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2014-10-19 23:00:37

UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, welcomes news of a ceasefire agreement that is expected to lead to the release of the Chibok Girls. UNITED NATIONS, New York (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes news of a ceasefire agreement that is expected to lead to the release of the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok—the Chibok Girls....

2014-09-25 04:21:56

The first-of-its-kind report investigates how pets may contribute to physical, mental and societal well-being, in an ageing global demographic TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With advances in global public health, people around the world are living longer than ever before([i]). In response to the ageing population, healthcare systems and governments are actively working to manage the expected healthcare costs associated with the ageing process and chronic conditions of...

2014-09-11 08:28:42

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ - CM: FHCO), which manufactures the world's leading female condom, today announced the increased access and use of FC2 Female Condom in Kenya. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120712/MM39764LOGO The Female Health Company reports that it shipped 1.4 million FC2 Female Condoms to Kenya in the fourth quarter of FY2014 through the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), reflecting the success of in-country...

2014-06-30 23:05:42

With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, including nearly 60,000 pregnant women, are in need of urgent care. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, including nearly 60,000 pregnant women, are in...

2013-05-25 23:02:14

Long-time spokesperson Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with The Draw Shop to create a video that raises awareness of a debilitating and shame-inducing medical condition that affects women in developing countries. (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 It´s an issue few people want to talk about: obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that affects approximately 2 million women in the developing world. Women who suffer this injury give birth to stillborn babies 90% of...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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