Loma Linda University, CA | USA The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition took place in Loma Linda, CA, from February 26-28. Globally recognized as the world’s premier scientific congress on the effects of vegetarian and other plant-based diets, it showcased recent advances from basic science, epidemiology and clinical trials in vegetarian nutrition from around the planet. Hundreds of people came to hear experts share the latest research findings on the benefits of a healthy vegetarian diet.
Brasilia, Brazil | South American Division (SAD) On March 13-15 the South American Division (SAD) held its first Health Ministries Advisory, bringing together Union Health Directors, medical directors of several hospitals and other important collaborators representing eight countries and territories. The GC Health Ministries team shared messages of inspiration and relevant content to equip the leaders in comprehensive health ministry (CHM). The 3-day advisory took place in Brasilia at the SAD headquarters and focuses on a balanced CHM and its mission.
Although Facebook bars all paid tobacco ads, Stanford University researchers have found more than 100 unpaid brand and online vendor pages which promote leading brands of tobacco products. More than half of the identified pages included "shop now" instructions, and less than half of these included an "age gate" discouraging minors from visiting. Nearly all the sites identified included images of the products being promoted.
PositiveTip: Encourage Facebook to remove these tobacco-promoting pages--it will be a win for your children, and for Facebook, too.