Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news can appear to be just black and white. A few intractable issues mentioned here may require our prayers, and possibly, action.

A Local's Guide To Cork, Ireland

A Local’s Guide To Cork, Ireland

Cork (meaning “marsh”),is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster. It is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The centre of the city is an island between two channels of the River Lee. The channels meet downstream at the eastern end of the city centre, where the quays and docks along the river lead outwards towards Lough

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Generic Drugs May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Generic Drugs May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Generic prescription drugs have saved the US about US$1.7 trillion over the past decade. The Food and Drug Administration approved a record 781 new generics in 2018 alone, including generic versions of Cialis, Levitra and Lyrica. They join generic versions of blockbusters from yesteryear, like Lipitor, Nexium, Prozac and Xanax. Seniors are the biggest

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Eleven Toxic Avoidable Reasons Best Employees Leave

Eleven Toxic Avoidable Reasons Best Employees Leave

In many companies, losing great talent isn’t hard, unfortunately. You probably know the typical reasons why valuable employees leave –a terrible boss, being underpaid, feeling disrespected, simply getting a better opportunity– but the more silently ominous signs warrant attention too. I interviewed many talented employees for my book Find the Fire on what made them leave their

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Global Freedom Of Expression At Ten-Year Low

Global Freedom Of Expression At Ten-Year Low

Freedom of expression has reached a ten-year low around the world, according to new research urging governments to “take action to reverse this trend.” Increases in threats made towards journalists and in “digital authoritarianism,” wherein governments increase online surveillance and clamp down on content, have contributed to the downward trend,

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Takeda's Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise

Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise

Scientists are making progress in developing new weapons against dengue, a debilitating mosquito-borne virus that threatens half the world’s population. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. released data from a sizeable late-stage study Saturday showing that its experimental dengue vaccine was highly effective in preventing children from dengue illnesses and hospitalization overall from four

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