Tokens for the homeless, health groups support diabetics, first woman cured of HIV
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News we have a family that developed tokens for the homeless, community health groups providing diet support to low-income diabetics, and the first woman to receive successful stem-cell transplant for HIV.
A little while on, Billy Chip has grown to fulfill dream of young adult after his death
Three years ago a family invented a token for homeless people in Bristol, and now organisations from across the globe are interested in expanding the idea even further.
Health groups help low-income diabetes patients with food and diet
Patients of type-2 diabetes in the U.S. can struggle to manage the burdens of a healthy diet on top of their medical treatment, so some groups do it for them.
First woman to receive successful stem cell transplant for HIV
A mixed-race woman with leukemia has become the first successful female stem cell transplantee in treating HIV, using cells from a naturally-resistant donor.
South China Morning Post
China includes lab-grown food in its five-year agricultural plan
China is one of the largest consumers of agricultural products in the world, meaning this addition could signal a wider change to the industry as a whole.
New survey finds journalism industry may be increasing diversity
A recent survey involving 1,543 people working in the news industry has found a positive increase in diversity in the sector during 2021.
Ecuadorian Indigenous groups given stronger land rights
A ruling by Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has ensured that Indigenous communities have to be consulted and provide consent before their land is used for extractive purposes.
Using plastic bottles to build a garden
Re-using plastic has taken on a creative and flair with this guide on how to use plastic bottles to grow a vertical garden.
The Better India
An environmental organisation with a diverse agenda
The Solutions Project is an environmental advocacy group that supports similar organisations through training and guidance, and has a diverse platform of staff to lead it.
Good Good Good
Meet the girl group looking to redefine their traditional roots through skateboarding
ImillaSkate, a Bolivian girl group, is trying to give the perception of their Indigenous roots a ‘one-eighty’ through wearing the traditional polleras as they skate.