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UNAIDS: Behind Schedule and Behind the Eight-Ball
Michael Cook

In addition to last month's article about the United Nations joint program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michael Cook of MercatorNet critiques the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. A worthy goal but is it achievable? Read...

Food Allergies: What You Need to Know
Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

Each year, millions of people have allergic reactions to food. Most reactions are mild but some can be severe. In 2004 the (U.S.) Federal Drug Administration instituted the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act as one way to help people avoid allergenic foods. Read...

Why Do My Ears Itch?

Itchy ears bothering you? There's a number of causes to consider, as well as a number of remedies to avoid! WebMD offers some advice. Read...



The Fight against Aids: a "partial success"
Paul DeMaeyer  

Paul DeMaeyer,, offers a summary of the July 2018 report made by the United Nations joint program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Yes, there is progress being made on the fight against the spread of AIDS/HIV but prevention is in crisis. Read...

Meet the trillions of viruses that make up your virome
David Pride and Chandrabali Ghose
The Conversation

You're familiar with viruses, right? What about the trillions that make up your virome? And what exactly is a virome? Answers to these questions can be found over at The Conversation, in an article by David Pride and Chandrahali Ghose. It's another interesting look into the human body. Read...

Winter Survival Hacks: 34 Hacks to Help You Stay Warm, Safe, and Alive in a Winter or Cold Weather Survival Scenario
Nicholas Randall

One of the toughest environments environments to survive is a winter environment. Every survival related task and activity simply becomes much difficult when it’s cold and freezing outside. And as a result, it can be very easy to make seemingly little mistakes that have big repercussions. But a winter survival situation is no time to take unnecessary risks. In this book, we will cover 34 tips and hacks that will help keep you alive in a winter survival situation or make life easier for you in a winter environment.

ISBN: 978-1981166091, 26 pages, $9.99 softcover, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


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Best Mattress Reviews 

Best Mattress Reviews is run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep health and sleep products. We’re a Seattle-based crew where all those dark, rainy days really charge up our hypersomnia, and persistently lead us to the next cup of coffee. So, of all people, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, and how your mattress can help or hinder that. Our goal is to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what mattress is best for you, so that you sleep soundly.


Consumer Safety Guide

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Recall Report

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.


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