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New report: HIV/AIDS death rates decrease in Africa

After years of Africa leading the world in the number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths, a new report recently released at an international AIDS conference in Switzerland noted that the number of Africans succumbing to the disease has decreased by about half since 2005.

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FDA approves another drug to treat HIV/AIDS

In the continuing battle to eradicate HIV/AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it had granted approval for the widespread use of a new drug that will suppress the HIV virus in patients.

Senatorial candidates debate at Montclair State University; Cory Booker gets backing from Oprah and Ivanka Trump

With less than one week until a special summer primary to fill a vacant Senate seat, front-runner Newark Mayor Cory Booker stood and delivered at the first debate of the four Democratic senatorial candidates on Monday night at Montclair State University.

Blood donor ban set to change

An initiative set forth under the Obama administration to modify a federal mandate that restricts blood donations from members of the gay community—specifically men who have sex with men —received a major endorsement last week as the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) called for the Food and Drug Administration to re-examine the guidelines.

Gov hopeful barbara Buono chooses a Latina as running mate; makes history with all-female ticket

Democratic governor hopeful Barbara Buono announced labor leader Milly Silva as her running mate earlier this week, making it the first time an all-female ticket ran for governor in New Jersey and only the third time in the country.

Suicide rates among boomers increases

It’s a sobering and grim statistic. The number of middle-aged Americans committing suicide increased by a staggering 50 to 60 percent, and more African-American men commit suicide than African-American women, according to an in-depth analysis of a report released in May by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington.

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