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Inhumane: Jailed inmates die of constipation, gangrene

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April V. Taylor Family members of three inmates at the Madison County jail in Alabama have filed a lawsuit against the county and Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), the private company contracted to provide medical care to inmates.  The lawsuit alleges that the inmates suffered brutal mistreatment as staff denied them of necessary medical care for treatable, non-fatal conditions in order ... Read More »

Tiny’s new eye surgery may blind you

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By Yolanda Spivey Social media outlets were abuzz at the recent news that Tameka “Tiny” Harris permanently changed her eye color from dark brown to ice-gray. The pint sized singer, and wife of rapper TI, confirmed the news on Instagram, thanking her doctor.  She stated: I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and loving it! Thank you Dr. Montasser ... Read More »

This man warns New Yorkers not to eat Ebola-infected feces

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Maybe some kinds of advice should fit under the “we already knew that” category.  New York journalist Errol Lewis, who apparently became a medical advisor for a day for a television network, decided to give some advice to those seeking to avoid catching Ebola.  The advice is a little strange and perhaps a bit too simplistic.  According to Lewis, anyone ... Read More »

Number of Ebola cases has now topped 10,000

Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

One of the scariest medical nightmares in history is the Ebola virus.  According to the World Health Organization, the virus is spreading faster than ever, and it’s also mutating.  What’s worse is that experts are not in agreement about whether the virus can be airborne or how long it lies dormant inside the body before showing symptoms or appearing on ... Read More »

Risky? Obama hugs the nurse who had Ebola

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The Ebola epidemic has the entire United States on edge for three reasons.  For starters, this is the first time the virus has come to American soil.  Second, there are questions about how the virus is spread.  Some say that it can’t be airborne, but there are scientists who disagree.  Also, people are wondering how nurses with full protective gear are ... Read More »

Man accused of unspeakable acts with a 23-month old baby

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A man with a criminal past involving sεxual assαult is now accused of an unspeakable crime against a child. David Richard Wilson, 33, is already a sεx offender but now he’s charged with two counts of  sεxual assαult of a child. Wilson is accused of sεxually abυsing his 23 month old niece last November. The child’s parents sent the child ... Read More »

70s actress gives bad news about her cancer diagnosis

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Reported by Nigel Boys Danielle Spencer (pictured), the former child star who played Dee Thomas in the ABC sitcom “What’s Happening,” which ran from 1976 to 1979, gave up acting to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Tuskegee University. However, the 49-year-old actress who is remembered for her line in the show, “Ohh, I’m gonna tell momma,” reportedly ... Read More »

Ebola: What a Health Expert Says We Aren’t Being Told

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By: Krystle Crossman Talk about Ebola is all around. How can we contain it? How do we treat those who have been infected? How do we stop it from spreading? The government and CDC state that here in the U.S. we have everything under control, but do we really? One Hazmat-trained medical professional from Maine says no; most of the ... Read More »

Stanford professor explains EXACTLY why people get depressed

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Professor Robert Sopolsky at Stanford University is a respected biologist and psychologist.  He gives lectures for free on the Internet, and his classes have been viewed by millions of people.  The knowledge that Dr. Sopolsky shares is valuable and highly relevant to the African American community, even though he is applying it to anyone willing to listen. In the lecture ... Read More »

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