Lori Higgins Detroit Free Press Published 5:32 PM EDT Sep 25, 2018 They're doing it in school bathrooms. In locker rooms. In hallways and on school grounds. The most brazen of the students? They're doing it right inside classrooms. They're vaping — inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes that often contain the highly addictive nicotine, lured by devices that are easy to hide from adults and by flavors such as mango, crème brûlée, mint and nectar. The most recent data show that 3 million school-age children — including more than 600,000 middle school students — have tried vaping. Many are concerned that it could be a gateway to stronger substances, such as regular cigarettes or marijuana. For many teens, it has become the latest way to look and feel cool. Go to YouTube and you'll find plenty of videos of teens talking about vaping, about being suspended for vaping, or providing lessons on doing vaping tricks — such as … [Read more...] about Kids vaping at school is bad for their health, a problem for teachers
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New organ donation law could save 700 more lives every year BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Up to 700 more lives could be saved each year by a new organ donation system which will aim to tackle donor shortages. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/new-organ-donation-law-could-save-700-more-lives-every-year-37185764.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37185761.ece/6f969/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_a35ce1dc-9e53-4184-9518-ef51c8747e52_1 Email Up to 700 more lives could be saved each year by a new organ donation system which will aim to tackle donor shortages. The new plan shifts the balance of presumption in favour of organ donation, with an opt out for those who do not wish to take part, the Department of Health and Social Care said. The changes will be known as Max’s Law after Max Johnson, a 10-year-old boy who was saved by a heart transplant. Currently, would-be donors must indicate their intentions on the NHS Organ Donor Register, or grieving families must … [Read more...] about New organ donation law could save 700 more lives every year
With the goal of removing barriers to jobs for ex-offenders, a Baltimore business group is proposing programs to build entrepreneurial skills, incentives for employers to hire those with criminal records and the creation of a state office to ease re-entry into society after incarceration.Those are among the wide-ranging recommendations for businesses, nonprofits and government agencies included in report released Thursday by the Greater Baltimore Committee.The report argues that ex-offenders need to find stable work as quickly as possible to break a cycle that too often leads back to crime and prison. More than 20,000 people are imprisoned in Maryland at a cost of almost $1 billion per year, according to Justice Policy Institute figures cited in the report.For the thousands who return to the city after prison each year, "most will return to their former neighborhoods, often with little or no employment prospects and limited job skills or training," the report said. "Some will lack … [Read more...] about Greater Baltimore Committee recommends initiatives to put more ex-offenders to work
"TEN years is a long time to be staring out the window counting leaves on the trees." This was the reality for Newry woman Joan McParland whose life as she knew came to a halt in 1999 when she woke up one morning unable to work or get out of her bed. Joan went from being a “superfit” 42-year-old mum who enjoyed exercising and caravanning with her husband and 11-year-old son Stephen, to having to be carried from her bed to go the toilet. She was eventually diagnosed with myalgic encephalopathy (ME), also commonly know as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). ME is a condition that has greatly puzzled healthcare professionals for many years; it has even been debated as to whether it was actually an illness at all. While initially thought to be a psychological condition, and even given the nickname 'yuppie flu', understanding of the condition has improved. Indeed, the World Health Organisation now classifies it as a chronic neurological condition. What cannot be agreed, however, is … [Read more...] about Hope for ME: Co Down woman’s campaign for the thousands living with chronic fatigue syndrome
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Grade Point by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Susan Svrluga by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Susan Svrluga Email the author April 20 at 9:30 PM Email the author Can a professor with tenure be fired? That’s the question being debated after a professor enraged thousands of people with social media comments written hours after the death of Barbara Bush, wife of former president George H.W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush. Randa Jarrar, a professor at California State University at Fresno (Fresno State), took to Twitter this week to attack the former first lady’s legacy and call her names — and … [Read more...] about This professor bragged she can’t be fired for bad-mouthing Barbara Bush. She might be right.