New EU Rules Strengthen Safety of Kids’ Medicine

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Currently, more than 50 percent of medicines used to treat children in Europe have not been specifically tested on them or authorised for their use. Thus, doctors in the EU are having to guess the best dosage levels for children. New rules will require that all medicines still in the development stages be researched as to the safety and effectiveness of their products in children. (BBC )AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Alabama Turns Around Historic Species Loss With First Comeback From Endangered List

first_img(READ the story from MSNBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAlabama leads the lower 48 states in river bed extinctions, with 29 snails and 28 mussel species so far. But the state now becomes the first in U.S. history to bring back such a species, crucial for maintaining good water quality, from the brink of extinction.In 1991, after dam construction ended the free flow of water, the Tulotoma snail was barely clinging to one small spot, extinct in 99 percent of its historic range. The snail now has expanded to ten percent of its range, bringing the numbers from 10,000 to hundreds of thousands.last_img read more

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Global Economy Growing at Fastest Pace in a Year

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe world economy is gaining strength as global private sector activity hit a one-year high in February, building on the gains of previous months.Momentum is growing in both service and manufacturing industries, with strong improvement in the United States leading the way, according to a new report by JPMorgan.The Global Total Output index, was 55.5 in February, up from 54.5 in January, comfortably above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction.(READ the Reuters story in the Guardian)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Elderly Man Starts Painting his Run-down Town, Strangers Join in

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJim Cotter was so sad after losing his wife last year that he needed to find something to do. He decided to spruce up his community — by painting everything in sight. Well, the idea has really caught on.The once-thriving coal community of Glouster, Ohio had been peeling – and unappealing – for years, but now the town glistens, every fence, building and guard rail.(WATCH the Steve Hartman video and READ the story at CBS News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Cop Buys Birthday Presents for Boy After Mom’s Gifts Were Stolen

first_imgPratico said, “I did not do this for any recognition, I just felt it was the right thing to do at that moment.”The photo tallied more than 7,000 comments on Facebook, mostly thanking him for making a positive impact on the Jacksonville community.RELATED: Policeman Buys Bed and Desk for Troubled Boy Who Had NonePolice Officer’s Kind Note Eases Fears of Sleepless GirlsPolice Give Their Saturday to Fixing Kids’ BikesHit the Buttons Below to SHARE Derek’s KindnessAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer responded to a burglary call to find a mother devastated because her son’s birthday presents were stolen from her car. Purchased with their tax refund, she had no money to replace the gifts.Officer Derek Pratico wrote up the police report but before moving on to the next case he showed us all what community service looks like.The next day he went to the store and purchased with his own money a toy police car, a birthday cake and card, and a Spiderman backpack. He brought it to the boy and also handed his mother a $100 gift card to “help her get back on her feet”.The Sheriff’s office learned of the good deed a month afterward and asked to share Officer Pratico’s photo on its Facebook Page saying that everyone needed to know about his amazing heart.last_img read more

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Teen’s ‘Free spirit’ Heart Lives On Through 70-year-old Florida Man

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhile on his bicycle Jesse Gamble was hit by a drunk driver, but through his death, the 19 year-old art student from Lexington, South Carolina, saved the lives of seven other people.On February 2, exactly six and a half years later, Jesse’s mother got to hear her son’s heart beating when she held Henry Wyman Harris in a warm embrace.Jesse made the decision to be an organ donor just a few years before his death. Now it helps his mother to cope with her grief, knowing that Harris and others are carrying on, thanks to her free-spirited and strong-willed son.Register to be an organ donor in the US, at DonateLife.net or OrganDonor.gov.(READ the story from WIS-TV)Photos from family via WIS-TV / Story tip from Kelly HarringtonAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Man’s Arrest Prompts Police to Buy, Bring Gifts to His Kids on Christmas

