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House staves off fiscal cliff

House staves off fiscal cliff

After exhaustive negotiations that strained the country's patience, the House approved a bill to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff, staving off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts.

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  • Written by Holly Yan and Josh Levs/CNN
  • Category: News

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. If you are African American age 40 or older or have a family history of glaucoma, put learning more about this disease on your resolution list for the new year.

There has been a steady rise in glaucoma among the African-American community. Currently, more than 520,000 African Americans have glaucoma, and the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health projects this number will rise to approximately 865,000 cases by 2030, a 66 percent increase.

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Mandela kin fight health rumors

Mandela kin fight health rumors

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, at home after a long hospital stay, is alert and playing with his grandchildren, his granddaughter Zaziwe Manaway told CNN exclusively Friday.

Mandela, who is 94, is aware of social media rumors that he's close to death, Manaway said.

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  • Written by Nadia Bilchick/CNN
  • Category: News

Swaziland bans ‘rape-provoking’ outfits

Swaziland bans ‘rape-provoking’ outfits

Women in Swaziland have been banned from wearing miniskirts and crop tops because they "encourage rape" – and offenders face a six-month spell in jail.

Police in Swaziland, the last absolute monarchy in Africa and an incredibly conservative nation, have resurrected an archaic colonial criminal act from 1889 to stop women wearing clothes that expose their body.

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Pink ribbons to Haiti

Pink ribbons to Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all, or care that's too costly for any common person to afford, or a lot of initial missteps.

"I felt something in my breast that hurt," says a woman who asked to be identified only by her first name – Merlyn.

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Mandela gets OK to leave hospital

Mandela gets OK to leave hospital

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital and will continue receiving treatment at his home in Houghton, a spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma told CNN on Wednesday.

Mandela, 94, was treated for an acute respiratory infection in 2011. He was hospitalized for a lung infection on December 8; and on December 15, he underwent surgery for removal of gallstones.

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  • Written by Kim Norgaard/CNN
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CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet

CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet

President Barack Obama's Cabinet – currently undergoing a mid-presidency shuffle – receives mixed reviews in a CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday.

But the president's wife, first lady Michelle Obama, still gets high marks as she prepares for another four years in the White House alongside the president.

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak/CNN
  • Category: News

Yolanda Adams: holidays, diabetes & control

Yolanda Adams: holidays, diabetes & control

Holiday meals and traditions don't have to disrupt your diabetes control. With a little preparation, you can get through holiday season and still enjoy it.

Award-winning Gospel singer and health advocate Yolanda Adams shares five simple tips to help take charge of your diabetes and help prevent gum disease this holiday season.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
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