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Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Havana, Cuba.  Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States. [...]

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Today is Global Handwashing Day – Helps Fight Ebola

New York, N.Y.  Handwashing with soap is one of the most cost-effective methods to stop the spread of viral diseases such as diarrhoea – the second biggest killer of children under 5. It also plays an important role in the fight against #Ebola. On #GlobalHandwashingDay - and every day – the power is in your hands!http://uni.cf/1vvhkOS Tweet

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U.N. Urges Greater Protections for People with Dementia

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations independent expert today called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization, and neglect. “The voices of older people and those who look after them need to be heard in a meaningful way,” said Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, the U.N. Independent Expert on the [...]

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Autism Webinar in Washington Highlights Hope through TM

Washington, D.C.  Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 2014 Luce Leadership Award from our foundation, after writing about the David Lynch Foundation several times, and after getting to know and write about broadcaster Rita Cosby, I could [...]

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At D.C. Conference, Transcendental Meditation Meets Autism

Washington, D.C.  Can a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based meditation technique be an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?  A distinguished panel of experts came together for a groundbreaking webinar sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation, The Joey Lowenstein Foundation and the Center for Assessment and Treatment for Autism.  The experts discussed [...]

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Sunday, December 1, is World AIDS Day

New York, N.Y.  God’s Love began as an AIDS service organization, in 1985, when our founder delivered a meal to a man dying from AIDS. For more than 28 years, we have kept our earliest commitment to helping those who are too sick too shop or cook for themselves. Today, God’s Love remains one of the [...]

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In Vietnam: Youth Group Steps in to Provide Sex Education

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Don’t expect to see teachers demonstrating condom use with bananas or cucumbers during a sex education class in Vietnam. Teachers avoid the subject of sexuality as much as possible, eschewing the practical for the minimal. If students get any instruction on the topic at all, it’s usually folded into a [...]

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U.N.: Tuberculosis Gains at Risk Due to Millions of Missed Patients

New York, N.Y.  Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.   Tuberculosis-infected patients from Myanmar live in these huts for [...]

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Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

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Today is Global Handwashing Day – Helps Fight Ebola