WGO to focus on diarrheal disease prevention, management during World Digestive Health Day
Diarrheal disease, a common gastrointestinal problem with potentially fatal implications in the developing world is the focus of World Digestive Health Day on May 29. Infections that cause diarrhea are serious public health challenges, both in the United States and globally.
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Seems like the pharmaceutical industry has competition with alternative health, and now the pharmaceutical companies are demanding governments to ban alternative medicine.
Here is a video explaining it http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/408.html
So what do you guys think about governments banning alternative medicine?
DVD Available at: www.longtailnet.com This program explores how women in Nepal are tackling the vicious cycle of infant malnutrition and poverty. Set in the visually striking valley of Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal viewers are introduced to Dev Kumari, a 42 year old migrant woman who struggles to sustain her large extended family. Her children and grandchildren are locked into an invisible cycle that is crippling Nepal’s development. Protein Energy Malnutrition, or PEM, not only causes stunting, slow development, disease and death amongst young children today, it also has a disastrous knock on effect on each successive generation – a cycle that is proving hard to break. Through spending time with the Dev and Chief Pediatrician at Patan Hospital viewers learn why nine out of every 10 children in Nepal suffer some form of malnutrition.
The Jubilee Project made this video to honor moms around the world because we were inspired by the love and care we received from our own moms. Moms mean a lot to all of us. Yet, every year 7 million women are injured and 350000 women die from complications due to childbirth. These deaths, however, are preventable by providing basic maternal health care. For every view that we get on this video, Jubilee Project sponsors will donate a penny to Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to improving maternal health in developing countries. Together, let’s help build a world where children won’t have to live without moms. You can help moms in a few ways: 1. Share this video with your friends and of course your mom to let her know how much she means to you. 2. Become a sponsor of the video and pledge to donate a penny per view to Every Mother Counts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. 3. Visit Every Mother Counts to learn more about this issue and see how you can get involved: www.everymothercounts.org *This video was awarded “Best Video” for Acumen Fund’s Search for the Obvious “Moms Matter” Challenge. To see other submissions and learn more about maternal health, go to http MUSIC CREDITS “Untitled 7″ by Fly Upright Kite myspace.com/aflyuprightkite “Stars Falling Down” by Kina Grannis kinagrannis.com/a *** The Jubilee Project makes videos for a good cause. See more of our videos and follow us! www.youtube.com www.jubileeproject.org http www.twitter.com
Real world making health-care reforms
Newt Gingrich spent much of the past week explaining why he was against turning Medicare into a voucher program before he was for it. That was after Mitt Romney rolled out his long-awaited explanation for why he was in favor of requiring individuals to buy a basic health insurance plan before he turned against that idea. And Tom Coburn last week dropped out of the bipartisan aGang of Sixa budget …
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As healthy living human beings we are connected to and is part of the whole universe, but we are limited by the times we live in and the vast amount of emptiness. Our experiences, our living, our dreams and aspirations we consider to be separate from others who might have different dreams and aspirations, this is a delusionary concept that has been embedded deep within our unconsciousness and have a profound affect on our thoughts and relationships with life and its complexities and on nature, the natural environment and the universe as a whole. In this way our delusions hold us back from contributing to the well being of our small but precious mother earth. As a result of this we become prisoners in our minds with the barriers we established because of the ‘I am different therefore not part of’ attitude does not a health regime make .
This isolationist mentality prevents us from moving beyond me, myself, I and those very close to me and having no regard for the immediate environment, let alone the sufferers, the homeless, sick and needy. What life has thought me is that our goals in life should be to free ourselves from the burdens, from the mental prisons that we have create for ourselves and encompass or embarrass the whole circle of life reaching out with no compromise, no misconceptions and free our beings to encompass and embrace the whole of creation and all its components that make it up, We need to love all the aspects of nature of life as a whole.
We need to love to each other, we need to be our brother’s keeper, we need to love all the animals of this planet, whether it be a lion or a lamb, we need to love the forest and the trees and the birds in them, we need to love the water that we drink, the foods we eat and the air that we breath, but most of all we need to understand that we are a small part of the bigger picture of life. As stated in another post we need to be connected to the whole big picture of life and we need to start by changing our mindset, this is not only in our way of thinking, but also the brain chemistry by the changing the types of foods we eat, which will allow us to see things in different lights and be able to appreciate life for what it is, a whole made up of many small pieces.
Food is the staff of life and the types of foods we eat determine the quality of life that we live, it is that basic, if you eat healthy nutritional foods your brain and your whole body will adapt to meet these changes. And so your thinking will change, your whole outlook on life will change and also things in your immediate and extended environment will change as this change will begin to rub off on others and they will change and the whole environment will change. It is time for change; we need to change in order to make things better for the whole Universe, we need to think healthy in order to be healthy and living a healthy environment, it goes hand in hand.
Wegmans nutritionist Jen Felice takes you for a healthy and tasty food trip around the world. For more healthy tips visit us at wegmans.com
World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva
May 16, 2011 (CIDRAP News) a Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world’s remaining smallpox virus stocks.
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