Good News Headlines 2/27/18

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Beauty Therapy Course Gives Prison Inmates Skills To Make Up A Beautiful Life

from Good News Network

For the last 13 years, Elsa Lumsden has been giving female inmates a second chance at life with an unusually beautiful set of skills… Read More



If You’re A Student Disciplined For A Gun Protest, BU And MIT Say It Won’t Hurt Your Chances

by Steve Annear, Boston Globe

Admissions officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Thursday that if college applicants are disciplined for leaving class and joining in on the growing number of national high school protests against gun violence, it won’t negatively affect their chances of getting into the renowned Cambridge school… Read More



Mass. Students Are Organizing Walkouts, Calling For Change In Gun Laws

by Kathleen McNerney, WBUR

What is normally a sleepy school vacation week for most students in Massachusetts has been filled with activism as students respond to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week… Read More



These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

by John Daley, WBUR

The overall decrease amounted to 35,000 fewer opioid doses than were prescribed during the same period in 2016… Read More



More Companies Cut Ties With The NRA After Customer Backlash

by Ben Popken, NBC News

More and more American businesses, including car rental companies and airlines, an insurance giant, and a major bank, are severing ties with the National Rifle Association in the face of torrents of criticism from customers on social media… Read More



Taiwan To Ban Plastic Straws, Cups By 2030

from Channel NewsAsia

It is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme and charges for plastic bags… Read More



Positive Beliefs About Aging May Reduce Risk Of Dementia—Even If You Have High-Risk Genetics

by Katherine Hignett, Newsweek

Thinking positively about aging might significantly reduce a person’s risk of dementia, a new study has found—even for people with one of the strongest genetic risk factors… Read More



New Eyedrops Could Repair Corneas, Make Glasses Unneccessary

by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, The Jerusalem Post

Dr. David Smadja revealed that he and colleagues developed the drops at Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, and that they could revolutionize ophthalmological and optometry treatment of patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and other refractory conditions… Read More



Medical Board Ordered To Pay Millions For Harassment

by Dr. Mer cola, Mer

The fact that the board members are being held personally liable is a first… Read More


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