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2014-07-21 11:01:03

The JAMA Network Journals The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. "There has been increasing emphasis on care and...

2014-07-21 10:56:40

Emory Health Sciences In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. The guidelines, which will be published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), integrate both cutting-edge biomedical advances and evidence-based behavioral interventions for the care of people living with...

2014-07-21 08:26:33

Sir Elton John provides heartfelt, inspirational narration for the film NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Voice of America today premiered a documentary that explores how stigma interferes with AIDS treatment and prevention around the world. The documentary, Living in the Shadows, profiles six individuals combating HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Canada, Cambodia, Haiti, and the United States. Each of their stories argues...

2014-07-21 04:21:46

Group of Women State Legislators Also Urges Baby Boomers & Other At-Risk Americans to Get Screened for Hepatitis C WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and mobilizes all women legislators to effect sound policy, today recognized World Hepatitis Day by urging state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic. Women In Government also encouraged baby...

2014-07-21 00:20:42

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DOWNSCALE DINING Profile America -- Monday, July 21st. A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting -- on TV, in newspapers and on the Web -- is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes, and the quality...

2014-07-20 23:01:32

MarketOptimizer.org adds “CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape – Mexico” to its store. Report Overview of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Markets. Inquire before Buying @ http://www.marketoptimizer.org/contacts/inquire-before-buying?rname=8465. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 The population of Mexico was approximately 118.8 million in 2013, and is estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.8%, to approximately 128.6 million...

2014-07-20 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO VEHICLE THEFTS Profile America -- Sunday, July 20th. It took a while after the invention of the gas-powered automobile by Karl Benz in Germany in 1886 for someone to steal the wheels. The first stolen car is said to be of a French aristocrat's Peugeot in Paris in 1896. In this country, the first...

2014-07-18 23:07:05

Saber Healthcare Opens Doors For Seniors Seeking Life Fulfilling Care Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The professional staff at The Crossings at Steele Creek welcomed the first residents this week. The new, upscale community recently opened to serve an increasing demand for fresh, upscale assisted living in Charlotte, one of the fastest growing U.S. cities. Saber Healthcare Group, a leader in skilled nursing and assisted living care, opened the facility last week and will celebrate a...

2014-07-18 23:05:23

School District will provide employees with onsite primary care, health coaching and disease management. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Marathon Health, Inc. today announced its partnership with the Keller Independent School District to provide onsite health services for 2,400 district employees. Keller ISD, which encompasses portions of nine cities in northeast Tarrant County, is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state of Texas, and includes 39 elementary,...

2014-07-18 23:04:44

Zane benefits announces a guide to health reform for new health insurance brokers. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 online health benefits solution, published a primer on health reform’s impact on new health insurance brokers’ businesses. One of the most common ways that young and new health care professionals are taking advantage of the ACA is through it’s complexity. It’s no secret, the ACA is complex. If you have ever found yourself lost or confused as a...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Black Marsh Trotter, Tramea limbata
2013-07-25 12:26:32

The black marsh trotter (Tramea limbata), also known as the voyaging glider or the ferruginous glider, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, India, and Sri-Lanka. It can be found in many habitats including tropical and subtropical moist forests at low elevations and wetlands, swamps, and freshwater lakes with abundant vegetation. This species is active throughout the year and is typically seen...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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