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Are Physicians Being Adequately Trained to Treat People with Disabilities?

( - Atlanta — There is considerable evidence to suggest that medical school curricula is lacking in education around treating people with physical disabilities.

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:26:16 PM

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Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing in Both Rich and Poor Countries

( - Increases in human life expectancy have slowed dramatically across the world since 1950, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30:47 AM

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Canine Distemper Confirmed in Far Eastern Leopard, World’s Most Endangered Big Cat

( - VLADIVOSTOK, Russian Federation (17 January 2018) – The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:57:38 AM

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Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

( - 20 October 2017, Brussels - Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths

Oct 20, 2017 - 12:25:59 PM

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‘Golden Hour’ Study Details Earliest Changes to the Immune System After Trauma

( - Scientists from the University of Birmingham are carrying out pioneering research as part of a major £10 million study aimed at improving outcomes for patients who have suffered a traumatic injury.

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:28:46 AM

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Individualistic Practices and Values Increasing Around the World

( - Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon.

Jul 17, 2017 - 4:52:11 PM

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Rising Seas Could Result in 2 Billion Refugees by 2100

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – In the year 2100, 2 billion people – about one-fifth of the world’s population – could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels.

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:49:13 PM

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5 Good Reasons To Go Solar Now

( - As a homeowner, you know that weighing the pros and cons of a particular home improvement project can be a daunting task.

Jun 6, 2017 - 12:32:31 PM

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Orkin Sponsors Inaugural World Pest Day

, June 5, 2017 -- Pest control leader Orkin is sponsoring tomorrow's inaugural World Pest Day in Beijing, sending representatives to join other professionals from around the world to the event

Jun 5, 2017 - 5:41:13 PM

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Vaccination Week in the Americas Celebrates 15 Years

( - Washington, D.C., 20 April 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – More than 60 million people will be vaccinated against a series of dangerous diseases during the 15th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA)

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:31:12 PM

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Self-harm Linked to Violence Towards Others

( - Deliberate self-harm, such as cutting, burning or overdosing on drugs to escape distressing emotions or attempt suicide is a serious and common behaviour.

Apr 5, 2017 - 11:15:45 AM

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PolyU Develops Accurate Contactless 3D Fingerprint Identification System

, March 30, 2017 -- The research team of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a system for three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification....

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:53:00 PM

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Protecting Animals, Feeding the World

( - Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane, the United States’ first national humane organization and the first to serve the interests of farm animals, gave the keynote speech today at the World Dairy Summit in Rotterdam.

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:26:20 AM

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PAHO Calls for Strengthening Road Safety Legislation

( - New report shows traffic fatalities are up in the Americas, primarily among motorcyclists.

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:00:02 PM

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6.1 Million Europeans Quit Smoking Thanks to Vaping

( - More than six million smokers in the European Union have quit smoking and more than nine million have reduced cigarette consumption with the use of vapor products and electronic cigarettes

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:00:18 AM

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In Developing Regions, 23 Million Adolescents at Risk of Unintended Pregnancy, Not Using Modern Contraceptives

( - Preventing unintended pregnancy is essential to improving sexual and reproductive health and social and economic well-being among adolescent women

May 17, 2016 - 10:48:57 AM

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A Yellow Fever Epidemic A New Global Health Emergency?

( - The worst yellow fever epidemic in Angola since 1986 is rapidly spreading, including the capital, Luanda.

May 9, 2016 - 12:35:38 PM

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Children Pulled Alive from the Rubble

( - FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 19, 2016 -- Hundreds of children have reportedly been pulled out of the rubble alive by Ecuadorian authorities and local people....

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:46:17 PM

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

( - DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

Dec 24, 2015 - 6:55:37 PM

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3 Major Chains Working to Build More Humane World for Farm Animals

( - Good news for farm animals: Peet's Coffee, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels have announced that not only will they be switching to 100% cage-free eggs by 2020.....

Dec 18, 2015 - 2:51:56 PM

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Profit and Abuse at Homes for the Profoundly Disabled

( - Privately run residential programs were supposed to be an antidote to the ills of institutional care for society's most vulnerable: children and adults with profound disabilities like severe autism.

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:30:21 PM

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New Global Framework to Eliminate Rabies

( - GENEVA, 10 December 2015 / PRN Africa / -- A new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year has been launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Dec 10, 2015 - 12:32:13 PM

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Doctors Give Chilling Account of Treating Casualties of Paris Terrorist Attacks

( - In a Viewpoint published in The Lancet today, a group of doctors from the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) describe in chilling detail .....

