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Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Only Happens if Black America Leads 

 

The underpinning of the administration’s plan is the recent surveillance data that shows that 50 percent of the U.S. epidemic is in 48 counties, Washington D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and seven states that have a substantial rural population living with HIV. While there is no question that focusing on the jurisdictions with the highest HIV burden makes sense, we must ask if focusing on geography alone — the where — will unlock the mystery of ending the HIV epidemic.

But with 60 percent of the Black HIV epidemic lying within the aforementioned jurisdictions, can we end the HIV/AIDS epidemic without also focusing on the other W’s, the who and the what?

Out

Tags: Activism, All Rights, Contagion, Disease, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Race, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Statistics, Stepping Up, Support, Treatment

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16-Aug-2019


Florida health officials declare public health emergency for hepatitis A 

 

Martin and Brevard counties are among 17 in Florida "critically impacted" by the hepatitis A virus.

They're the main concern for Florida Department of Health officials and the reason the state's surgeon general declared a 'public health emergency' Thursday evening.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees said Friday he believes the declaration will make people take the matter more seriously. The number of people diagnosed with hepatitis A in Florida keeps increasing, he said.

USA Today

‘Potentially Dangerous Conditions May Exist In This Area’

Tags: Clean, Contagion, Disease, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Outbreak, Pollution, Population, Race, Safety, Warning

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03-Aug-2019


ARE YOUR PALM TREES HARBORING ROOF RATS? 

 

There’s something inherently relaxing and beautiful about watching palms sway in the warm breeze. Palm trees grow well in Louisiana’s warm, humid climate as well, making them a seemingly perfect addition to your landscape.

Of course, humans aren’t the only ones with an eye for palm trees – other creatures love them too, but not necessarily for their aesthetics.

Roof rats, also known as fruit rats, love palms as a place to live. It’s possible that your lovely palm trees are actually harboring roof rats, and might really be encouraging vermin to invade your home.

What Are Roof Rats?

Call them what you want, roof rats, fruit rats, black rats, it all boils down to the same thing. These are the same rats that spread bubonic plague and fleas. They’ve been with humans for eons, and throughout that time, they’ve been less than ideal houseguests. Rats spread far more diseases than the frightening Black Death, though. Others include murine typhus, salmonella, rat-bite fever and leptospirosis to name only a few.

Where Do They Live?

Roof rats actually prefer to live in trees, particularly in palm trees...

Fischer Environmental

Tags: Breeding, Disease, Environment, Health, Ignorance, Illness, Lifestyle, Misrepresentation, Nature, Pests, Safety, Terraforming, Threat, Toxic

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02-Aug-2019


'Alarming' increase in sexually transmitted infections found across Canada 

 

Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea across Canada have jumped, according to the latest figures compiled by CBC News, which comes amid a new surge in syphilis.

CBC News asked each provincial and territorial government for up-to-date figures for the three most common sexually transmitted infections that are nationally reported due to their public health importance: chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.

The figures show there were more than 126,700 chlamydia infections and 28,300 cases of gonorrhea diagnosed in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

The number of syphilis cases in Canada actually dipped for the first time in a decade during that same year — to about 4,300. But public health officials worry that decline may be short-lived, given recent increases reported in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

CBC

Tags: Contagion, Disease, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Medical, Sex, Travel, Treatment, Warning, World

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01-Aug-2019


The life expectancy for every country in the world 

 

Why it matters: The developed world is having fewer children and will soon have a much larger population of retired, elderly people with health care needs. This is likely to cause significant financial strain on government programs and the labor force in many countries. But if people are staying healthy longer, it could lessen some of those economic impacts.

Key quote: "There’s a potential for some significant positive offset through higher elderly workforce participation," Richard Jackson, president of the Global Aging Institute, told Axios. "It’s also possible — but not certain — that health spans will continue to rise along with life spans, and that may take some pressure off."

Highlights:

China surpassed the U.S. for healthy life expectancy for the first time in 2016. Yun Sun, director of the China program at the Stimson Center, told Axios that one reason is that obesity and drug use are not as common in China.

