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Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Kiss Me Not!



Black and White Photo of Girl Biting Lips, Photo by Light Play

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 02:17 a.m. DST, 22 January 2014 When I came back to the States from Africa in the late 70′s, I was thrown into a school system and culture with which, like many people from different cultures and backgrounds, I was quite unfamiliar. There was the usual lack of cultural sensitivity […]

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German Thalidomide Manufacturer Apologizes



Thalomid Birth Defect Children, Photo by Teclo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:25 AM EDT, 2 September 2012 LONDON: Nearly 50 years ago an estimated 10,000 children worldwide were born with birth defects that left its victims limbless or with flipper like appendages. The cause of these gross malformations was a drug called Thalidomide which was manufactured by the German company Grunenthal […]

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Nelson Mandela Doing Well After Procedure


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Nelson Mandela, Photo by Rhodri R. Davies

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:25 PM EDT, 25 February 2012 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nelson Mandela, the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African President has been hospitalized. The 93-year old is undergoing test to identify the cause of an undisclosed stomach ailment. In a statement, President Jacob Zuma said that Mandela […]

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Industrial Grade Silicone Threatens Women’s Health



Breast Implant

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:14 PM EDT, 26 December 2011 Nearly 300,000 women worldwide may be adversely impacted by the improper manufacture of breast implants by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). The malfeasance came to light when the French company which went bankrupt in 2010 was subsequently sold to a Dutch […]

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Malaria Vaccine | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:08 p.m. EDT, 22 October 2011 I narrowly survived an infection of cerebral malaria when I was 10 years old.  We lived just outside of Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, and because my father did not believe in Western medicine, he forbade my mother from seeking treatment for […]

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