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Sufficient Sleep Can Protect Against Child Obesity
A new University of Illinois study reports that sleeping patterns in a family affect all the members of the household, not just children. The study reveals how parents and their children are likely...more



Air Pollution Primes Children for Asthma-related Coackroach Allergy
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health has recently hinted that very early exposure to certain components of air pollution can increase the risk of developing a...more

Young Marijuana-Consumers More Aware of Health Risks than Abstainers
In a study entitled "Health literacy and substance use in young Swiss men" published in the International Journal of Public Health, findings show that young consumers of cannabis (or marijuana) are...more

Financial Center Gives Economic Opportunity To Low-income Individuals, Families In Peoria
Peoria recently launched its first Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), a part of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's (LISC) nationwide effort to help low-income families better manage their...more

LACMA and MOCA Team Up for Media Stability
In partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art will be able to acquire standing and stability after years of financial constraints and internal pressure....more

Ohio Leaders Make Effort to Improve Police-Community Ties
In the wake of the recent police-involved shootings, Ohio officials announced to establish a new task force to boost the relationship between police and communities. State Sen. Nina Turner and...more

deliberateLIFE to Spur International Development Through Publishing
South African Fay Johnson founded the publication deliberateLIFE, which channeled her passion to pursue international development. The interactive publication with links to videos and products is...more

A Glimple of Homelessness in the United Kingdom
This article provides a glimpse of the homelessness issue in the U.K. But now with job insecurity, increased living costs, and welfare reform all beginning to take its toll, more and more people...more

Roles of Investors Play in the Case of Cleveland
An Urban Institute paper looks into the practices of investors who bought 1-3 family residential real estate in Cuyahoga County, Ohio from financial institutions that secured property following...more

US Ranks Below Industrialized Countries in Health Care Spending Efficiency
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal conducted a study that reveals United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized nations when examined...more






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Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users


Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users. Her Kenguru hatchback enables users access the vehicle using its rear-opening tailgate and automatic ramp, securing their wheelchairs via interlocking device. It has no seats.




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