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Telemedicine, An Effective Way to Solve Childhood Obesity in Rural Areas
A UC Davis research published in the American Journal of Medical Quality found that HEALTH-COP (Healthy Eating Active Living TeleHealth Community of Practice) improved health in rural communities...more



Unmasking the Faces of the Long-Term Unemployed
According to the Urban Institute's recent release, data shows that the long-term unemployed have similarities with workers who are newly unemployed and workers who have become dispirited and dropped...more

Alternative Service Break Group Heads to California
The University of Nebraska Lincoln's Alternative Service Break group will be rolling out to California this January to gain insight on migrant workers and their impact on the United States economy...more

Breastfeeding-Friendly Airports in the U.S.
A study that examined 100 U.S. airports revealed that few provided a suitably equipped, private lactation room for breastfdeeding mothers, even though most described themselves as being breastfeeding...more

Urban Institute: Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act
A total of 5.4 million uninsured young adults will be qualified for Medicaid coverage in 2014. However, 4.3 million uninsured young adults earning below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level...more

Young Adults Who Care for Animals May Have Stronger Communal Connections and Relationships
According to a study appearing in Applied Developmental Science, young adults who care for animals may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities. Megan Mueller, Ph.D.,...more

TVs, Computers, Cars Link to Obesity in Developing Countries
Findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal explores how individuals in low-income countries who have higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars can be at risk for obesity. The...more

Cost, Fear and Lack of Information as Barriers to Learning CPR among Minorities
In a latest research in the American Heart Association journal, called Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, leading barriers to learning and performing CPR usage include cost, fear and a...more

Bilingualism Has Positive Effect on Aging Brain
According to published findings in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, new research shows that bilingualism or speaking two languages...more

Inequality and Poverty Increases in New York City
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012. The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...more




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Greenpeace Innovation Challenge for Rural India’s Sustainable Irrigation Solution

Greenpeace Innovation Challenge for Rural India’s Sustainable Irrigation Solution
Greenpeace has announced its latest innovation challenge “A Watershed Moment in India”.

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