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Activists Look Beyond Marriage Equality To Bigger Picture

via Shay O’Reilly, Campus Progress “Community, NOT commodity!” chanted an “OccuPride” contingent that interrupted—then joined—San Francisco’s Pride march this summer. Along with similar groups in Chicago and New York, the San Francisco group carried signs denouncing corporate sponsorship of Pride parades and events. Even as parade marshals shooed them away from the float of Pride … Continue reading

U.S. Federal Court To Review Medicinal Marijuana Benefits

via Lucia Graves, The Huffington Post It started with a coalition of disgruntled Americans, then a handful of governors took up the cause last year, and now — for the first time in nearly 20 years — a federal court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the classification of cannabis as a dangerous … Continue reading

AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach Scientifically

via Liz Szabo, USA Today There are no scientific reasons the world can’t chart a path, albeit a difficult one, toward the world’s first AIDS-free generation, a top federal health official said Sunday. “There is no excuse scientifically to say we cannot do it,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and … Continue reading

Is The War On Drugs Worsening The HIV Epidemic?

via Kathleen Harris, CBC News The war on drugs is a failure that is fuelling the global HIV/AIDS epidemic by driving people away from treatment, an international group says. In a report formally released Tuesday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy — which includes six former presidents, British business magnate Richard Branson and former Supreme … Continue reading

Experimental Therapy May Be Beginning Of The End For AIDS

via Robert Bazell, NBC News One step closer to a cure for AIDS – that is the implication of results out Wednesday from from several leading research centers. It should be noted that many people involved in AIDS research, including several who carried out the latest research, avoid the “c” word. Their goal is to … Continue reading

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

via Kathleen McCauliffe, The Atlantic Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be … Continue reading

Scientists Cure Cancer, But No One Takes Notice

via Money Trend Research Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested. Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have recently cured cancer, yet there is but little ripple in the news or on TV. It is a simple technique using a very basic drug. The … Continue reading

HIV AIDS Soon To Become History

via Hindustan Times With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged South-East Asian countries to focus on eliminating the infection, particularly among children, by 2015. “We are coming out of a transformative decade for the HIV-AIDS epidemic. With innovative treatment regimens, improved … Continue reading

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