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World Response to AIDS Epidemic at Critical Juncture

Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads, UN Secretary-General Guterres has said, marking this years commemorations.

Leon (Producer) LeonJudy Piazza chats with John Basedow, Fitness Made Simple - If you're a 26-year-old in the TV business, you're probably a production assistant, which means you better not let the coffee get cold. But if you're 26-year-old John Basedow, your crammed business card identifies you as host, producer, researcher, business manager and advertising salesman. And by the way, John likes his coffee steaming hot.
John Basedow (Mentor/Fitness Expert)John Basedow chats with Judyth Piazza on the American Perspective - Even with such a full schedule, Basedow finds time to speak to other young people in high schools and colleges about fitness training programs as well as the importance of positive thinking and following your dreams.
Lonny StewartNew Drug For Diabetes Shows Weight Loss Promise - Byetta, a drug originally designed to treat Type 2 Diabetes has shown promise in treating obesity.
Maria GrellaBut I Eat Healthy! - A telephone survey found that over three-quarters of obese people say they have healthy eating habits, with 40 percent claiming that they participate in
Kirwin WatsonPucker Up: The Science of Kissing - If you think that a kiss is all in the lips, come on, you got it all wrong, man. Jack White may have a little penchant for science as well as music. Kissing has been a habit of affection between humans for perhaps time since our inception. The question is: why do we do it? Is there more to it than just locking lips?
SOP newswireHHS Approves Massachusetts Plan to Extend Health Care to More Residents - More Massachusetts residents who are battling HIV disease or those who are chronically uninsured will have access to Medicaid health services according to an approval granted today by HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt.
Maria GrellaTanning May Be Addictive - Research has suggested that tanning can be habit forming, especially to teens. Though it is common knowledge that the sun's rays are harmful, there are still people who bake themselves, emerging with not only a dark tan, but possibly a new addiction. The addiction is described as the abuse
Krzys WasilewskiVeronica Decides to Die - Veronica does not remember how it happened. The pills she took made her comfortably lethargic. She felt herself drifting off to sleep when the doors burst open and an unknown man ran into her room. When she woke up the man who saved her life was no more.
SOP newswireHHS Announces New HIPAA Privacy Decision Tool for Emergency Preparedness Planning - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today published a new Web-based interactive decision tool designed to assist emergency preparedness and recovery planners in determining how to access and use health information about persons with disabilities consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
Anne Laszlo HowardDoctor: Previous sex studies 'shortchanged' women by asking wrong questions - Why do a reported 15 million women suffer from low sex drive? Because the word "sex" has become synonymous with intercourse and orgasm. Male sexuality has been the norm in sex research and in popular culture. But clinical sex therapist Dr. Gina Ogden noted that, for many women, intercourse is not what they find most satisfying and meaningful about sex, so she launched a landmark study to investigate how women define "great sex."
Carolyn Porter, D. Div. (Mentor/Columnist)Meet Harry O'Brien - Harry was quite content with his life. He and his wife were happy together and he was doing things that he loved to do - rebuilding older cars, playing bass guitar in a traveling band, and was a technical assistant in a recording company. He loved music and loved to dance. In fact, as Harry drove away from his morning meeting, he was smiling and singing along
SOP newswireHHS To Acquire New Anthrax Therapeutic Treatment For Stockpile - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today it will purchase 20,000 treatment courses of ABthrax, an anthrax therapeutic treatment, from Human Genome Sciences of Rockville, Md. for $165,205,217. Delivery is expected to begin in 2009. Under the terms of the agreement, full payment to Human Genome Sciences is contingent on the product receiving licensure from the Food and Drug Administration.
Carolyn Porter, D. Div. (Mentor/Columnist)Do You Want to Find Your Soulmate? - As a wholeness coach, I so often hear the rather desperate sounding comments of clients who want to find their soulmate, even amongst those who are presently married. (obviously unhappily) Most individuals long for companionship
Carolyn Porter, D. Div. (Mentor/Columnist)Adrenal Fatigue: How it Affects Your Life and How to Heal it - At least 80% of Americans are experiencing adrenal fatigue on some level. Until it is healed this situation continually udnermines your health and suppresses your immune system.
