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Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases

Aug 25
Dozens of same-sex couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies they face.

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High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

Aug 28
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Participants load a stretcher into an ambulance during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus.

3rd Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

By Clarence Roy-Macaulay | Aug 27
A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.

Cyclists Take to the Street to Break AIDS

By EDGE | Aug 27
Over 100 physical activists will come together to raise vital funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS and homelessness by completing a 285 mile, three-day journey from Boston to NYC.

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Principal investigaor Nelli Westercamp

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Ask the Doc: Single Pill HIV Regimens

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Aug 22
In this edition of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner answers questions about single-pill regimens verses three-pills cocktails including a protease inhibitor.