • When Grown-Ups Play ; 1K Run With The Bulls in Virginia, Zimbabwe's Mugabe sworn in 5 more years.

    08/24/2013 4:50:42 PM PDT · by lee martell · 4 replies
    Aug, 24, 2013 | Lee Martell
    Today was the start of what many hope will become a cherished annual tradition in the united states; a running of the bulls, just like in Spain. The Great Bull Run came to the Virginia Motorsports Park on Sat. Aug. 24th. You were asked to 'grab life by the horns and experience the rush of a lifetime as you sprint down a quarter-mile track with twelve 1000lb young bulls hot on your heels. Cap off your run in the 'insanely fun' tomato food fight; The Tomato Royale, then celebrate all day long in their massive festival featuring live music,, great...
  • Mark Sutton, Olympic 'James Bond' parachuter, dies at 42 in stunt accident

    08/15/2013 4:55:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    zap2it ^ | August 15, 2013
    Mark Sutton, a stuntman whose biggest claim to fame was being one of the men who parachuted into the London Summer Olympics opening ceremony during its "James Bond" portion, died during a stunt accident in the Swiss Alps. The 42-year-old reportedly jumped in a special wing suit from a helicopter more than 10,800 feet in the air and crashed into a mountain, resulting in his death.
  • Nik Wallenda Constantly Prayed to Jesus During Successful Grand Canyon Tightrope Walk

    06/24/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/24/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    High wire artist Nik Wallenda constantly prayed to Jesus as he walked without a harness on a 1,400-foot long high-wire across a 1,500-foot tall gorge near the Grand Canyon on Sunday, successfully completing the death-defying feat that was broadcast live on the Discovery Channel. "Thank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God," The Associated Press quoted Wallenda as saying as he had reached halfway through the tightrope. He had no safety tether attaching him to his line at a height taller than the Empire State Building, and was facing sudden wind gusts of over 20 mph. Discovery chose...
  • Medics: Gays should be allowed to give blood

    06/24/2013 5:58:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jun 13 12:46 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    German doctors are calling for gay men to be allowed to donate blood. Currently a Europe-wide ban prevents them from doing so, but the German Health Minister said he would welcome a relaxation of the rules. The German Medical Association (BÄK) said that it would do everything “within its means” to remove the blanket ban on men who have sex with men, those with lots of sexual partners and prostitutes, from donating blood. …
  • For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar (meningitis the new AIDS)

    05/19/2013 12:00:54 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 131 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2013 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    ... A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again. Seven men have died in New York City, about a third of diagnosed cases, since 2010. And in the last few months, the contagion seemed to be accelerating. It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why. The city’s best hope to curb the outbreak is to vaccinate as many at-risk men as possible, focusing on those most in...
  • Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'

    04/30/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/29/13 | Mark Koba
    An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea—now considered a superbug—has some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS. "This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly," said Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine.
  • Is 'Slut-Shaming' Contributing to the Rise of STDs? [barf alert]

    04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | No name is cited for author
    Slut-shaming is at the root of all problems. Well, it seems to be at the root of a lot of mine, anyway. Anyone who’s ever been slut-shamed understands when I say that it can alter your sexual health decisions, erode your self-esteem, and change how you interact with both sexes. And for anyone who’s not familiar with the term, “slut-shaming” is the act of declaring someone a slut (or a whore or any other similar word, or even promiscuous, for that matter) based upon perceived sexual behavior: the clothing someone wears, the way they communicate with potential partners, the people...
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/16/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    “Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting “gay” men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a “gay” man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer Brett Shaad died within a week of feeling...
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT · by wesagain · 87 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "Health officials work to diffuse fears of national epidemic"“Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting “gay” men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a “gay” man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer...
  • Obama Pushing For Banks To Make MORE Risky Loans At Taxpayer Expense

    04/03/2013 7:55:32 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/03/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Administration Encouraging Banks To Approve Riskier Mortgages Here we go again. This is reminiscent of Clinton/Cisneros/Cuomo’s National Homeownership Strategy that help almost destroy the banking system and left millions of households in foreclosure: nhsdream2 According to the Washington Post (4/2, Goldfarb, 489K),the Administration “is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.” The Post adds that “administration officials say they...
  • Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti

    04/02/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT · by Third Person · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 1, 2013 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday. Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building. "From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope." Police department spokeswoman Michele Gigante said...
  • Hugh Hefner: I've Slept With 'Over a Thousand' Women

