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Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more



Cancer Survivors Living in Rural Areas Pass Up on Health Care Due to Cost
In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, older cancer survivors in rural areas opt to forgo medical and dental...more

Operation Mozzie Free Learning Experience at South West Raises Awareness on Dengue Prevention
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and South West Community Development Council (CDC) is launching the Operation Mozzie Free Learning Experience @ South West. The Learning Experience initiative...more

Business Owners With Autism Profit From Purpose And Joy
While there is a growing movement to help find work for people with autism, for some of them starting their own business was the solution. According to Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary...more

HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advances the development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013
In a statement by Department of Health and Human services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, October marks the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sebelius says that this is the month to be...more

Cheap Device Can Work to Treat Cervical Cancer
During his visit to Haiti to help renovate a church, Duke medical doctor David Walmer was inspired to do something to tackle the issue of cervical cancer this side of the Caribbean. Dr. Walmer has...more

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In solving childhood obesity problems across Philadelphia, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation strives to educate children to eat right, get fit and stay well through its Healthy Futures...more

The 2013 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
In September, Americans observe National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to recognize those who died and dedicate themselves to help women battle ovarian cancer. According to US Department of...more

Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more






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Social Enterprise in the Baltic States


Social Enterprise in the Baltic States

The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) have seen a positive economic growth in the last four years. Social enterprise startups are rising, thriving and increasing. Social entrepreneurs like Sabine Sile of Latvia’s first charity shop Otra Elpa, Riinu Lepa of Tagurpidi Lavka and  Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Zane Bojare of  Lude, and Paavo Ala of Meditech Estonia have invested their time, money and resources to create social impact in their localities.




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