In an effort to become a healthier place to live, the Greek island Astypalaia has become a smoke-free place. The island is littered with cigarette butts every year, and instead of spending so much time and money on efforts to clean them up, citizens have decided to make the island a smoke-free place to live instead. According to the island's tourism website, it's an effort to improve "well-being, quality and pureness of life."
If the recent studies regarding the ability of the drug Trivorda to prevent HIV infections prove to be valid, the results could change the world of fear that many people live in. The NYT just reported that two recent studies confirm that there is a pill believed to prevent HIV in healthy people heterosexuals. In addition, the NYT reported on another study indicating the possibility that Trivorda may be effective at HIV prevention for gay men as well.