Smoking and poor nutrition together account for two-thirds of U.S. cancer deaths each year, but the President’s Cancer Panel reported in 2010 that environmental toxins play a significant and under-recognized role in many cancers, causing “grievous harm” to untold numbers of Americans.
Auction sales resuts include pieces connected to Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Sinatra, Charles Schulz’s ‘Peanuts,’ Bugs Bunny, Sammy Davis Jr. and Bing Crosby.
In addition to the exhibition 'Churchill: The Power of Words,' now on view at The Morgan Library in New York, a new rich media website hopes to generate interest in Churchill among a younger audience and educators.
The League of United Latin American Citizens found that seven out of 10 Hispanic Americans face air pollution threats 16 percent greater than the overall U.S. population, making Latino families more vulnerable to health problems associated with air pollutants. Poverty, lack of access to health care and language barriers increase the danger.
Christopher Quinn's 'God Grew Tired of Us', a story about Sudanese lost boys in the late 1980s and 'Quinceanera', a tale of disaffected Latino teenagers come of age in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles are among this year's big winners.
While those celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year mark 2008 as the Year of the Rat, and much of the world attaches mystical significance to 2008 as a leap year, 2008 has also been designated the "Year of the Frog".