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Published Monday, October 25, 2010
In an effort to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The South Los Angeles Report visited and listened to stories from women affected by the disease. more»

Published Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Willie S. Jones, a 73-year-old African-American, had his last flu shot 32 years ago. “Never again,” he insists “It made me so sick. That shot gave me the flu.” Jones said as he played bingo at a San Bernardino Senior Activity Center. Since then, Jones has avoided the vaccine, as have many others at the center, even though free shots are offered more»

Published Monday, October 18, 2010
African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than their white counterparts, but the reasons haven't been clear. more»

Published Monday, October 18, 2010
The number of adults tested for HIV reached a record high in 2009, according to an analysis of national survey data released today in a CDC Vital Signs report.  Last year 82.9 million adults between 18 and 64 reported having been tested for HIV. more»

Published Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The new health reform law contains an important provision that will change how women are educated about breast cancer and reach younger audiences. more»

Published Monday, October 4, 2010
Race and ethnicity appeared to affect diagnostic delay more than insurance status for women with breast abnormalities, as revealed by data presented at the Third American Association for Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010 more»

Published Sunday, October 3, 2010

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have extended by three months a review of Roche Holding AG's blockbuster drug Avastin in breast cancer, the company said on Friday.

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Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In a potential breakthrough that opens a new way to protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, researchers found that a gel applied by women before and after sex cut the chance of acquiring the AIDS virus by 39% and the genital herpes virus by 51%. “Since the mid-1990’s when the promise of microbicides was first introduced, we have more»

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