Denver Tackles Mental Health

Denver Tackles Mental Health

On Wednesday, Michael Hancock, the Mayor of Denver announced plans for the city’s first Office of Behavioral Health Strategies in an effort to combat mental illness throughout the city. Hancock also announced that he would be appointing Mental Health America of Colorado (MHAC) CEO and former Denver auditor, Don Mares as executive director of the […]

Malaria Deaths Halved: WHO

Malaria Deaths Halved: WHO

Deaths from malaria dropped by 47 percent between 2000-13 worldwide, according to a Tuesday press release from the World Health Organization (WHO). Malaria mortality rates dropped by 54 percent in the WHO’s African region, an area that accounts for roughly 90 percent of the world’s malaria deaths. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan says the war […]

Smoking Banned in Federal Prisons

Smoking Banned in Federal Prisons

Smoking in federal prisons will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new regulations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The moratorium applies to any tobacco products not authorized for religious purposes and extends to prison staff and visitors. Any inmates caught with unauthorized cigarettes, pipes, cigars or other tobacco products will […]

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