Even though the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can protect against HPV infections as well as cancers later in life, the number of teenage girls and boys in the United States who have received the vaccine remains “unacceptably low,” the CDC says.
A U.S. appeals court has ruled in favor of Chiquita Brands Internationalin a long-running legal dispute over their relationship to South American guerrillas. The famous banana company was sued by about 4,000 Colombian residents who claimed Chiquita funded a paramilitary group which was responsible for the deaths of their family members. By associating with the United Self-Defense Committees of Colombia (AUC) the residents believed Chiquita was ultimately responsible for these deaths.
» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts
A team of British filmmakers are aiming to produce a groundbreaking new science-fiction movie that not only stars two gay men in the lead roles, but hopes to pave the way for improved representation of LGBT characters in the film industry.
Credence follows a gay male couple preparing to sell their worldly possessions to fund their young daughter’s evacuation from Earth in the wake of violent storms predicted to decimate the planet. While they will likely save her life for the right price, they may need to sacrifice their own lives in the process… Read more and watch the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video.
Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate took the Department of Children and Families to task after a months-long debacle involving a 16-year-old transgender girl.
Illinois Human Rights Commission vacates decision to dismiss case.
Being closeted and not being yourself is difficult for anyone but in places like Iran it can be a matter of life and death.
Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF
Patients await consultation at a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic in M’Poko camp near Bangui airport in the capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Today, nearly the entire Muslim population in the western half of CAR has left in just a few months. Several enclaves under the protection of armed international forces in Bangui, Carnot, Boda, and Berberati still shelter a few thousand Muslims, but their living conditions are precarious and they have few prospects. Now confined in ghettos, this portion of the Central African population still faces daily threats. Most people believe it is too dangerous to go to the hospital or move around town. While the hospital remains functional, there is little access to it, and MSF has referred 14 emergency cases by airplane and ambulance to hospitals in Bangui and Bria. Read more: http://bit.ly/1std1C2