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Once famously described as “orphan diseases, too small to be noticed, too small to be funded” in the Hollywood drama Lorenzo’s Oil, rare diseases are getting unprecedented attention today among drug manufacturers, who are ramping up research efforts and marketing new medicines that promise fuller lives for children and ... keep reading
An online Living Green Infrastructure Declaration has been created to encourage government and the private sector to plan and build greener, healthier, more beautiful communities. Living green infrastructure advocates, including Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, LEAF, Ontario Parks Association, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and Landscape Ontario are encouraging citizens ... keep reading
Mutual of Omaha’s My Wild Kingdom app has been awarded Mobile of the Day for May 6 by Favourite Website Awards (FWA). The app will be featured for 24 hours on the FWA website My Wild Kingdom is a free, mobile adventure app that uses augmented reality to bring ... keep reading
To protect New York City from the increasing number of flooding events expected in the next century—similar to Hurricane Sandy—the city needs to consider a costly and invasive option: permanent evacuation of communities in the lowest-lying areas and massive barriers around the city that will cost billions of ... keep reading
Our decision to start hello lemon was motivated entirely by our desire to lead adifferent kind of lifestyle. In the beginning we didn’t set out to create a greeting card business – that happened quite organically. We simply knew that working at traditional jobs wasn’t going to provide ... keep reading
Christchurch in New Zealand is still in a massive rebuild . About 70 per cent of the central city has been demolished after the earthquake in February 2011 and the city is seeing amazing and innovative concepts popping up everywhere. The container mall, and Gapfiller and Greening the Rubble projects everywhere ... keep reading
Head down South in the UK and you will find a tiny corner of Plymouth called Bickleigh Down, the place where the first ever eco village will be built! Developers have received planning permission to build 91 properties on the seven acre site comprising of three, four and five bedroom ... keep reading
New research reveals that Solanaceae—a flowering plant family with some species producing foods that are edible sources of nicotine—may provide a protective effect against Parkinson’s disease. The study appearing today in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggests that ... keep reading
The Government is putting Auckland's popular and pristine west coast beaches at risk of an oil spill from dangerous deep sea drilling, the Green Party said today. "The upper West coast of the North Island is postcard New Zealand. It is where Kiwis go to swim, fish and holiday ... keep reading
Weight-loss ads and television shows regularly profile people who have transformed their lives through major losses of 30 kilograms or more. These weight-loss ambassadors try to inspire us to do the same by telling us they feel more alive, they can play with their kids and their confidence has grown ... keep reading
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