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Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases

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Ebola virus particles (red) on a larger cell. Credit: NIAID

The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday.

"The accumulated number of cases is 1,009," of which 629 cases were fatal, it said.

The outbreak was first recorded in North Kivu province on August 1, and then spread to neighbouring Ituri province.

Its toll is the second deadliest in the history of Ebola, after an epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-6 that claimed 11,308 lives, according to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ebola virus disease was first discovered in 1974 in a village near the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola River, which gave the disease its name.

Efforts to contain the latest outbreak, the 10th in the DRC's history, have been hampered by poor security in the highly unstable east, which teems with militia groups.

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What Is QAnon? The Conspiracy Theory Tiptoeing Into Trump World

As the cameras rolled on President Trump's campaign rally for GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida on Tuesday night, a peculiar sign appeared in view.
"We are Q."
Journalists at the event noted multiple attendees carrying signs and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the name "QAnon."
The shirts and signs are references to a conspiracy theory growing increasingly popular among those on the far-right — and a conspiracy theory about which the White House fielded a question from the media on Wednesday.

Read more https://www.npr.org/2018/08/02/634749387/what-is-qanon-the-conspiracy-theory-tiptoeing-into-trump-world

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Federal lawsuit takes aim at Nevada’s brothels

Nevada has the sole legalized system of prostitution in the country. (iStock)

A new lawsuit from a human trafficking survivor against the state of Nevada threatens the operation of the state’s legal brothel system. The suit claims that Nevada’s brothels violate a pair of laws that prohibit encouraging anyone to cross state lines to engage in prostitution.

Read More https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-lawsuit-takes-aim-at-nevadas-brothels/2019/03/01/f5b0efa8-3b90-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.af6b0679fa92

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Take Action Sign the petition urging Walmart to remove this offensive video immediately.

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Walmart recently posted a video ad on its Facebook page of two homosexuals on a blind date. Unfortunately, the retail giant has decided to cave and be politically correct instead of remaining neutral on controversial issues. Founder, Sam Walton, would have never approved of this decision to promote the homosexual agenda.

 

Read More  https://onemillionmoms.com/current-campaigns/urge-walmart-to-remove-gay-ad/

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Sex trafficking, prostitution is anything but a 'victimless crime,' experts say

, USA TODAYPublished 9:46 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2019 | Updated 9:50 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2019

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.(Photo11: Getty Images)

The investigation has brought renewed attention to sex trafficking and prostitution, a problem that remains overlooked and misunderstood by many Americans, experts say

READ MORE https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/24/robert-kraft-case-spotlights-sex-trafficking-prostitution-realities/2963517002/

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Arizona pushes to declare porn a public health crisis

The Arizona Legislature may declare porn a "public health crisis" through House Concurrent Resolution 2009 proposed by State Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa.

 

 

PHOENIX – Citing concerns about the proliferation of erotic images online and their "toxic" effect on behavior, Arizona lawmakers are pushing to declare pornography a public health crisis.

Read more https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/09/arizona-legislature-considers-declaring-porn-public-health-crisis/2828630002/

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DA: Yardley man prostituted himself while HIV-positive

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Mark Andrew Kernan, 57, who resides at Yardley Commons on Main Street, was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges including prostitution, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and criminal use of a communication facility.

Authorities said it is believed Kernan has used his residence for prostitution, posting online at doublelist.com for “erotic male massages” since at least December 2017. Weintraub also said Kernan would provide those who answered those ads with drugs.

Read more https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190130/da-yardley-man-prostituted-himself-while-hiv-positive

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More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.

1 in 7 living with HIV are unaware of their infection.

  • More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.
  • An estimated 38,500 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2015.
  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men bear the greatest burden by risk group, representing an estimated 26,200 of these new HIV infection
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  • Read more  https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statistics

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Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey includes video evidence, Massachusetts State Police report says

Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey includes video evidence, Massachusetts State Police report says

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The sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey reportedly includes a Snapchat video of him touching the front of the alleged victim’s pants, according to a Massachusetts State Police investigative report.

Spacey is facing a count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 for allegedly groping the teenage son of former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in 2016

Spacey is a Democrat and a friend of President Bill Clinton. Having met Clinton before his presidency began, Spacey once described him as "one of a shining light" in the political process. ... The charity shut down in February 2018 following sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey.

Read more  https://www.masslive.com/news/2018/12/sexual-assault-case-against-kevin-spacey-includes-video-evidence-massachusetts-state-police-report-says.html

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About Pornography: A Public Health Crisis

The pornography of today has created an unprecedented epidemic of sexual harm. Children and young people are being exposed to violent and degrading content, which by default has served as their sex education. Once a social or health issue involves problems that affect individuals or groups beyond their capacity to correct – responsibility shifts from individual accountability to holding the forces and influences that cause it accountable. While educating individual parents to guide and protect their children is always part of any prevention plan, the problem is well beyond what individual parents and children can do to protect themselves.

Read more  https://endsexualexploitation.org/publichealth/

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A Disturbing New Trend in Men’s Health

The other weekend, my housemates and I were watching NFL football on television. After a series of plays, the network cut to commercial break. I normally drown out commercials, but one caught my attention.

It was a commercial for “ED” (erectile dysfunction) medication. However, something was different about this commercial. In the past, ED medication commercials directed themselves towards middle-aged men with graying hair – the demographic most commonly associated with erectile dysfunction. On the contrary, this commercial featured younger men in their 30s, perhaps late 20s. It also alluded to the fact that young men don’t enjoy openly talking about their erectile dysfunction.

Pharmaceutical companies are now targeting a younger demographic for erectile dysfunction medication. This calculated decision rides on the back of new studies showing increased erectile dysfunction amongst young men. The culprit? Internet pornography.

Read more https://endsexualexploitation.org/articles/porn-induced-erectile-dysfunction/

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