Angelina Jolie double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie has had both of her breasts removed as a proactive measure to prevent breast cancer.

The 37-year-old actress made the announcement in an op-ed piece she wrote exclusively for today's New York Times.

The Oscar-winning actress, who is in a long term relationship with actor Brad Pitt, said she underwent the double mastectomy after doctors found a gene that makes the probability of her developing breast cancer very high.

She said she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die at a young age from cancer.

Quoting her 6 children, Jolie writes, "They have asked if the same could happen to me."

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Plan B pill available over the counter

5.8 million women have already availed themselves of the so-called "morning after pill" -- and pretty soon, your 15-year-old daughters can too.

On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the sale of Plan B, the morning-after pill to girls as young as 15, without a prescription, and without parental permission. The Plan B pills will be available at your neighborhood pharmacy for sale over the counter.

According to the Washington Post, a U.S. District judge ordered the pill to be made available to all women. The Obama administration was given until May 5 to file an appeal. The FDA approved the sale of the pill to 15-year-olds as a compromise -- since girls even younger than 15 are having sex without protection.

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Dentist may have exposed patients to HIV

A Tulsa, Oklahoma dentist is under investigation for serious health violations that may have exposed as many as 7,000 patients to HIV and hepatitis.

Yahoo News reports that Dr. Wayne Harrington is under investigation by the state dental board, the state bureau of narcotics and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency after one of his patients recently tested positive for hepatitis C and HIV with no known risk factors other than having dental work performed by Harrington.

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Lil Wayne Epileptic

Rapper Lil Wayne is attempting to deflect rumors of his alleged drug use by claiming to be an epileptic. Epilepsy can be an acute (new) or chronic (longstanding) disruption of signals in the brain that results in controlled or uncontrolled convulsions (seizure activity).

In an interview with LA's Power 106 on Thursday, Wayne, 30, said epilepsy is the reason behind his multiple hospitalizations -- not his reported addiction to Promethazine/Codeine prescription cough syrup (aka Sizzurp or Purple Drank), which can also cause epileptic seizures.

Promethazine/Codeine is not prescribed for epilepsy.

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110 Million Venereal Disease Cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, 19.7 new venereal disease cases were diagnosed in 2008, bringing the total cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to 110,197,000. What that means is sexually promiscuous Americans are taking more risks and practicing less safe sex than at any time in U.S history.

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Exactly 30 years after the virus that causes AIDS decimated the gay population in major cities, a new gay scourge has emerged.

New York health officials are warning gay men of a new strain of bacterial meningitis that is spread primarily through intimate contact with men who meet in bars, public restrooms and parks to engage in unsafe sex.

Health officials are calling the new strain of meningitis "absolutely terrifying."

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HIV baby Once again the media runs with a headline without checking their facts. On Sunday researchers announced a newborn baby had been "cured" of HIV for the first time.

HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. The newborn girl acquired the infection from her mother while she was still in the womb.

Normally, pregnant women who test HIV positive are given a cocktail of drugs (antiretroviral therapy) to prevent HIV transmission to their fetus.

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Robin Roberts still standing

'Good Morning America' co-anchor Robin Roberts returns to work tomorrow (Feb. 20). The 52-year-year-old cancer survivor, who underwent a bone marrow transplant last Fall, believes she is up for the task. But friends and co-workers are not so sure. Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Last year she learned she had a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome -- possibly a side effect of the anticancer drugs.

Another side effect of chemotherapy drugs -- baldness -- means Roberts will have to wear a custom lacefront wig on the set.

"Whatever. I'm thankful I have a pretty good shaped head," she says in an interview published in the Feb. 25th issue of PEOPLE. She is confident that her hair will grow back, but she isn't so sure about the 30-pound weight loss.

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Coca Cola addiction killed woman

A coroner has ruled the death of a 30-year-old mother of 8 was caused by her raging addiction to Coca Cola. The coroner reports that Natasha Harris drank up to 10 litres of Coca Cola every day -- that's almost 2 pounds of sugar consumed in one day.

The shocking coroner's report comes on the heels of Coca Cola's new anti-obesity advertising campaign, which critics are calling damage control.

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