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Truth Serum?

“There is one survivor among the terrorists that attacked Mumbai. The authorities are keen to find out as much about him and his accomplices as possible. Reports say they are ready to inject a truth serum into him to extract information. Mark Wheelis, a retired professor of microbiology at the University of California, discusses whether this sort of technology is still science fiction. ”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7766000/7766516.stm

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Vaccinations for Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Friday July 30, 2010 – The United Nations and its partners are aiming to reach an additional 500,000 Haitian children during a second round of emergency immunizations in the Caribbean nation that was struck by a devastating earthquake just over six months ago. 

The second round of immunizations will consist of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, rubella and polio, Marco Jimenez of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) told reporters in Geneva.

More than 275,000 children have been immunized so far against major vaccine preventable diseases, according to UNICEF, which noted that there are few places in the world today where children are as vulnerable as they are in Haiti.

The country is reeling from the January 12th quake which killed more than 200,000 people and caused severe destruction and damage in large swathes of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other areas. 

Despite some progress, UNICEF said over 1.2 million children in the country are exposed to exploitation and abuse, and 800,000 live in tents at sites which lack adequate sanitation and where access to safe water, education and health facilities are limited.

Six months after the tragedy, safe water is being provided to some 1.2 million people through UNICEF and its partner organizations. In addition, nutrition programmes are providing food to some 550,000 people with special needs – children under five and lactating women – and some 2,000 children with severe acute malnutrition are now receiving life-saving therapeutic feeding and care.

“Some of the milestones at six months are truly remarkable. So far no increase in malnutrition has been recorded and we have also not seen any major disease outbreaks despite huge challenges in health and sanitation,” the agency wrote in a six-month report launched earlier this month.

Jimenez added that 63,000 children are also benefiting from the network of 225 UNICEF-supported Child-Friendly Spaces, which are designed to offer children and adolescents a safe space to participate in recreational activities and where they can receive more targeted psychosocial support.

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Purple Heart Homes

Purple Heart Homes, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by two NC National Guard Soldiers; SSG Dale Beatty and John Gallina. Their goal is to aid ”veterans who are deserving of having some assistance transitioning to a new home, or an accessible home with a better quality of life, no matter what injuries they have sustained.  We will do this with the support of the community, which can foster new relationships, and help our Veterans and their families feel welcome.”

“Purple Heart Homes, Inc. is dedicated to providing housing for disabled veterans that is substantial in function, design, and quality… fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.”

Purple Heart Homes: Quality of Life Solutions For American Veterans

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The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital (RLHH)

“Integration of homeopathy with conventional treatment is associated with better clinical outcomes for similar or lower costs. In a British study, many patients attending the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital were able to reduce or stop conventional medication following homeopathic treatment.” (Sharples, F., Van Haselen, R., Fisher, P. NHS patients’ perspective on complementary medicine. Complement. Ther. Med. 2003; 11:243-248)

From their website: “The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, the leading centre for complementary medicine in the NHS, joined UCLH in April 2002. The merger enables closer collaboration between complementary therapies and conventional medicine to provide better care for NHS patients. The merger co-incides with the government’s commitment to integrate complementary and conventional care within the NHS, where there is evidence of the effectiveness of complementary therapies.”

“The new RLHH centre incorporates existing approaches and test the efficacy of new ones, including ambulatory care; inpatient, outpatient and consultation suites; diagnostic services; therapy and treatment areas; education, conference and research facilities; retail and pharmaceutical outlets.”

Services:

Address:
60 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3HR

Telephone: 0845 1555 000

Patient services: 020 7391 8888

http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/Our+hospitals/Royal+London+Homoeopathic+Hospital.htm

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