*(Via The Conversation) – Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has decreased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014.
This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred.
No one wants to have to go through a complicated trial, no matter the reason. Legal proceedings can be incredibly intimidating, especially if you’re unsure of how they all work. Additionally, with the added financial stress involved and potential career problems, these legal situations can feel overwhelming fast.
That’s why it’s so imperative to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Without a qualified legal professional representing you, you are at risk of making all kinds of legal and financial mistakes, causing some serious problems. Personal injury attorneys can help you navigate the trial and offer assistance every step of the way.
According to Plunkett Research, the average American woman wears a size 14 or above. But for a long time, that plus-sized customer has been largely ignored by the majority of the biggest retailers in the nation. But it looks as if a shift is starting to happen, thanks to some independent brands that continue to prove just how powerful the plus-sized market can be. Continue reading
Insecurities may lead to problematic social media use, new research shows. According to a new study published in BMC Psychology, adults may be using Facebook and other social media websites to fulfill their attachment needs in an unhealthy way.
*We’ve all heard about Sickle Cell Anemia disproportionately affecting the African American population.
Let’s take a closer look to better our understanding of it and find out how it can affect our lifestyle. The first thing to understand about this blood disorder is what it does and why is it common among our community.
What is Sickle Cell Anemia?
In this blood disorder, the red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen all across the body are not healthy enough to travel through blood vessels. In order to go through blood vessels, the red blood cells have to be flexible and smooth but those with Sickle Cell Anemia or ‘Sicklers’ have rigid red blood cells. As a result of this, smaller blood vessels get blocked by these unhealthy blood cells. This leads to bodily pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, Anemia (that is decrease in healthy red blood cells), bacterial infection, swelling of limbs and stroke. As a person with Sickle Cell Anemia grows older, the pain becomes chronic i.e. constant.
Why Do Black Folks Have a Higher Chance of Getting It?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially revealed that they will be including “gaming disorder” in the latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This is the first time that over-playing video games has been designated as a disorder in the ICD. Continue reading
*This changing world has made everyone feel like they can be a critic. It’s so easy to go online and write a review after receiving a service, or shopping at a store, or eating at a restaurant. In fact, reports say 88% of online shoppers incorporate reviews into their purchase decisions.
Customer and business review sites such as Yelp can make a business of any size a bit nervous if someone writes a bad review; and folks are sharing opinions on everything from a stay at an airbnb, how they were treated on an airline flight, lack of cleanliness in a restaurant restroom, or in this case, a visit to the doctors office.
But legal analysts warn, you’d better choose your words carefully when writing such a review. It can come back yo bite you!
This is a warning that came a bit too late for a Manhattan woman named Michelle Levine; who told CBS New York she’s already spent close to $20,000 fighting the million-dollar suit from Dr. Joon Song, a gynecologist she had a single visit with in August for an annual exam. Continue reading
*Hang on while I take a bite out of my sandwich, will ya? I love. Love. LOVE my smoked turkey and Havarti cheese sandwich — on cheese sourdough roll. And Jerry, my neighborhood sandwich maker at Vons knows exactly how to place the mustard and mayo, and lettuce and tomato, so its not too much or too little!
Hey, I know that I can’t possibly be alone when I say, ‘I tip my hat to those of you who have successfully deleted carbs from your life.” I mean seriously, how does one live happily without eating bread, pizza and pasta?
Yet many do, and the rest of us have got some catching up to do.
So what exactly happens to your body when you do stop eating carbs. Yes, we know you lose weight…but, wait (no pun intended)… apparently even THAT’s not a given.
Here are some things that can happen to your body when you stop eating carbs you… Continue reading