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viernes, 17 de agosto de 2012

Florida highway offers clues to presidential race

Florida highway offers clues to presidential race: Obama's campaign recently released an online video featuring worried Florida seniors; Romney's campaign countered by saying the president cut $700 billion in Medicare to pay for his health care program. But the plans Ryan produced in Congress in the ...




The Best Watchdog Journalism on Elderly Care

The Best Watchdog Journalism on Elderly Care:
This week, we launched Nursing Home Inspect, an interactive tool that lets you search more than 20000 inspection reports from nursing homes nationwide. Below is a sampling of the types of stories that could be buried in those reports. If you know about ...


ProPublica

Meditation reduces loneliness, inflammation in elderly adults, study finds

Meditation reduces loneliness, inflammation in elderly adults, study finds: ... mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) successfully decreased participants' feelings of loneliness, while at the same time significantly reduced expression of inflammatory genes, according to investigators at the University of California Los ...

Giannini and Neuman appointed co-directors of HLS's Human Rights Program

Giannini and Neuman appointed co-directors of HLS's Human Rights Program:
... include: Alien Tort Statute (ATS) litigation, criminal justice in Latin America, weapons, sexual and reproductive health, civilian protection during times of armed conflict, corporate accountability, protest and assembly rights, and environment and ...


Harvard Law School News

Five ways privatization is ruining America

Five ways privatization is ruining America: Beyond prisons and schools, how many Americans know about the proposal for the privatization of Amtrak, which would, according to West Virginia Representative Nick Rahall, “cripple Main Street by auctioning off Amtrak's assets to Wall Street.” Or the ...

WHO Calls For Emergency Stockpile Of Cholera Vaccine

WHO Calls For Emergency Stockpile Of Cholera Vaccine: The WHO's technical advisers cited the recent Haiti vaccination project, involving 100000 people in Port-au-Prince and a rural area, as evidence that cholera vaccination can work in the midst of an outbreak — a proposition that has engendered ...




Mob Justice In Bolivia: Two Brazilian Murder Suspects Burned Alive

Mob Justice In Bolivia: Two Brazilian Murder Suspects Burned Alive:
The two Brazilian young men who were killed, Rafael Max Dias and Jefferson Castro Lima, were jailed at a local prison after allegedly murdering three Bolivians and wounding two others in a drunken dispute on Tuesday. One of the Brazilians had ...


International Business Times

Words on child poverty resonate

Words on child poverty resonate: The 14-year-old came to the notice of Inside Child Poverty New Zealand documentary maker Bryan Bruce, after writing an impassioned speech on child poverty for a class assessment. Mr Bruce posted Emma's speech on the Child Poverty Facebook page ...

Elderly man calls 911, says he killed his wife

Elderly man calls 911, says he killed his wife:
PINELLAS PARK, Florida (AP) - Authorities say a 72-year-old man has been arrested after telling a 911 dispatcher that he had killed his wife. The Tampa Bay Times reports Richard Wilhelm is charged with first-degree murder and was being held in the ...


WTSP 10 News

Paul Ryan to use his elderly mother as prop in Florida...

Paul Ryan to use his elderly mother as prop in Florida...: What a douche bag! Going to use his mother to make people think he won't bother their medicare. Give me a break. Have you also noticed how Ann Romney uses her MS in a lot of interviews. I didn't know there was a cure or anything that would put it in ...




Researchers tracking some particularly sharp seniors


Researchers tracking some particularly sharp seniors

That concern is part of the reason he started teaching the class about baseball history to other seniors at the Florida retirement community where he spends his winters. He's already planning this year's curriculum, and he'd like to include a panel on ...

Over 100 students arrested in Santiago Chile | RJR News ...

Over 100 students arrested in Santiago Chile | RJR News ...: The police in Chile have reportedly detained 139 people who were occupying three schools in the capital, Santiago. The occupation is part of protests against ...

Brazil's Belo Monte dam risks delay after court order

Brazil's Belo Monte dam risks delay after court order: President Dilma Rousseff, however, has said such mega dams are needed to meet the energy demands of Brazil's growing consumer class -- the result of intense poverty alleviation in Latin America's largest economy. "This situation must be resolved very ...

