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El Niño Expected to Impact Most Americans

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El Niño Expected to Impact Most Americans

The Weather Network’s meteorologists released their Winter Forecast Thursday, forecasting the months of December, January and February. While milder than normal weather is expected to dominate December for the northern half of the U.S., more typical wintry weather is likely to emerge in January and especially February from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic States. [...]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program

First Lady Michelle Obama will join Friday the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for FNV Live!. It is an event featuring live musical performances and celebrity appearances – including Jordin Sparks, Gabrielle Union, Ashanti, Estelle, Jessica Alba and more – as well as stunts and challenges led by social media creators from Whistle Sports [...]

Ebola Virus Transmission Stops in Sierra Leone

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Ebola Virus Transmission Stops in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Saturday that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. Forty-two days, that is two Ebola virus incubation cycles, have now passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease had a second negative blood test. “Since Sierra Leone recorded the first Ebola case in May [...]

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Asks You to Donate Blood

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Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Asks You to Donate Blood

Blood is an essential component for life, but many people do not think about it until the need is critical. Each year 234 million major operations are performed worldwide, many involving blood transfusions or treatments resulting in a continuous need for donations. That’s why Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo are [...]

Gadre Signs Chef Vikas Khanna as Brand Ambassador

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Gadre Signs Chef Vikas Khanna as Brand Ambassador

Gadre Marine Export, a Surimi producer in India, has roped in Indian chef Vikas Khanna as its brand ambassador. Gadre Marine Export was originally a processing and packaging unit of frozen marine products such as shrimps, squids, cuttlefish and other fin-fish. In 1994, the company set up a Surimi manufacturing plant in Ratnagiri. “I can [...]

Afghan Opium Crop Cultivation Declines – UN Survey

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Afghan Opium Crop Cultivation Declines – UN Survey

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released Wednesday by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The findings show that the area under opium poppy cultivation in 2015 [...]

NATO Tests Telemedicine at Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

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NATO Tests Telemedicine at Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

The 28-nation treaty organization is developing a telemedicine system to improve access to healthcare during emergency situations. Working with Avera Health’s telemedicine center in South Dakota, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officials saw a demonstration of the Transportable Exam Station (TES). They chose to use the TES during the Ukraine field test that involved more [...]

Clinical Trial of Ebola Vaccine Regimen in Sierra Leone

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Clinical Trial of Ebola Vaccine Regimen in Sierra Leone

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced Friday the start of a safety and immunogenicity clinical trial in Sierra Leone of a preventive Ebola vaccine regimen in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. Trial recruitment is underway, and the first volunteers have received their initial vaccine dose. This is stated to be the first study conducted [...]

Cycle for Survival to Beat Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival to Beat Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival, a national movement to beat rare cancers, brought supporters to Times Square on Monday for its third annual Times Square Takeover. The all-day celebration included stationary cycling rides led by instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner. Nearly 800 people — rare cancer survivors, patients, Memorial Sloan Kettering doctors, caregivers, special [...]

You Are Called to Join the Fight to End Hunger

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You Are Called to Join the Fight to End Hunger

As Hunger Action Month comes to a close nationwide next week, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine (NYCWFF) extends the Hunger Action Month efforts of Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry during the month of October. It will host over 100 events [...]

Does Your Sex Life Include Bondage Play?

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Does Your Sex Life Include Bondage Play?

Adult products destination Adamandeve.com recently asked over 1,000 adults in a survey if bondage is a part of their sex life. Over one-fourth of the respondents (27%) admitted that blindfolds, restraints and paddles are included in their lovemaking. In fact, 17% said they utilize a “safe word” in bondage play. “Bondage can range from blindfolds [...]

First Lady Michelle Obama Says Let’s Move!

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First Lady Michelle Obama Says Let’s Move!

The National League of Cities (NLC) joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Wednesday to announce that 500 cities, towns and counties have committed to the five goals in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative since July 2012. This milestone was announced at a celebratory event honoring the achievements made [...]