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An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.
poverty  school.lunch  education 
yesterday by verstehen
My5 - Episode - Benefits and Bypasses: Billion Pound Patients S1 E1
25bn a year. diet lifestyle - smoking tobacco alcohl food - obesity cvd diabetes amputations complications medication - liver disease
NHS  Austerity  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  obesity  CVD  Cancer  tobacco  alcohol  alcoholism  diet  lifestyle  public  health  prevention  self-medication  coping  maladaptive  mechanism  poverty  education  CEP  STP  CCG  rationing  elective  care  surgery  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  food  S.A.D.  western  mental 
3 days ago by asterisk2a
North Korean defector found to have 'enormous parasites' - BBC News
By Andreas Illmer
BBC News
59 minutes ago
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Parasites like tapeworms (file pic) can live inside people's digestive tracts
A North Korean soldier who was shot while fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say.
The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times by North Korean border guards.
Doctors say the patient is stable - but "an enormous number" of worms in his body are contaminating his wounds and making his situation worse.
His condition is thought to give a rare insight into life in North Korea.
"I've never seen anything like this in my 20 years as a physician," South Korean doctor Lee Cook-jong told journalists, explaining that the longest worm removed from the patient's intestines was 27cm (11in) long.
How do you get a parasite?
Humans can get parasites through eating contaminated food, by being bitten by an insect or by the parasite entering through the skin.
In the case of the North Korean defector, the first case is most likely. Parasites which enter the body via contaminated food are often worms.
The North still uses human faeces as fertilisers. If these faeces are untreated and fertilise vegetables that are later eaten uncooked, the parasites get into the mouth and the intestines of the person.
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While some don't cause any severe symptoms, others can be life-threatening, explains Prof Peter Preiser from the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
"What they all do is take nutrients away from your body," he told the BBC. "So [even] if most of them might go unnoticed, they all indicate a poor health status. To put it simply: people who have parasites are not healthy."
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3 days ago by ndf
Left behind: can anyone save the towns the UK economy forgot?
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Iain Duncan Smith admits places such as this are “the hardest nut to crack. You want many of them to get back into the world of work, but you can’t get them back into the world of work if there aren’t jobs there.” // oh, you've noticed? you've noticed?
blackpool  death  depression  unemployment  poverty  ids  tories 
4 days ago by yorksranter
Free Markets Improved More Lives Than Anything Ever - Bloomberg
It's almost impossible to overstate how important the growth explosions of India and China have been. So many people live in these two supergiant countries -- almost 40 percent of humanity, several times the total living in the developed world -- that together they determine the entire shape of human progress. During the last three decades, India and China have done more to reduce world poverty than any other force in history
economics  neoliberalism  china  india  poverty  latin_america 
5 days ago by kbrobeck
What technology can do for Africa
TO FLY NORTH from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), is to look down on a country that has become hell. The dark shadow cast by the UN helicopter passes over mile after empty mile of green, fertile land.
africa  technology  equality  electricity  power  poverty  mobile  mobileweb 
6 days ago by garrettc

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