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    Universal Breast-Feeding Goals Blocked by Industry, UN Report Suggests

    by  • June 14, 2016 • 

    Although more countries have been passing laws to promote and to protect breast-feeding, the breast-milk substitutes industry continues to present a formidable challenge to achieving universal breast-feeding goals, a new report by United Nations agencies and a large advocacy group reveals. The laggards? Some of the richest regions in the world. Europe, for example,...

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    Redefining Disability

    by  • June 29, 2016 • 

    Disability has always been my least favorite word in the English language. It’s the word that catches in my throat and forces my pen to pause midthought. I can easily apply this term of difference, of alienation to others. As a human-rights advocate, I routinely argue that someone has a right to protection on...

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