Health Rewind: NY Congressman Blames Eric Garner's Death on His Weight

Plus, HIV rates dropping among babies.

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How Garner’s Weight Is Being Used to 'Explain' His Death

 - The Atlantic recently pointed out the problematic trend of “fat shaming” Eric Garner as a means to blame the 350-pound man for his own death earlier this summer at the hands of NYPD. Recently, it was Rep. Peter King (R-NY) who took to CNN cosigning on this same shaming and got quickly shut down by a CNN host. — Kellee Terrell

(Photo: Family photo via National Action Network/AP Photo)

HIV Is Not A Death Sentence  - While there is no definite cure for HIV or AIDS, a diagnosis does not mean that you cannot live a long and healthy life. There are treatments that can control the virus and help prolong one's health. Regular HIV testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active.(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Number of Children Being Born With HIV Dropping - In developing nations, mother-to-child HIV transmission rates are going down, says a recent report. Researchers from UNICEF found that through giving positive mothers meds during their pregnancy and to their babies after being born, almost 1.1 children were not born with HIV. The sharpest decline came from Malawi, which was down 67 percent, the Huffington Post reported. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Say What? Flu Shots May Offer Less Protection This Year

 - This flu season just got really interesting. According to the CDC, there is an aggressive strain of influenza H3N2 that current flu shots may not protect you against. Not to mention, almost half of this strain has mutated, making it even more difficult for vaccines to work, Health Day writes.(Photo: The Post-Standard /Landov)

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Income Inequality Among Blacks Increases Death Rates

 - Income inequality kills more Blacks than whites, a new study found. Researchers found that for each unit increase of poverty among Blacks, there were 27-35 additional deaths, compared to whites that saw 417 to 480 fewer deaths. Racial segregation and lack of access to care are huge factors, the authors concluded. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Foreskin: Snip or No? - In a recent report, the CDC laid out that there are more benefits than cons for circumsizing boys, including decreasing the risk for HIV transmission, writes The Atlantic. Also, women who have sex with circumcised men are less likely to contract HPV and bacterial vaginosis.  (Photo: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Foreskin: Snip or No? - In a recent report, the CDC laid out that there are more benefits than cons for circumsizing boys, including decreasing the risk for HIV transmission, writes The Atlantic. Also, women who have sex with circumcised men are less likely to contract HPV and bacterial vaginosis.  (Photo: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Corbis)

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 77-Year-Old Body Builder Proves That Fitness Is Ageless - Fitness isn't just for the young, a 77-year-old body builder teaches us. The Huffington Post recently profiled Willy Murphy, who started lifting weights when she joined her recent YMCA. The grandmother, who weighs 105 pounds, can deadlift 250 pounds and recently won the World Natural Powerlifting Federation 2014 Lifter of the Year title. You go, Granny!(Photo: Ora TV/WTFark!)

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 77-Year-Old Body Builder Proves That Fitness Is Ageless - Fitness isn't just for the young, a 77-year-old body builder teaches us. The Huffington Post recently profiled Willy Murphy, who started lifting weights when she joined her recent YMCA. The grandmother, who weighs 105 pounds, can deadlift 250 pounds and recently won the World Natural Powerlifting Federation 2014 Lifter of the Year title. You go, Granny!(Photo: Ora TV/WTFark!)

NYC Hosts Epic World AIDS Day Event in Harlem - Hundreds gathered in the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem, to commemorate World AIDS Day. This year, Mayor de Blasio announced the city?s new goal to reduce all new infections by 2020, the Epoch Times wrote. A recent report found that the city's HIV rate has gone down 40 percent since 2004. (Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Housing Works)

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NYC Hosts Epic World AIDS Day Event in Harlem - Hundreds gathered in the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem, to commemorate World AIDS Day. This year, Mayor de Blasio announced the city’s new goal to reduce all new infections by 2020, the Epoch Times wrote. A recent report found that the city's HIV rate has gone down 40 percent since 2004. (Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Housing Works)

Toys for Tots - Through the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, you can donate toys or money for children in need during the holiday season. To find a drop-off location near you, visit Toys for Tots. (Photo: GettyImages)

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The Most Hazardous Kids’ Toys Out There - 'Tis the season to shop for toys, but did you know they could pose a serious threat to your little one’s safety? A recent report unveils potential dangers from toys, which include toxic chemicals, potential choking and loud toys that can damage kids’ hearing. This year, 250,000 American kids were treated for toy-related injuries, Health Day News reported. (Photo: Steve Debenport/Getty Images)

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Study: 3D Mammograms Best for Larger Dense Breasts - Detecting tumors in women with larger breasts can be more difficult, but a new study suggests that 3D mammograms do a better job in finding breast cancer than traditional ones. Researchers found that the 3D version detects 80 percent of cancer compared to 59 percent of digital mammograms, Time.com wrote.(Photo: Isaac Lane Koval/Corbis)

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More Than Half of Babies Sleep in Dangerous Spaces - Does your baby sleep with pillows and blankets? If so, you are not alone, but know that this isn’t safe. More than half of American babies sleep among unsafe bedding that increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), says a recent study. A baby should sleep on its back with one fitted sheet in the bed, The Atlantic writes. (Photo: BFG Images/Getty Images)