Latest Rural culture Stories

2012-08-16 00:36:57

Policymakers could adjust entry criteria to produce doctors for undeserved areas Certain medical students may be more likely to stay in their own countries or work in rural areas of their own countries when they qualify as doctors, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. Given that many low income countries have insufficient doctors to meet their needs, particularly in rural areas, the authors suggest that policy makers could use this evidence to adjust entrance criteria for...

2012-06-11 23:03:03

Parents have often struggled to motivate children to do chores, but when vacationing at Feather Down Farms in New York, Illinois and (coming soon) in California, kids line up joyfully to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Chores seem to be an unlikely thing children would want to do while on vacation, but at Feather Down farms, children joyfully line up to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. Feather Down Farm Days has...

2012-05-03 16:19:15

How do changed living conditions in rural regions affect people's health and lifestyles? This is the question that Thomas Elkeles and colleagues from the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences investigate, using rural communities in north-eastern Germany as their study populations. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, the authors present the results of their Landesgesundheitsstudie (LGS, Rural Health Study) (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(16): 285-92)....

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.