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2012-01-26 14:01:56

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday that his foundation would be donating $750 million to help fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Gates said in a statement that by supporting the Global Fund to Fight Aids, "we can help change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world." He said the funds could be used immediately to "save lives, whether it is bed nets (to protect against mosquitoes carrying malaria) or TB (tuberculosis)...

2011-04-27 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing Pennsylvania as a "statistical outlier" with regard to when and how it investigates and substantiates child abuse, more than sixty physicians, faith leaders, and organizations urged Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and leaders of the General Assembly to prioritize child abuse prevention and treatment. Pennsylvania's rate of substantiated child abuse consistently deviates from the national rate. In 2009, the substantiation rate was...

2011-01-27 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased that Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, has been appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) This is further recognition of Dr. Levi as one of the country's leading experts on prevention and public health policy. Clearly the dynamics of public health in this...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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