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On ‘World No Tobacco Day,’ U.N. Urges Changes to Save Lives

New York, N.Y. As the global community marks World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations is advocating for the use of plain packaging of tobacco products in an effort to save lives by reducing demand for such products, which kill nearly 6 million people every year. Photo: WHO/S. Volkov. “Tobacco use is one of the […]

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Ban Tells Youth, ‘You Have Unlimited Power,’ Supporting U.N. 2030 Agenda

New York, N.Y. On first day of the sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged youth to continue to raise their voices in pushing governments to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Youth attending the sixty-sixth UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of […]

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VIDEO: W.H.O. Informs Zika Threat Means Eight Weeks of Safe Sex

New York, N.Y.  People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than just four, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The recommendation, which doubles the abstinence period the WHO had previously advised, comes after scientists found […]

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Although the Term is Overused, Bullying is Very Real

New York, N.Y. Bullying is real.  Yes, the term is overused. Yes, sometimes it’s “just” conflict and not bullying at all. Bullying is real.  No, it is not new. No, it is not just “kids being kids.” Bullying is real.  Yes, it hurts, not just in the moment, but long term.  Yes, it happens to […]

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Summer Health & Beauty Boosters

Courtesy LumaRx

New York, N.Y. Summer is a great time for a health and beauty reboot, since many of us are far more body conscious during this sizzling season. Below are some wellness boosters you might consider embracing to keep your skin smooth and supple, mitigate the effects of too much fun-in-the-sun, enhance your grocery game and […]

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At U.N., Homophobia, Transphobia Focus of International Day

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the United Nations today called on the global community to take action to ensure that all people have an equal right to live healthy lives free from violence, persecution, stigma, and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph […]

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EOD Warrior Foundation Breaks Ground for Wounded EOD Warrior Home

New York, N.Y. U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Aaron Causey was injured on September 7, 2011 while serving his third deployment to the Middle East. Aaron lost both of his legs above the knee, two fingers, and has had multiple other injuries, all resulting from being hit by an improvised explosive device or IED. Over the […]

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May: Month to Celebrate Military, Honor Invisible War Injuries

New York, N.Y. May is Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Month. This makes for the ideal month to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of our service members, veterans, and their families, while focusing on the invisible injuries that many face after 15 years of war. Many come back with home with mental health issues […]

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On ‘World No Tobacco Day,’ U.N. Urges Changes to Save Lives

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Ban Tells Youth, ‘You Have Unlimited Power,’ Supporting U.N. 2030 Agenda

VIDEO: W.H.O. Informs Zika Threat Means Eight Weeks of Safe Sex

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