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Good News: Young Gay People Can Stick to HIV Prevention Drug Regimes  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
One of the main concerns over pre-exposure HIV prevention treatments is whether young gay people will actually stick to the drug regime and therefore ensure its effectiveness, but a new study appears to show that, with support, adherence may be better than we’d feared. This latest study is the third in the Adolescent (Medicine) Trials Network (ATN) series that, […] ...
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Posted:  7/29 10:30pm
A new start... a new website  »  Cornish Dreamer
If any readers still check this blog, I am sorry to have abandoned the site for some time. I have been working on many things: work, life, the usual things that have distracted me from blogging.I have started a new leaf, with new ideas and a clear goal to aim for. A totally new direction. I wondered if you would care to join me for the journey? If so, pop on over to www.livelifeexplore.co.uk and let me know what you think.All the best,Claire ...
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Posted:  7/29 9:15pm
What Do We Have to Do to Stop Rising Cancer Drug Prices?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Doctors and patients are speaking out ahead of what is expected to be a five to 10 percent increase in the price of certain drugs, including cancer treatments, that critics say will cost lives. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings earlier this month, 128 oncologists have expressed their concerns about escalating cancer drugs prices that, they […] ...
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Posted:  7/29 5:00pm
The Boy Scouts Votes to End its Ban on Gay Scout Leaders!  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
After years of mounting pressure, the Boy Scouts of America has voted to end its ban on gay scout leaders–but the Mormon church has now threatened to pull its support despite the Scouts making concessions for religious troops. The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board voted on Monday, July 27, to ratify a resolution that removes […] ...
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Posted:  7/28 9:00pm
Do You Really Know What’s in Your Store-Bought Herbs and Spices?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Many a budding chef might like to add that extra twist to a dish by using a few herbs or spices, but new reports say that store bought herbs might not be all they seem. A new study by UK consumer group Which? shows, for example, that up to a quarter of dried oregano sold in the […] ...
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Posted:  7/28 12:00am
'The language of shirkers and scroungers?' Talking about illness, disability and coalition welfare reform - Disability & Society  »  Through Myself and Back Again
Picture: protesters at today's 'Hardest Hit' march, carrying a sign which is partly written in Braille. It reads "We're being ---- by the government." Someone has written a translation of the Braille word below it: "shafted". Photo copyright Lisa Egan.Yesterday's discussion on the BBC's You and Yours was about disability, cuts and welfare reform, and featured Where's the Benefit's own Bendy Girl. Some contributors' comments offered a clear example of how attitudes to disability haven't really changed much since Victorian times - if not before. Some academic research recently published has been talking about how these ...
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Posted:  7/28 1:30am
A New Federal Bill Aims to Give LGBTs Complete Civil Rights Protections  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill to amend the Civil Rights Act to expressly protect LGBTs from discrimination not just in housing but all major sectors. The legislation, called the Equal Rights Act, is designed to expand the Civil Rights Act to expressly enumerate LGBT rights protections. While the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) […] ...
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Posted:  7/27 11:00pm
That Arctic Ice Growth Surprise? It Doesn’t Disprove Climate Change  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
New data shows that in 2013 Arctic ice actually grew rather than retreating as climate change models had predicted. Far from proving climate change is a myth or that ice retreat has ended, as skeptics are now claiming, this reveals something much more interesting about our warming climate. The research, which was published this month in […] ...
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Posted:  7/27 4:00pm
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Posted:  7/27 12:45am
Double beds with two single duvets  »  Things I can't tell boyfriend number 1
For the past few days I've been touring round Germany and Austria with boyfriend K, moving on to the next town or tourist location every day or two. And each time we check into a hotel, we find a double bed like the one shown in the photo below. It's a double bed, but instead of coming with one large duvet there are two single duvets, one for each of us.I've said before that I can't get to sleep at night without a nice guy to cuddle, and for cuddling or any more intimate activities, this ...
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Posted:  7/26 10:45am
How the Internet Helped Fight to Free a Trans Woman From Police Custody  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
If you don’t know the name Meagan Taylor, you soon will. She is the latest in a long line of trans women to be arrested and then subjected to solitary confinement at least in part if not completely because of their identity. Taylor, a 22-year-old woman of color from Iowa, was arrested by West Des Moines […] ...
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Posted:  7/25 10:30pm
How Ocean Acidification Could Endanger Hundreds of Marine Species  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Scientists are warning that ocean acidification is impacting microorganisms in our ocean known as phytoplankton and, as they pay a key role in ocean habitats, any future loss or change in species numbers could impact marine life in a big way. Ocean acidification isn’t always mentioned in conjunction with phytoplankton blooms, and the U.S. Government has […] ...
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Posted:  7/25 8:00pm
What You Need to Know About the Teen Who Has Been in HIV Remission for 12 Years  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
New findings relating to a girl who was infected at birth with HIV but who has been in remission for the past 12 years without antiretroviral medication is sparking new interest in how HIV remission happens and what might be special about people who contract the virus but don’t display symptoms. The girl, whose name […] ...
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Posted:  7/25 12:00am
European Court Says Member States Must Grant Gay Partnership Rights  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled this week that Italy must recognize same-sex partnerships, a decision that could impact all European nations that fall under the ECHR’s jurisdiction.  In what is being hailed as a landmark decision, Europe’s top human rights court ruled that Italy is breaching the human rights of its citizens by failing to offer […] ...
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Posted:  7/23 6:00pm