Archive for March, 2016

Number of HPV Cases Drops Steeply Among Teenage Girls

Number of HPV Cases Drops Steeply Among Teenage Girls

The human papillomavirus, generally known as HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the U.S. A recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant decrease in teenage girls infected with the virus. According to the CDC, approximately 79 million Americans, most in their late teens […]

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Fewer Blacks Playing College Football and Basketball Get Degrees

Fewer Blacks Playing College Football and Basketball Get Degrees

Shaun Harper, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, conducted a study that found black men playing colleges’ most popular (and profitable) sports graduate at lower rates than other black males at the same schools. According to Harper’s research, 58% of black male undergraduates earned their degrees within six years compared to 54% of black […]

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California Lawmakers Raise Minimum Smoking Age from 18 to 21

California Lawmakers Raise Minimum Smoking Age from 18 to 21

 If a bill passed by California legislators is signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, Californians      would be required to be 21 years of age before smoking. The law would not apply to persons in the military who are 18. Other parts of the anti-smoking bill include: treating e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products; completely […]

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Third Graders Save Teacher’s Life

Third Graders Save Teacher’s Life

Third grade students at Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora, Florida, are credited with helping to save the life of their substitute teacher. The teacher collapsed during class because of cardiac arrest but the third graders didn’t sit there in shock or start crying. They took swift action that became the initial steps in saving […]

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Two Towns Found Guilty of Religious Discrimination

Two Towns Found Guilty of Religious Discrimination

Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah are two towns located on the Utah-Arizona border. Most residents of both towns are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), a sect of mainstream Mormonism. A jury found those towns guilty of violating the constitutional rights of non-FLDS residents by denying them basic […]

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