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Gates Foundation Pledges $50M To Fight Ebola Outbreak

Posted On September 10, 2014

(Seattle, WA) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates is stepping up the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was pledging 50-million dollars to help with emergency efforts in containing the deadly virus. The foundation says it's immediately releasing funds to UN agencies and international groups…

Kids’ Daily Salt Intake Higher Than Recommended, CDC Says

Posted On September 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Ninety-percent of American kids are consuming a lot more salt than doctors and nutritionists recommend. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that kids consume 30-percent more salt than is recommended. The CDC reports that two-thirds of the salt kids take in comes from grocery store food. Forty-percent…

Weed Can Cause Long-Term Health Impacts For Teen Smokers

Posted On September 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Cannabis could have long-term negative impacts for those who start using the drug in their teens. A new study by Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center shows people who smoke pot before the age of 17 are far less likely to finish high school than their peers. The study also claims teens…

Suicide Prevention Week

Posted On September 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Suicide is everyone's business. That's according to the American Association of Suicidology. It's promoting National Suicide Prevention Week, which ends this Sunday. The AAS wants to remind people, especially this week, to learn the warning signs and the risk factors for suicide. Individuals and organizations can also make a donation or learn how…

It’s Suicide Prevention Week

Posted On September 10, 2014

(Undated) -- Suicide is everyone's business. That's according to the American Association of Suicidology. It's promoting National Suicide Prevention Week, which ends this Sunday. The AAS wants to remind people, especially this week, to learn the warning signs and the risk factors for suicide. Individuals and organizations can also make a donation or learn how…