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Disabled people on the difficulties of finding work

BBC News

The government has promised a "revolution" in helping to get more disabled people into work. The BBC spoke to some people with disabilities about their experiences of trying to find jobs.

Health officials advise older people to walk faster

BBC News

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.

Violence Against Gay People Is Not Going Away


Tarah Demant: About the horrific violence in Orlando, there is a lot we don't know. What we do know is that LGBTI people and people who others think are LGBTI-identified face horrific violence and targeted violence worldwide. This is a growing problem, unfortunately. We have seen this in our own country where trans men of color, in particular, are under threat. We see this globally in terms of laws that criminalize consensual same-sex behavior, and create a hostile environment not only for LGBTI people in their communities, but with the police.

GOP Leaders Propose Health Bill Changes to Help Older People

U.S. News

Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people, curbing Medicaid and accelerating the repeal of some tax increases.

'Traffic Light' Symbols May Help People Make Healthier Food Choices

U.S. News

"Calorie labeling appears to be effective in an online environment where consumers have fewer distractions, and the simpler traffic-light labeling seems as effective as standard calorie numbers," Eric VanEpps, the lead author of the study, said in a press release. "The similar effects of traffic-light and numeric labeling suggests to us that consumers are making decisions based more on which choices seem healthier than on absolute calorie numbers."