For a relatively small amount of money, the average smartphone, just like the one in your pocket, can be converted into an advanced cervical cancer screening tool that has the potential to save many lives, especially in places where access to medical care is extremely limited. The key to successfully treating many types of cancers, […]
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Microscopes can make the unseen real, and make the tiny visible, and as such, are a key component of science and health initiatives. However, because of their very nature, microscopes are not usually cheap to own or distribute, and don’t tend to be rugged enough to stand up to daily use in the field. But […]
If you could monitor your vital signs easily and quickly, with a device you’re probably always holding anyway, would it help you to make a difference in your health? Being able to instantly check your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and other vital signs, without having to go to a clinic or juggle multiple pieces […]
We see stories in the news everyday about the sorry state of personal health, especially in developed countries, including the trends of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other related effects that declining health can have on the body. But along with those health issues, there is a growing interest in getting fit and healthy and […]
If you’re a pioneer in health and development, and you live in Africa, there’s an opportunity to apply to attend a collaboratory event to help boost or better your project, thanks to GOOD: “Calling all creative health leaders across Africa: We are looking for health and development pioneers working on innovative projects tackling Maternal & […]
Hackathons have brought software developers, programmers, and even venture capitalists together to collaborate intensely on a software project with a given data set over a short period of time – usually 2-5 days – since 1999.
Currently, with the support of social entrepreneurs and do-gooders, hack-a-thons are not just for techies. Instead, data sets are supplied for social problems like water distribution in India or energy efficient solutions in New York City or stopping the worldwide spread of Malaria or HIV/AIDs.
Cooking’s a killer activity in the developing world: millions die from smoke inhalation, and forests are stripped bare as billions gather wood for their stoves (or for making charcoal for cooking). Take a look at five organizations working to address these multiple challenges.
Why would anyone choose organic gardening? Besides being a lot healthier, it is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative. Unfortunately there are a handful of very powerful multi national corporations that don’t want you to know that and they have politicians on both sides in their pocket. Now why is that so important to them? Their goal is to keep you ignorant and enslaved to having to repurchase their seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. In spite of the fact that it is destroying our environment, altering our DNA and propagating and even creating new disease.
On any trip to a salon or beauty store you’ll find scores of products with ads and labels suggesting they’ll make you look young, healthy, ravishingly beautiful, and wildly happy as well. A growing number of these products claim to be natural and good for the planet as well as good for your skin. How do you know what to believe?
Most people know that there is nothing really natural about genetically modified organisms (GMO). Food giant ConAgra is in “hot oil” over claims that their line of cooking oils with GMO is labelled “all natural”. This suit has led to the bigger question mark and ongoing debate over food labeling and how consumers are misled on advertisement claims. Greenwashing claims on food labels are very prevalent making it very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. GMO products are suspicious at best with no proven studies that they pose no health risks with the debate is still strong on whether they harm human health.
Do you know there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have access to clean water? This is the main driving force behind Charity: Water’s mission.
Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have clean water. Charity Water invites you to put yourself in their shoes.
Jamie Oliver has a big ambition: to begin a revolution that will change the way America thinks about food. Obesity is a serious health concern, sadly among all age-groups across the country. Jamie wants to change that, from the ground up. Jamie is a celebrated chef and TV personality, from the England who has brought […]
Many corporations consider philanthropy as a means to do social good but without offering smart channels to utilize the dollar donations, not much social or environmental good can be achieved. This Harvard Business Review article talks about how businesses need to have an strategy for effective philanthropy and Walmart has done just that! On January […]
As the mercury drops this winter season, the Grande Latte is in vogue again – but will set you back almost $4. Here are 5 tips for how to have your cup o’ Joe without breaking the bank.
Is there money to be made in cancer prevention? You bet there is. And of course, we’d be hard pressed to find a career more fulfilling than helping someone live an incredibly healthy and, as a terrific potential by-product, more eco-friendly life.