Michael Douglas to appear in PSA for Oral Cancer Early Detection Campaign
Actor and producer Michael Douglas will appear in a public service announcement (PSA) for the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), after battling the disease himself in 2010.
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Asian Black Bears continue to suffer for their bile
There is great movement in China to eradicate bear bile farming, but Vietnam may prove to be a greater challenge.
H&M Fashion Against Aids campaign
The 26th of April saw H&M launch its fifth worldwide Fashion Against Aids campaign, which aims to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among young people. 25 Percent of all proceeds from the collection are divided between four organisations that aid in the prevention of the disease through education and information.
Koalas join the ranks of threatened species
The koala, Australia’s national icon, has been added to the national list of threatened species, which prompted Environment Minister, Tony Burke, in making an announcement on Monday. The listing will give Australia’s much-loved koalas protection under national environmental law.
Perusing through the weekend papers, the headline “Which is worse: your child on the Pill or in the maternity ward” caught my attention, and had me pondering between the two.
I thought: “Why the hell would it be one or the other? Surely there is a third option: None of the above.”
But in a bid to prevent unwanted pregnancies, a pilot scheme from the NHS could get the green light in supplying the contraceptive pill to girls as young as thirteen.
I admit, I would much rather my daughter – should I have one – be on the Pill if I was pressed to decide, but when it comes down to it, I wouldn’t want her having sex at all at such a tender age.
Instead of a solution, I’m afraid this scheme may actually encourage sexual activities at a young age and become a form of incentive even.
Though it may seem like a decision that allows young girls to be responsible for their actions, there is the question of whether it’s somewhat reckless, given the fact that the legal age of consent is 16 – but something tells me that people have somewhat forgotten this.
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Prince William at the premiere of ‘African Cats’
Prince William and Kate Middleton joined the premiere of the nationwide release of the captivating wildlife documentary African Cats at the British Film Institute’s National Theatre.
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Renault is launching its newest car, the Twizy, with a little help from husband and wife duo, David and Cathy Guetta. The stunning electric two-seater is classified as a motorcycle, using kinetic energy for charging and is available to road test around the UK at your local Renault showroom.
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