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27 02, 2016

Some N.J. lawmakers like the idea of dropping drinking age to 18

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New Jersey

This article reports on the arguments among lawmakers regarding the drinking age in New Jersey.

27 02, 2016

Are sexually transmitted infections rising in N.J. because of budget cuts?

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New Jersey

This article aims to relate the increasing number of sexually transmitted infections in New Jersey to Governor Chris Christie’s elimination of state funding for family planning clinics.

27 01, 2016

How AIDS attacks: Breakthrough as researchers find HIV virus manipulates 400 genes

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Newark

This article describes a new find for scientists researching AIDS who have discovered a protein that is vital in the progression of AIDS, called Tat. There is currently a vaccine being provided to 87 HIV-positive patients through a phase II trial at the National Institute of Health in Rome.

27 01, 2016

People who inject drugs at high risk of HIV contraction: NJPIES

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Newark

This article contains warnings and advice from the New Jersey AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline regarding the higher likelihood of contraction of HIV and hepatitis for drug users.

26 01, 2016

Free condom distribution reduced HIV/AIDS rate – MP

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Newark

This article advocates on behalf of the decision made by the Ghanaian government to distribute free condoms to its citizens. The decision has received backlash but has led to a significant decrease in the spread of HIV.

20 01, 2016

It’s time for N.J. to fully embrace medical marijuana

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Newark

This article outlines the need more medical marijuana to be more accessible to more residents in New Jersey who have qualifying needs. Governor Christie recently made it possible for children to receive treatment in schools but the article argues for adults to have the privilege as well.

19 01, 2016

Welfare still off-limits for drug offenders with no kids, Christie says

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Newark

This article examines Governor Christie’s decision to veto the bill that would have allowed childless adults who have been convicted of drug use or possession to receive welfare benefits.

14 01, 2016

HIV/AIDS clinic faces hurdles in attempt to consolidate services

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Newark

This article is an announcement regarding the possible consolidation of a Castro district clinic and pharmacy that serve those with HIV and AIDS. The article advocates for the multiple benefits of this union.

18 12, 2015

Drug Overdoses Hit Record High: CDC

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National

Deaths related to drug overdoses reached new highs in 2014—more than 47,000 Americans. The leading causes of death by overdose are painkillers and heroin, due to their low cost and purity.

16 12, 2015

McGreevey: N.J. is wisely choosing clinical treatment for heroin abuse

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New Jersey

Opinion piece documenting the significant number of recent heroin overdoses in New Jersey. This is also a call to action to combat heroin addiction and overdose by exploring clinical treatment and reentry with addiction services.