World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn

World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn

Aid, Crime & Justice, Education, Featured, Gender, Global, Headlines, Health, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Labour, TerraViva United Nations, Women’s Health Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine is Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Albert K. Barume is chairman of the...
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Diving for a Living

Diving for a Living

Headlines, Multimedia, Video Aug 7 2017 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) – Would you believe that some people still make a living out of diving in ponds and water bodies to recover jewellery or precious possessions lost by bathers? [embedded content]...
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NHS access to IVF being cut in England

NHS access to IVF being cut in England

Image copyright Science Photo Library Some areas of England are cutting back on IVF fertility treatment to save money, a charity believes. Fertility Network UK, which monitors provision, says the situation is worsening and in stark contrast to that in...
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Watching others wash their hands may relieve OCD symptoms

Watching others wash their hands may relieve OCD symptoms

Doesn’t matter who the hands belong to, as long as they’re cleaned JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty By Helen Thomson People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may get relief simply from watching someone else perform their compulsive actions. If the finding hold...
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First implants of stem-cell pouches to ‘cure’ type 1 diabetes

First implants of stem-cell pouches to ‘cure’ type 1 diabetes

Stem cells have been cultured to treat many different of conditions Lewis Houghton/Science Photo Library By Andy Coghlan Last week, two people with type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants containing cells generated from embryonic stem cells to...
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Migrants Crossing US-Mexico Border Dying at Faster Rate. More Deaths in Mediterranean

Migrants Crossing US-Mexico Border Dying at Faster Rate. More Deaths in Mediterranean

Featured, Global, Headlines, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Migration & Refugees, Multimedia, Poverty & SDGs, Projects, TerraViva United Nations, Video ROME, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – While the number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean Sea...
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The UAE Will Gladly Share Its Pro-tolerance Strategy with the World: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

The UAE Will Gladly Share Its Pro-tolerance Strategy with the World: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

Headlines Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the UAE. CPC Photo ABU DHABI, Aug 7 2017 (WAM) – As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more...
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Mauritanians Go to Polls for Controversial Referendum Vote

Mauritanians Go to Polls for Controversial Referendum Vote

Africa, Civil Society, Crime & Justice, Democracy, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, TerraViva United Nations UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – While voters in Venezuela overwhelmingly rejected President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to amend t...
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I tried ingesting rat tapeworm parasites and my poo turned green

I tried ingesting rat tapeworm parasites and my poo turned green

Bottoms up! Dave Stock By Andy Coghlan Down the microscope, they looked like tiny, sperm-like things, hatching out of their hidey-holes. A few minutes later, I was swallowing dozens of larval-stage parasites, washed down in one gulp of milk. An...
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Parasitic worm eggs may soon be legally sold as food in Germany

Parasitic worm eggs may soon be legally sold as food in Germany

Up for approval Detlev Goj By Andy Coghlan More than 7000 people worldwide are thought to have bought parasitic worms online and ingested them in an attempt to treat conditions ranging from depression to inflammatory bowel disease. Now, a type...
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Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life

Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life

Biodiversity, Caribbean Climate Wire, Climate Change, Combating Desertification and Drought, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Projects, Water & Sanitation The remains of abandoned shade houses that one farmer attempted t...
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