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Linda Poon

Linda Poon appears in the following:

A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

Saturday, December 13, 2014

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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Rise In Inflated Home Appraisals Worrying Regulators

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

An estimated one in seven home appraisals between 2011 and early 2014 inflated home values by 20 percent or more.

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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes โ€” or the lack of a proper one โ€” affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets And Cameras

Thursday, November 13, 2014

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

Sunday, November 09, 2014

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."

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From Blue Bleach To Hazmat Hacks, Students Take On Ebola Challenges

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

College students excel at thinking creatively under pressure. Now they're designing tools to confront the challenges of Ebola, including friendlier-looking protective gear and diagnostic aids.

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Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.

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Why The Ebola Evacuees Survived And What We Learned From Them

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ten of the 14 Ebola patients evacuated from West Africa have survived. We asked specialists: What made the difference?

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Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.

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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.

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Three Ohio Schools Close Over Ebola Fears

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Officials in Cleveland are tracking down those who may have come into contact with Amber Joy Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola.

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A Day For Global Girls Gets People Talking, But Then What?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct. 11 is the U.N.'s day devoted to stopping child marriage, stepping up education and much more. Does the day really help? Experts have a mixed reaction.

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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.

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A Glimmer Of Hope: Nigeria May Have Beaten Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In the midst of worldwide panic over Ebola, Africa's most populous nation has started to celebrate. Nigeria's outbreak began in July, and now the country is on the verge of victory.

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Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud of It

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

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