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NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet and Physical Activity on Childhood Weight
National Institutes of Health researchers have established the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat respond to changes in diet and physical activity in...more



Rehabilitation Support for Homeless Women Veterans
The Department of Veteran's Affairs exposes a staggering number of former female soldiers becoming homeless by the day. Most of these female veterans now inhabit friends' houses, cars and...more

Alameda County Smartphone App Pairs Tech with Citizen Participation
Alameda County has a new tool to take photos of issues surrounding the locality. The tool is a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen with a real-time response. The smartphone app enables...more

Obese Children Quadruple Their Risk of High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
The American Heart Association Meeting Report suggests that childhood obesity may quadruple high blood pressure risk in adulthood. The findings pinpoint at the public health risks posed by...more

SRPMIC Indian Community Gives Props To Action Done By U.S. Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) President, Diane Enos, has lauded the actions of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake for backing up the federal legislation entitled...more

Young Entrepreneurs\
Young professionals who have jumped in the social enterprise bandwagon have most benefited from the business attitude of "Don't donate, invest" to quote from writer Ellen Cushing. According to...more

Links in Residential Location, Transportation Access and Employment Outcomes between Housing Voucher Recipients
Gathering information from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing program (MTO) and the Welfare to Work Voucher program (WTW), a new Urban Institute study delves into the connection between...more

Town Kitchen Serves More Than Lunches for Companies
The Town Kitchen connects low-income Oakland youth aged 16-24 with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San...more

Westpac Foundation Offers Social Enterprise Start-Up Grants
The Westpac Foundation will be providing funding of up to $100,000 through its Seed grants for start-up social enterprises. The grant funding aims to push social good efforts of social enterprises...more

Herkimer Foods Receives Economic Development Grant
Herkimer Foods, an Ilion-based cheese company, has received an economic development grant to help the company expand their online sales and marketing efforts. Herkimer Foods bigwigs hope that...more




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