Health

NEW HIV STRAIN DISCOVERED

Via Black Voices A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas, researchers report in Monday’s edition of the journal Nature Medicine. The finding “highlights the continuing need to watch closely for the emergence for new HIV variants, particularly in western central []

UK TV: MR MOTIVATOR RETURNS TO GMTV

Two weeks ago I happened to catch a glimpse of morning breakfast show ‘GMTV’, and spotted a ‘colourful’ blast from the past. 56 year old fitness guru Mr Motivator (real name Derrick Evans). At first I thought GMTV had gone back in time to 1993 when Mr Motivator worked hard to get Britain fit in his ultra bright, tight, lycra outfits. But no! The Motivator has returned to GMTV after leaving the show 8 years ago, and he is still wearing the []

UK NEWS: BLACK MEN IN RAISED PROSTATE CANCER RISK

Black men living in England have a three times higher risk of prostate cancer than white men, figures show. They also tend to be diagnosed five years younger, a study of all cases in London and Bristol found. The results cannot be explained by access to diagnostic tests, awareness of the condition or screening, the British Journal of Cancer reported. Cancer charities said the finding may lead to better care for men at higher risk of the disease. Researchers at the University []