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- Deaf children: ‘We fundraised to communicate with Lola’Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy". ..... Read More.13 hours ago
- Utah condom campaign halted over racy packagingThe US state was to distribute 100,000 condoms for free as part of an HIV-prevention campaign. ..... Read More.14 hours ago
- Too many Americans are physically inactive, CDC saysSedentary habits are negatively affecting consumers health By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs January 16, 2020 Its a new year, and plenty of consumers have made it their goal to get more fit and in shape during the course of 2020. But a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that goal may be hard to achieve. The agency says that inactivity continues to be a major concern for consumers, as not enough people are taking time each month to exercise or participate in leisure-time physical activities. Across every state and territory, at least 15 percent of U.S. adults were physically inactive on a month-to-month basis, with that number climbing to nearly 50 percent in the most egregious cases. Too many adults are inactive, and they may not know how much it affects their health, said Dr. Ruth Petersen, the director of the CDCs Division of… ..... Read More.15 hours ago
- America’s investment in renewable energy takes another move up the ladderCompanies are coming up with plenty of cost-saving ways for consumers to make their homes more eco-friendly By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs January 16, 2020 Americas renewable energy sector hasnt let the Trump administration's views on green energy and climate change get in the way for a second. According to research by BloombergNEF, the U.S. invested $55.5 billion in green technologies last year, a sizable increase of 28 percent. That $55 billion puts the U.S. second only to China and solidly ahead of Europe. Renewable energy investment in both of those continents slid -- China by 8 percent to $83.4 billion and Europe by 7 percent to $54.3 billion. Conversely, Brazils investments skyrocketed, too -- 74 percent to $6.5 billion -- even though the country is saddled by its own climate-skeptic President, Jair Bolsonaro. Could the answer be blowing in the wind? Bloombergs research says the U.S. surge comes out… ..... Read More.16 hours ago
- The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is finally in the judge’s handsRegardless of the ruling, Dish says it wants to enter the telecom marketplace By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs January 16, 2020 Its the eleventh hour for the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. The prolonged legal battle brought on by a group of states attorneys general drew to a close on Wednesday when the regulators and wireless companies made their closing arguments to Judge Victor Marrero in a U.S. District Court in New York. Speaking for the coalition of states, New York Attorney General Letitia James argued that the merger would be "bad for the economy, bad for consumers, bad overall for the industry" and would "stifle innovation." "It would reduce the quality of service for millions of Americans across the country," she added. "I'm confident we will win." That stance is in direct contrast to how T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure framed the merger when they announced it back… ..... Read More.17 hours ago
- ‘My sister died after taking a line of cocaine’Research for the BBC by NHS Digital shows a huge rise in mental and physical illness linked to cocaine. ..... Read More.17 hours ago
- Susan Warby: Errors in woman’s bowel surgery – inquestSusan Warby, 57, died five weeks after surgery at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, an inquest hears. ..... Read More.17 hours ago