Tuesday, August 16, 2011

E. Coli Outbreak leads to major beef recall

by Kirsten West-Savali, Your Black World

Publix Super Markets, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Kroger Co. have all announced voluntary recalls on beef products packaged on July 23, 2011, with a Freeze by date of August 12, 2011.

The E. Coli threat was found during a routine inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Agricultureof a Dodge City, Kansas slaughterhouse. In the wake of the findings, National Beef Packing Co. LLC is recalling approximately 60,424 pounds of ground beef products.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Face of Chimpanzee Mauling Victim is Revealed

GRAPHIC CONTENT - This 2009 file photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston shows Charla Nash after she was mauled by Travis the chimpanzee.   In this undated photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Charla Nash is seen after her May, 2011 face transplant at the hospital.

This might be considered a miracle of modern medicine.  A Connecticut woman was mauled two years ago by a chimpanzee and had her face disfigured.  After two years of surgeries, doctors are finally revealing the woman’s new face to the public.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Are For Profit Universities Doing a Disservice to Minorities?

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By JasmineHughes

Selected for their potential to succeed or for their potential to become indebted? Many are now questioning the targeted recruiting practices of for-profit colleges.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Survey: More than Half of All African Americans Know of a Friend or Relative with HIV


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

According to a new survey at Your Black World, it was found that over half (56.3%) of all African American respondents have a friend or relative who they know to have HIV.  The number was higher among black women (58.7%) than black men (51.2%). 



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Doctors Group Says Hotdogs are as Lethal as Cigarettes?

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Whether you are young or old, the findings of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine may have you thinking twice before you eat a hot dog. The group recently showcased a new billboard on Monday close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that features a cigarette box filled with hot dogs. The pack has a skull and crossbones on it, and the billboard reads “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health.” The purpose of the billboard is to make the public aware of the connection between colorectal cancer and hot dogs.