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09/07/2014

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Matthew Pirrall, Humanitarian Photographer, India

International Volunteers Series: Humanitarian Photographer in Bangalore, India

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 00:15 a.m. DST, 09 July 2014 BANGALORE, India — I had the pleasure of working alongside, humanitarian photographer Matthew Pirrall, in India for a few weeks. While I was stationed in Davangere at a child labor rehabilitation center through Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society (BREADS), Matt’s job involved […]

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08/07/2014

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Smoking Dude, Photo by Michiel S

Generation Z, Tobacco Free?

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 11:45 p.m. DST, 8 July 2014 UNITED KINGDOM — Could the generation born after the year 2000 be the first generation in the Western world to be cigarette free? Doctors throughout the United Kingdom are hoping so. The British Medical Association (BMA) has voted in favor of a law […]

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07/07/2014

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Field Testing Ebola Prevention Posters, Photo by UNICEF Liberia

WHO, West African Ministers of Health Develop Ebola Strategy

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 07 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Last week an Emergency Ministerial Meeting was held in Accra to discuss the growing Ebola epidemic. The disease, which can have up to a 90% fatality rate, started in rural Guinea then spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. […]

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04/07/2014

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Casino III, Gambling Chips, Photo by Mike Jack

Omani Woman Nora Al-Daher, Gambled and Lost £2m in One Night, then Refuses to Pay Casino

UNITED KINGDOM, London – There is such a thing as gambling addiction, problem gambling, or ludomania which is the urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Pathological gambling is considered by the American Psychiatric Association to be an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction. However, for the DSM […]

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03/07/2014

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International Volunteers Series: Infirmary Worker in Montero, Bolivia

Copacabana - Bolivia, Julio 2013, Photo by Dani

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 23:30 p.m. DST, 03 July 2014 MONTERO, Bolivia — Antoinette Moncrieff, a spitfire of a girl from Michigan, works in an orphanage, or Hogar, in Bolivia with another American volunteer, Natalie Baker. Antoinette was drawn to work in Bolivia because of the opportunity to work in an orphanage and […]

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