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Cancer deaths are decreasing

Abstract Background: The American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) collaborate to provide annual updates on cancer occurrence and trends in the United States. This Annual Report highlights survival rates. Methods: Data were from the… Read More »

This is the joyous moment Ellie is told she’s finally going to Disneyworld thanks to Make a Wish

The four-year-old Dublin girl who has a tumour wrapped around her spinal cord was thrilled to discover she would be travelling to Paris with her mum and dad thanks to the organisation, which grants the wishes of Irish children batting life-threatening illnesses. Ellie, from Tallaght, was diagnosed with Grade 2 Pilcytic Astrocytoma in 2014, a… Read More »

Fighting junkyard dogs, thieving neighbors, and a grumpy shopkeeper, this Indian teenager taught himself how to build a windmill out of scrap to bring water to his village. He did this while biking 30 kilometers a day to town and using only a Windows 95 computer and Wikipedia.

And it was all that Ankit Yadav, age 18 of Dabethuwa village in India, dreamed of as he biked 30 kilometres across the dry and dusty roads to the town of Gyanpur. A lack of water left Dabethuwa in its last throes. Young people were leaving the village in search of work, turning away from… Read More »

Security guard in the Philippines to graduate cum laude from the school he’s guarded for 20 years, wants to be a teacher

Erwin Macau, who works as a security guard, is set to graduate cum laude. Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News After almost 20 years of working as a security guard at St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City, Erwin Macua is set to join the students that he watches over, this time for his college graduation. Macua will… Read More »

Airport customs hires shelter dog rescued from abuse

An abused shelter dog is starting a new chapter in life at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport customs department. Murray the beagle came to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter more than a year ago, and he was in bad shape, according to shelter director Tammie Jourdanais. Murray had a band on his tail, as if… Read More »

EPA makes it official, sends $100 million to Michigan for Flint water crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $100-million grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to fund drinking water infrastructure upgrades in Flint, funding that had been approved by Congress and former President Barack Obama late last year. Provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016, the funds awarded Friday,… Read More »