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Every 60 Seconds, a Child Dies from Malaria

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Every 60 Seconds, a Child Dies from Malaria

Healthcare company Alere recognizes 2015 World Malaria Day (April 25) with a new video. Tressy is introduced in the newest episode of ‘Alere Stories’ series. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. According to the World Health Organization, in 2013, more than 430,000 African children died of malaria before their fifth birthdays. Tressy was [...]

Yoni Steam to Help Women Prevent Menstrual Cramps

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Yoni Steam to Help Women Prevent Menstrual Cramps

Sometimes known as vaginal steaming (or v-steaming), yoni steaming is claimed to be a gentle but effective treatment that has been successfully used by women worldwide for centuries to help reduce or eliminate discomfort associated with menstruation. To do a yoni steam, a woman allows the warmth of herbal-infused steam to permeate the exterior of [...]

Construction Causing Deadly Pollution in Delhi: NGT

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Construction Causing Deadly Pollution in Delhi: NGT

National Green Tribunal observes that one of the major sources of air pollution is dust emission from construction activities, which must be stopped to avoid pollution-related diseases and deaths. By Rakesh Raman In order to save the lives of Delhi citizens from increasing levels of pollution in the city, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has [...]

Run for Clean Air with Toyota Hybrids

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Run for Clean Air with Toyota Hybrids

Over the past 34 years, more than 50,000 people have celebrated Earth Day by participating in the Clean Air Council’s Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids – a celebration in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Run supports the Council’s mission to protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air. “Clean Air Council is thrilled [...]

HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

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HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

Harvard University students, faculty, staff and members of the community are being invited to experience an opportunity to learn about one of the most pressing global challenges of the next 35 years: world hunger. On April 24, the interactive HungerU mobile exhibit will be in the courtyard area outside of the Harvard Kennedy School from [...]

How Slums and Poverty Plague Indian Cities

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How Slums and Poverty Plague Indian Cities

Experts at the international conference on ‘Inclusive Sustainable Cities,’ hosted by IIM Bangalore (IIMB) on Sunday, advise Indian city planners to steer clear of romantic hype and focus on ground reality and governance. It was observed at the conference that “India’s cities have a plethora of plans but little vision or value.” “Many of our [...]

Korea to Host 7th World Water Forum

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Korea to Host 7th World Water Forum

Taking place from 12 to 17 April 2015 in Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, the 7th World Water Forum will attract government officials, public agencies, international organizations, enterprises, academia, civil society, and journalists While the theme of the event is water for our future, nearly 30,000 participants from all over the world are expected [...]

Comic Book to Raise Epilepsy Awareness

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Comic Book to Raise Epilepsy Awareness

“Medikidz Explain Living with Epilepsy” tells a story inspired by a 16-year-old girl named Megan who initially struggled after being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14. From patient to advocate, the story chronicles how Megan, winner of the “Search for the Next Medikidz Star” contest, turned her diagnosis into an opportunity to advocate [...]

What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

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What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

Food in all its myriad forms and meanings is the subject for an upcoming exhibit at the National Quilt Museum. “Food For Thought,” presented by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), is a selection of 34 fabric artists’ responses to the concept of food, its production, preparation and the cultural relevance of food today. The [...]

Toxic Air in Delhi Rings Death Knell for Locals

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Toxic Air in Delhi Rings Death Knell for Locals

Delhi pollution claims more than 25 lives every day and this number is increasing at an alarming rate. By Rakesh Raman “Delhi deserves clean air!” This is the title of an online petition that Greenpeace India, an environment protection organization, has started on its site. It asks the locals to sign the petition which is [...]

Organ Donors Set New World Record

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Organ Donors Set New World Record

Twelve million Californians are registered organ, eye and tissue donors. The new milestone broadens Donate Life California’s footprint as the largest organ, eye and tissue donor registry in the country and the world, and coincides with National Donate Life Month. “Today, we celebrate and thank each and every one of the 12 million people in [...]

What Are the Stroke Warning Signs?

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What Are the Stroke Warning Signs?

NBA All-Star Paul George was only 6-years-old when his mother Paulette suffered a stroke that left her practically bedridden for two years. Today, Paulette remains partially paralyzed on the left side of her body. “I remember every moment of it,” said the Indiana Pacers swingman. “I was always there at hospital visits, right by her [...]

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