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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



New Social Enterprise Empowers Stroke Survivors
Bridges Self-Management Limited is now operating as a social enterprise. The organization aims to help stroke survivors get back on the road, fully independent and confident to regain their normal...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

HIV/STI Prevention Program Helps Displaced Persons in Haiti
A new research shows that displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can significantly impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village through a HIV/STI prevention program. This prevention...more

Vice President Scott Aims to Fight AIDS Faster Through Coordinated Approach
Vice President of Zambia, Guy Scott, wants to have a fast fighting, coordinated approach to AIDS. He says fighting HIV and AIDS is a "huge and complex issue which requires concerted efforts from...more

Childhood Bullying Increases Self-Inflicted Pain Inclinations during Adolescence
According to a research entitled "Being Bullied During Childhood and the Prospective Pathways to Self-Harm in Late Adolescence", researchers from the University of Warwick in association with...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

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

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






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Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea


Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will surpassingly increase food security for urban slums by 2018.




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