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CAP Report Shows ACA Has Lowered Rate of Uninsured LGBT People PDF Print E-mail
Nov 17, 2014 at 08:45 PM

New research from the Center for American Progress shows that the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is making significant headway in connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, individuals and their families with affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage, but more remains to be done.

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Peaches, plums induce deliciously promising death of breast cancer cells PDF Print E-mail
Jun 02, 2010 at 09:04 AM

Breast cancer cells - even the most aggressive type - died after treatments with peach and plum extracts in lab tests at Texas AgriLife Research recently, and scientists say the results are deliciously promising. Not only did the cancerous cells keel over, but the normal cells were not harmed in the process.

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Masturbation Gets Its Own Month – Learn the Benefits of Self-Pleasure PDF Print E-mail
May 10, 2010 at 01:53 PM

So how does a hush-hush subject like masturbation get a month of its own? It started in 1995 in San Francisco as a response to the forced resignation of U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. After a speech at the United Nations World AIDS Day in 1994, an audience member asked Elders about masturbation’s potential for discouraging early sexual activity. She answered, “I think it is something that is part of human sexuality and a part of something that perhaps should be taught.”

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HPV and gay men PDF Print E-mail
May 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM

It’s possible that you may have been seeing more news items about HPV recently. That’s because doctors and scientists are learning more about how HPV affects men. It’s also likely that you’ve read about the new HPV vaccines and how these vaccines could be really important ways for us to prevent HPV. But many gay men don’t know much about HPV, and that may complicate efforts to prevent HPV disease in our communities. So here’s a little background about HPV and gay men.

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Coffee break: Compound brewing new research in colon, breast cancer PDF Print E-mail
Nov 12, 2009 at 01:45 PM

A compound in coffee has been found to be estrogenic in studies by Texas AgriLife Research scientists.

Though the studies have not been conducted to determine recommended consumption amounts, scientists say the compound, called trigonelline or "trig," may be a factor in estrogen-dependent breast cancer but beneficial against colon cancer development.

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AMA Joins Efforts to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Voices Concerns Over Same-Sex Marriage Bans PDF Print E-mail
Nov 10, 2009 at 06:39 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement today on the American Medical Association’s (AMA) announcements regarding LGBT rights.  AMA members voted to join the effort to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and declared that bans on same-sex marriage result in health disparities for LGBT couples and families.

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