Posts tagged ‘Reuters’

May 9, 2011

Are Gay Men More at Risk for Cancer?

by Accidental Bear
Normal cancer cell division from NIH

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Cancer is never cute. Especially when it comes knocking on your communities door at alarming higher rate than other communities. Statistics have been gathered recently and findings are published in the journal Cancer. Large questions have been risen about the  results of studies. But it’s always good to find out who and why “something” knocking at your door.- AB

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Info via http://www.reuters.com/

“Out of 51,000 men, about 3,700 said they had been diagnosed with cancer as an adult. While just over 8 percent of gay men reported a history of cancer, that figure was only 5 percent in straight men. The disparity could not be attributed to differences in race, age, or income between gay and straight men.”

“A lack of hard data” on how sexual orientation affects the risk of cancer is “one of the biggest problems we have,” said Liz Margolies, executive director of The National LGBT Cancer Network. Margolies, who was not involved in the research, told Reuters Health, “It’s critical that we know that for funding and for program planning.”

READ MORE SOURCE: bit.ly/gzHzeL Cancer, online May 9, 2011.

March 3, 2011

Barney Frank, You’re Cute and I Trust you. Are we in a Relationship?

by Accidental Bear

I can only take politics in small doses or by Twitter feeds. I am obsessed with Barney Frank and the messages that come out of his mouth breaking through his adorable lisp ( yes, I said adorable. Welcome to Daddy Hunt)

In Barney , I believe!

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Frank sees gay equality “in my lifetime”

via www.reuters.com

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) speaks during the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit in Washington, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

(Reuters) – The highest-profile openly gay lawmaker predicted on Wednesday that the United States could soon see an end to legalized discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender.

“We are on the verge of major breakthroughs,” Representative Barney Frank told the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit.

He pointed to President Barack Obama’s decision last month to stop defending a law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, and a vote by Congress that will lead to an end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

“I can foresee now an end to legal inequality based on sexual orientation and gender equality some time in my lifetime,” said Frank, who turned 70 three days ago.

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