HIV ‘Exploding’ Among Gay Men

HIV Exploding Among Gay Men

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning that HIV infections among gay men is ‘exploding’ at an alarming rate.

“We are seeing exploding epidemics,” warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads WHO’s HIV department.

Hirnschall warns that infection rates are rising again among men who have sex with men — the group that was at the epicentre of the AIDS pandemic when it first emerged in the 1980s.

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New HIV Signs Emerge in Girl Originally Believed to Be Virus-Free

HIV baby A baby girl who was born with HIV and believed to be cured after early treatment is showing new signs of the disease, doctors say.

HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS.

The Mississippi girl, who is now 4-years-old, was re-tested recently. New test results indicate she is not HIV-free.

According to a report on the BBC website, the girl showed no evidence of HIV infection until she was tested last week. She had not received treatment in 2 years.

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Why Psychopaths Are More Successful

Why Psychopaths Are More Successful

When you hear the word “psychopath” you think of serial murderers. But a new book is debunking the myth that all psychopaths are bad.

In their book, The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success, Andy McNab and Oxford psychology professor Kevin Dutton says possessing certain psychopathic traits can put you on the road to success.

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Usher Reveals His Son is a Type I Diabetic

Usher Reveals His Son is a Type I Diabetic

Singer Usher Raymond says the past 12 months have been the hardest for him. The 34-year-old crooner recently lost his grandmother, and one of his sons was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

Usher revealed his son’s diagnosis during an appearance on the “TODAY Show” this week. The singer didn’t reveal which of his sons is diabetic. He has two sons — Usher Raymond V, 6, and Naviyd David, 5, — with ex-wife Tameka Raymond.

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Medical Minute: ‘Selfie’ Addiction May Cause Mental Illness

Cassie Ventura

A medical expert is cautioning social media users about the potential mental health risks associated with having an addiction to taking Selfies.

The Guardian Liberty Voice reports that Danny Bowman was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder after he became suicidal due to his addiction taking hundreds of selfies a day.

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3 Dead in Meningitis Outbreak in LA’s Gay Community

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A deadly meningitis outbreak in Los Angeles has claimed the lives of 3 men in the gay community, the LA Times reports.

The LA County health department announced earlier this week that eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease have been diagnosed in the county so far this year

Officials said 4 of the cases were men who have sex with men. 3 of them died. The county will provide free vaccinations to those without health insurance.

A similar meningitis outbreak spread rapidly among promiscuous men who practice unsafe sex with men in NY in 2013.

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British Hospitals On Alert Over Worst Ebola Outbreak in 7 Years

Ebola outbreak in Guinea

UK hospitals are on “high alert” over fears that the deadly Ebola virus could arrive on British shores.

The Ebola virus that causes hemorrhagic fever is highly contagious. 5 new infections have been diagnosed in Guinea in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of new infections to 127, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO confirms Ebola has killed 80 people in Guinea. Ebola is classified as the “world’s deadliest virus”, with a mortality rate of 90 percent.

There is no cure or treatment for Ebola.

Once the onset of symptoms appear, death comes quickly. For this reason, health officials say it is unlikely the virus could reach Great Britain from western Africa.

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