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Mar 12

Food deserts may not be culprit in obesity epidemic -

It’s no secret that low-income people and minorities struggle more with obesity. But new research suggests that health advocates and policymakers may have fundamentally misunderstood the reasons why.

Mar 08

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March 8th is International Women’s Day. How will you celebrate? Check out the various events throughout the U.S. and the world.
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Happy International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. How will you celebrate? Check out the various events throughout the U.S. and the world.

crookedindifference:

Happy International Women’s Day

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Mar 07

Silicon Valley power players offer support to Dreamers

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DREAM Act
Silicon Valley titans join the growing number of voices that sympathize with the cause of youth who were brought into the country illegally as children. (Flickr: Jobs with Justice)

By UNIVISION NEWS
Channel: Immigration

A group of Silicon Valley titans is funding efforts to help undocumented students attend college, find jobs and stay in the country, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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(Source: thisisfusion)

Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France -

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Washington Post: Two of the five most profitable industries in the United States — the pharmaceuticals industry and the medical device industry — sell health care. With margins of almost 20 percent, they beat out even the financial sector for sheer profitability.

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“We believe that women should have equal access to healthcare, free from harassment and social stigma. A free choice can only be made when there are no economic, political, or social constraints. This is why we are committed to ending the stigma around abortion by creating a space for women and those close to women who have had abortions to share their stories.” —

We Are the 1 in 3

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EMT training program builds a pipeline from jail to job -

A program that turns troubled youths into paramedics is helping to change the lives of young men in Oakland.

Why do Americans think they are so direly in need of energy? What’s wrong with our culture that consumers would even consider something like this?
mothernaturenetwork:

U.S. health authorities warn against ‘inhalable caffeine’The FDA issued a warning to the maker of AeroShot, a new inhalable caffeine product, citing mislabeling and safety concerns.

Why do Americans think they are so direly in need of energy? What’s wrong with our culture that consumers would even consider something like this?

mothernaturenetwork:

U.S. health authorities warn against ‘inhalable caffeine’
The FDA issued a warning to the maker of AeroShot, a new inhalable caffeine product, citing mislabeling and safety concerns.

State court to examine ‘pay-for-delay’ deals by drugmakers

California is the first state to examine whether pharmaceutical companies can pay competitors to not make or sell cheaper generic versions of their prescription drugs.

(Source: californiawatch.org)