A new report finds that too many states inadvertently provide safe havens when it comes to sex trafficking — even when children bear the consequences. The study graded states on how well they protect children who are pushed into the sex trade and punish adults who use those services. More than half of states got grades of D or F.
The world's largest supporter of AIDS programs says it is well short of its fundraising goals because of the global financial crisis. The announcement by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has raised concern about the future for AIDS patients on World AIDS Day.
After hitting an all-time low in October, support for President Obama's signature health overhaul law seems to have rebounded — at least among Democrats. Overall, the law still has more detractors than backers, and a lot of people still aren't clear on what it does and doesn't do, a new poll finds.
Only 28 percent of the 1.2 million HIV-infected people in the U.S. are getting effective antiviral treatment, according to the CDC. Unless those treatment rates improve substantially, that could lead to another 1.2 million new HIV cases over the next 20 years, CDC says.
Eleven babies have died while sleeping next to adults this year in Milwaukee. The city's health department has started an anti-bed-sharing campaign aimed at preventing more infant deaths, but critics say the grim images demonize parents rather than educating them.
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