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viernes, 28 de diciembre de 2012

Decline in Obesity for Young Children in Low-Income Communities


Decline in Obesity for Young Children in Low-Income Communities

This marks the reversal of a startling trend in the Latino community where 38.2 percent of ... Low-income families are also disproportionately at risk.

Prisons in Mexico on Verge of Collapse


Prisons in Mexico on Verge of Collapse

MEXICO CITY, Dec 28 2012 (IPS) - Edgar Torres Castillo, 21, has spent two years in the prison of Gómez Palacio, in the Lagunera district between the northern Mexican states of Durango and Coahuila – an arid zone known as one of the most dangerous ...

Prosperous Cuban made midlife restart


Prosperous Cuban made midlife restart

ST. PETERSBURG — Ana Mier stepped off a plane in 1965 and into a new world, all of the comforts of a privileged life gone for good. Mrs. Mier was leaving her homeland of Cuba, the only place she had ever known, the source of everything she could ever ...

Brazil president, cancer survivor, pronounced healthy


Brazil president, cancer survivor, pronounced healthy

Reuters/Reuters - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during breakfast with reporters at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino. BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who survived lymphoma ...

Newtown and the Nation's Mental Health


Newtown and the Nation's Mental Health

As President Obama opened his December 16 Newtown speech at the vigil for the Sandy Hook shooting victims with the statement, "We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. They lost their lives in a school that could ...

Gay couples in Maine poised for first weddings


Gay couples in Maine poised for first weddings

Gay marriage was already legal in New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia, but those laws were either enacted by lawmakers or through court rulings. The Maine Legislature had once approved ...

Report: Brazil's Ronaldo, wife separate


Report: Brazil's Ronaldo, wife separate

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian media says the marriage of former soccer great Ronaldo and Bia Anthony has come to an end. The O Globo newspaper says the couple announced the end of their marriage in a statement released by the 36-year-old Ronaldo.

Brazil police mistake Bible for gun in pocket and kill garbage collector on ...


Brazil police mistake Bible for gun in pocket and kill garbage collector on ...

SAO PAULO - Law enforcement officials say a police officer in southeastern Brazil shot and killed a garbage collector after mistaking the Bible he was carrying for a gun. State Police Major Mauricio Jose Raimundo Friday told reporters that Antonio ...

This Holiday Season, Let's Remember Venezuela's Political Prisoners


This Holiday Season, Let's Remember Venezuela's Political Prisoners

There's a holiday tradition in Venezuela where the president pardons a group of prisoners as an act of generosity for Christmas. This year, as recently reelected President Hugo Chavez's cancer worsens, Vice President and acting President Nicolas Maduro ...

Brazil to begin tracking numbers of HIV cases - seattlepi.com


Brazil to begin tracking numbers of HIV cases - seattlepi.com

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian health officials say doctors will be required to notify authorities of every HIV case in the nation. [...] doctors were only required to notify state and federal officials when patients developed AIDS.

Bermudian's side job in Puerto Rico takes off


Bermudian's side job in Puerto Rico takes off

Many Bermudians who live abroad leave their work behind when they come home to visit Roslyn Famous has brought hers with her. She's worked in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the last 14 years as a Spanish language translator. On the side, she has a small ...

Scientist fights stigma of mental illness


Scientist fights stigma of mental illness

MONTREAL — Alain Amzallag is a genetic scientist, writer, painter and musician who has coped with bipolar affective disorder for almost 40 of his 63 years. It is a disease that has allowed him to flourish as a scientist and an artist, Amzallag said.

Program to train Native American educators gets $1.2 million grant


Program to train Native American educators gets $1.2 million grant

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana State University and Little Big Horn College program to train Native American educators has received a four-year, $1.2 million federal grant. The Department of Education grant will provide funding for 40 students in the ...

Mental Illness & Violence: We Need to Step Up | World of Psychology


Mental Illness & Violence: We Need to Step Up | World of Psychology

It's impossible to write a blog post about mental illness without confronting the violence that has descended on this country all too often. Too many innocent.

Ismel Jimenez Nears Cuba's Most Unbreakable Pitching Record


Ismel Jimenez Nears Cuba's Most Unbreakable Pitching Record

HAVANA TIMES — Easily the most unapproachable record in the full annals of modern-era Cuban League baseball is the 1966 back-to-back no-hit, no-run feat of Aquino Abreu. It is almost beyond imagination to envision another pitcher surpassing Abreu ...

Brazil posts 5.515 bln reais Nov primary budget deficit


Brazil posts 5.515 bln reais Nov primary budget deficit

BRASILIA Dec 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's government posted a deficit of 5.515 billion reais ($2.7 billion) in November after a surplus of 12.4 billion reais in October, the central bank said on Friday. The primary budget surplus is a gauge closely watched ...

Recycling food for Brazil's high rollers


Recycling food for Brazil's high rollers

Recycling food for Brazil's high rollers. Huge amounts of food are thrown away every day in the restaurant and hotel industry, especially in the boom cities of Brazil. Now, one very famous Rio de Janeiro hotel is taking the lead with a unique, food ...

Bank clerks strike for seven hours


Bank clerks strike for seven hours

Banks including Banco Nación and BBVA opened at regular times, with a marked absence of clients, but employees immediately engaged in assemblies, eventually deciding to join the strike action and join pickets in downtown Buenos Aires. Eggs were ...

Argentina's fight on defaulted debt takes new step


Argentina's fight on defaulted debt takes new step

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez delivers a speech during a rally marking the 29th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina, on the eve of the Human Rights day, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's been a decade ...

Domestic Violence Seen As Factor In Several Mental Illnesses


Domestic Violence Seen As Factor In Several Mental Illnesses

Victims of domestic violence are more likely to suffer mental illness: image via toonaripost.comWhile there is much evidence that child victims of domestic violence experience psychological trauma that may lead to mental illness, a just-published study ...

Greek Crisis Harms Nation's Mental Health


Greek Crisis Harms Nation's Mental Health

The toll the crisis has taken on Greece's mental health tends to be overshadowed by more urgent concerns about hunger or poverty. Nonetheless, there is increasing evidence of the psychological strain on Greek society - from increased diagnoses of ...

Who Owns the Overseas Factories That Provide Cuba's Food?


Who Owns the Overseas Factories That Provide Cuba's Food?

The chicken comes from Canada, the label on the salt says it comes from Chile, the "tropical marinade" is "Made in the USA" and the sugar is from Brazil. The milk has a Dutch cow on the tetra pack, the lemon juice was processed in Mexico and the ...

Buenos Aires bombing relatives updated on Iran negotiations | The ...


Buenos Aires bombing relatives updated on Iran negotiations | The ...

Argentina's foreign minister meets with families of victims of 1994 attack on Jewish center.

Majority of Americans still support ban on gay scouts leaders


Majority of Americans still support ban on gay scouts leaders

New research by the Gallup polling agency has found that a majority of Americans still support the Boy Scouts of America being allowed to bar gay men from leadership roles despite most Americans now being comfortable with gays and lesbians adopting ...

Former Pitcher Sentenced for Attempted Murder Is Reportedly Released


Former Pitcher Sentenced for Attempted Murder Is Reportedly Released

The former All-Star reliever Ugueth Urbina was released from a Venezuelan prison Saturday after serving five and half years of a 14-year sentence for the attempted murder of several workers at his family's ranch in October 2005, according to several ...