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In the Fight Against HIV, a Breakthrough for Women of Color

In the Fight Against HIV, a Breakthrough for Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on July 15 2011, 1:49PM

Two new studies involving heterosexual women and men reveal that taking a daily dose of HIV meds can decrease infection risk by well over 50 percent. That’s a “yay” for women of color who bear the brunt of the global pandemic.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Who's Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

Who’s Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

by Shani O. Hilton on July 13 2011, 10:39AM

As the GOP pushes Medicare and Medicaid cuts, advocates urge Congress to make the programs work for three million home-care givers making poverty-wages—and the ballooning number of people who depend upon them.

Topics: Economy, Health

Latina Transgender Beauty Queens Raise Awareness for HIV/AIDS

Latina Transgender Beauty Queens Raise Awareness for HIV/AIDS

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2011, 2:00PM

An all-Latina transgender diva race brings HIV/AIDS prevention and health messages to Orange County’s Latino community.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Indiana Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

Indiana Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 11:12AM

But the right is plowing ahead with its state-level movement to block the group’s reproductive health services, which are crucial to women of color in many cities.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don't Know They Have It Infographic

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don’t Know They Have It

by Asraa Mustufa, Stokely Baksh on June 27 2011, 1:18PM

We break down some of the most alarming stats showing how and why HIV is still spreading 30 years later.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

by Rae Gomes on June 22 2011, 10:17AM

Food revolutionaries in immigrant neighborhoods want to reclaim the healthy foods of their ancestors. They just have to find the ingredients.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Chicago Activists Push for Trauma Center on the South Side

Chicago Activists Push for Trauma Center on the South Side

by Asraa Mustufa on June 17 2011, 3:21PM

Residents demand that one of the world’s premier hospitals also help save the lives of its neighbors.

Topics: Health

Latinos Fall Prey to the Danger-Womb Epidemic!

Latinos Fall Prey to the Danger-Womb Epidemic!

by Akiba Solomon on June 10 2011, 10:04AM

Latinas star in the latest set of anti-abortion “most dangerous place” billboards. This is getting old.

Topics: Gender, Health, Planned Parenthood

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

by Yvonne Yen Liu on June 10 2011, 9:49AM

The state’s historic new universal health care system will cover the undocumented workers who toil in dangerous isolation to keep Vermont’s farms in business.

Topics: Health, Immigration

Jennifer Hudson Signs Deal to Write Weight Loss Memoir

Jennifer Hudson Signs Deal to Write Weight Loss Memoir

by Asraa Mustufa on June 8 2011, 1:42PM

But with such a remarkable life story, should so much of the focus be based on her size?

Topics: Health

Indiana's Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

Indiana’s Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

by Akiba Solomon on June 3 2011, 10:37AM

Even after federal intervention, Hoosier State Republicans stand by their vendetta against Planned Parenthood. Now, guess who’s really paying the price.

Topics: Gender, Health

After 30 Years AIDS, Treatment Gap Still Feeds the Epidemic

After 30 Years AIDS, Treatment Gap Still Feeds the Epidemic

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2011, 10:15AM

Black women across the world are still fighting for access to potentially livesaving treatments.

Topics: Health

The Details Behind 74-Year-Old Ernestine Shepherd's Weightlifting Glory

The Details Behind 74-Year-Old Ernestine Shepherd’s Weightlifting Glory

by Thoai Lu on June 2 2011, 1:47PM

A new profile in the Washington Post reveals the deeply personal bond that drives one woman’s inspiration tale.

Topics: Health

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

by Asraa Mustufa on June 2 2011, 3:30AM

A new infrographic from Amnesty International shows that low-income and women of color are more likely to die from pregnancy related causes.

Topics: Health

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

by Rod McCullom on May 26 2011, 9:42AM

Recent weeks have witnessed a series of striking advancements in developing a vaccine for the 30-year-old epidemic that’s ravaging black neighborhoods.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area Infographic

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

by Asraa Mustufa on May 24 2011, 3:00PM

A new interactive map by the USDA tracks food access across the United States.

Topics: Health

The NY Post Makes DSK's Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

The NY Post Makes DSK’s Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

by Akiba Solomon on May 20 2011, 12:20PM

In its lust for a salacious scoop, Rupert Murdoch’s chronically race-baiting tabloid has made both the alleged victim and her community into the villains.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case, Health, Media

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

by Rod McCullom on May 19 2011, 10:27AM

A new study finally proves “treatment as prevention” remarkably slows HIV’s spread. But huge numbers of black people living with HIV don’t know they are positive and aren’t in treatment.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Haley Barbour's Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

Haley Barbour’s Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

by Kai Wright on April 21 2011, 11:15AM

The Mississippi governor will be among the most serious 2012 GOP contenders, and that’s troubling.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, Politics

The Future of School Lunches

The Future of School Lunches

by Asraa Mustufa on April 13 2011, 6:36PM

The first significant upgrade in nutritional standards in 15 years moves forward.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth