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What It Is Like To Be A Teen In The U.S. Who Can Not Afford Tampons
Health & Wellness  (tags: Pine Ridge, girls, menstrual cycle, pads, tampons, poverty, Dominique Amiotte, affecting education )

Dandelion
- 50 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Dominique Amiotte, 17, always makes sure to keep a few extra tampons in her locker. It is not much, but it is enough to encourage at least some of her struggling friends to come to school when they have their periods.
A Living Wage - A Human Right for All
Health & Wellness  (tags: minimum wage, living wage, human rights, poverty, lack of time )

Dandelion
- 148 days ago - commondreams.org
Poverty is such a challenge; a citizen working two or three jobs just to put food on the table does not have much time or energy left over for civic engagement and the exercise of the franchise. The problem is not sloth, or lack of diligence.
Neoliberalism Is Killing Us: Economic Stress as a Driver of Global Depression and Suicide
Health & Wellness  (tags: mental health, Global study, World Health Organization, (WHO), April 7 World Health Day, depression, suicide, stressors, statistics, Neoliberalism, inequality, poverty, unemployment )

Judy
- 196 days ago - truth-out.org
A new report shows rates of depression increased 18% between 2005 and 2015, now estimated to afflict over 300 million people worldwide. Approximately 800,000 people commit suicide each year. Poverty and unemployment are leading causes.
Abortion Clinic Closures Will Have Devastating Impact on Women in Appalachia
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, health care, clinics, poverty )

Freya
- 254 days ago - globalpossibilities.org
"Rural women, women of color, low-income women will be disproportionately affected the closure of the clinic," said Margaret Chapman Pomponio, executive director of WV FREE.
Mike Pence Was Asked to Solve the Lead Poisoning Crisis in His Own Backyard - Here's What Happened Next
Health & Wellness  (tags: water, resources, poverty, Indiana, lead, pollution, housing projects )

Freya
- 286 days ago - alternet.org
Flint isn't the only Midwestern city dealing with lead poisoning; East Chicago, IN is experiencing a crisis all their own. And residents of the small city are rising up and demanding change.
What Happens When You Can't Afford Self-Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: self-care, poverty )

Judy
- 485 days ago - truth-out.org
People in poverty are so overloaded that their cognitive brain abilities are impaired to the point of debility, according to one study.
Drought Leaves 6 Million Ethiopian Children Hungry
Health & Wellness  (tags: Starvation, Ethiopia, Poverty, Development, Health, Environment )

Jess
- 555 days ago - aljazeera.com
Charity says millions of children face critical food shortages and waterborne disease as crisis intensifies
PETITION: Empower Women To Eradicate World Hunger!
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, hunger, nutrition, prevention, Poverty )

Nita
- 639 days ago - theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com
Empowering women with education and resources is one of the most effective ways to ensure that more children are being cared for properly and more mouths are being fed.
Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law
Health & Wellness  (tags: poverty, unemployment, disability, disabilities )

Judy
- 816 days ago - npr.org
If you have a disability in the U.S., you're twice as likely to be poor as someone without a disability. You're also far more likely to be unemployed. And that gap has widened in the 25 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted.
From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, bills, garnishing, poverty, lawsuits )

Freya
- 1028 days ago - alternet.org
When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.
Child Marriage: A Promise of Poverty, Abuse, Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: petition, child brides, abuse, disease, poverty, pedophilia )

Joyce
- 1086 days ago - my.care.org
Child brides, 6-16 yrs, are forced/pressured into marriage, up to 700,000 yearly worldwide. 46% of child brides are in India. Most suffer poverty, abuse, disease, lifelong pain, or die in childbirth because their bodies are not ready.
Poverty, Not Gluttony, Is the Cause of Obesity
Health & Wellness  (tags: obesity, food, poverty, prices, eating )

Freya
- 1086 days ago - alternet.org
For many mired in obesity "slim and healthy" costs money they simply don't have.
How to Fight Food-Related Poverty Right Now
Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, food, obesity, poverty )

Freya
- 1139 days ago - yahoo.com
America's obesity epidemic makes headlines on a near-daily basis, but there are, of course, other serious food-related problems facing America.
Romney-Ryan's Real Poverty Plan: Soak the Poor
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, health, Medicaid, poverty, healthcare, government, risks, safety, women, warning, children, babies, disease, illness, medicine, protection, society, treatment, nutrition, republicans, lies, usa, elections, ethics, dishonesty, candidates )

JL
- 1816 days ago - motherjones.com
Sometimes it's better to lay out the facts simply and starkly, because Romney's priorities really are pretty stark: He wants to cut taxes on the rich and cut spending on the poor. That's Romney's real poverty plan.
Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and Poverty
Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, disease, mental illness, study, war, poverty, health, humans, illness, ethics, healthcare )

AWAY AWHI
- 1832 days ago - ipsnews.net
Globally, close to 450 million people have mental health disorders, with more than 75 percent living in developing countries. Many are shut away or locked up. Few are ever treated, health experts say.
 

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