| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
As the porn industry grapples with its latest health crisis, an adult-film actress who has tested positive for HIV says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received since the news went public.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women.
Working with colleagues...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Invasive tests for the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. A bed in a provincial refugee hostel and little prospect of a decent job. That is what NSA leaker Edward Snowden can expect if and when he is allowed out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
In California, someone who wants a doctor's prescription to get medical marijuana can obtain one for just about any "health-related" reason, including writer's cramp. Of course, you do have to pay the pot doctor's fees first.
In Colorado, a new audit...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 1:44 AM
It is difficult to listen to Juanita Salas talk about her work without sharing her excitement.
She is very enthusiastic and animated, telling stories that go in several directions at once.
She is a modern success story in the classic American sense....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Monsignor Meth," as suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin has come to be known, admitted earlier this year to selling more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine out of his Waterbury apartment.
Only about 23 grams (sold for $3,400) of Wallin's...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The state agency overseeing workplace safety has opened an investigation into an adult-film studio over a shoot involving an actress who last week tested positive for HIV.
Cal/OSHA opened the investigation Thursday into San Francisco-based Kink Studios,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The rate of two sexually transmitted diseases remains high enough in Alaska to be classified epidemic, but a recent bulletin from the state Department of Health and Social Services suggests a decrease over the past few years.
The rates of gonorrhea...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide moratorium on porn production that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test.
Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association for the porn industry, called for the moratorium a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Encouraged by a new court decision, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) has revived his proposal to require adult film performers in California to wear condoms when engaging in risky sexual behavior on the set.
The new proposal, which was...