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2009-11-09 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, over 800 student activists converged on Capitol Hill for the largest lobby day to prevent genocide in history. The event was the culmination of the Pledge2Protect conference (convened by STAND, the student-led division of Genocide Intervention Network, the Save Darfur Coalition and Enough Project), which brought together students from all over the nation for training and education on the situations in Sudan, Burma and the Democratic Republic of...

2009-10-19 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress today released the following policy brief, authored by Enough Co-founder John Prendergast, analyzing the Obama administration's new policy on the government of Sudan: The ideals spelled out in the Obama administration's new paper on U.S. policy to Sudan are worthy of considerable support. The policy review represents a great deal of work inside the administration to learn lessons from...

2009-07-28 15:45:00

New FDA guidelines fail to protect pregnant women and children from threat of "silver" dental fillings WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a disappointing move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today did an about face in issuing a final regulation classifying dental amalgam without calling for stringent precautions for pregnant women and children. Last June, a court settlement filed by the Consumers for Dental Choice required the FDA to withdraw claims of mercury...

2009-07-23 16:12:00

DAVIE, Fla., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to improve the oral health of Florida's elderly population, Renaissance Health Service Corporation (RHSC) granted $3,000 to help fund the Florida Dental Association's (FDA) dental health traveling seminar -- Oral Health Education and Prevention Program for the Vulnerable Elderly. The seminar is presented to the administrators and staff members of nursing homes, assisted living centers and community-based senior programs throughout Florida....

2009-07-22 16:46:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are many provisions in the House Tri-Committee health reform bill (H.R. 3200) that concern citizens who care greatly about the freedom to choose their health care. Some of the key concerns are that the bill: * Eliminates Existing Private Insurance Coverage (i.e., Eliminates Your Choice of Insurance that Is Not "Acceptable" to the Federal Government, But Is Just Fine With You and Your Family) * Includes the AMA-Backed/Insurance...

2009-06-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congressional debate is focused primarily on whether to include a public option for health insurance, many Americans remain concerned about how a mandate for private health insurance will affect their health-care choices and privacy. "We're hearing politicians promise that if people like their existing insurance coverage, they'll be able to keep it. But what if the federal government forces people to buy private plans? Won't insurance...

2009-06-17 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health-privacy advocates and patient-choice supporters will discuss implications of federal health-reform bills at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 am. Health-policy experts will examine which proposed legislation will:   STRENGTHEN HEALTH-PRIVACY RIGHTS: Which bills will make sure Americans are not forced to have a Unique Health Identifier (UHI) to tag and track them from cradle to grave and that...

2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad. The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call attention...

2009-06-17 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad.   The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call...

2009-05-11 14:45:00

A Swedish non-profit dedicated to investigating UFO sightings opened its archives of more than 18,000 reports and pictures to the public. Clas Svahn of UFO Sweden said the group opened its archives in Norrkoping, Sweden, to the general public for only one day Sunday, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. Svahn said about 70 people took advantage of the opened archives. There was a great interest, he said. The UFO group held a series of lectures Saturday in the opening of the archive. One...