‘Mitochondrial Eve’ ~ To be or not to be?

Mitochondrial Eve is estimated to have lived around 200,000 years ago, most likely in East Africa, when Homo sapiens sapiens (anatomically modern humans) were developing as a population distinct from other human sub-species. On the first day of 1987, a scientific “discovery” seized the attention of the popular press. The original scientific article that caused all the commotion — “Mitochondrial DNA and Human Evolution”— appeared in the January 1, 1987 issue of Nature, and was authored by … [Read more...]

Michele DeKinder-Smith – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women ... has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of this completely devoted woman, one that built her own business around building the Success of other women entrepreneurs. Her Jane Out of the Box, is a complete online educational, networking service and more ...now here to help the Women of our World. WOMAN of ACTION Michele DeKinder-Smith When a woman business owner is living her own ideal type, she is balanced. She is satisfied with the amount of time … [Read more...]

NORD Foundation ~ October 2011

  October 2011 eNews Nearly 400 Participate in NORD Conference At the U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products in Washington DC Oct. 11-13, NORD released a major new study documenting flexibility in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of potential treatments for patients with rare diseases.  The study examined the approval of 135 non-cancer orphan drugs since 1983.  Read the report and NORD’s press release. Speakers Include NIH Director, Social … [Read more...]

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts

By James Albino and Miguel Gomez According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual Latinas became infected in 2009, making them more than four times more likely to become infected with HIV than white … [Read more...]

Adele Butler is Taking Action!

The War Against Womanhood 'Breast ironing' is not only a term, it is really a hot iron used thinking the breast will flatten ...Stones are heated on scorching flames and are massaged rigorously to limp a girl's firm nipples and flatten her breasts. Other common tools include bananas, coconut shells, spatulas and hammers heated over a blistering fire. Just recently I read about a practice in Cameroon which deeply disturbed me. In the privacy of their homes and behind closed doors, … [Read more...]

Honoring Elizabeth Taylor's Work in the HIV Community

    Honoring Elizabeth Taylor's Work in the HIV Community       Elizabeth Taylor AIDS.gov joins our colleagues at organizations such as amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), and POZ in recognizing the passing of Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011). In addition to being known as an Oscar-winning actress, Ms. Taylor was truly committed to responding to HIV from the early days of the epidemic. In particular, she was dedicated to research and addressing … [Read more...]

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action!

  National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:  What Can You Do?       Take Action!   Today is the sixth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to make more people aware of the increasing impact that this deadly epidemic is having on women and girls in the United States. This is the time when we ask individuals and organizations across the country to … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur

      Statement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper declaring 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur     January 25, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement declaring 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur: “Canada’s entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, creating jobs and driving economic growth in communities large and small across our country. They invest themselves completely in their businesses working countless hours on every aspect of their … [Read more...]

TAKE ACTION! – STOP Discrimination Against People with Parkinson's Disease!

 Parkinson's is a devastating genetic disease that impairs motor skill and can silence speech; in worst cases, it can render the sufferer completely unable to move. The last thing anyone with Parkinson's or at risk for the disease should face is discrimination from insurance companies and employers.Urge the Canadian government to stop discrimination against people with diseases like Parkinson's. » Genetic discrimination is a growing problem in Canada, and it can cause people to delay or decline … [Read more...]

Killam Awards 2010 – December 14, 2010

      Governor General to Honour Laureates of the 2010 Killam Prizes OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2010 Killam Prizes to five accomplished Canadian researchers during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on : Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 6 p.m.     The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam Program, announced the names of the 2010 laureates earlier this year: Professor Ellen Bialystok, York … [Read more...]

NIAID: Daily Dose of HIV Drug Reduces Risk of HIV Infection

    A Celebration of Women addresses this message to the Women of our World, as knowledge to assist family members that may need this information....please pass this along to anyone that you know who could use this page.   WE all must Take Action against AIDS...       Daily Dose of HIV Drug Reduces Risk of HIV Infection   NIH’s NIAID-sponsored Study Finds Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Concept Effective Among Men who Have Sex with Men     A daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug, currently … [Read more...]

Courtney Leigh Hewitt – Taking Action: A Father’s Cry for Awareness!

      A Celebration of Women celebrates the Life of Courtney Leigh Hewitt, never to be forgotten or lived in Vain. The passing of Courtney to the horrible viral disease of PML has inspired a devoted Team of empassioned people to enter Crusade mode, creating global Awareness of PML. Long live the Spirit of Courtney Leigh Hewitt! … [Read more...]

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