    03/26/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 99 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Hugh Hefner gives a wide-ranging interview to Esquire, including this little bit of TMI: Asked how many women he's slept with, he says, "How could I possibly know? Over a thousand, I'm sure. There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in." Of course, he's married now. And of Crystal Harris, his onetime runaway bride, he says he "saved the best till last."Esquire writer Chris Jones describes the marriage as one of "comfort and...
  • Meningitis Spreading Via Anonymous Sex in NYC (among blades)

    03/22/2013 3:00:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | Katie Moisse
    New York City health officials are urging some men to get vaccinated against meningitis amid an outbreak that has sickened 22 New Yorkers and killed seven. The dangerous strain of bacterial meningitis appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet through websites or smartphone apps, or at bars or parties, according to the City’s health department. More than half of the infected men have had HIV, a virus that attacks the immune system making infections more likely and more severe. “Vaccination is the best defense,” City health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in a statement. “I urge...
  • City Health Officials Warn Some (Gay) Men on Lethal Strain of Meningitis

    03/22/2013 7:28:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2013 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    It is a variant of a disease that can go from a fever and headache to a galloping rash and then to death within hours — so quickly that some victims have been found dead in bed before they could even get to a doctor. Over the last two years, it has appeared only among men, and they often got it, health officials say, through anonymous sexual encounters with other men found through Internet chat rooms or digital apps or at parties, making it all but impossible to trace the path of infection. It is a unique strain of bacterial...
  • Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men (UK)

    11/30/2012 12:40:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    bbc ^ | 11.30.2012 | James Gallagher
    The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). It said there had been a "worrying" trend since 2007, with more and more new cases each year. Nearly half of the 6,280 people diagnosed last year were men who had sex with other men (MSM). Overall, one in 20 MSM are infected with HIV. Of those diagnosed in 2011, nearly two-thirds had not been to a sexual health clinic in the previous three years.
  • SHOCKING: Paris Hilton Blasts Gays Who Have Sex With Strangers: Most Of Them Probably Have AIDS

    09/20/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Radaronline ^ | 9/20/12
    Paris Hilton has been caught on tape making homophobic and derogatory statements about gay men who have random sex with strangers even stating "most of them probably have AIDS." RadarOnline.com has obtained the bombshell exclusive audio, which you can listen to below... On the audio Paris says at one point, Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS." The heiress was in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week and in the early morning hours of Friday, September 7, Paris remarks were caught on tape by a cab driver, when her...
  • ‘Same-sex behavior is hazardous, is harmful, and is dangerous’: Scottish Catholic media director

    08/07/2012 7:37:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | Thu Aug 02, 2012 | by Peter Baklinski
    GLASGOW, Scotland, August 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office has defended statements made by Archbishop-elect of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia. In which he argued that society has been silent when it comes to the health risks and dangers of the homosexual lifestyle. “There is a link between same-sex sexual practice and early death,” said Peter Kearney, director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office, to STV’s Rona Dougall on Scotland Tonight last Sunday. “And that’s not something that the Catholic Church simply ‘believes’, there is an overwhelming body of medical evidence to suggest that.” Peter Kearney,...
  • Sandra Fluke Sparks Debate on Sexual Health of University Students

    03/06/2012 5:55:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 3/5/2011 | Meg T McDonnell
    Thanks to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, the sex life of students, and women, has become the new hot topic of conversation. Called upon to testify for the defense of Democratic leaders and their HHS contraception mandate, Fluke, in essence, argued the case that "the health" of women takes precedence over religious liberty. It seems like an odd pairing: a health mandate focusing on contraceptives for women versus the notions of religious freedom, but these are the two debates brought to the fore in this argument. To be fair, the bulk of Fluke's testimony made claims for the necessity of...
  • Meth fills hospitals with burn patients

    01/23/2012 9:03:02 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 38 replies
    AP ^ | January 23, 2012 | Jim Salter
    A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment — a burden so costly that it's contributing to the closure of some burn units. So-called shake-and-bake meth is produced by combining raw, unstable ingredients in a 2-liter soda bottle. The influx of patients is overwhelming hospitals and becoming a major factor in the closure of some burn wards. At least seven burn units across the nation have shut down over the past...
  • New HIV infections up 50percent in gay black men

    08/03/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/3/11 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Chicago - The number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent among young black gay and bisexual men, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal progress since the peak of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s. But the sharp increases in infection rates among young black men who have sex with men show there is much more work to do, they said.(Snip) While blacks represent 14 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44 percent of new HIV
  • IMF accuser in apt. for HIV vics (Victim of French socialist hotel sex assault has AIDS?)