Axios

Tags: Life Expectancy, Lifestyle, Nature, Portrait, Study, World

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31-Jul-2019


‘Parenting expert’ says grandparents should ask their grandchildren for consent before hugging them 

 

Parenting expert Jane Evans says that grandparents should receive verbal consent from their grandchildren before giving physical affection, such as hugging or kissing.

Evans made the remarks during Wednesday's broadcast of British daytime show "This Morning."

What are the details?

Evans, who appeared on the show to speak with hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, said that grandparents asking consent to show physical affection can only benefit young children, encouraging them to "take control of their own bodies from a young age."

The Blaze

Tags: Children, Choices, Development, Environment, Etiquette, Hostility, Hypocrisy, Interference, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Misrepresentation, Neglect, Parental Crime, Seniors, Superiority, Treatment, Weird, Youth

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31-Jul-2019


Why wealthy parents who bankroll their adult children are hurting them 

 

For some wealthy parents, the pressure to extend their social and financial status to their adult children can be overwhelming.

The recent college admission scandal revealed shocking things parents were willing to do to secure spots at top schools. But those same motivations drive some parents to bankroll their kids' lives into early adulthood, often to the detriment of the family.

"How many times have we seen in wealthy families where the breadwinner is so inundated with making a living and providing for a family, that love, intimacy and closeness are shown through financial means," says Dr. Alex Melkumian, a psychologist and financial therapist.

Support that keeps a young person living above their means can undermine their independence and create deep insecurities.

CNN

Tags: $, Backlash, Children, Choices, Dedication, Development, Exclusivity, Lifestyle, Parental Burden, Privilege, Psychology, Responsibility, Saving The Environment!, Support, Training

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30-Jul-2019


Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months 

 

Do you remember the good old days when we had "12 years to save the planet"?

Now it seems, there's a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges.

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030.

But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year.

The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world's top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017.

BBC

Tags: Environment, Keep Abortion Legal, Life Expectancy, Lifestyle, Nature, Neglect, Overpopulation, Parental Crime, Politics, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Study, Survival, Terraforming, World

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24-Jul-2019


Death rates increasing for U.S. adults aged 25 to 44: CDC 

 

Death rates are on the rise for young and middle-aged U.S. adults, with white and black people experiencing higher mortality than Hispanic people, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Tuesday.

Between 2012 and 2017, the rates for white and black people aged 25 to 44 increased 21% each for both groups, while Hispanic people of the same age range saw a 13% rise.

Sally Curtin, a statistician at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and one of the report’s authors, said an uptick in suicides, homicides and drug overdoses contributed to the higher rates for the younger part of the group.

ABC News

Want to Raise a Hard-Working Child? Do These 6 Things

Tags: Advice, Aging, Death, Environment, Life Expectancy, Lifestyle, Opinion, Parental Burden, Parenting, Psychology, Safety, Study, Survival

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24-Jul-2019


Research Shows High Prices Of Healthy Foods Contribute To Malnutrition Worldwide 

 

First global examination of affordability of both healthy and unhealthy foods shows prices matter for diet and health outcomes

Poor diets are the now the leading risk factor for the global burden of disease, accounting for one-fifth of all deaths worldwide. While the causes of poor diets are complex, new research finds the affordability of more nutritious foods is an important factor.

A new study by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is the first to document that the affordability of both healthy and unhealthy foods varies significantly and systematically around the world. The study also suggests that these relative price differences help explain international differences in dietary patterns, child stunting and overweight prevalence among adults.

Science Mag

These Horrible Portion-Control Plates Are a Symptom of a Bigger Problem

Tags: $, Choices, Diet, Environmentalist, Exclusivity, Fads, Health, Injury, Lifestyle, Misrepresentation, Overpopulation, Parental Burden, Poverty, Privilege, Saving The Environment!, Study, Treatment, World

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23-Jul-2019


This Common Grilling Mistake Could Make You Very Sick—Luckily, There's An Easy Fix 

 

Eager cooks can find myriad reasons to make dinner on the grill every night of the week in peak grilling season: From chicken and steak to pizza, potatoes, bread, even dessert, there isn’t much that isn’t delicious after a spin over charcoal or the flames of a gas grill.

