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lunes, 24 de diciembre de 2012

Shooting spotlights mental health treatment, resources


Shooting spotlights mental health treatment, resources

The Connecticut shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead has turned a national and local spotlight on two issues -- gun rights and mental illness -- as people seek to answer the question of how to prevent this from happening again. While ...

This aspiring doctor wants to cure mental disorders


This aspiring doctor wants to cure mental disorders

In the fourth and final part of a series on Indian Americans who have won the George Marshall Scholarship in 2012, Arthur J Pais profiles microbiology student Paras Minhas, who wants to pursue a doctorate at the University College of London and treat ...

Group encourages parents to learn early warning signs of mental illness in ...


Group encourages parents to learn early warning signs of mental illness in ...

Mental illness exists in every state, city and neighborhood in the United States and, if fact, the world,” said NAMI Ohio Executive Director Terry Russell in a news release. “One in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year ...

Lakritz: Mentally ill are scapegoats in Newtown's aftermath


Lakritz: Mentally ill are scapegoats in Newtown's aftermath

Yet Medical News Today reports that “The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the U.S. standard reference for psychiatry, includes over 300 different manifestations of mental illness.” Which ones are these pontificators ...

Monti posts reform agenda online, urges debate on Italy


Monti posts reform agenda online, urges debate on Italy

Outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti posted his reform agenda online today, urging Italians to join a debate on their country's future as potentially bitter election campaign gets underway two months before Italy goes to polls. Following weeks of ...

Black gold under the Xmas tree


Black gold under the Xmas tree

If nature abhors a vacuum (as the Romans were already saying around the time of the first Christmas two millennia ago), then it seems almost inevitable that somebody would emerge to exploit what are touted as the world's third-largest shale oil and gas ...

Argentina import controls put brake on bike sales


Argentina import controls put brake on bike sales

28, 2012 photo, people sit with their bicycles in the Plaza de la Republica along the 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Civic leaders have tried to make Buenos Aires a bicycle-friendly city, but that's been stymied by another government ...

Chavez health stirs Venezuela uncertainty


Chavez health stirs Venezuela uncertainty

Questions over President Hugo Chavez's health led some Venezuela observers to predict his party's vulnerability at recent regional elections. Instead, the Bolivarian Revolution once again proved its power - even without "El Comandante" at the helm.

NY surfer who survived Sandy drowns in Puerto Rico


NY surfer who survived Sandy drowns in Puerto Rico

NEW YORK — A New York City lifeguard who rescued several people on a surfboard during Superstorm Sandy has apparently drowned while surfing in Puerto Rico. The New York Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/UWZgY5) 23-year-old Dylan Smith helped ...

Economists Pull Down 2013 Brazil GDP Growth Forecast to 3.3%


Economists Pull Down 2013 Brazil GDP Growth Forecast to 3.3%

SAO PAULO--Brazil is going to see less growth and more inflation in 2013 than previously expected, according to a weekly central bank survey of economists released Monday. For the sixth week in a row, the economists pulled down their forecast for 2013 ...

Sugar Falls on Signs of Oversupply in Brazil, India; Cocoa Drops


Sugar Falls on Signs of Oversupply in Brazil, India; Cocoa Drops

Sugar fell in London and New York on signs of large supplies from top producers Brazil and India and weak demand. Cocoa slid. Sugar output in Brazil's center south, the main growing region of the world's biggest grower, will total 34.05 million metric ...

Puerto Rico Former Police Superintendent Pedro Toledo Dies


Puerto Rico Former Police Superintendent Pedro Toledo Dies

Both current and entering governors of the Island have expressed their deepest condolences, as did Congressman Pedro Pierluisi who stated was a dear close friend of Toledo: "Today, I cry for the loss of Pedro Toledo, public servant first class of ...

Puerto Rican Camden church choir will silent on Christmas Eve for first time ...


Puerto Rican Camden church choir will silent on Christmas Eve for first time ...

Every Sunday until recently, choir members of all ages - many of them second- or third-generation relatives of those who founded the Camden choir in 1969 - sang and played traditional Puerto Rican religious music for Masses at Our Lady of Mount ...

Disarmament plan: First label everyone with a mental disorder, then ...


Disarmament plan: First label everyone with a mental disorder, then ...

Jon Rappoport Prisonplanet.com. Dec 23, 2012. When everybody is diagnosed with a mental disorder, gun permits will be a thing of the past. Take that seriously. At a presidential debate, Obama was asked about achieving gun control.

Brazil Rousseff Seeks Expanded Business Investments in 2013


Brazil Rousseff Seeks Expanded Business Investments in 2013

After Brazil's government took steps this year to boost productivity and consumption, the country's businesses need to do their part by increasing investments in 2013, President Dilma Rousseff said yesterday. Plans to reduce energy costs and spur ...

Automotive Industry Activity Grows in Venezuela


Automotive Industry Activity Grows in Venezuela

Caracas -Venezuelan automotive sector shows signs of recovery today, with an inter-annual increase of 5.2 percent in the assembly of vehicles from January to November, specialized sources reported.

New York surfer apparently drowns in Puerto Rico


New York surfer apparently drowns in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A tourist from New York has apparently drowned while surfing off a popular beach town in Puerto Rico. A police statement Sunday has identified the tourist as 23-year-old Dylan Smith, whose body was found floating Sunday ...

US gun lobby defends call for armed guards at schools


US gun lobby defends call for armed guards at schools

The leader of the US gun lobby defended his call for placing armed guards in all American schools despite withering criticism of the group's response to the massacre of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut. "If it's crazy to call for putting police ...

Rural Society confirms farmers' strike on Wednesday


Rural Society confirms farmers' strike on Wednesday

The head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) Luis Miguel Etchevehere once again criticized the National Government for its decision to annul the sale of the Rural Society grounds made in 1991 via a presidential decree because it was considered to be ...

Brazil president urges businesses to expand


Brazil president urges businesses to expand

People walk past a statue of Santa Claus placed at "25 de Marco" road in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 15, 2012. President Dilma Rousseff urged businesses Sunday to expand their investments as Brazil cuts energy costs in a bid to curb poverty and ...

'Spilt Milk,' by Chico Buarque


'Spilt Milk,' by Chico Buarque

In his homeland, Brazil, he is considered the greatest songwriter of the past 50 years, a kind of Cole Porter crossed with Bob Dylan whose elegant compositions, written alone or with partners like Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Caetano ...

Pignanelli assures nationwide looting was 'orchestrated'


Pignanelli assures nationwide looting was 'orchestrated'

The head of Smata, Ricardo Pignanelli, today assured last week's nationwide looting was "orchestrated", although he warned "evidence must be found" to accuse any sector for these events. "It's a sensitive issue. The government has got the resources to ...

No new vote in Venezuela if Chavez sworn in late: official


No new vote in Venezuela if Chavez sworn in late: official

Reuters/Reuters - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks next to Vice President Nicolas Maduro (R) and National assembly president Diosdado Cabello (L) during a national broadcast at Miraflores Palace in Caracas …more December 8, 2012.

Mexico's war on cartels made drug crisis worse says new government ...


Mexico's war on cartels made drug crisis worse says new government ...

Strategy of killing gang leaders has led to proliferation of smaller and more dangerous groups, says new attorney general.