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePolice officers in Bend, Oregon didn’t just ignore the children after a father was arrested on drug charges shortly before Christmas. In fact, they went out of their way to make it possible for the three kids to enjoy some gifts during the holiday.After deputies approached the man who had been trafficking in street level quantities of methamphetamine, he attempted to flee on foot but was arrested. Detectives learned that his 12-year-old son had been left in the car at the Dairy Queen–and that the 38-year-old also had two younger children at home.Child Welfare services arrived at the scene to help the boy and officials pieced together the sad story of a family living “under hardship”. Rather than walking away after dropping off the children with extended family members, the drug enforcement detectives got to work like busy elves at the North Pole.CHECK Out: Community Rewards Bus Driver Who Stopped To Give Homeless Man MoneyThey reached out to the ‘Shop with a Cop’ program for assistance, and started collecting their own personal funds to buy all three children presents for the holidays. The gifts were delivered to the children on Christmas Eve by the detectives, along with a grocery gift card for the family who began caring for the kids.Other angels in this story were the folks at Dairy Queen, who provided the 12-year-old free ice cream during the long arrest procedure and the Food for Less company, which donated the gift certificate for the holiday meal.“Both businesses showed the true meaning of the holiday season, making sure all these children were taken care of,” said Lieutenant Clint Burleigh of the Bend Police Department.RELATED: Trooper Who Hid Tragedy From 4 Kids on Halloween Raised $480K for ThemThe ‘Shop with a Cop’ program, now in its fifteenth year, helps make the holidays a little brighter for less-fortunate families and the families of those incarcerated.“This is another example of our community coming together, making a difficult situation easier to navigate through,” added Burleigh. “With the thoughtfulness of these detectives, the businesses involved and the resources we have come to depend on, we have captured the true spirit of community.”(Photo: Shop With A Cop)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Russian Suicide Rates Finally Down to Levels of a Half Century Ago

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAfter 14 straight years of declines, the number of suicides in Russia has now fallen to its lowest point in more than half a century.The rate fell to 17 cases of suicide for every 100,000 people in 2015 — the lowest it’s been since 1962.The results showed a big improvement in even the latest year of 2015 over 2014 – a 6.2% drop.FIND MORE GOOD HEALTH NEWS WITH OUR APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSA long-running anti-alcohol campaign and improving standard of living are credited for the turnaround.CHECK OUT: The Idea That Turned Russian Warheads Into American ElectricityTwenty years ago, Russia’s suicide rate was twice what the World Health Organization (WHO) termed a high suicide rate — with 40 suicides per 100,000 people. By 2014, the country had cut the rate by more than half — enough to be considered average by WHO standards.(READ more at Russia Beyond the Headlines) — Photo: Pavel Kazachkov, CCShare the Good News in Mental Health…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Wetlands Once Drained by Dictator Now Thrives as 3rd Most Bio-diverse Spot in World

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreRomania’s wetlands, once drained for farmland by the dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu in the 1980s, are coming back to life thanks to help from local communities, the World Wildlife Fund, and funding from the European Union.Roughly 2,224 acres (900 hectares) of the picturesque Danube Delta — home to 300 species of birds — have filled with wildlife, after having been reconnected to the network of lakes and streams in the area. “A lot of birds have migrated to the area, and one doesn’t need to travel long hours any more or go to other lakes to spot the birds,” Mahmudia Deputy Mayor Ion Meuta told Reuters.MORE: Farmer Returns 700 Acres of California Coast to Native American TribeThe area around Mahmudia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the third-most bio-diverse in the world, after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Islands, according to the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority.After groups used earth-moving equipment to restore the waterways, government officials moved to protect the area’s endangered wild sturgeon—a species more ancient than dinosaurs—by issuing a fishing ban over the next decade.WATCH: Boaters Shocked When Clever Seal Hops on Board to Escape OrcasOpen the Waterways of Good News: Click To Share – Photo by Kansas Poetry, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Girl’s Christmas Wish Comes True When 400K Strangers Follow Dad’s Hotel Carpet Instagram

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHave you ever been at a hotel and noticed that the carpets are a little funkier than the ones you might see in an average home?Maybe you haven’t noticed, but Bill Young certainly does. In fact, he takes pictures of hotel carpets and posts them to an Instagram account specifically dedicated to the cause.While Bill’s hobby is certainly unique, he didn’t have much of a social media following for it until recently.Bill’s daughter, Jill, published a Tweet last month in which she asked people to help make her dad’s Instagram account go viral.The Youngs hoped that it would garner a few extra followers for Bill and his carpet art.Jill’s plan worked — although, that’s a huge understatement because Bill’s Instagram gained thousands of new followers overnight.Needless to say, Christmas came early this year for the Youngs thanks to a bunch of strangers on the internet.CLICK the link below to read the details on this endearing story – and don’t forget to SHARE with your own social media followers…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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