Mikel Sanon

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Shocking Neglect of 'Elderly'

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though the monsoon has set in over the state, many of the monumental structures of archaeological importance in the capital are …

Public less ‘outraged’ by neglect of children than elderly, says Children’s Commissioner

Dr Maggie Atkinson, the Children's Commissioner, suggests Britons get more upset about neglect and abuse of older people than vulnerable children, whom they associate with 'trouble'<p>The British public needs to become “as outraged” about children being dumped in poor care homes as they are about the …

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G8, don't neglect the elderly in nutrition talks

Governments and NGOs have often overlooked the nutrition needs of the elderly – the G8 nutrition summit must address the issue and learn from successful interventions<p>Given the essential roles that older people play in many communities, as child carers, income providers, educators and advisers, it …

Prosecutors: Suburban caregiver wouldn't help elderly client off floor

A concerned nurse who called an elderly Melrose Park man Thursday alerted police after his live-in caretaker answered the phone and said his client had fallen out of bed and that he wouldn’t help him up, prosecutors said.<p>Joseph W. Whitehead, 37, allegedly told both the nurse and responding officers …

Marital rape is officially legal in India

A new ruling reveals a gaping hole in the country’s sexual assault laws<p>A judge in India has officially confirmed that rape laws do not apply to married couples — once you’re legally wed, forced sex is no longer a crime.<p>What’s especially chilling is that the judge, Virender Bhat, was hearing a case …

Asian Development Bank failing in mission to protect poor and vulnerable

Watchdog's report into Cambodia rail project contains criticisms of ADB similar to those leveled a decade ago in Indonesia<p>In its efforts to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has placed good governance, civil society, accountability and information disclosure …

The Scary Truth About Cancer Diagnoses

Cancer researchers say the disease is being over-diagnosed and that patients are being subjected to unnecessary treatment<p>Few words trigger as much fear and anxiety as "cancer." But if a group of medical researchers have their way, your odds of receiving a big C diagnosis from your doctor are set to …

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