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Study Finds Young Girls In Poor Households More Likely To Become Obese In Midlife
Study Finds Young Girls In Poor Households More Likely To Become Obese In Midlife

In a new study from The University of Texas at Austin, young girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely to become obese or overweight than their male counterparts in...more

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps is sponsoring a grant program which offers loan repayments to medical students (MD and DO) who are in their last year of school. In order to be eligible for the...more

This Secretive Ex-billionaire Gives Away Last Fortune for Education of Irish Children
This Secretive Ex-billionaire Gives Away Last Fortune for Education of Irish Children

Chuck Feeney was known as a ruthless businessman who has piled a fortune estimated at 4 billion. Now the 83-year-old is giving the last of his fortune all away. After three decades of...more

Social Enterprise Brings Nutritious Foods to Nairobi Slums
Social Enterprise Brings Nutritious Foods to Nairobi Slums

SokoText is a social enterprise which started in London by Suraj Gudka, a Kenya-born London School of Economics graduate. Currently based in Nairobi, Suraj saw a need to help people living in the...more

Students for Soldiers Volunteer At Homeless Shelter To Give Back To The Veteran Community
Students for Soldiers Volunteer At Homeless Shelter To Give Back To The Veteran Community

Boston College's Students for Soldiers is a non-partisan service and advocacy organization where its members volunteer at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). The NECHV is...more

American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues
American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues

Leading provider of comprehensive IT services to nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses, the American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is sponsoring the Association of State and Territorial...more

Syracuse Hackathons Spur Student Civic Engagement
Syracuse Hackathons Spur Student Civic Engagement

The Syracuse community hackers will host several hackathons, which include ProLiteracy and two Hack Upstate hackathons. These hackathons have civic-minded missions focused on building solutions to...more

High Levels of Physical Activity Associated with Better Academic Performance Among Boys
High Levels of Physical Activity Associated with Better Academic Performance Among Boys

A Finnish study published in PLOS ONE conducted in collaboration with the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study held at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study...more

Iowa State University Breaks Ground On Research Park To Boost Economic Development
Iowa State University Breaks Ground On Research Park To Boost Economic Development

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa State University's (ISU) Steven Leath joined officials on breaking ground on the new segment of ISU's Research Park. The Research Park is ISU's Economic...more

HHS Renders Additional Flexibility For Certification Of Electronic Health
HHS Renders Additional Flexibility For Certification Of Electronic Health

A final rule recently issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will add flexibility to health information technology...more




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