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Panel reveals new details of 1940’s experiment

September 4, 2011

A presidential panel on Monday disclosed shocking new details of U.S. medical experiments done in Guatemala in the 1940s, including a decision to re-infect a dying woman in a syphilis study. The Guatemala experiments are already considered one of the darker episodes of medical research in U.S. history…

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Natural sweeteners growing in popularity

August 28, 2011

Pink. Blue. Yellow. No, these are not just colors; these are sweeteners that dominate the sugar substitute market. More specifically, these are examples of artificial sweeteners that are favored by millions of Americans.

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Dialysis not as effective for young Blacks

August 21, 2011

Young black patients don’t survive as long on dialysis as their white counterparts, according to a national study that challenges notions of a black advantage for dialysis. As seen in many prior studies, the overall mortality on dialysis came in lower for black than for white patients…

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NC works on compensation for sterilization victims

August 7, 2011

A task force investigating the involuntary procedures said in a report Monday, though the panel was unsure of exactly how much money to recommend. Victims blasted report, saying the state has procrastinated too long on a decision.

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Study dispels myths about minorities borrowing meds

July 31, 2011

A study led by Temple University researchers revealed that despite warnings about borrowing medication prescribed to other people, past studies have demonstrated that many Americans say they have used someone else’s medication at least once in a given year.

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Al Sharpton teams to discuss sexual diversity among black men

July 17, 2011

The multi-media event will feature film and video footage, live performances, a panel discussion and community dialogue featuring National Action Network’s president, Rev. Al Sharpton , “Our World with Black Enterprise” television host, Marc Lamont Hill, and Black Men’s Xchange National founder & CEO, Cleo Manago.

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Minorities outpace whites as nursing home patients

July 17, 2011

According to a new report from Brown University, the number of minorities living in nursing homes is steadily growing. One explanation for this rise is greater access to nursing home care. Researchers say, the proportion of white elderly in nursing homes is declining.

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