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As the world was engrossed in watching the Kony 2012 viral video, released by the invisible children depicting the atrocities of Joseph Kony in Northern Uganda, An Invisible disease called the Nodding disease was taking its toll on the people of Northern Uganda. Not many in the international media mentioned the nodding disease, even when it dep...
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Did the writers at "Silent Witness" know that their Helen Karamides character was such a close match for Dr. Waney Squier (except, of course, for the parts about the suicide, the alcoholism, and the theft of infant brains)?

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A frustration for the victim of domestic abuse is trying to come forward to report the harm and in turn being met with no response. Worse is no response and no protection. * * * "I'm tired of being used as a punching bag. I'm tired of being plied for this and that piece of information. I'm tired of

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Why do we have to talk about hair loss in terms of “treatment”? Everyday life is not a medical condition.

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Asian American women aged 15 to 24 have the highest rates of depressive symptoms of any ethnic or gender group.

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You don't want to be a disease mongerer, do you? Here's how to avoid it in your work.

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"It feeds into a fear of rape and sexual violence and has a harmful effect on broader issues of equality" * * * "it has an impact on their self-esteem and body image" as well as a sense of safety and autonomy over self."

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While walking down the street in the spring of late 1980’s Billy found a senior citizen crying on her porch.  When he approached her to find out why she was so upset, she explained, “my television is broken and it will cost $25 to fix.”  To many people this may not be a cause of such great sadness, but to a senior living alone on a fixed income, her only source of companionship was now gone.  

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In the Mud River Volunteer Fire Department, 26 adults and children were sending balloons up in the air to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Mud River Pound Punchers, one balloon for every pound they have lost.

 

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How many times do you see pain patients who aren’t addicted represented in stories about prescription painkillers? Maia Szalavitz weighs in.

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