    05/18/2011 4:40:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/11 | JENNIFER BAIN and BOB FREDERICKS
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence. The IMF chief's alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned. The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January -- and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families. The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.
  • Are gay men more at risk for cancer? (New study says Yes)

    05/09/2011 4:58:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2011 | Genevra Pittman
    More gay men reported being cancer survivors than straight men in a new study from California. That suggests they may need targeted interventions to prevent cancer, the researchers said, but more studies are needed to answer lingering questions. For example, are gay men more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than straight men? Or, are they just more likely to survive if they do get cancer? "A lack of hard data" on how sexual orientation affects the risk of cancer is "one of the biggest problems we have," said Liz Margolies, executive director of The National LGBT Cancer Network. Margolies,...
  • Liberals Push Gay Blood in Risky Policy Change

    04/04/2010 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 47 replies · 1,164+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 15, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    While the Obama Administration and its "progressive" supporters in Congress insist they want a federal health care bill to protect people from deadly diseases, liberal senators led by John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have pressured the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into considering lifting the ban on male homosexuals donating blood. It's a decision that could mean disease and death for many Americans, and billions of dollars in additional health care costs. "John Kerry Supports Gay Blood" declared a column on a pro-homosexual website. Kerry, Franken and 16 other liberal senators insist they want the blood supply...
  • CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and...

    03/23/2010 2:08:33 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 96 replies · 1,696+ views
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ^ | March 10, 2010 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference, finds that the rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women. While CDC data have shown for several years that...
  • AIDS In 2010

    12/29/2009 8:43:21 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 32 replies · 1,394+ views
    Policing public sex ^ | 12/29/09 | Ephen Glenn Colter
    The owner of a gay sex club in NYC reportedly said the following in the mid-1990s: “If I were to get AIDS today, it’s my own f***ing fault. I deserve it.” Agree or disagree?
  • Syphilis spikes in San Franscisco

    12/06/2009 4:56:36 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 80 replies · 2,746+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Victoria Coliver
    San Francisco health officials reported an alarming increase in new syphilis cases last year after years of declines. New syphilis cases rose 55.8 percent in 2008 over the previous year, San Francisco public health officials reported. The increase was significantly lower than the dramatic spikes reported early in the decade, when new infections increased 167 percent from 2001 to 2002. But last year's rise would seem to indicate an increase in unsafe sexual practices, which could lead to a rise in HIV infection rates.
  • Do obese people deserve medical treatment? (smokers, drinkers, hang gliders, homosexuals)

    12/05/2009 9:34:32 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 107 replies · 2,655+ views
    Tucson Libertarian Examiner ^ | September 15, 2009 | Adam Maji
    Faced with an “obesity epidemic“, that has dramatic consequences for medical costs, pundits have proposed different solutions, ranging from excluding obesity from health insurance, government-run prevention campaigns, higher taxes on junk food, or higher premiums for fat people. The possibility of greater government involvement in medicine with the passing of ObamaCare puts this debate in a new light. If the government decides who gets money for medical treatment, the question of whether fat people deserve medical treatment will become a political issue. The question of who "deserves" treatment is only conceivable in a welfare state. In a free, capitalist society,...
  • Washington, D.C., Wins V.D. Triple Crown--Leads Nation in Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates

    11/17/2009 1:55:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    cns news ^ | November 17, 2009 | Pete Winn
    Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people--almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439). Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, California’s rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico...
  • Warning Labels on Baseball Bats? [death of common sense alert]

    11/16/2009 1:05:29 PM PST · by TruthHound · 30 replies · 1,319+ views
    It's natural to sympathize with the parents of Brandon Patch, the 18-year-old baseball pitcher who died after he was hit by a batted ball in 2003. Sooner or later, sympathy must yield to logic and reason, so when Brandon's parents sued the bat's manufacturer, Louisville Slugger, and a jury awarded them $850,000, they contributed to the terribly misguided notion that behind every tragedy lies a lawsuit. I haven't suffered what the Patches have suffered, and I pray that I never do. I understand that pursuing litigation gives them a sense that their son's random, pointless death was not so pointless....
  • Sex infections still growing in U.S.(63% of all syphilis cases from homosexuals!)