SOP newswireHHS Issues Final Rule for Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program - HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced final rules for the Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The rules strengthen the smallpox vaccination compensation program, which provides benefits to public health and medical response team members and others who are injured as a result of receiving the smallpox vaccine.
SOP newswireOver 38 Million People With Medicare Now Receiving Prescription Drug Coverage - HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced that 38.2 million people with Medicare are now receiving comprehensive prescription drug coverage, in many cases even better coverage than they ever had before. A surge in enrollment took place in the closing weeks of the enrollment period, with more than 2 million beneficiaries signing up between May 1 and the May 15th deadline.
SOP newswireU.S.-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research - The U.S.-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research - organized by the State Department’s Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the Middle East Partnership Initiative - will unite the Susan G. Komen Foundation with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Laura Day Chats with Judyth Piazza about Welcome to Your Crisis - The moment your life falls apart is also the moment your new life begins, says Laura Day. It is the moment when illusion and deception fall away and naked truth emerges. Crisis can be extraordinarily painful.
George Curry (Former Featured Editor)AIDS Back in Black - NEW YORK – When a strange disease, later known as AIDS, was first detected at UCLA 25 years ago, it was difficult to get African-Americans interested in what was largely dismissed as “White gay disease.”
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Wayne Gilpin, President of Future Horizons - The oldest of nine children, Wayne Gilpin believes that his most important accomplishment is being the father to three terrific children, Jennifer, Alex and Katherine.
Francis KarugahJudge Gives Smokers More Time in Kenya - Kenyans can continue smoking in public places at least for 30 days. Two tobacco firms in the country, Mastermind Tobacco and British American Tobacco won a temporary order overturning the new laws that ban smoking in public places.
Nikki SavastoneUnited Nations and AIDS - Twenty-five years after the discovery of HIV/AIDS the United Nations began a conference May 31 about the disease. An African woman was the first to address the delegates from more than 180 nations wearing a shirt that said, “HIV Positive.” She explained how the meeting is still vital in the battle against HIV/AIDS.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Celia Kibler, Owner of FUNFIT - Let's fight Obesity - It is not without great reflection that FUNFIT adopted for its tagline
Francis KarugahKibera and Mukuru Daughters are Bleeding - Please Help Us - In the sprawling mathare, kibera and mukuru Kwa njenga slums, many residents are casual laborers earning a minimum wage of 150 shillings everyday. Most of them are parents and this money is used for basics such as food, rent, and clothes.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Karen Simmons, Founder of Autism Today - Karen is the mother of six children. Jonathon Sicoli, her fourth child, was diagnosed with PDD and autism; Alex Sicoli, her sixth child, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsey.
SOP newswireHHS Approves Historic Medicaid Reform Plans in Idaho - Medicaid beneficiaries in Idaho will be among the first in the nation to have benefits designed to meet their needs based on age and health status -- changes allowed by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced today. Prior to enactment of the DRA states could not target benefits to one certain group of enrollees.
Francis KarugahSmoking In Public Places Made Illegal In Kenya - Smoking in public places is now illegal in Kenya, the health minister, Charity Ngilu, declared last week. As she was signing the legal notice
SOP newswireEPA Grant to Temple University Will Help Kids Manage Asthma - PHILADELPHIA – In celebration of Asthma Awareness Month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials traveled to the Tanner Duckrey Elementary School in North Philadelphia today to announce the award of a $12,500 grant to Temple University in support its in-school asthma education program.
Nikki SavastoneFitness Walking 101 - The wrath of winter has finally broken to the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring and summer. Flowers bloom among fresh green grass, birds chirp and many people have a renewed longing for spending time outdoors. Therefore, it is the perfect time to begin walking away the winter weight or simply taking a current fitness routine on the road.
Laurie SalemInternational Cooperation meetings to guard against pandemic - In Moscow on April 28, Health ministers from the Group of 8 countries, met and discussed steps to join to gether to battle infectious diseases which include pandemic influenza, HIV- AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. An agreement was signed on the 27th of April to improve South Asia's potential to respond to a pandemic.
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