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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. [...]

New Camouflage Solution for People with Vitiligo

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New Camouflage Solution for People with Vitiligo

Zanderm, a start-up company, aims to use cosmetics to make people’s lives better. It announced Tuesday the release of its flagship product, the Zanderm Vitiligo Camouflage Applicator. Vitiligo is a condition which impacts 1% to 2% of the world’s population. It causes the skin to lose pigmentation in a series of unpredictable spots. While this [...]

Ban Ki-moon Opens Event on Climate Change

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Ban Ki-moon Opens Event on Climate Change

Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States Monday as he opened an event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa. “Let us always remember that climate change and sustainable development [...]

Should Women Delay the Motherhood?

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Should Women Delay the Motherhood?

Delaying motherhood is a trend that continues to forge ahead among American women. In 2012, there were more than nine times as many first births to women aged 35 years and older than there were four decades earlier. As fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35, the risk of experiencing difficulty conceiving [...]

AHF to Host National HIV Testing Day Events

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AHF to Host National HIV Testing Day Events

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global AIDS organization, will commemorate National HIV Testing Day on Saturday, June 27th through events promoting HIV prevention, testing and treatment that will be held in 20 cities across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.2 million people in the United [...]

Report: 400 Million Don’t Have Access to Health Services

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Report: 400 Million Don’t Have Access to Health Services

A WHO (World Health Organization) and World Bank Group report released last week shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. “This report is a wakeup call: It [...]

Have You Ever Been Tested for Sex Disease?

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Have You Ever Been Tested for Sex Disease?

Adult products company Adamandeve.com asked over 1,000 men and women if they had ever been tested for an STD (sexually transmitted disease). And surprisingly, just over 50% have! While 49% of the respondents admitted they have never been tested, those who have been tested ranked as follows: – 25% said they’ve only been tested once [...]

Discover the Forest Ad Campaign Released

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Discover the Forest Ad Campaign Released

In an effort to motivate parents and tweens (ages 8-12) to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council launched Friday a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as an extension of their Discover the Forest campaign. The new PSAs are an extension of the Discover [...]

How to Turn Gray Hair Back to Natural Color

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How to Turn Gray Hair Back to Natural Color

Every strand of hair has a unique internal structure that determines the configuration of pigment in hair. When Hairprint is applied, the natural pigment reintegrates into the cortex restoring original hair color. The Nature of Hair, LLC (dba Hairprint) has announced the commercial availability of Hairprint, a treatment for the reversal of gray hair. Hairprint [...]

Warrior Care Network Launched for Wounded Veterans

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Warrior Care Network Launched for Wounded Veterans

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is launching a medical care network, Warrior Care Network, to connect wounded veterans and their families with individualized mental health care. Warrior Care Network will increase access to quality care for two of the most commonly experienced wounds of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic [...]

WHO Calls for Action Against Illicit Tobacco Trade

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WHO Calls for Action Against Illicit Tobacco Trade

Eliminating the illicit trade in tobacco would generate an annual tax windfall of US$ 31 billion for governments, improve public health, help cut crime and curb an important revenue source for the tobacco industry. Those are the key themes of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May when WHO will urge Member States to sign [...]

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