Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other News

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Sports and Recreation Injuries Down to 12 percent in Youngsters
A new research reveals that sports and recreation musculoskeletal injuries have dropped 12.4 percent over the past decade for children ages 5 to 14 years nationwide. The research was announced at...more



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

Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death
Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a...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

Doctors Rx: Take a Stroll in the Park
Dr. Robert Zarr, seeking to help kids with obesity and diabetes in Washington D.C., has a different prescription for his patients: take a walk in a park. He scours his database of green spaces for...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

Recognizing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Every September, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes the celebration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. HHS offers programs and resources for all US citizens...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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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

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






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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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