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Teen Told She Would Never Speak, Now Is Singing All Over The World

Amber Simone Chinn is a 19-year-old student at SUNY Buffalo who was born with a disorder that doctors said would leave her unable to breathe on her own or speak. Now, not only is she talking, she’s singing. In fact, when Amber was at a graduation party, she never thought an impromptu video recording of […]

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5 HIV Symptoms Women Should Know

In the early weeks after becoming infected with HIV, it is not uncommon for women to be asymptomatic. Some may have mild flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, and lack of energy. Often, these symptoms go away within a few weeks. In some cases, it may take as many as ten years for more severe symptoms […]

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Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

One of my daughters recently had her first child, and while she’s baby-proofed her house, I had to remind her to sun-proof her baby. A baby’s delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents! And it’s not just me thinking about what […]

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Why We’re Launching ‘Black Health Matters’

The inequalities African Americans battle are plenty and severe — but the widening health gap is arguably among one of the most crucial and inadequately addressed concerns. Black Health Matters hopes to help change that. Today, HuffPost’s Black Voices and Healthy Living are launching a new editorial initiative that aims to dissect disparities in health […]

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Synthetic blood transfusions could begin within two years

Synthetic red blood cells are to be transfused into human testing subjects by 2017, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant announced this week. “Scientists across the globe have been investigating for a number of years how to manufacture red blood cells to offer an alternative to donated blood to treat patients,” says […]

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These condoms will tell you if your man’s genitals are infected

NB: THIS POST WAS ALSO WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE AND PUT UP AT TMB By Nigel Boys During London’s Teen Tech Awards, a group of teenagers from Isaac Newton Academy walked away with the first prize for their “smart” condom, which is not only innovative, but might actually save lives. Wanting to “make detecting harmful […]

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Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Hurt Blacks Most

Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds. The researchers — who looked at 2,230 men and women aged 54 to 93 — say troubled sleep may play a role in health disparities in America. Black, Chinese and Hispanic Americans were more […]

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My college sex education: In her first year, a student finds a campus obsessed with hooking up — and utterly ignorant about real relationships and their consequences

During the first six weeks of my freshman year, I attended no fewer than four “safe sex” seminars. I’ve watched a sex educator slip a blue condom onto a dildo before a room of 200 18-year-olds; witnessed a 30-minute fight between a student and a peer advisor over whether a nod counted as consent; and […]

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I Stopped Listening To Doctors Because They Almost Killed My Kid

“If you remove her from this hospital, I will call the police,” the doctor literally yelled at me in the hallway of the hospital’s intensive care unit. “Go ahead!” I yelled back, both frightened by not only what I was saying but by the tone I wasn’t accustomed to using. “Call the police,” I yelled […]

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Jury Awards $500,000 To Man Who Recorded Anesthesiologist Mocking Him While He Was Unconscious

Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite in Reston, Va., a Vienna man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his smartphone, to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure. But as soon as he pressed play on his way home, he was shocked out of his […]

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