Tag Archives: poverty

In US, Rich May Outlive Poor by Nearly 15 Years: Study

In US, Rich May Outlive Poor by Nearly 15 Years: Study

  Miami, United States – The richest Americans tend to outlive the poorest by almost 15 years, and that gap has grown since 2001, said a major study of income and ...

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No Boost Seen from Giving Antibiotics to Starving Kids

No Boost Seen from Giving Antibiotics to Starving Kids

  Miami, United States – Children who suffer from severe malnutrition are routinely given antibiotics as part of their medical treatment, but a study found the practice offered no boost to ...

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As Population Soars, India Battles to Tame Malnutrition

As Population Soars, India Battles to Tame Malnutrition

  Darbhanga, India – As another dangerously underweight toddler balances precariously on his set of scales, Dr Om Prakash knows he has to move fast to avert tragedy. “The children who ...

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Fighting AIDS a Top Priority in Western Kenya

Fighting AIDS a Top Priority in Western Kenya

  Homa Bay, Kenya – Between plantations of bananas, mangoes and avocados, a small group of men trek along paths freshly carved out by the November rains on a mission to ...

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Poor Countries Increasingly Targeted by Tobacco Marketing

Poor Countries Increasingly Targeted by Tobacco Marketing

  Geneva, Switzerland – Faced with falling sales in richer nations, the tobacco industry has increasingly marketed their product in the developing world, where restrictions on promoting smoking are more relaxed, ...

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Bulgaria Makes Slow Progress in Curbing Child Abandonment

Bulgaria Makes Slow Progress in Curbing Child Abandonment

  SOFIA, September 26, 2014 (AFP) – Bulgaria, which won dark distinction from the United Nations for having the world’s highest rate of child abandonment, has made progress but poverty ...

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Pope Calls for More People to Donate Organs: Rome Mayor

Pope Calls for More People to Donate Organs: Rome Mayor

  ROME, September 20, 2014 (AFP) – Pope Francis has called for more people to donate their organs in a bid to stop illegal trafficking, but spoke out against the ...

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