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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

EVERYDAY around 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A new WHO report on Air […]

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More than Half of the Children on the Planet are not Protected from Lead Paint Exposures: Global Lead Week of Action Calls for Ban on Lead Paint

More than Half of the Children on the Planet are not Protected from Lead Paint Exposures: Global Lead Week of Action Calls for Ban on Lead Paint

  GöTEBORG, Sweden — Environmental health scientists, child health advocates, governments, and paint industry associations are uniting this week (October 21-27, 2018) for the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action. Calling for protections for the 857 million children ages 0-9 years old who live in countries with no protective lead paint regulations, organizations in 30 countries, coordinating with the […]

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His “greatness” is also the path to life

His “greatness” is also the path to life

Friends, today’s Gospel gives us the story of what greatness and littleness is for Jesus. Jesus teaching his disciples of what true greatness looks like is not to be above others, but o be the least of all. It is not about ascending the social ladders of our society but rather to descend it. It is not about seeking the […]

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Ms. Marianas Celine Cabrera posed with students who attended the proclamation of Children's Mental Health Awareness Month.  Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Twenty percent of American children suffers from mental issues

By Lori Lyn Lirio ONE out of five children suffers from mental disorder in the United States and only twenty percent of those afflicted with it receive health care. This was learned shortly after Systems of Care (SoC), a program under the Community Guidance Center-Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. opened a house in San Antonio, Saipan early this month. Program Manager Vina […]

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