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Food Environments Tied to HF Deaths in Surrounding County
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Food Environments Tied to HF Deaths in Surrounding County

A new analysis of nearly 3000 counties in the United States found that a poorer local food environment is associated with higher heart failure (HF) mortality at the county level. Previous research has established that food insecurity increases the risk for worse health outcomes. But few studies have looked specifically at HF outcomes and much...

Woman sues over ban on feeding homeless people in parks
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Woman sues over ban on feeding homeless people in parks

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — A woman who was arrested for feeding homeless people in northwest Arizona is suing over a local ordinance that regulates food-sharing events in public parks. Norma Thornton, 78, became the first person arrested under Bullhead City’s ordinance in March for distributing prepared food from a van at Bullhead Community Park. Her...

Doctors say ‘fossil fuel addiction’ kills, starves millions
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Doctors say ‘fossil fuel addiction’ kills, starves millions

Extreme weather from climate change triggered hunger in nearly 100 million people and increased heat deaths by 68% in vulnerable populations worldwide as the world’s “fossil fuel addiction” degrades public health each year, doctors reported in a new study. Worldwide the burning of coal, oil, natural gas and biomass forms air pollution that kills 1.2...

Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets
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Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon mayor plans to ban camping on Portland streets and move unhoused people to campsites designated by the city, as the growing homelessness population has become the top concern for the vast majority of residents. “The magnitude and the depth of the homeless crisis in our city is nothing short of...

Oregon Mayor to Ban Homeless Camps on Portland Streets
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Oregon Mayor to Ban Homeless Camps on Portland Streets

By CLAIRE RUSH, Associated Press/Report for America PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, plans to ban camping on city streets and move unhoused people to designated campsites, as the growing homeless population has become the top concern for the vast majority of residents. “The magnitude and the depth of the homeless crisis...

Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets
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Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon mayor plans to ban camping on Portland streets and move unhoused people to campsites designated by the city, as the growing homelessness population has become the top concern for the vast majority of residents. “The magnitude and the depth of the homeless crisis in our city is nothing short of...

Has India’s battle against poverty done well in the last 5 yrs?
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Has India’s battle against poverty done well in the last 5 yrs?

India has lifted 140 million people out of multi-dimensional poverty from 2015-16 to 2019-21, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme. The report compares the above figure with a period between 2005-06 to 2015-16, when 275 million people were pulled out of poverty. In line with this, the incidence of...

Lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2025 still possible, despite recession threat |
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Lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2025 still possible, despite recession threat |

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a joint analysis from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford, goes beyond measuring poverty as a measurement of poverty, and looks at other indicators, from access to education and health, to living standards such as housing, drinking...

What to Stream: “Third Avenue” Captures the Castaways of a Bygone New York City
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What to Stream: “Third Avenue” Captures the Castaways of a Bygone New York City

The most important part of a documentary is what’s offscreen—the virtual images of systems, causes, history, and society at large that leave their traces visible in the present tense of filming. Some filmmakers develop complex strategies (including animation and special effects) to get at what lies beyond the camera’s range. Others, such as Frederick Wiseman,...

Poverty in India fell by 415 million in 15 yrs; still has maximum poor: UN
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Poverty in India fell by 415 million in 15 yrs; still has maximum poor: UN

The number of people living below the poverty line in India decreased by 415 million between 2005-06 and 2019-21, according to a new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released on Monday jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford. However, the...