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Survey Reveals Americans Are Unable to Sleep

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Survey Reveals Americans Are Unable to Sleep

Results from a new survey are waking Americans up to a widespread health issue – insomnia. Even though 62 percent of Americans regularly suffer from symptoms of insomnia, only 20 percent believe they have the condition and merely 12 percent have been diagnosed by a doctor, according to the America: Insomnia Nation survey supported by [...]

Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems

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Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems

Health systems throughout the developing world need to be strengthened to prevent another Ebola-style outbreak, or worse, warns Save the Children in its new report “A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems.” The report ranks the world’s poorest countries on the state of their public health systems, finding that 28 [...]

Panasonic Solar Lanterns for Ebola Relief Efforts

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Panasonic Solar Lanterns for Ebola Relief Efforts

With the severe and far-reaching impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, governments and international organizations need more support for their relief efforts. They have called on the private sector to help the affected populations meet their basic needs in the midst of the crisis. In response, Panasonic donated 240 solar lanterns to the [...]

Eating Habits of a Modern Family: Then and Now

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Eating Habits of a Modern Family: Then and Now

A new research report explores changes in consumers’ eating habits over the years — from creating “hybrid homemade meals” to the rise of snacking — and provides guidance on how the food industry can best respond to these changes. Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods [...]

Countdown Begins for Girl Scout Cookie Program

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Countdown Begins for Girl Scout Cookie Program

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which has become a national holiday for Girl Scout Cookie fans, kicks off this Friday, February 27, and runs through March 1, 2015. Girls across the country (U.S.) will sell cookies at booths, door to door, and through Digital Cookie, the first national digital platform that enables girls to learn [...]

Diabetic NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed Wins in Daytona

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Diabetic NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed Wins in Daytona

On Saturday, February 21, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and Lilly Diabetes ambassador Ryan Reed won the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway. This is his first win as a NASCAR driver and shows that with hard work and proper management, anything is possible – even for people living with diabetes. Reed, who was [...]

Nestlé Invites Nominations for Shared Value Prize

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Nestlé Invites Nominations for Shared Value Prize

Nestlé Creating Shared Value prize rewards initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value by addressing challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development. The winners reflect Nestlé’s belief that for a company to be successful in the long term and create economic and social value for its shareholders, it must also create value for [...]

What Is Precision Medicine and Why Is it Good for You?

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What Is Precision Medicine and Why Is it Good for You?

The Precision Medicine concept is about data-driven treatments as unique as your own body. The White House is spearheading this initiative and Jo Handelsman, associate director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the U.S. administration has explained the Precision Medicine program and its significance. The President’s 2016 budget includes investments [...]

Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

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Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

Monsanto Co.’s Antwerp site is claimed to be the first in Flanders to receive a gold-level European Water Stewardship (EWS) certificate. It was announced by the company Wednesday. The certificate acknowledges Monsanto’s expertise in sustainable water management. This award strengthens the Antwerp facility’s leadership role in the Port of Antwerp in terms of water management. [...]

Now a Bike Just for Your Heart

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Now a Bike Just for Your Heart

American Heart Association has chosen February as its National Heart Month. While diet and genetics do play a role, it’s believed regular aerobic exercise is a key influence on heart health. Electric bicycle brand Pedego says its bike allows you to pedal as much as you want. The colorful bikes boast the latest in electric [...]

Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

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Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

Women who clean dry toilets in rural areas often are not paid cash wages, but instead receive leftover food, grain during harvest, old clothes during festival times. While the recently formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has embarked upon an expensive “Clean India” campaign, a new report reveals that government officials are ignoring [...]

Bill and Melinda Gates: Our Big Bet for the Future

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Bill and Melinda Gates: Our Big Bet for the Future

Bill and Melinda Gates shared their 2015 Annual Letter on Wednesday. “Our Big Bet for the Future” addresses the breakthroughs they see coming over the next fifteen years that will improve the lives of people in poor countries faster than at any other time in history. You can read the letter and find out how, [...]

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