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( Even Small Dietary Changes Bring Big Benefit to the Planet
Oct 28th 2023, 10:49

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportClimate change can be slowed by replacing beef in your burrito or using soy milk for coffee creamer, a new study suggests. Making simple substitutions can reduce the average American's food-based carbon footprint by more than 35%, according to an article published online October 26 in the journal Nature Food. "What we're looking at here is a small changes approach. What happens if somebody just changes one thing in their diet?" said one...


( Hate Crime Soars in London Amid Israel-Gaza Conflict
Oct 28th 2023, 10:49

Source: ( BBC News - UK NewsAntisemitic hate crime has continued to soar in London, with 408 offences recorded so far this month compared to 28 in the same period last year. Islamophobic hate crime is also on the rise, up from 65 offenses last October to 174 so far this month. The Metropolitan Police says it has made 75 arrests linked to the Israel-Gaza conflict, and is investigating 10 potential breaches of terrorism laws.


( Crowds Throng East Asia's Largest Pride March
Oct 28th 2023, 10:48

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportAbout 150,000 people marched through Taipei on Saturday in a riotous and noisy celebration of LGBTQ+ equality and diversity at East Asia's largest Pride march, with Vice President Lai Ching-te becoming the most senior government leader ever to attend. The event took place ahead of Taiwan's presidential and parliamentary elections in January, and Lai, leading opinion polls to be elected president, sought to cement his position as a defender of...


( Higher Levels of Triglycerides Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia
Oct 28th 2023, 10:48

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthOlder people who have higher levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, may have a lower risk of dementia and a slower cognitive decline over time compared to people who have lower levels, according to new research published in the October 25, 2023, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. While the study found a link, it does not prove that higher levels of triglycerides prevent dementia.


( Muslim Leaders Criticize Biden Over His Palestinian Death Toll Remarks
Oct 28th 2023, 10:47

Source: ( Google News - HealthMuslim leaders urged President Joe Biden to back a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas during a closed-door White House meeting Thursday and criticized him over comments he made this week about having "no confidence" in the death toll statistics provided by Palestinian officials. The discussion took place amid growing fury in Muslim and Arab American communities over how Biden has handled the Israel-Hamas war.


( Over 200 Medical Journals Warn of Catastrophic Harm from Climate Crisis
Oct 28th 2023, 10:38

Source: ( Canadian Broadcasting Company - Health NewsMore than 200 medical journals are calling on the World Health Organization to deem two overlapping environmental crises—climate change and biodiversity loss—as a global health emergency, while warning of the potential for "catastrophic harm" to human health. In the coordinated editorial published on Wednesday, a team of authors outlined the dire impacts linked to rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and loss of wildlife.


( Mass Arrests Target LGBTQ+ People in Nigeria, Say Rights Groups
Oct 28th 2023, 10:37

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportLaw enforcement authorities in Nigeria are using the country's same-sex prohibition law to target the LGBTQ+ community while ignoring abuses against them, rights groups and lawyers say. Nigeria is one of more than 30 of Africa's 54 countries where homosexuality is criminalized in laws that are broadly supported by the public, even though the constitution guarantees freedom from discrimination, and the right to private and family life.


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