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Why the Village of Bay View merged into the City of Milwaukee
Many people have asked why the Village of Bay View merged in the City of Milwaukee.
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A perspective over the lower end of the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. The Canal Saint-Martin is a 4.5 kilometre long canal in Paris.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Bed Bugs Find New Homes In Honolulu Ambulances
Bed bugs have benefitted from a resurgence, plaguing the nation over the last several years.
Nigeria: Cholera Ravages Nigeria
A new wave of cholera epidemic blowing across the country may have claimed hundreds of lives since January and does not seem to be abating anytime soon with the onset of the rainy season, Weekly Trust findings reveal.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
AWOL Microbes May Explain Our Modern Plagues [Excerpt]
I never knew two of my father's sisters. In the little town where they were born, early in the last century, they didn't see their second birthdays.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
New towns going up in developing nations pose major risk to the poor
Satellite city projects across the developing world are putting an increasing number of poor people at risk to natural hazards and climate change, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Denver.
Ebola in Guinea: Interview with MSF logistician in Gueckedou
Via MSF's Guinea page: Guinea: Interview with MSF logistician in Gueckedou . Read the whole article; it's as much about psychology as about logistics.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Kariba Dam collapse fears and disaster preparedness in Zimbabwe
And here I thought Zimbabwe just had to worry about cholera, typhoid, and Robert Mugabe.
Doctors Without Borders Blasts UN in South Sudan
In a blistering criticism of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21,000 displaced people from a U.N. base to safer grounds before the rainy season.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
US health secretary: Nations cannot ignore disease
Speaking at the opening of the University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs, Sebelius said nations not only have a practical and economic reason but also a humanitarian one to work together to innovate and share knowledge about advances in fighting disease, whether it's cancer or cholera.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Haiti: Cholera snapshot for February
For the month of February, 1,392 suspected cases of cholera were reported by the Ministry of Public Health, compared to 1,429 suspected cases for the month of January.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
You're about to set foot on foreign soil. Are you prepared to be there? If you've done the following, you're in good shape: 1. Fill out the emergency information page of your passport.
Sewage Line Leaks Threaten Health of Residents & Employees, Warns Environmental Hygienist
Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry recommends the regular inspection of water supply and sewage lines in homes and workplaces to detect line breaks and leaks that can cause dangerous, indoor toxic mold and pathogenic germ growth.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
CBC Pick Ups 1860s Western 'Strange Empire' to Series
The CBC has given a series pick-up to a dark 1860s western, Strange Empire , from Durham County screenwriter Laurie Finstad .
Health organizations fear health risks caused by climate change, demand action
Many health organizations around the world are adding warnings to the urgency highlighted in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Monday with a plea to reduce toxic carbon pollutants.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Namibia: More Than One Million Without Toilets
More than half of the Namibian population lacks access to improved sanitation - a situation which is said to be directly linked to the recent cholera outbreak in the country.
Report: 9th US President Harrison Died Of Typhoid Fever
The death of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, was believed to have been caused by pneumonia.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Haiti: Senior UN official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera
The cholera outbreak which has affected Haiti since October 2010 appears to have abated but is still considered the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
It's So Hard Going Cold Turkey When You're Addicted to Power
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
An Aggie's Quest To Quench The Thirsts Of People In Need
Water is life, but to millions of people around the world, it can be deadly. According to UNICEF, one out of nine people do not have access to clean drinking water.