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The federal government is investigating the trafficking of human body parts in the cities of Detroit and Chicago. At the center of the investigation are the Biological Resource Center of Illinois and International Biological in Detroit. Authorities said the companies diverted bodies donated for medical research to a thriving black market for body parts. When…

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season started early and has been deadly. As of Dec. 20, at least 15 children have died of the virus this year, which is a significant jump from the four deaths that occurred at the same time last year. Compounding the problem is the fact…

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There is a silent epidemic sweeping America and it affects the black community the hardest. This epidemic is autism and what is known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders, ASD. This condition is a developmental disability of severe chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. For people with developmental disabilities, major life activities such as…

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With all of the chaos surrounding the latest health scare to hit the United States, the CDC is moving swiftly to contain any possible outbreak. Within the last week, two new scares have surfaced, forcing the CDC to take precautionary measures. Two Texas strippers, Axl Goode and Taylor Cole, have been placed on a 21 day…

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Ebola is not going away anytime soon in the U.S. Nina Pham, 26, is fighting for her life. She was on the medical team that treated Liberia native, Charles Duncan, 45, who passed away on October 8 recently from the deadly Ebola virus at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital. Pham admitted herself to the hospital when her…

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Most Americans believe that the Ebola virus is a viable threat. However, sexually transmitted diseases appear to be more problematic at this point in time. According to new data released by the Center for Disease Control, 110 million Americans have a sexually transmitted disease and 20 million are infected each year. Young people are being…

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Flu season is in full effect. It lasts from October to May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone from ages 6 months and older  get a yearly flu vaccine. During the 2013-14 season, 107 children died from the flu, 90 percent hadn’t been vaccinated and experts believe their deaths could have been…

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials reported in a statement on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, an unnamed patient was being tested for the Ebola virus and had been placed in “strict isolation” due to the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history. Nearly 3,100 people have died from Ebola since first identified in Guinea six…

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The Ebola epidemic that has struck West Africa shows no sign of abating. The number of cases and dead victims continue to rise to unprecedented levels with no end in sight. The World Health Organization has announced that there are no longer any experimental vaccines available for Ebola. The global supply has been exhausted and…

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  There is a rare virus spreading like wildfire across the United States and very few people are aware of it. It is a respiratory virus called Human Enterovirus 68 and it has sickened scores of children across the country. The virus seems to start as a cold but can quickly lead to respiratory failure.…

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For many parents having a child with autism is a unique hardship. There has been discussion in the news regarding giving children vaccinations and the link to autism. A 2004 study by the CDC titled “Examining the possibility of a relationship between an MMR vaccine and Autism,” concluded that the vaccination did not cause autism.…

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The Ebola virus has arrived in America. Two aid workers who worked with patients in Liberia have been infected with the virus and are now being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The deadly virus that has spread throughout West Africa has killed 900 people thus far. Here are five things you should know…

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Is race a factor in treatment of black American Ebola victims.

The mainstream media is all over the transport of two Americans who contracted Ebola while working with victims of the disease in Africa. One of the Americans arrived for treatment at Atlanta’s Emory Hospital this past Saturday. The second American is expected to be transported to Atlanta also within the next few days. A special…

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Ebola

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is being called the worst in history as an estimated 700 people have died so far. The virus has spread to four African countries and now the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning against travel to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and now Nigeria. The…

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Ebola patient to be treated in Atlanta

  The deadly Ebola virus has caused a health crisis in West Africa, with its 50-90 percent fatality rate. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has warned travelers against going to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia where the disease seems to be raging. Now Atlanta residents should be aware that Emory Healthcare has announced that…

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This year marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “One in six people are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without knowing…

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