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Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more



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

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

Doctors Without Borders Experiments With Delivery Drones To Battle Tuberculosis In Rural Areas
Doctors Without Borders is experimenting with delivery drones to help battle a serious tuberculosis epidemic in rural areas. According to Doctors Without Borders program manager Eric Pujo, they...more

Texting May Help Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
According to a new University of Michigan research, texting may be good for your health and may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes. A Txt4health program launched in Detroit and Cincinnati is an...more

Advocates of Cancer Care Rally Congress to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs
Cancer care advocates and physicians across the U.S. are rallying Congress lawmakers to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from executing the sequester cut to Medicare payments...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

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

Memory Champ Campaigns for Alzheimer\
Three-time national memory champ Nelson Dellis, where he won the 2014 USA Memory Championship on March 29 in New York City, is crusading to raise Alzheimer's awareness and money to fund its research...more

Leading Groups Urge Congress for Tax Solutions to Curtail Obesity Epidemic
The Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund spearheaded a crusade leading 22 groups that urge Congress to embrace tax policy solutions that target obesity prevention. The Campaign advocates for...more






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UN Green Climate Funding Can Power the World’s Poor


UN Green Climate Funding Can Power the World’s Poor

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is setting up its new Green Climate Fund to “provide support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”




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