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Nov 27th

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Black women contract HIV/AIDS mostly through heterosexual activity

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - C. Virginia Fields, president of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, was giving a speech in Rocky Mount, NC before a group of social service providers when she made a surprising revelation about the AIDS epidemic.
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National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to launch "call to action" against nation's HIV/AIDS epidemic

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS-(NBLCA announced today the launch of a "National Call to Action" against HIV/AIDS as part of NBLCA's annual Choose Life Awards Benefit Gala.
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National foster care month

May is National Foster Care Month and this year is a good time to reflect on the progress we can make in improving the lives of children and youths in foster care by implementing the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Fostering Connections Act). This important new federal law, approved last fall with broad bipartisan support, will help hundreds of thousands of children and youths who have been abused and neglected. It’s now up to all of us to see that states implement it so that it truly benefits young people across the country.

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Nanotechnology forges ahead, despite health and environmental unknowns

Nanotechnology forges ahead, despite health and environmental unknownsDear EarthTalk: What is "nanotechnology?" I’ve heard that nanoparticles are already in consumer products, yet we haven't really studied their potential health impacts.
-- Dan Zeff, San Francisco, CA

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National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to launch "call to action" against nation's HIV/AIDS epidemic

NEW YORK. (May 18, 2009) - The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS-(NBLCA announced today the launch of a "National Call to Action" against HIV/AIDS as part of NBLCA's annual Choose Life Awards Benefit Gala.
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Minnesota addresses laboratory shortages through innovative partnerships

Minnesota addresses laboratory shortages through innovative partnershipsClinical laboratories in the United States are in crisis due to workforce shortages, increased laboratory testing needed to sustain patient care, and educational program closures caused by high costs necessary to maintain them.
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Health Talk & You: Preventing youth violence

As we learned from the shooting in Red Lake, MN, youth violence permeates U.S. communities of every description. The problem of violence infects our towns, neighborhoods and schools — every aspect of the daily lives of our children. What strategies can we use to help curb this problem?
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