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How reparations pioneer Evanston, Ill., is rolling out payments to Black citizens

The predominantly Black Fifth Ward in Evanston, Ill. The Chicago suburb is preparing to pay reparations in the form of housing grants to Black residents who have experienced housing discrimination. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar) As talk of reparations ripples through the federal and local governments nationwide, Evanston, Ill., has become the first city in the United …

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Child health: More focus needed at earliest years, WHO urges

The report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Children’s Fund UNICEF found that the first year of a child’s life provide “irreplicable opportunities to improve lifelong health, nutrition and well-being” according to a press release. It tracks progress against the global Nurturing care frameworkwhich provides guidance on supporting the healthy physical, intellectual, and emotional …

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The surgeon general has warned that social media harms kids. Should they be banned until they’re older?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates. Photo illustration: Jack Forbes/Yahoo News; photo: Getty Images What’s happening On Tuesday, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory calling for action to be taken to protect children from the potentially harmful effects of social media use on their mental health …

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Harvard Chan School’s Christopher Golden receives grant to strengthen public health systems through artificial intelligence | News

May 5, 2023—Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health’s Christopher Golden is among the recipients of the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s recent $140 million investment million in artificial intelligence (AI) research, development, and implementation. He will co-lead a project aimed at strengthening the public health system in Madagascar through AI tools. The project will fall …

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After a frustrating season, the Clippers’ Ty Lue expects to return

PHOENIX — An emotional Ty Lue opened his news conference after the LA Clippers’ final loss of the season by thanking the fans, coaching staff, players, ownership, management and organization as a whole for the support they have given him as head coach the past three seasons. After the Phoenix Suns eliminated the Clippers with …

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Why you probably don’t need a spring COVID booster

We’ve been sharing the planet with SARS-CoV-2 for more than three years now, but the science and recommendations for how to best protect against the virus and its variants are still constantly evolving. In the latest major update to those recommendations, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) said …

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Niagara Health to direct after-hours emergency surgeries away from Welland site starting Monday – Hamilton

Niagara Health says it’s set to eliminate after-hours emergency surgeries at the Welland, Ont., hospital starting Monday amid an anesthesiologist shortage. The change means residents needing the emergency care in the evenings and on weekends will have to check into Niagara Falls or St. Catharines General. “We will safely move about six per cent of …

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