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a mysterious illness in northern Uganda

Nodding disease is a mysterious illness that has killed 200 children in rural northern Uganda and has debilitated hundreds more, leaving doctors scrambling to find its cause and cure. Without modern medical answers or treatments, many desperate parents turn to traditional medicine for relief, which unfortunately does not help the situation. Many parents in despair […]

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The link between domestic violence and child development

A recent study in the APHA Journal shows a strong link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and child stunting and underweight.  In Bangladesh, 29% of women had experienced IPV in the past year.  Those who had experience IPV (as compared to those who had not) were 59% more likely to have a stunted child and 33% more […]

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Indonesia-Tsunami on the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra

Indonesia tsunami toll hits 343 as bodies found Fisherman Joni Sageru, 30, recalled being jolted awake by the quake and running outside to hear screams to run to higher ground on his island of Pagai Selaton. “First, we saw sea water recede far away, then when it returned, it was like a big wall running […]

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