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How Pollution Makes Delhi a Poisonous Gas Chamber

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How Pollution Makes Delhi a Poisonous Gas Chamber

In Delhi, an estimated 10,000 people die prematurely in a year because of air pollution. In other words, the city pollution claims more than 25 lives every day and this number is increasing at an alarming rate. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. President Barack Obama visited New Delhi as the chief guest at the [...]

Does Alcohol Play a Role in Your Sex Life?

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Does Alcohol Play a Role in Your Sex Life?

Adult products company Adamandeve.com asked over 1,000 men and women what role, if any, alcohol plays in their sex lives — and the answers may surprise you. While a whopping 71% of the respondents admit to imbibing before lovemaking, 28% say they never drink before sex. Of those who do, 33% say they do it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Billow Pillow: Breast Support Pillow for Women

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Billow Pillow: Breast Support Pillow for Women

Billow Global introduces the Billow, a breast support pillow for women who have discomfort resulting from breast surgery. Launched on its website, the Billow was developed by CEO / Founder Marnie Rustemeyer who conceived and designed the Billow following her diagnosis with the breast cancer gene mutation, a mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgeries. Rustemeyer conducted [...]

Patient Released from 21 Day Ebola Quarantine

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Patient Released from 21 Day Ebola Quarantine

Local nurse and Honolulu resident, Rene Steinhauer, has just been released from a 21 day Ebola quarantine period that he completed at home in Honolulu after returning from working as a chief nurse in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia. Rene Steinhauer spent six weeks working to set up an Ebola hospital in Buchanan, Liberia. [...]

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