NYTimes Brief and Vague on Left-Wing Links of Family Research Council Shooter


NYTimes Brief and Vague on Left-Wing Links of Family Research Council Shooter

The shooting of a security guard at the D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council, a social conservative group, by a volunteer for a local gay community center, failed to raise the New York Times's usual politically motivated concerns about ...

Conservative, gay rights groups spar over shooting

Conservative, gay rights groups spar over shooting: ... raise money for the campaign's final push.More >>. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending much of this week in Alabama, South Carolina, Massachusetts and New York. He plans visits next week to Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Boredom, stress accompany Julian Assange in prison

Boredom, stress accompany Julian Assange in prison:
The 41-year-old Australian computer expert has spent almost two months inside the embassy of the Latin American country, which on Thursday granted him asylum — but Ecuador lacks any obvious means of gettingAssange past the police officers on the ...


Christian Science Monitor

Organ Trafficking In South America Fueled By US Demand

Organ Trafficking In South America Fueled By US Demand: The demand for donated organs in wealthy nations is rising much faster than the supply of organs donated through traditional means can meet, leading to a small but growing number of people living in poverty who sell their vital organs on the black market.

Venezuela economy grew 5.4 pct during Q2 - govt

Venezuela economy grew 5.4 pct during Q2 - govt: CARACAS Aug 17 (Reuters) - Venezuela's economy grew 5.4 p ercent in the second quarter of this year, the government said on Friday, in a boost for socialist President Hugo Chavez as he seeks a new six-year term at an Oct. 7 election. The South American ...




Venezuela Increases Benefits for Soldiers

Venezuela Increases Benefits for Soldiers: In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Venezuela's National Guard, President Hugo Chavez announced last Friday the creation of a new social program directed at increasing benefits for members of the country's armed forces. The ...

Few winners in Colombia's fight against drug addiction

Few winners in Colombia's fight against drug addiction: Rojas says that, given the extreme poverty that exists in Latin America, if the Colombian government does not invest more in rehabilitation programs for those addicted to crack and other street drugs, the new drug laws will be like pouring gasoline to ...

Cuba asks islanders' help against booming mosquito population; rumors of ...


Cuba asks islanders' help against booming mosquito population; rumors of ...

HAVANA — Cuba is warning of high mosquito concentrations and asking islanders to help stamp out potential breeding grounds to fight the spread of infectious diseases, amid rumors of serious dengue and yellow fever outbreaks. Sternly worded reports in ...

How meditation can help reduce loneliness in the elderly and prevent ...


How meditation can help reduce loneliness in the elderly and prevent ...

The team of researchers, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), split 40 men and women aged between 55 and 85 into two groups. One group meditated for half an hour a day, took part in a weekly group class and went on a day-long retreat, ...

These Prisoners Are Pedaling Their Way Out Of Prison

These Prisoners Are Pedaling Their Way Out Of Prison:
The most dangerous prison inmates don't get to spend time outside, but there are plenty of prison programs around the world that allow inmates to work in various capacities. In parts of Arizona, inmates can still even work on chain gangs. In Brazil ...


Co.Exist

Medicare at centre of White House battle

Medicare at centre of White House battle: It was a typical Thursday morning at The Friendship Center, a favourite haunt of the elderly in downtown Sarasota, Florida. After sessions of hula dancing and conversational Italian, the senior fitness class was in full swing in the main hall. Nearby a ...

German grandmother facing possible death sentence

German grandmother facing possible death sentence: Marianne Bordt, 73, faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the January 2010 death of Camden Hiers. Such a possible outcome is believed unlikely given her age, lack of a prior record and other factors. But the case has ...

UNICEF: Chronic malnutrition still exists in Peru

UNICEF: Chronic malnutrition still exists in Peru: “Peru is an interesting place because it's technically a middle-income country with dropping levels of poverty,” explains UNICEF Canada's director of international programs Meg French. “Things look like they are improving, but the national figures are ...




Seminar aims to bring awareness to child poverty problem KFDA ...

Seminar aims to bring awareness to child poverty problem KFDA ...: As the new school year approaches, teachers across our region are preparing to deal with a familiar problem.

Several Californians among the most wanted for health fraud

Several Californians among the most wanted for health fraud:
One Southern California man sent recruiters to pressure elderly people into accepting power wheelchairs so he could bill Medicare. A Los Angeles woman is accused of laundering millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare payments through jewelry stores ...


California Watch