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Wayne Brady’s Battle With Depression Caused Breakdown


While many people may think that comedian and TV host Wayne Brady is always happy, he has opened up to admit that he has secretly battled depression for years.  Brady is an Emmy-award winner and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Let’s Make A Deal.  Despite his confidence as a host and comedian that brings laughter and entertainment ... Read More »

Study says black men in Atlanta have an alarming rate of HIV infection


Reported by Kacie Whaley A nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta is making sure that men in the area who are in danger of developing poor health and/or contracting illnesses are provided with the support they need. The Health Institute for Men (HIM) was founded in 2012 but became a nonprofit in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The grassroots service vows to assist men ... Read More »

Inhumane: Jailed inmates die of constipation, gangrene


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


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

U.S. President Obama hugs Dallas nurse Pham at the Oval Office in Washington

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


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 »