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UN: 7,000 Newborns Die Every Day

More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available - particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa - where they are most needed.

Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Laura Day Chats with Judyth Piazza about Welcome to Your Crisis - The moment your life falls apart is also the moment your new life begins, says Laura Day. It is the moment when illusion and deception fall away and naked truth emerges. Crisis can be extraordinarily painful.
George Curry (Former Featured Editor)AIDS Back in Black - NEW YORK – When a strange disease, later known as AIDS, was first detected at UCLA 25 years ago, it was difficult to get African-Americans interested in what was largely dismissed as “White gay disease.”
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Wayne Gilpin, President of Future Horizons - The oldest of nine children, Wayne Gilpin believes that his most important accomplishment is being the father to three terrific children, Jennifer, Alex and Katherine.
Francis KarugahJudge Gives Smokers More Time in Kenya - Kenyans can continue smoking in public places at least for 30 days. Two tobacco firms in the country, Mastermind Tobacco and British American Tobacco won a temporary order overturning the new laws that ban smoking in public places.
Nikki SavastoneUnited Nations and AIDS - Twenty-five years after the discovery of HIV/AIDS the United Nations began a conference May 31 about the disease. An African woman was the first to address the delegates from more than 180 nations wearing a shirt that said, “HIV Positive.” She explained how the meeting is still vital in the battle against HIV/AIDS.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Celia Kibler, Owner of FUNFIT - Let's fight Obesity - It is not without great reflection that FUNFIT adopted for its tagline
Francis KarugahKibera and Mukuru Daughters are Bleeding - Please Help Us - In the sprawling mathare, kibera and mukuru Kwa njenga slums, many residents are casual laborers earning a minimum wage of 150 shillings everyday. Most of them are parents and this money is used for basics such as food, rent, and clothes.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Karen Simmons, Founder of Autism Today - Karen is the mother of six children. Jonathon Sicoli, her fourth child, was diagnosed with PDD and autism; Alex Sicoli, her sixth child, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsey.
SOP newswireHHS Approves Historic Medicaid Reform Plans in Idaho - Medicaid beneficiaries in Idaho will be among the first in the nation to have benefits designed to meet their needs based on age and health status -- changes allowed by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced today. Prior to enactment of the DRA states could not target benefits to one certain group of enrollees.
Francis KarugahSmoking In Public Places Made Illegal In Kenya - Smoking in public places is now illegal in Kenya, the health minister, Charity Ngilu, declared last week. As she was signing the legal notice
SOP newswireEPA Grant to Temple University Will Help Kids Manage Asthma - PHILADELPHIA – In celebration of Asthma Awareness Month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials traveled to the Tanner Duckrey Elementary School in North Philadelphia today to announce the award of a $12,500 grant to Temple University in support its in-school asthma education program.
Nikki SavastoneFitness Walking 101 - The wrath of winter has finally broken to the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring and summer. Flowers bloom among fresh green grass, birds chirp and many people have a renewed longing for spending time outdoors. Therefore, it is the perfect time to begin walking away the winter weight or simply taking a current fitness routine on the road.
Laurie SalemInternational Cooperation meetings to guard against pandemic - In Moscow on April 28, Health ministers from the Group of 8 countries, met and discussed steps to join to gether to battle infectious diseases which include pandemic influenza, HIV- AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. An agreement was signed on the 27th of April to improve South Asia's potential to respond to a pandemic.
Maria GrellaTalks Soar Over Bird Flu - Talks are under way in Europe and Asia to discuss what can be done about the growing influenza pandemic. The G8 health officials met in Moscow Friday to incorporate steps to fight the infectious disease, along with others which include HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Leonardo Lado about Prometa Treatments - PROMETA" is an innovative medical treatment designed to target the adverse changes in brain chemistry that occur with alcohol, cocaine, or methamphetamine dependence.
Melissa AustriaSuper Size Me Now! - There's nothing like controversy to get you in the public eye. Hacks gobble it up. We all gobble it up.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Stephen Lanzalotta, Author of The Diet Code - Just as Brown's book discusses Da Vinci's Golden Ratio, Lanzalotta's does too " and tells you how it can help you shed pounds. Lanzalotta, a baker who lives in Portland, Maine, applies mathematical principles to his cafe menu and shows you how to apply it to your daily eating for optimal health.
Sarah HuffmanWebchat to Discuss International Women's Access to Health Care - Of the world’s 24 million internally displace persons (IDPs) and 12 million refugees, a large number are women and children. These refugees go without healthcare or have poor healthcare due to their economic status, their lack of education, other social barriers, and distance from proper healthcare facilities
Inactive WriterCancer-fighting boy inspires Tom Hanks - James Birrell may have lost his battle with cancer, but his fighting spirit lives on thanks to his father's book.
R.J. SmithSOP reporter: 'We are slowly being suffocated by our own fatness' - There is an epidemic growing to enormous proportions, literally, across this great North American Land. You can see its ill effects everywhere you go, all the
Tricia SpannMinorities and AIDS: A Burgeoning Pandemic - Even with this global susceptibility to AIDS, minorities are at a higher risk. Statistics, researched by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), prove the extreme vulnerability of minorities to HIV/AIDS.
SOP newswireStates To Have New Options - HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today outlined new flexibilities available to states that will help people served by Medicaid programs maintain access to affordable health care, and allow states to use
SOP newswireCountries Must Share Bird Flu Information - Some countries worry that sharing information about bird flu will affect their economies, poultry industry and tourism business, but transparency is still the long-term solution for those concerns, a senior United Nations point man in the fight against the disease said today.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Child Obesity Expert, Celia Kibler, Funfit CEO - Is your child at risk of becoming obese or is he/she suffering from it? Funfit Family Fitness Center offers programs that may not only prevent but even reverse obesity in children.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Bird Flu May Prove Big Threat To Biological Diversity - UN Environment Agency - A far wider range of species, some of them rare and endangered, may be affected by highly virulent avian flu than has previously been supposed,
Tricia SpannCampaigning for Real Beauty - Dove fights to change women's body image and self esteem by altering traditional ideas of beauty.
Jennifer GibsonDeadly bird flu strain confirmed in Germany for second time in two weeks - German officials announce another confirmed case of H5N1 Avian Influenza in a mammalian species.
Laurie SalemDeadline nears for Maryland landlords to fix state-mandated lead hazards - An deadline near approaching landlords may bring fines of up to $250 per day if lead hazards aren't repaired in the state of Maryland. Feb. 24 is the day that landlords face such fines for the owners of about 40,000 older apartments across the state.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Caren Goldman, Author of Healing Words - Healing Words for the Body, Mind and Spirit offers inspiration and illumination to everyone on the path toward physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing.
Alan GrayTachi Yamada Selected to Lead Gates Foundation's Global Health Program - SEATTLE - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Dr. Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada has been named executive director of the foundation's Global Health program. Dr. Yamada, currently Chairman of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), will start work at the foundation in June.
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