Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… Despite claiming housing benefit, tax credits and child benefit, there is always a shortfall at the end of the month. She wants the next government to introduce significant change: rents that can only rise in line with the National Living Wage, housing benefit that covers the rent, and more security of tenure. Conservative promises Image copyright Kate Stanworth Image caption Longer leases would give tenants more security, says Tracy Strassburg Tracy Strassburg – a mother of two …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

… of deportation. Fadia Najib Thabet is a Yemeni woman who worked with the United Nations to reduce the number of child soldiers fighting for al Qaeda. The Trump administration has threatened to cut off funding to the United Nations. She also works on behalf of child refugees that, had Trump gotten his travel ban enacted, would have been been barred from the U.S. Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh works with women in Syria displaced by the conflict. Trumps aforementioned travel ban would make life more …

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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

May 23, 2017

… Against Women Act grants to prevent sexual assault, maternal and child health programs and sexually transmitted disease and infertility prevention grants. No president has ever attempted to exclude a specific health provider from the entire federal budget. Trumps proposed budget also includes $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid, which women disproportionately rely on,as well as massive cuts to food stamps anda supplemental nutrition programfor low-income women and infants. Ivanka Trump reportedly …

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Road accidents biggest global killer of teenagers – BBC News

May 16, 2017

2. Lower respiratory infections 3. Self-harm (intentional and accidental suicide) 4. Diarrhoeal diseases 5. Drowning According to the worldwide report, more than 3,000 adolescents die every day. Over two-thirds of these deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South East Asia. And most are preventable. Road accidents Most young people killed by the top cause – road crashes – are “vulnerable” road users: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. …

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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

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Scottish smacking ban consultation opens – BBC News

May 13, 2017

… here tell us that physical punishment can prevent this. “It makes a child’s behaviour worse and can lead to increased conflict between children and parents.” Physical punishment The MSP added that giving children full protection against assault would send a “clear message” and would underpin Scotland’s efforts to reduce violence across the whole of society. In April, Scotland’s outgoing children’s commissioner, Tam Baillie, renewed his call for a …

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Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid – BBC News

May 9, 2017

Nuclear secrets in the Australian outback Distress over Aboriginal child’s exhumation “The measure will provide Gold Cards to indigenous people present at or near Maralinga, Emu Field or the Montebello Islands at the time of the British nuclear tests in the 1950s or 1960s,” he said. Related Topics Nuclear weapons More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVinci3D Personal – FD Amazing 3D intro, outro, logo sting animation softwareProfitBuilder – Standard …

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The hospital errors leaving new parents devastated – BBC News

May 8, 2017

… expecting their first child in 2014. “When I first fell pregnant, everything was amazing. We were over the Moon,” Sarah says. When she went into labour, the pair headed to Calderdale Royal Hospital, in Halifax. Image caption Sarah and Adam can’t understand why so many mistakes were made “One of the doctors pulled me to one side and just said, ‘He’s not in a good condition, he was born in a really bad condition, and if he does pull through, he’s …

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‘I went to the web to find a new kidney’ – BBC News

May 2, 2017

… think on Matthew’s side was the fact he was a child,” she says. “In all walks of life, we use things to our advantage. “If it meant that he didn’t have to spend his life on dialysis, then I’d take it – I don’t care.” Living-donor option There are 28,000 people on dialysis in the UK. Some 5,000 patients are on the national waiting list for an organ transplant from a dead donor. There is a permanent shortage of such kidneys. But there is …

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Beyonc Is Pregnancy Perfection At The Wearable Art Gala But Look Who Took Her Place In A Destiny’s Child Red Carpet Reunion!

May 2, 2017

Slay, momma! Beyonc decided to skip the red carpet at the Wearable Art Gala at El Lay’s California African American Museum on Saturday night, leaving us without a Destiny’s child reunion when Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams showed up! Luckily, momma Tina Knowles Lawson was happy to fill in! Happy and FAB! Photos: Beyonc Ordering Food Is The Meme You Didn’t Know You Needed Kelly slayed in a low-cut patterned silver dress, Kelly went bold in pale pink chiffon, and Tina, who …

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Shannen Doherty Reveals She’s In Remission Following Breast Cancer Battle!

April 30, 2017

… Ciara Welcomes Her First child With Russell Wilson Into The World — Get The Scoop On The Twosome’s Little One! Bella Hadid Makes Camouflage Coveralls Look Couture This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams! More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFunnel Boss VIP CLUB MONTHLY Buzzinar is a viral traffic getting system and software suite. Attract customers build your list and create sales funnels that go viral!Leadzbuilder Stock Media Monster Special DS 2 …

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‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

April 27, 2017

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on the day, however, I was unaware of the seriousness …

