In early September 2014 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical humanitarian organisation, declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had taken more than 5,900 lives since the previous March.

Special Interest
2014

Too many children are born into situations of poverty and deprivation and suffer from relentless violence and chronic abuse. Their parents, perhaps battling with addiction or in and out of prison, are unable to care for them because of their own practical and emotional challenges.

Special Interest
2014

UNC Horizons is a substance abuse treatment programme for pregnant and parenting women and their children, including those who have experienced abuse and violence. A programme of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, it works to...

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2014

Great leaps have been made in the field of stem cell research in recent years as scientists and doctors strive to find cures for some of the major diseases of our time.

Special Interest
2014

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) was founded in 1988 by three women sitting around a kitchen table. One of these women, Elizabeth Glaser, had contracted the HIV virus from a blood transfusion during the birth of her daughter Ariel seven years earlier. Unaware of this, she...

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2014

If you have ever been lucky enough to see an Opera in Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House in London, perhaps you do not remember the details of the performance, but rather how it caused you to feel.

Indeed, this can often be the case after a show. With time, the details of a performance may...

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2014

It is estimated that tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory. Once transported to countries in Asia, the tusks are usually shaped into ornaments and trinkets. There is also a huge demand for rhinoceros horn and tiger skins and parts, often used in traditional...

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2015

Many children who grow up in parts of New York City can face tough odds in their journeys to adulthood and independence. They most likely attend overcrowded public schools where far more students fail than pass. Some lack strong family support and may have experienced abuse and emotional or...

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2015

Unaccompanied migrant children have been arriving in the US in increasing numbers over the past ten years. Recently these figures have grown to such a degree that the US President has deemed the situation a ‘humanitarian emergency’. In 2012 the number of unaccompanied children migrating across...

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2015

When children have a chance to discover nature hands-on, their natural curiosity helps ignite their innate desire to learn.

Special Interest
2015

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