Quantcast

Latest Social Issues Stories

2014-10-29 12:28:56

A recent USA today article highlighted the reduction of prescription drug deaths and habitual users in recent years, prompting Novus Medical Detox to say the article sheds light on the positive effect of comprehensive drug education combined with steadfast activism. NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a report released in early October by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 2012, the latest year data are available, the number of...

2014-10-29 12:26:24

LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAR is proud to announce the release of the Academic Achievement Battery(TM) (AAB(TM)) Screening Form by Melissa A. Messer, MHS. Ideal for measuring basic academic skills, the AAB Screening Form can be used in educational, research, or clinical settings to confidently evaluate achievement in just 30 to 45 minutes. Results obtained from the AAB can help inform decision making about inclusion in special education programs or other targeted...

2014-10-29 08:41:39

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to announce the award of the law school scholarship for survivors of domestic violence. CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and Laubacher Law is pleased to announce the winner of our 2014 Domestic Violence Scholarship. The $1,000 was offered to both recognize and encourage domestic violence survivors who are meeting the challenge and moving forward in their...

2014-10-29 08:34:46

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transamerica Employee Benefits (www.transamericaemployeebenefits.com) is expanding its enrollment options for employers with the help of a leading cloud-based software solution provider. The platform brings simplicity to the enrollment process for employees while integrating valuable education tools. Through the BENEFITFOCUS® Marketplace (www.benefitfocus.com), Transamerica Employee Benefits allows employers to streamline the...

2014-10-29 08:34:20

Obamacare premium increases accompanied by elimination of rate-ups and application rejections as well as subsidies for some consumers SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket examined the average health insurance premiums in the first year of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced. Premiums in the pre-reform and Obamacare individual health insurance markets were examined for...

2014-10-29 08:33:28

New Survey from the Society for Women's Health Research Reveals Cost and Lack of Insurance Are Biggest Barriers to Mammograms; A Majority of Women Are Unaware the ACA Requires Mammography Screenings at No Cost Sharing WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four in five women agree that access to mammograms that offer better detection and lower their chances of being called back for more testing is important (81 percent and 82 percent, respectively), according to new...

2014-10-29 08:33:11

Health Plan Members Comprise Majority of Board of Directors NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Health Republic Insurance of New York (Health Republic) announced today the results of its inaugural Member Director election to its Board. This marks the first time in New York State history that health insurance members voted for fellow members to represent them on a Board of Directors. In January 2015, the newly elected "Member Directors" will make up a majority of the board, holding nine of...

2014-10-29 08:33:03

Marketplace continues successful national rollout with help of PlanSource ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanSource, a cloud-based provider of benefits administration, exchange, payroll, and HRIS solutions to employers, today announced it is powering Digital Benefit Advisors' (DBA) private health exchange, Digital Benefits Marketplace. DBA introduced Digital Benefits Marketplace last Fall to help businesses address the rising costs of health benefits. Digital Benefits...

2014-10-29 08:31:59

Pasta De Lassar Andromaco® Diaper Rash Cream, a Leading Brand in Mexico, Makes Second Donation of Product for Hispanic Families in Need LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many families, diapers are a big monthly expense, and federal aid programs, such as WIC and SNAP that provide food stamps, don't cover diaper costs. This can lead to parents limiting the number of diaper changes to extend diaper use, which then leads to a higher incidence of diaper rash for babies....

2014-10-29 08:30:56

Historic Alliance To Highlight the Power of People with Intellectual Disabilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics today announced a strategic alliance with Nielsen to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual disabilities (ID). As part of the strategic alliance, Nielsen will help measure and provide a deeper understanding of the population of adults with intellectual disabilities as a key demographic. People with...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

More Articles (50 articles) »
Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.