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… luxury residences since 1994. But the Alila Fort Bishangarh was by far their most extensive assignment. “This project is like a child to us … and a thesis project,” says Khandelwal. It started nine years ago, with a careful evaluation of the fort’s feasibility. The Khandelwals investigated every nook and cranny to assess its strength and stability. “It was a maze, with bats and monkeys inhabiting its every corner,” says Khandelwal. “But we were …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern Law School, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was shut down and a public housing complex was also …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… in 2003. With her husband, Ash, she had been through many cycles of IVF which had not worked. They had tried one final time and Ms Gadhia had become pregnant, which had made her feel “thrilled”. But depression struck after the birth. “Ash had given up his job and we had only me earning, a new mouth to feed and I remember feeling completely out of control because what I wanted to achieve – that is, packing up work and staying with my child – was unachievable,” …

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‘I ignored my mum’s death, just like Prince Harry’ – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn (right) struggled with anger after her mum, Heather (left), died from cancer “My mum was ill for about 18 months and it was really quite sudden. She went from being an outgoing person to simply not being there. Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn says counselling helped her deal with the grief of losing her mum “What really spoke to me was Prince Harry talking about his anger. I felt that a lot. I …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… found the story and promoted it with the hashtag, #SyriaHoax. Soon, that hashtag was trending across the United States. Cernovich latching onto the story should tell the rest of us that its credibility is pretty damn questionable. The man is also a #pizzagate truther, which means he claims to believe Hillary Clinton’s campaign ran a child sex ring out of a pizza place in Washington, D.C. Cernovich is also a rape apologist, and has said Clinton has Parkinson’s disease. Though analysts …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… young people who are exhibiting the signs of serious mental distress. “Teachers and school leaders take very seriously their duty of care to their students and it is clear there is a great deal of concern in the profession about the gulf in the availability of expert physiological support and counselling for pupils with mental health needs.” A Department for Education spokesperson said no child should suffer from mental health issues and that it was investing a record 1.4bn to ensure …

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

April 13, 2017

The report found in the two years leading up to her death, bruising and injuries sustained by the child were explained away by her aunt as accidental or the result of self-harm. Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Shanay’s mother Leanne Walker suffered post-natal depression after another pregnancy Chris Cook, chair of the Nottingham City Safeguarding children Board, said: “Whilst professionals undoubtedly had Shanay’s well-being at heart, with the benefit of …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone – BBC News

April 12, 2017

… to raise funds for UK charity Street child. It provides shelter and education for homeless children, and estimates that 12,000 children were orphaned in Sierra Leone by the epidemic. It also says 1,400 of those orphans remain “critically at risk” regarding their health and security. “I’m excited to go back,” Ms Cafferkey said. “It’ll be great to see Sierra Leone in a different state, and also know that I might be able to help as well. We weren’t …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… raise up the voices of others. The pages began to grow. People from all over the world found me. 5,000 followers turned into 50,000. Now, that number is over 200,000 people, combined across all three platforms. But its never been about the numbers. Each one of those followers has a face, a heartbeat. They are real to me. Theyre people. Theyre a mom in Connecticut who lost her child; an incarcerated recovering heroin addict in Richmond whos a peer leader in his cell, helping others find recovery; …

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‘My fertility app made me too stressed to conceive’ – BBC News

April 7, 2017

“Some months I think we must have missed the window of opportunity entirely,” she explains, “either because I’d built up to it so much that the pressure made me too stressed to conceive, or because the app wasn’t accurate.” She decided to quit using the apps “for the sake of my sanity” and became pregnant the following month. “They definitely serve a purpose,” she concedes, “but they aren’t the be-all and …

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Benefit changes ‘could push 200,000 children into poverty’ – BBC News

April 4, 2017

… for as long as their family’s existing claim continues. And child Benefit, which is separate, will be unaffected. The latest official figures show that 872,000 families with more than two children were claiming tax credits in 2014-15. And a similar number of families are likely to lose out under the changes, the researchers suggest. In 2014-15, two thirds (65%) were working families and 68% had no more than three children, say the researchers. Based on those figures, the researchers …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

April 1, 2017

… they are important, critical financial needs.” To create a fundraiser, the first question you’re asked is, “Who are you raising money for?” You can choose a friend on Facebook, a nonprofit, yourself, or “someone or something not on Facebook” (like a pet or a young child), incorporating all the tool’s functionalities into a single flow. Once you choose who you’re raising money for, you select one of the six categories and fill out a short …

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Baby teeth removals ‘up 24% in a decade’ – BBC News

March 21, 2017

… as your baby gets their first tooth Do it twice a day – morning and night – for about two minutes Use only a smear of toothpaste if your child is younger than three. Use a pea-sized blob thereafter Make sure the toothpaste is lower-strength, containing 1,000ppm fluoride Public Health England is working with the food and drink industry to cut the amount of sugar children consume from common foods such as breakfast cereals, yoghurts, biscuits and cakes. A spokesman from the Department …

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‘My zookeeper daughter was mauled to death by a tiger’ – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… the zoo at Sarah’s funeral. Her mother claims there was even some question over whether her work colleagues would be able to attend. Image copyright Fiona McClay Image caption Fiona McClay still uses a family snap taken at the animal park when Sarah was a child on her Facebook page As a child she had visited South Lakes Wild Animal Park, as it was formerly known. When a job there came up, she embraced the chance to work full-time with animals. “She was always first there …

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