Good News Headlines 12/1/15


Woman Purchases An Entire Toy Store – Donates All To Kids In Homeless Shelters

by Amanda Froelich, Real Farmacy

Thanks to the kindness of one woman, thousands of kids at homeless shelters in NYC will experience more cheer this Christmas…  Read more



Homeless Choir Invited To Perform At White House Christmas Concert

by Terry Turner, Good News Network

President and Mrs. Obama have invited the Homeward Choir, which is entirely made up of men who stay at the Central Night Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia, to perform at the White House on December 21…  Read more



Mass State’s High Court Rules Against Prison’s ‘Sweat Lodge’ Closure

by Martin Finucane, Boston Globe

The state’s highest court says that the closure of a sweat lodge at a state prison violates federal law and an agreement settling a previous lawsuit…  Read more



American Medical Association Votes To Ban Prescription Drug Commercials

from Real Farmacy

AMA board chair-elect Patrice Harris said that the vote “reflects concerns among physicians about the negative impact of commercially-driven promotions,” specifically railing on the drug companies getting people hooked on expensive drugs…  Read more



EPA Turnaround On Toxic Herbicide 'Huge Victory For Future Of Food'

by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

Citing "new information" on the herbicide's environmental toxicity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced it will revoke its controversial approval of Dow's Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals may be significantly more harmful than initially believed…  Read more



170,000 Kentucky Ex-Felons Just Gained The Right To Vote

by Aarian Marshall, Good Magazine

As of last week, Kentucky was one of just three states—the others are Florida and Iowa—to bar individuals with past criminal convictions from voting. But this week, Governor Steve Beshear changed all that…  Read more



President Of Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

from Good News Network

The President of the Republic of The Gambia has declared a ban on Female Genital Mutilation in The Gambia during a rally held in Kanilai…  Read more



U.S. Government Slams Door On Invasive Experiments On Chimps

by Wayne Pacelle, The Humane Society of the United States/EcoWatch

The National Institutes of Health announced it has scuttled plans to maintain a colony of 50 chimpanzees for research—reversing a decision the agency made a little more than two years ago…  Read more



California Farmer Returns 700 Acres Of Coastal Land To Native American Tribe

by Ariana Marisol, Real Farmacy

A California landowner has made the decision to return his family farm to a neighboring Native American tribe whose ancestors once used the land to fish, hunt, and roam free…  Read more



Costco And Red Lobster Say No To GMO Salmon

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

The U.S. FDA's controversial approval of AquaBounty’s genetically modified (GMO) salmon has garnered further backlash from national grocery stores and restaurant chains…  Read more



Research Reveals Nutrition Improves Mental Health Better Than Prescription Medication

by Kasim Khan, Real Pharmacy

Dr. Julia Rucklidge advises us that despite the array of medications on the market, mental illness continues to rise…  Read more