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Want to stop AIDS? Fight inequality

(CNN)In February 2016, the CDC released striking new data projecting that half of black and a quarter of Latino gay and bisexual men in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes. More concerning is that the meaning of these findings is consistently oversimplified. The difficulty with racial and ethnic health disparities is that they are complex ...

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HIV positive man unable to become pilot

Anthony (not his real name) said it was “utterly devastating” to discover that he could not take up the position on the EasyJet pilot training scheme. He described the policy as “outdated” and “inherently discriminatory”. HIV Scotland has called for a change in the rules. Image copyright Getty Images Why are HIV positive people unable to become pilots? According to ...

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The fraught case of elderly people accused of sexually harassing carers

As sexual misconduct makes headlines, caregivers crisis is marked by thorny questions as alleged perpetrators may be infirm, facing dementia, or dying The allegations are familiar. Groping. Lewd comments. Cornering and harassing. Demanding sex. Abusing power. But in this case, the transgressors are not prominent figures in politics, media or entertainment. They are mostly elderly and frail. Some need help ...

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Alzheimer’s is a young(er) person’s disease — so get to work

(CNN)While he couldn’t possibly have known, Sandy Halperin was likely around 35 years old when his brain began slowly accumulating the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s disease. “There is no pain,” Sandy told me. I had asked about this because of recent papers showing inflammation in the brain being a primary enemy at the time Alzheimer’s disease starts to show ...

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When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

At the borderline of technology and biology, bodyhacking pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. Is this really the future? Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species. The Moon Ribas, who had wired herself to experience tiny shifts in tectonic plates, and was ...

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