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Demi Lovato: Speak Up for Mental Health

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Demi Lovato: Speak Up for Mental Health

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. in partnership with leading mental health advocacy organizations and singer, songwriter and mental health advocate Demi Lovato have launched the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health initiative. Encouraging others to speak up for mental health, Sunovion and Lovato are joined by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, The JED Foundation, Mental [...]

New Delhi: The Case of a Neglected City

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New Delhi: The Case of a Neglected City

Poisonous pollution, broken roads, stray cattle, littering, and open defecation are among the irritants that make Delhi a veritable hell on earth. By Rakesh Raman Although New Delhi is India’s capital which is supposed to be managed by the central government of India as well as the local state government, today it’s a totally neglected [...]

Islamic State Opens Medical College in Mosul

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Islamic State Opens Medical College in Mosul

As ISIS is trying to position itself as an independent state, it claims that it’s providing all sorts of citizen services including healthcare to its people. By Rakesh Raman It’s not all about terror and terrorism in the areas captured by the militant organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Rather, ISIS claims that [...]

Precision Medicine to Treat Cancer Patients

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Precision Medicine to Treat Cancer Patients

Baylor Research Institute (BRI) at Dallas and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, AZ, have announce an agreement that will focus on accelerating early detection and treatments for patients with a broad range of cancers. Aligning the best science of both institutions will lead to new clinical trials and access to technology to [...]

Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees

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Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is rushing critical relief supplies to Tanzania’s north-western border with Burundi amid a devastating cholera outbreak affecting tens of thousands of refugees there. In a press statement issued Thursday, UNICEF confirmed it had dispatched cholera treatment supplies, as well as water, sanitation, health and nutrition items to stem the [...]

Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

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Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building firm carried out research on trends in the food industry. SRG’s Natural Nine list was assembled by Kara Nielsen, culinary director at SRG, by tracking new product introductions at a variety [...]

BDSM Practitioners Are Mentally Healthier: Study

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BDSM Practitioners Are Mentally Healthier: Study

A study published by the International Society of Sexual Medicine has found that those who delve into the BDSM (Bondage Discipline Sadism and Masochism) culture are mentally healthier than those who do not. The results suggest that BDSM practitioners were less neurotic, more extraverted, more open to new experiences, more conscientious, less rejection sensitive, and [...]

Nepal Earthquakes: Lives of Babies and Mothers at Risk

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Nepal Earthquakes: Lives of Babies and Mothers at Risk

At least 70 per cent of birthing centres across the 14 most-affected districts of Nepal have been damaged or destroyed, rising to 90 per cent in some areas. Around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare in the areas of Nepal worst hit by two powerful earthquakes, according to UNICEF, [...]

Every 4 Minutes, a Child Dies in Road Accident

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Every 4 Minutes, a Child Dies in Road Accident

Each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse, the United Nations (UN) has warned as it launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children. According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), every four minutes, a [...]

Is New Delhi the Dirtiest City of the World?

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Is New Delhi the Dirtiest City of the World?

It appears that the entire city of Delhi has become a huge site for dumping debris and its pollution is already killing people at the rate of 25 a day. By Rakesh Raman The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled India’s capital New Delhi as the world’s most polluted city. And if WHO has the [...]

Clinton Brings ‘Buckets to Backpacks’ Program to Rwanda

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Clinton Brings ‘Buckets to Backpacks’ Program to Rwanda

More than 600,000 people in water stressed communities across Rwanda will benefit from a program that will distribute personal water backpacks that make it easier for women and children to carry water from source to home and to keep that water clean. The 2-year “Buckets to Backpacks” program will bring 100,000 donated PackH2O water backpacks [...]

Walnuts May Help Slow Colon Cancer Growth

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Walnuts May Help Slow Colon Cancer Growth

A new animal study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, led by Dr. Christos Mantzoros, indicates that a diet containing walnuts may slow colorectal tumor growth by causing beneficial changes in cancer genes. This is claimed to be the first study that evaluates whether walnut consumption can cause changes to micro-ribonucleic acids [...]

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