    11/16/2009 2:02:15 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 47 replies · 2,053+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Nov 2009 | Maggie Fox
    American squeamishness about talking about sex has helped keep common sexually transmitted infections far too common, especially among vulnerable teens, U.S. researchers reported Monday. Latest statistics on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis show the three highly treatable infections continue to spread in the United States. "Chlamydia and gonorrhea are stable at unacceptably high levels and syphilis is resurgent after almost being eliminated," said John Douglas, director of the division of sexually transmitted diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We have among the highest rates of STDs of any developed country in the world," Douglas added in a...
  • Eating Candy in Childhood Linked to Adult Crime

    10/03/2009 3:09:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies · 1,860+ views
    Time ^ | Oct. 3, 2009 | ALICE PARK
    What parent hasn't used candy to pacify a cranky child or head off a brewing tantrum? When reasoning, threats and time-outs fail, a sugary treat often does the trick. But while that chocolate-covered balm may be highly effective in the short term, say British scientists, it may be setting youngsters up for problem behavior later. According to a new study, kids who eat too many treats at a young age risk becoming violent in adulthood. The research was led by Simon Moore, a senior lecturer in Violence and Society Research at Cardiff University in the U.K., who specializes in the...
  • Gay blood donor sues over sexual-history questions: Claims charter rights violated

    09/29/2009 10:39:45 AM PDT · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 52 replies · 3,000+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Andrew Seymour
    A gay man who repeatedly gave blood after lying about having sex with other men is suing Canadian Blood Services, alleging the questionnaire used by the agency to screen out unsuitable donors is a violation of his charter rights. Kyle Freeman alleges the blood collection agency violates his charter rights and those of other gay men by asking male donors on the questionnaire whether they had ever had sex with a man, even once, since 1977.
  • Parents spy on kids to know their sexual preferences

    09/07/2009 12:33:38 PM PDT · by OldSpice · 17 replies · 1,582+ views
    PTI ^ | 7 September 2009, 05:21pm IST | PTI
    After the judgement of the Delhi High Court legalising gay sex, a number of parents have approached private detective agencies to spy on the sexual preferences of their children. The trend, which was going on covertly for past many years, has seen a significant increase especially after the court verdict, detective agencies say. "We have been approached by parents to help them in finding their children's sexual orientation. Our detectives spy on them to find out whether their wards are homosexuals or lesbians," said Sanjay Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Indian Detective Agency. Parents are even taking the help of...
  • CDC Report: AIDS rate is 50X Higher in Homosexual Men

    09/02/2009 9:49:44 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 65 replies · 3,264+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | August 26, 2009 | Bob Ellis
    The dangers of homosexual behavior have been long known to anyone with eyes to see them and ears to hear them, despite the “mainstream” media’s efforts to sweep this information under the rug and pretend it doesn’t exist; they are, after all, willing and eager participants in the effort to whitewash homosexuality in the eyes of the public. Yet the information keeps popping up in places like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New England Journal of Medicine, the Department of Justice, the American Sociological Review, the Archives of General Psychology, the Washington Blade, the Journal of Sex Research...
  • Officials Weigh Circumcision to Fight H.I.V. Risk

    08/23/2009 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 151 replies · 5,116+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 23, 2009 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    Public health officials are considering promoting routine circumcision for all baby boys born in the United States to reduce the spread of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. The topic is a delicate one that has already generated controversy, even though a formal draft of the proposed recommendations, due out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the end of the year, has yet to be released. Experts are also considering whether the surgery should be offered to adult heterosexual men whose sexual practices put them at high risk of infection. But they acknowledge that a circumcision drive...
  • Teen dies after falling off moving car

    08/09/2009 2:34:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies · 2,468+ views
    OC Register ^ | Saturday, August 8, 2009 | ELLYN PAK and SARAH TULLY
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A 17-year-old boy, who was riding atop his friend's car and thrown off onto the road, died from his injuries, authorities said today. Christopher Hernandez II, of Huntington Beach, was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m. today at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the county coroner's Web site. About 9:05 p.m. Friday, police received a call to assist the fire department with a teen who had fallen off of a moving vehicle near Brannen Drive and Wildrose Lane. Hernandez was riding on the roof of 2006 Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Brannen and was thrown from...