Nov 24, 2015 - 9:59:35 AM

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Feeding a Growing World Population

( - CHICAGO - Feeding a growing world population, especially in developing countries, will require advances in technology to support sustainable food systems ...

Aug 18, 2015 - 1:18:20 PM

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PTSD and Car Crashes: A Silent and Invisible Threat

( - The scars may fade, and the broken bones and cuts might heal, but many people carry the trauma from an auto accident with them for the rest of their lives.

Jul 24, 2015 - 8:22:17 AM

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Take on Korean Dog Meat Industry

( - SMITHTOWN, New York - (December 3, 2014) - In America, we tend to think of man as dog's best friend. In fact, it's estimated that there are over 70 million of them kept as pets throughout the country. But on the other side of the world in South Korea, it's a whole other tragic story.

Dec 3, 2014 - 11:12:36 AM

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WildAid Launches ‘Ivory Free’ Campaign

( - San Francisco - WildAid is calling on the public to do its part to end the ivory poaching crisis by taking the Ivory Free pledge at The new campaign asks consumers to pledge to never buy, own or accept ivory as gifts, and to support stronger government bans and actions to tackle the illegal ivory trade.

Nov 12, 2014 - 5:23:56 PM

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UNMC, UNeMed Open Office in Shanghai

( - SHANGHAI, China-The University of Nebraska Medical Center's relationship with China formed a stronger bond last week with the official opening of a satellite office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:26:18 PM

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New Device Allows Brain To Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:37:23 AM

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Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 317.3 Million on New Year’s Day

( - As our nation prepares to begin the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected that on Jan. 1, 2014, the United States population will be 317,297,938. This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year's Day 2013.

Dec 30, 2013 - 1:35:00 PM

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NORAD Tracks Santa Program Record-breaking Success in 2013

( - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The North American Aerospace Defense Command's NORAD Tracks Santa Program exceeded its own records in the number of calls, emails and social media followers this year.

Dec 26, 2013 - 5:27:30 PM

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New Approach Could ‘trick’ MRSA Into Being Less Deadly

( - With community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) posing significant health risks and currently causing huge problems in particular in the USA, a paper out this month presents new findings into how the infection responds to antibiotic treatment.

Dec 18, 2013 - 2:11:24 PM

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Transforming Cultures to Reduce Consumption

( - Washington, D.C.---If all humans consumed as much food and resources as people in the United States do, the Earth could sustain only about a quarter of the current population.

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:24:14 AM

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Every Saudi's Choice to Have Genetic Code Mapped to Transform the Kingdom's Healthcare

( - King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Partners with Life Technologies to Analyze 100,000 Human Genomes to Identify the Causes of Disease in the Population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab World

Dec 8, 2013 - 8:48:44 PM

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Direct Relief Emergency Airlift to Provide 50 Tons of Essential Medications, Supplies to Philippines

(HealthNewsDigest;com) - SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013  -- Direct Relief will conduct the largest emergency airlift in its 65-year history this Saturday to deliver 50 tons of essential medications and emergency medical supplies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Nov 21, 2013 - 10:41:50 PM

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At a Catholic Hospital, a Dispute Over What a Doctor Can Do – and Say

( - A dispute between a Colorado cardiologist and the hospital he works for has highlighted a growing area of concern among patient advocates and civil libertarians: gag rules imposed on doctors and nurses by Catholic health-care providers.

Nov 14, 2013 - 4:52:38 PM

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UNICEF Appeals for $34 Million for the Children of the Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan Crisis Deepens

( - NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013  -- UNICEF is urgently appealing for $34 million to aid the more than four million children of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the archipelago four days ago.

Nov 12, 2013 - 4:08:01 PM

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Up to 1.7 Million Children Could Be Affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

( - NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2013 -- UNICEF expects children to be among the worst affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines yesterday. While the full impact of the disaster is still being assessed, an estimated 1.7 million children are believed to be living in the areas hit by the emergency.

Nov 9, 2013 - 3:52:45 PM

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Radiology Services are Critical to Meeting People’s Health Needs

( - Washington, D.C., 8 November 2013 (PAHO/WHO) - Some 3.6 billion diagnostic x-rays are made each year around the world, but there is wide disparity in radiological diagnosis rates between countries of different income levels.

Nov 8, 2013 - 2:17:51 PM

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UNICEF Poised to Respond as Massive Typhoon Hits the Philippines

( - NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2013  -- Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon of the year, hit the Philippines at 4:30 am local time today. The impact of the storm was severe as it made landfall on several island groups within central Philippines.

Nov 8, 2013 - 2:10:05 PM

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