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Latest Health Research Part I

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I take this for my knees, although the latest research says it does no good for them. But look at what else it does: Glucosamine promotes longevity, fights cancer Glucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades. It is widely used to treat arthritis and to prevent joint degeneration. Moreover, glucosamine is known […] [Read More]
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Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase use among adolescents

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Source: Rhode Island Hospital Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents’ marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which compared 20 years worth of data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the drug did […] [Read More]
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More Americans in their golden years are going hungry

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Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences In a country as wealthy as the United States, it may come as a surprise that one in 12 seniors do not have access to adequate food due to lack of money or other financial resources. They are food insecure. Recent research at the […] [Read More]
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Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth

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Source: Princeton University When the economy hits the skids, government stimulus checks to the poor sometimes follow. Stimulus programs — such as those in 2001, 2008 and 2009 — are designed to boost the economy quickly by getting cash into the hands of people likely to turn around and spend it. But sending cash to […] [Read More]
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Ten Truths About The Common Core

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By Ann Poicelli Cronin Ann Policelli Cronin is a consultant in English education for school districts and university schools of education. She has taught middle and high school English, was a district-level administrator for English, taught university courses in English education, and was assistant director of the Connecticut Writing Project. She was Connecticut Outstanding English […] [Read More]
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17 States Expected to Lower Prisoner Populations, Slow Prison Growth, and Save Billions through Innovative Justice Reforms

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Source: Urban Institute Seventeen Justice Reinvestment Initiative states are projected to save as much as $4.6 billion through reforms that increase the efficiency of their criminal justice systems. Eight states that had JRI policies in effect for at least one year – Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina – […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

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Source: Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) was incorporated in 1986. Over the past eight years, BNT has developed of over 100 new scattered site affordable units (61 are under management). These apartments are home to more than 150 individuals and children. Currently it has an additional 30 apartments in construction and another 100+ […] [Read More]
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Prisons aren’t the place for teenagers

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By a public defender I suppose it takes a blatant misstep by a governmental agency to draw attention to any injustice and so it seems is the case with Jane Doe, the transgender self-identifying girl who has been transferred from DCF1 custody to the adult women’s prison by way of the men’s young-adult prison. Don’t […] [Read More]
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MORE SHOULD BE DONE FOR FEMALE PAROLEES

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Source: Michigan State University As the female prison population grows, a new study funded partly by the National Science Foundation says more should be done to help women probationers and parolees in poor urban areas remain crime-free. A team of Michigan State University criminologists found black women on probation and parole feel they have little […] [Read More]
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In Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine

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Source: American Journal of Botany Tucked away in Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the attention of scientists. David W. Taylor (University of Portland) and Gregory J. Anderson (University of Connecticut) took a close look at the fresh […] [Read More]
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