Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The rare paintings, which formed the basis of the company’s advertising campaigns, have never been on public display, the auctioneer said. The Horizon building, which was built in 1972 at a cost of 14m, was one of the most modern factories of the time. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The oil and watercolour paintings depicting children playing with cigarettes and women gleefully smoking, were painted before awareness of smoking’s health …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

… plans. His daughter Ivanka, a self-proclaimed advocate for women and children who doesnt actually appear to do anything, was on a ski vacation and never weighed in on the legislation. The International Women of Courage Awards have a bit of an ironic origin story. They were started by Condoleezza Rice in 2007. As Secretary of State, Rice advocated the invasion of Iraq, which one could argue led to events that necessitated many 2017 recipients activism in the first place. Past winners include …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

… Street‘s work in Afghanistan on empowering young girls, its partnership with the IRC to educate refugee children, and work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote health and hygiene in India as examples of programs in part funded by ventures like Sesame Place. Grover rides a rollercoaster at the original Sesame Place. Image: sesame workshop All of the things that we do that generate income in these different areas help support all of that work all over the …

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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

… if those in the health sector come together with road and education sectors in each country to address the problem. “A single intervention is not going to be enough,” he said. “Education is such a huge contributor to lowering adolescent disease burden.” Saxena believes it is important to engage with children as they transition into adulthood. “Adolescents are very vulnerable,” she said. “That transition needs support … and when adolescents …

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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… between an ostrich and a deer” and “a group of children were in the lion’s path. It cleared them at a bound”. The publicity worked in Bostock’s favour. Hordes of people attended the show that evening, blissfully ignorant of the fact a man-eating lion was prowling beneath the streets. Image copyright Artokoloro Quint Lox Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Illustration of men putting a cage over a manhole in an attempt to trap the lion “I shall …

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Scottish smacking ban consultation opens – BBC News

May 13, 2017

Mr Finnie said: “Scotland cannot be thought of as the best place in the world for children to grow up while our law gives children less protection from assault than anybody else in society. “There is clear evidence that the use of physical punishment is detrimental to children’s long-term health and wellbeing. “Parents know how important it is to build strong, healthy relationships with their children. We can see from both international evidence and what families …

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School exam stress sparks rise in child counselling – BBC News

May 12, 2017

More than a fifth of those took place in May as pupils faced upcoming exams, with many telling counsellors they were struggling with subjects, excessive workloads and feeling unprepared. children aged 12-15 were most likely to be counselled about exam stress. But this year saw the biggest rise – up 21% on 2015-16 – amongst 16-18-year-olds, many of whom were preparing for exams to determine university places. Panic attacks The charity said young people consistently told …

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Texas lawmakers spar over ‘anti-vaccine measure’

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Debate about a bill before the Texas House about improving care for foster children quickly broke down into a heated argument about vaccinations on Wednesday, with one of the state’s most conservative lawmakers saying vaccines weren’t important for public health. The anti-vaccination forces ultimately won, voting to bar doctors from vaccinating foster children during initial examinations. When one Republican tried to get an exemption for the human papillomavirus vaccine, …

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Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak

May 9, 2017

(CNN)A measles outbreak continues to strike Minnesota as health officials stress the importance of getting vaccinated. There are now 48 confirmed measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey and Crow Wing counties, mostly affecting unvaccinated Somali-American children, according to data released by the state’s Department of Health on Monday. Of those impacted, 46 are children 10 and younger; 41 are Somali-American; and 45 have not been vaccinated against the disease, according to the data. …

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Here’s why Somali-American children in one U.S. state are suffering from a measles outbreak

May 9, 2017

Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minnesota, plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at children's Minnesota in Minneapolis.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock In case you needed further proof that vaccines are vital and important, consider what’s happening now in Minnesota. An outbreak of measles has sickened more than 40 children since mid-April, primarily within the state’s large Somali-American community. Anti-vaccination activists have helped spur unfounded fears in Somali …

