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Really Big List of National #SmallBusinessWeek Events

This year, National Small Business Week takes place from April 30 through May 6. And there are tons of different events, contests and other celebrations scheduled throughout the week. The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts many of the events. But other businesses and communities throughout the country also celebrate with their own contests, luncheons, promotions and more. National Small Business Week 2017 Events The list below includes events from the SBA and more. You can see if there’s anything of interest in your local area or online. We’re also going…

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President Trump Proclaims the Start of National Small Business Week 2017

National Small Business Week is here once again! The week started off as it has since the early 1960s, with a Presidential proclamation. This year, President Donald Trump heralded the beginning of National Small Business Week with the following statement: “During Small Business Week, we celebrate our Nation’s small business owners, whose entrepreneurship and hard work bring jobs and prosperity to our communities. Small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement. This week, we affirm our commitment to removing government…

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National Deworming Day: 5 Home Remedies to Deworm Yourself

Intestinal worm is a common problem in growing children, particularly from developing countries. There are many causes to this parasitical infection which mainly arises due to unhygienic conditions. One of the most common modes of infection is consuming undercooked meat. In many places, particularly roadside stalls, meat dishes are not always prepared with utmost care. As such the infectious worms growing in the meat get transferred to your body, where it adheres itself to the intestinal walls, acting like a parasite where it draws nutrition from the host’s body to…

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Alcoholism is a National Problem that Localities Struggle to Address

A cohesive set of national policies is needed, one that recognizes not only that alcoholism is a disease but also that medical solutions alone will not solve social problems. Across the country, some local solutions are being tried. Housing First, an assistance approach that tries to provide homeless people with permanent housing quickly and gives them supportive services as needed, holds significant promise because it recognizes that the social situation is the real emergency. Housing First would house a person like Mr. P – whose story is told in the…

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High Incidence of Children Death Itself ‘National Calamity’: Pradhan

Likening the death of at least 93 children due to Japanese Encephalitis and other reasons in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district of Odisha to a ‘National Calamity’, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said he would take up the matter with the Prime Minister’s Office and other ministries. The official death toll of children in Malkangiri went upto 93 today with death of one more child, official sources said. Asked whether the Centre would declare the Malkangiri children death as a National Calamity, Pradhan said that “the death of around 100 children is…

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Gestational diabetes: Urban K’taka beats national average

Gestational diabetes: Urban K’taka beats national average (Getty Images) The prevalence of gestational diabetes, which strikes during pregnancy, in urban Karnataka is higher than the national average, reveal studies. Doctors say the statistics are a grim reminder of the threat of diabetes being transmitted from one generation to another. A study by Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of India (DIPSI) puts the incidence of pregnancy-induced diabetes in urban India at 15%. Records with the Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST) show the figure for urban Karnataka stands…

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