However, one thing no one wants to take away from their smoky piece of perfectly-grilled fish is a foodborne illness. But it is entirely possible an over-eager cook could set up their family and dinner guests for just that if they don’t do this one essential step: preheat the grill and scrub it clean of any residue before cooking.

Grills can harbor pieces of food for days, weeks, even months after the dish has been consumed. The food that remains on the grills is an attraction for birds, insects, and other animals. They can introduce any number of bacteria (and even waste) to the grill’s surface. Plus, leftover food bits are a magnet for bacteria, and they can produce unusual odors or flavors in the food you’re cooking on top of them.

Real Simple

Tags: Barbecue, Clean, Contamination, Cooking, Disease, Education, Environment, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Safety, Warning

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11-Jul-2019


Why American life expectancy is declining 

 

For the third year running, life expectancy in the U.S. has declined, per new data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Children born in 2017 are expected to live an average of 78.6 years, down from 78.7 the year prior. This most recent decline makes the last three years the longest period of decreasing life expectancy since the years of 1915 to 1918, USA Today reports. Considering that time period included World War I and the Spanish flu epidemic, those factors might at least partially explain the reduced life expectancy.

The Week

Tags: Aging, Environment, Health, Illness, Life Expectancy, Lifestyle, Parental Burden, Population, Responsibility, Science, Study, Survival

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09-Jul-2019


NYC has a penthouse problem, LA has a mansion problem, and Miami has a condo problem 

 

Miami condos may boast ocean views and luxury living, but that's no longer enough to get them off the market.

Long a city for vacation homes and foreign buyers seeking safe investments, Miami is now faced with a surplus of condos, reported Candace Taylor for The Wall Street Journal. Its high-end real-estate market has slowed in recent years, with condo sales in Miami Beach decreasing by 24% over the past four years, she said.

The condo craze began in the early 2000s, Taylor reported. The market imploded during the financial crisis, but Latin American buyers — along with buyers from Europe and America — brought it back to life post-recession.

But what were once strong South American economies are now suffering, and Latin American buyers have less buying power in the US, according to Taylor. Their disappearance isn't the only factor driving the abundance of empty condos — the threat of rising sea levels and the preference for large houses are also shaping the trend, she said.

Business Insider

Tags: $, Economy, Environment, Greed, Home, Lifestyle, Privilege, Real Estate

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08-Jul-2019


“Climate Apartheid” Is Imminent. Only the Rich Will Survive. 

 

“Climate Apartheid”

If our global climate change catastrophe continues unchecked, vast swaths of the world will likely become harsher and far less hospitable for humanity.

When that happens, an even greater rift will appear between the global haves and have-nots, as many people will be left without the means to escape the worst effects of the climate crisis, according to a new report published Tuesday by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council that describes an impending “climate apartheid.”

While the rich hire private firefighters or move to more expensive habitable areas, the report predicts that 120 million people will be pushed into poverty by 2030 by climate change. Many more will die.

Futurism

Tags: Awareness, Environment, Exclusivity, Future, Hypocrisy, Inhumanity, Lifestyle, Nature, Population, Poverty, Safety, Science, Superficiality, Survival, Weather, World

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27-Jun-2019


A third of women only date men because of the free food: study 

 

The results are in: she only wanted to try that hot new restaurant.

A new study published Friday in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology journal found that a quarter to a third of heterosexual women have gone on a date with a guy they weren’t interested in — just for a free meal.

“Foodie calls,” can happen when money’s tight, the grocery store is out of a favorite frozen meal, or a must-try entree is just too extravagant to justify — when the tab comes out of your own bank account.

NY Post

Tags: $, Charity, Dating, Food, Lifestyle, Sex, Study, Survival, Women

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22-Jun-2019




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