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Are Shoes ‘The Next Bed-Nets’?: Announcing Footwork, the International Podoconiosis Initiative

PR Newswire BRIGHTON, England, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Footwork, the newly-formed International Podoconiosis Initiative, brings together private and public partners to advance advocacy for and prevention and treatment of podoconiosis, popularly known as ‘podo’, one of the few readily-preventable … Continue reading

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International Women Rise to Action Against Female Genital Mutilation

PR Newswire NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by World Women: As the two week long international conference of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women comes to a close on Friday, March … Continue reading

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Banks Benefit From Fighting Nursing-Home Crime

Clea Benson Bloomberg Banks have found an unusual way to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law requiring them to bolster the economies of low-income neighborhoods: They’re funding a program dedicated to fighting crime in nursing homes. … Continue reading

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Childhood obesity — can faith-based organizations make a difference?

Cathia Falvey EurekAlert New Rochelle, NY, February 21, 2012—Faith-based advocacy has been cited as a valuable tool in combating childhood obesity, but evidence is needed to support this assertion and to define how the link between advocacy and policy can … Continue reading

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Health Groups: Statins Linked to 300+ Negative Effects

Source: GreenMedInfo While annual sales of statin drugs have reached 29-billion dollars a year, globally, new concerns are being raised by a broad range of health and consumer advocacy organizations around the world regarding the growing body of clinical research indicating … Continue reading

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CFACT skydivers to tow banners into UN Durban conference Lord Monckton, Craig Rucker, Climate Depot to parachute Emails exposing biased science cannot be ignored

Source: CFact On Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 AM, CFACT skydivers will parachute past COP17 trailing banners demanding attention to the Climategate 2.0 emails.  The skydiving team will land at Toti beach.  Media and all interested persons are invited to … Continue reading

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Honduran Deaths Trigger EU Carbon Credit Clash

Source: New American The deaths of 23 Honduran farmers involved in land disputes with UN-approved palm oil plantations are raising an international outcry against alleged “human rights abuses.” EurActiv reports members of the European Parliament (EP) are planning an investigative … Continue reading

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One in 38 kids in South Korea may have autism: study

Source: Reuters One out of every 38 children in South Korea may have autism, a surprisingly high number based on a new research approach that suggests autism is a global problem that is significantly underdiagnosed, researchers said on Monday. The … Continue reading

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