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Here’s what you can do to fight global warming, beyond changing lightbulbs

May 8, 2017

… divest from fossil fuel companies, mothers lobbying for statewide access to clean energy, doctors raising public awareness, children suing the government and fossil fuel companies over intergenerational injustice, and frontline communities blocking fossil fuel expansion. To get started, explore existing campaigns and join one that resonates strongly with your values, passions, and background. Many excellent ones are listed here, here, and here; if none are for you, consider starting your own. …

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Even the Vatican has a startup accelerator now

May 6, 2017

… will probably have to be chosen through some sort of judging process. Forte announced his plan in a Medium post Thursday night titled “Why I’m Running an Accelerator at the Vatican.” He was inspired to start the accelerator by, yep, Pope Francis. “Im motivated to start a global conversation in the investment community on the value of for profit mission driven companies. As a global citizen with young children, Im called to respond to His Holiness Pope Francis …

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Schools to get new powers to sack ‘maverick governors’ – BBC News

May 6, 2017

… the existing powers to deal with maverick or incompetent governors, the actions of whom can mean that the school leadership team is diverted away from its core tasks in order to manage difficult governors or trustees. “In the worst cases, the destructive behaviour of individual governors has damaged the education of children, while the careers, lives and health of school leaders have been chronically affected.” ‘Last resort’ He added that the union supported mandatory …

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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 …

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… 18 to 30 continued to be at most risk from violence. Violence-related injuries sustained by children aged up to 10 showed a year-on-year rise of 10% in 2016. Cost to health service The research does not examine the reasons for the decline in violence but better detection and reporting of serious violence by emergency departments and more targeted policing were also cited in the report as possible factors. Prof Shepherd told the BBC that increased CCTV which allowed police to target incidents …

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 25, 2017

… procedure, women are forced to forgo food for themselves and their children, to miss rent payments and to sell off personal items. Also, because two-thirds of the unplanned births in this country are paid for by public insurance programs, namely Medicaid, unintended pregnancies weigh on the economy as well. CORRECTION:An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the bill Mello co-sponsored. It did not require women to have ultrasounds before abortions. More From this publisher : HERE …

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

April 21, 2017

… obesity Sugar has been blamed for providing “empty calories” because it has no nutritional benefit Government advisers recommend no more than 5% of daily calories should come from sugar That is about 1oz (25g; six or seven teaspoons) for an adult of normal weight every day. For children, it is slightly less The limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in syrups and honey To put this in context, a typical can of fizzy drink contains about nine …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… highlighted the extent to which housing has an impact on mental health. Housing difficulties can be particularly harsh for people “on the line of coping or not coping. Then, they really do tip over the edge”, said one London GP. A Sheffield GP said parents could become depressed because “they’re unable to provide a nice environment for their children”. “In the children, they tend to get a little bit, sometimes withdrawn, sometimes a bit anxious and …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… role models opening up about their mental health, including grime artist Stormzy. “The recent interview by Stormzy about his depression was incredibly powerful and will help young men feel that it’s a sign of strength to talk about and look after your mind as well as your body,” he said. ‘Close to breakdown’ He added that he and the Duchess of Cambridge wanted their children – George and Charlotte – to grow up able to talk about their emotions and …

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

April 14, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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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

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPauline Cafferkey fell ill with Ebola after working in Sierra Leone in 2014. Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, is to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the disease there. She worked as a volunteer in the West African country in 2014, where an epidemic killed almost 4,000 people. Her return next month is to raise funds for children orphaned by the disease and people who survived it. …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… and children? Does the US welcome too many immigrants? Are corporations too powerful? Are women treated like second-class citizens? Those might seem like questions ripped from today’s headlines, yet they literally provoked riots and lynch mobs during World War I, the film shows. Few people today, however, know how relevant the war remains because it seems so distant, trapped forever in wobbly black-and-white silent film, historians say. “The First World War is the most important …

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