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July 14th, 2010
07:05 PM ET

‘Down low’ TV comments raise HIV controversy

A gay rights group accuses comedian D.L. Hughley and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd of perpetuating “dangerous myths" about African American gay and bisexual men.

In a June 22 episode, Hughley and the hosts of the daytime ABC show were discussing an FDA rule that bans gay men from donating blood because of HIV. During the discussion, Hughley said, “When you look at the prevalence of HIV in the African-American community, it's primarily young women who are getting it from men who are on the down low.” FULL POST


July 14th, 2010
11:07 AM ET

Teacher finds transformation in triathlon training

To those who didn't know him, Rickey Williams, 38, seemed to be living the good life. He had a successful career and a loving, happy family. In short, he was comfortable. Maybe too comfortable.

"Comfort was my goal," he remembers. "Comfort kept me still when I needed to move and led me to eat when I wasn't hungry."

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July 14th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

How Alzheimer's gets diagnosed may change

Scientists are seeking to revamp the way that Alzheimer's disease gets diagnosed, for the first time in 25 years.

Since the current criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's were put forth in 1984, they have been in wide use and virtually unchanged, despite scientific advances  in the last two decades.

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