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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Back

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Back

Led by co-founders Pete Frates, Pat Quinn and Anthony Senerchia, and with the help of celebrities, the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball (MLB), the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is making a splash again this August. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, [...]

Free Yoga Classes at the Cleveland World Festival

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Free Yoga Classes at the Cleveland World Festival

For the third consecutive year, Pink Lotus Yoga will be offering free outdoor yoga classes at the Cleveland World Festival on Sunday, August 2. Classes will be offered on the hour starting at 1 p.m. with the final class starting at 5 p.m. The classes will be held in the Croatian Garden (just south of [...]

WHO Calls for Action to Curb Hepatitis

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WHO Calls for Action to Curb Hepatitis

On World Hepatitis Day (28 July), WHO (World Health Organization) highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% [...]

UN Says Health Services Affected in Iraq

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UN Says Health Services Affected in Iraq

The top United Nations (UN) humanitarian official in Iraq declared on Monday as “devastating” the “inexplicable” closures of life-saving services in Iraq for people in need. The UN believes the most recent shut-downs of basic health care will directly impact more than one million people, including some 500,000 children who now will not be immunized, [...]

Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

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Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

Nestlé opened Wednesday its new Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Center in Solon, Ohio. This marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish the global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods. Nestlé R&D Solon is a 144,000 square foot facility and is one of 12 [...]

Black Henna Tattoos May Put You at Risk

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Black Henna Tattoos May Put You at Risk

Unlike permanent tattoos which are injected into the skin, temporary tattoos marketed as “henna” are applied to the skin’s surface and usually last two to four weeks. Henna is a reddish-brown coloring made from a flowering plant that grows in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia. For centuries, people have used dried henna, [...]

Panasonic Solar Lanterns for Ebola Affected Regions

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Panasonic Solar Lanterns for Ebola Affected Regions

Panasonic Corporation says it has donated 3,000 solar lanterns to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for use in Ebola affected regions. These lanterns have started to be distributed in 3 West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). Controlling the outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is a matter of global importance. In order to contribute [...]

Hurricane Katrina: U.S. Children Still at Risk

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Hurricane Katrina: U.S. Children Still at Risk

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina exposed the widespread neglect of children in U.S. emergency planning, most recommendations of the national commission created to address those gaps remain unfulfilled, a new Save the Children report shows. Nearly four in five of the recommendations issued by the National Commission on Children and Disasters in its 2010 final [...]

Do You Always Use Protection During Sex?

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Do You Always Use Protection During Sex?

Adult products company Adamandeve.com asked over 1,000 men and women if they always use protection during sexual encounters, and nearly 60% said no! While just over 58% of the respondents admitted they don’t always use protection, the majority (71%) of these respondents said they were in committed, monogamous relationships. Ten percent of these respondents were [...]

Welcome to the Smart City of Stray Dogs

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Welcome to the Smart City of Stray Dogs

Now it’s not only about corruption and pollution in Delhi, but there is also a swarm of stray dogs that are spreading filth in every corner of the city. By Rakesh Raman Believe me, there is no dearth of jokers in the Indian government. When they promise to do something for the people of the [...]

Californians Demand End of Life Option

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Californians Demand End of Life Option

The authors of a bill that would allow terminally ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication to shorten their dying process decided not to present it, SB 128, before the Assembly Health Committee to give Assemblymembers more time to consider the bill. “SB 128 is still alive and well, even though [...]

UN Warns As Global Temperatures Soar

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UN Warns As Global Temperatures Soar

Two United Nations agencies have released a series of new guidelines aimed at addressing the health risks posed by the increasing number and intensity of climate change-related heatwaves. These heatwaves are affecting the planet, as warm weather alerts spread across Europe following soaring temperatures that killed hundreds of people in India and Pakistan last month. [...]

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