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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. [...]

New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

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New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

To complement and augment its awareness-raising “Protecting Global Health: Ebola First Responders” 2015 float entry in the 126th Rose Parade, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has put up billboards in the greater Los Angeles area with the headline “Lest We Forget: Ebola Deaths in Africa…” The billboards feature a ticker that reads 6,914—the number of Ebola [...]

Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

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Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

A new survey, conducted by Kelton and sponsored by the makers of the Invisalign clear aligner system, reveals that after putting personal needs aside in 2014, women are ready for a change. In fact, 61 percent of women claim they let their personal needs take a backseat to other priorities. Looking ahead to 2015, there [...]

Why Do People Lose Hair and What Is the Remedy for Them?

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Why Do People Lose Hair and What Is the Remedy for Them?

Everyone loses hair, every single day. We see strands everywhere – the shower, in the brush, on our pillows. Thinning in women usually means a reduction in volume as well as less physical hairs on head. As strands diminish in number, there is a lack of density. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that women [...]

Female Twins from Tanzania Separated at Apollo Hospitals

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Female Twins from Tanzania Separated at Apollo Hospitals

In a rare surgery, doctors at Apollo Children’s Hospital Chennai in India successfully separated Tanzanian twins Abriana and Adriana who were joined at their chest and abdomen, Apollo Hospitals said Tuesday. The twins who shared a single heart cavity and a connected liver are the only living pair of thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins who have undergone [...]

Danica Patrick Drives the “Healthy Driven” Initiative

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Danica Patrick Drives the “Healthy Driven” Initiative

Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare is announcing “Healthy Driven,” an initiative to position one of the larger health systems in Illinois as devoted to helping patients move their health forward. In the coming months, race car driver Danica Patrick will be featured as the spokesperson in a Healthy Driven marketing blitz that includes TV and radio commercials, newspaper [...]

Samadhi – New Way to Relax Body and Mind

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Samadhi – New Way to Relax Body and Mind

A floatation industry solutions company Ifloat India has introduced Samadhi – New Life Relaxation. The company has installed floatation rooms in Pune, Mumbai and recently at Hyderabad. Floating in a floatation tank is a way of achieving extreme well-being, says the company. Essentially, it says, one can spend an hour or so lying quitely in [...]

People Honors Death-With-Dignity Crusader Brittany Maynard

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People Honors Death-With-Dignity Crusader Brittany Maynard

The new issue of People Magazine recognizes Brittany Maynard as one of the 25 most intriguing people of 2014 for her role as “The Crusader” in the death-with-dignity movement, in partnership with Compassion & Choices. American adults now believe by a record 5-to-1 margin (74% support vs. 14% oppose) that terminally ill adults – in [...]

Gay Sex Ban in India: LGBT Community Protests Human Rights Violations

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Gay Sex Ban in India: LGBT Community Protests Human Rights Violations

India HIV/AIDS Alliance held a public hearing on increase in violence and discrimination cases against sexual minorities since the Section 377 verdict in 2013. The Supreme Court of India had recriminalised same-sex sexual behaviour on 11 December 2013. According to the Alliance, the consequences of this judgment have been multiple and far-reaching. Over the past [...]

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