Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …


Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 25, 2017

… concerns are a major reason why women chose to end pregnancies. Estimates suggest that between 40 and 75 percent of women seeking abortions do so for financial reasons. Low-income women are hit the hardest by unplanned pregnancies and by policies that limit abortion access. Low-income women also struggle to afford abortion, particularly because the Hyde Amendment has long restricted Medicaid coverage for abortion care. Research shows that in order to come up with the money necessary for the …


Does the Dubai Frame depict an ugly picture?

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The United Arab Emirates is an architectural playground. Its existing man-made wonders include the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, while the world’s first rotating skyscraper has been proposed here by architect David Fisher. Blink and you’ll miss the next superlative project. …


Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 24, 2017

… this month when the school installed the machine at a campus recreation center that’s open most of the day. That comes in handy when the student health center closes after business hours. Singh told the television station KCRA that he started pursuing the idea after a friend couldn’t get emergency contraception when she needed it. For $30, students can now buy it in the vending machine. He thinks that easy access will help students who might feel nervous about getting emergency …


‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… Frejd said many students leave home for college lacking real-life conversation skills. That’s compounded by the freedom of being on their own for the first time with what feels like unlimited access to mindless video game sessions, long Netflix binges and endless scrolling through Instagram. “A lot of students havent developed those muscles for face-to-face conversation,” she said. To get those muscles working, she opened the wellness center at the Christian university in the …


Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… direction.” Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said it was great news that NHS England was “taking this step to make hospitals healthier places for all of us”. He added: “With this plan, people with type 1 diabetes should still have access to products that are commonly used to treat hypos.” The sugar problem There has been growing concern about the damaging impact of sugar on health – from the state of people’s teeth to type 2 diabetes and …


Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …


Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

… Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement Monday evening that said, in part, “We have asked the US Supreme Court and hope to get a decision later tonight.” The attorney for Davis and Ward requested stays of execution until the US Supreme Court rules on an upcoming case concerning inmate access to independent mental health experts. The justices are set to hold oral arguments on April 24. …


‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ ditches the Season Pass (maybe) and its fractured community

April 16, 2017

… and fewer returned for the new content drops, a shrinking number of people had access to absolutely everything. That, in turn, made it more difficult to find matches or even play with friends who hadn’t kept on top of add-ons. While the details of Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s post-release life remain vague, we can confirm one major change: the Season Pass which amounts to a discounted DLC pre-purchase is no more. Bernd Diemer, DICE’s Battlefront II creative director, confirmed …


This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… city of Dar es-Salaam. The hospital shed light on a longstanding problem: every year, Tanzania sees an estimated 3,000 new cases of obstetric fistula, a condition that leaves a woman incontinent because of prolonged, obstructed labor. Many of these women have no access to C-sections, a midwife, or a clinic. “I remember meeting a lady, and I asked the interpreter how old she was,” Dunnett said. “She was in her 70s, and she lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is …


Why do these failed paradises exist in Hong Kong?

April 13, 2017

(CNN)Setting foot onto Sea Ranch, it’s hard to believe that this beautiful beachside development is only an hour by boat from Hong Kong’s Island’s zinging financial district. Nestled on the southern coast of Lantau — the largest outlying island in Hong Kong — these spacious homes were designed to form an idyllic millionaire’s village. But that dream failed. In previous decades, when occupancy was at a nadir, Sea Ranch was described by some as having a …


To fight Amazon in India, Flipkart buying Ebay’s business in the country

April 12, 2017

… technology,” they said in a press statement. Ebay India and Flipkart believe the convergence of their businesses will offer customers “access to the wide array of global inventory on eBay, while eBays customers will have access to more unique Indian inventory provided by Flipkart sellers.” “Ebay is committed to winning in India in partnership with Flipkart. Our exclusive global trade partnership will allow eBay and Flipkart to reach even more consumers around the …


Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… case, rather than walk away from a deal with clear corruption risks, they doubled down.” Italian courts will decide whether to proceed with criminal proceedings against Shell and its partner ENI on 20 April. Corruption may be a stubbornly regrettable fact of life in Nigeria. And it may very difficult to drill for oil there without buying access through corrupt payments to politicians. Western companies – and their investors – have to decide if that is a price worth paying. …


Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks – BBC News

April 8, 2017

… we want to go further. “It is important that people tell their doctor about their learning disability to make sure they receive extra support.” ‘Incredibly difficult’ Learning disability charity Mencap is running a campaign to ensure people know they can register with their doctor as having a learning disability and access this extra support. GPs can then make accommodations, for example calling patients to ensure they make appointments. The charity says people with …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… because no matter your drive to survive and walk away alive from a high dive, you’d have to be made of iron, man. That closes out the week for CNN 10. I’m Carl Azuz. Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly …


Giving away free internet to 100 million subscribers hasn’t made a dent in Mukesh Ambani’s wealth

April 5, 2017

Image: EHRENZELLER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Even as Indias richest man gave away “unlimited” 4G internet access to more than 100 million subscribers for six months, his personal wealth is far from taking a dent. SEE ALSO: Indian tycoon’s son loses 108 kg in 18 months, Internet reacts with amazement Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Indias largest industrial house Reliance Industries Limited, added $6 billion to his personal wealth last year, according to …


People are selling old girl scout cookies on Amazon. Not cool.

April 4, 2017

… expensivearound $10 per boxso it’s really a lose-lose. “Buying the cookies through Amazon is giving people access to cookies without access to Girl Scouts, which undercuts the programmatic element,” a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of the USA told New York Magazine. Is convenience really worth sacrificing the beloved taste, freshness, and authenticity of your favorite treats and upsetting the entrepreneurial spirits of young Girl Scouts? Do-si-don’t think so. And hey, …


You’ll wait longer for ops, says NHS boss – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… re-committed to. Hospitals have been asked to start hitting the 95% threshold again by March 2018. Current performance stands at just over 85%. To help, each hospital is being asked to introduce GP triaging whereby doctors are placed on the front door to advise patients with minor illnesses and injuries of other places they can get help. To ensure services are available, NHS England has promised that half the population will have access to evening and weekend GP opening by March 2018 with the …


Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate

March 24, 2017

Yes, they are watching you.Image: Shutterstock / Minerva Studio However much you hate your cable company, know that they love youand all the money you give them. Now, they’ve got another reason to love you, courtesy of the U.S. Senate, and the vote they just finished: Whoever provides your internet access will now be free to track what you look at online, and then, sell that information to other companies. By a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a resolution that repealed …


Super exclusive dating app thinks it’s found a way to stop ghosting

March 19, 2017

… for a reply? Bradford says that their users are confident enough that dont care if theyre ghosted. (Must be nice!) Instead, the anxiety they feel is all about the ‘not knowing’ if they should continue to wait on a match or go ahead and expire them. Fair enough. Read receipts were the number one thing users requested when they launched the paid program as a pilot last May. The paid membership, which anyone can now upgrade to, will cost you a one-time fee of $180 and get you access to …


Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

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Signs Of Doggy Diabetes That You Should Never, Ever Ignore

March 15, 2017

… aren’t as sensitive to pain as they should be, so he isn’t noticing small injuries when they happen. Sign #5: Struggles To Pee Tayra Lucero for LittleThings Your dog’s diet hasn’t changed at all, but he’s suddenly dropping pounds. A rapid weight change in either direction is never a good sign, unless you have been deliberately taking action with a diet and/or exercise plan. With diabetes, the body can’t get access to quick-burning glucose for …


Paul Ryan ‘Encouraged’ By Report That Says Millions Would Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan

March 14, 2017

… theyre going to suggest that if were not going to make people do something they dont want to do, theyre not going to do it. As HuffPost reported Monday, the CBO score found that by 2026 the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Echoing what he said in a statement released earlier Monday, Ryan told Fox News hes encouraged and excited that the CBO report confirmed the Republican plan will lower premiums and improve access to health care. He also stressed that Obamacare is in the middle of a …


A new bill could let employers force their workers to submit genetic test results

March 12, 2017

… represents Fortune 500 companies and other large employers that provide employee benefits. It did not immediately respond to questions about how lack of access to genetic information hampers wellness programs. Rigorous studies by researchers not tied to the $8 billion wellness industry have shown that the programs improve employee health little if at all. An industry group recently concluded that they save so little on medical costs that, on average, the programs lose money. But employers …


WikiLeaks dump shows you how naked you really are

March 10, 2017

… us has an online presence — call it an information avatar — that reflects what we buy, what we watch and read online, where we live and work, who our friends and loved ones are, who we are. Companies, governments, employers, friends, enemies, acquaintances — all want access to this data. Fmr. CIA Dir: Trump hostile to truth tellers Products properly hardened against cyberattack are not cheap — and who thinks of the security weaknesses of …