Blood shortage woes in Burundi

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Budget cuts and bureaucracy have been blamed for blood shortages which have claimed several lives in Burundi and led to calls for an overhaul of the transfusion system. “One woman died during a Caesarean...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014
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Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. Dozens of new cases were being reported every month and a key panel set up by...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014
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Silver lining in Ebola gloom

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Amid the horror of Ebola in West Africa, where more than 1,400 people have died of the disease, a few have found reason to celebrate after recovering from the virulent infection which has no known cure. Current...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014
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Falcon and The Winter Soldier Accept Captain America’s Challenge

June Javelosa – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Chris Evans, most known for playing Steve Rogers/Captain America calls out his Captain America co-stars Sebastian Stan, who plays The Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie, who plays...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014
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Researchers Will Study Family Income and Well-Being of Children in Two States

Analysis of data on Marcellus Shale region communities It is believed that a family’s income has a powerful effect on shaping a child’s well-being, ranging from behavior, psychological and health factors, and school success. But the impact can be difficult to measure accurately...
Posted On 24 Aug 2014

Primary Care Physicians Can Be Critical Resource for Abused Women in Rural Areas, Researchers Say

HERSHEY — Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV), according to Penn State medical and public health researchers. Rural women who are exposed to such violence have limited resources if they seek...
Posted On 23 Aug 2014

The Medical Minute: Easing Back-To-School Anxieties in Kids

After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule — but also the academic and social challenges a new school year brings. “The bigger the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2014

How Parents Juggle Work Hours May Influence Kids’ Weight

SAN FRANCISCO — The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children’s eating habits, according to Penn State researchers. Those schedules may be even more important than the number of hours the parents spend at work, said Molly Martin,...
Posted On 22 Aug 2014

Chris Evans Suits Up for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

June Javelosa – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – After being called out by Avengers co-star Chris Hemsworth to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Chris Evans jumps on the campaign and completes in style. “I have two...
Posted On 22 Aug 2014
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McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow closed for violating sanitary rules

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Moscow, Russian Federation (4E) – Four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow were closed on Wednesday for allegedly violating sanitary regulations. One of the closed restaurants was the oldest McDonald’s...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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