Counties report rise in sexually transmitted diseases

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Carol Morgan, nurse manager for Portales Public Health Office, performs a lab procedure to test for chlamydia Friday morning in the public health office laboratory. Morgan said the office saw 27 patients with chlamydia in the first six months of the year. Alisa Boswell The number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) […]

Diseases linked to herbicide exposure in Vietnam expanded

By Tom Philpott: Military Update About 86,000 Vietnam War veterans, their surviving spouses or estates will be eligible for retroactive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs — an average of 11.4 years for veterans and 9.6 years for survivors — under a draft VA rule to expand by three the number of diseases […]

MDA seeks summer camp volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily activities and assist with recreational activities. The MDA […]

Senate committee grants bovine TB detection funds

CNJ Staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., voted Thursday with the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide federal funding to continue research carried out in New Mexico to more rapidly detect livestock diseases such as bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a news release from his office. Domenici serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee that Thursday approved […]

Vaccine mandate oversteps bounds of government

By Freedom Newspapers You have to give Texas Gov. Rick Perry credit for showing the gumption to step outside his conservative political reputation by initiating a policy that some circles might view as “progressive.” But his execution of this new direction — mandating anti-cancer vaccines for all girls entering sixth grade — was clumsy and […]

Some schools take sex education too far

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The sex educators in Montgomery County, Md., have devised a film for 10th-graders that features a young lady putting a condom on a cucumber. You do wonder, when you read about these things, why they stop there. After all, if the assumption is that kids are too stupid to know […]