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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, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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