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2011-09-27 13:10:40

America's experts on aging are headed for meetings with their senators and representatives to underscore the needs of the country's senior population, spurred by the first-ever Take Action Week organized by The Gerontological Society of America – the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. During the September 26 congressional district work period, these advocates will urge their elected leaders to secure funding for aging research and...

2011-09-22 16:00:00

BRAC made a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to mobilize $271 million to provide 7.5 million children and youth with educational opportunities. With a year to go, BRAC has already raised more than $288 million and has provided education to more than 5.5 million children and youth. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 In 2007, BRAC, the largest development organization in the world, made a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to mobilize $271 million to empower the next...

2011-09-01 11:49:13

Critical life course events and experiences – in both youth and middle adulthood – may contribute to health and cognition in later life, according to a new supplemental issue of the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Furthermore, the authors find that the processes of aging linked to cognition and those linked to health should be studied simultaneously, as part of the same set of processes. There also is an emerging consensus that a...

2011-08-16 10:00:00

Foundation invests in organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes by aligning economic and conservation interests BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $71.8 million in environmental initiatives in 2010. A majority of grants were made to organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes in ocean and river systems to the benefit of both people and...

2011-08-03 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report by Islamic Relief, a non-profit relief and development organization, indicates that the international response has been insufficient to help Pakistan recover from last year's devastating floods -- the country's worst natural disaster on record. The floods in the summer of 2010 forced 11 million people from their homes, killing nearly 2,000 people and destroying 1.7 million homes. According to the World Health Organization,...

2011-07-26 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program will be dedicated in partnership with the Dunmore family in Detroit on Friday, July 29, 2011. Program partners Merck, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse will host a dedication ceremony where Betty Dunmore and her three daughters will receive...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

The Amazon's first indigenous-based non-profit organization, The Cofan Survival Fund (Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofan), has launched a new fundraising campaign to support its innovative rainforest conservation program, the Cofan Ranger Park Guard program. This indigenous-run program has achieved zero deforestation within the one million acres of biodiversity-rich lands that are under Cofan control. By joining the newly launched "Campaign for 5000," each $10/month...

2011-07-11 08:40:00

NEW DELHI, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- India must urgently tackle its "vanishing" girl population as the nation awaits the birth of the world's seven billionth baby, says child rights organisation Plan International. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/DC32131 ) Plan will mark October 31 - the day when the global population is projected to pass 7 billion - by celebrating the birth of a girl in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. According to...

2011-06-09 16:33:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stronger action must be taken to change harmful gender norms and practices and to integrate the prevention of gender-based violence into anti-HIV efforts, said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Addressing world leaders on behalf of the United Nations during the AIDS Summit today, Dr. Osotimehin underlined the need to sustain the current momentum on women, girls and HIV...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.