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domingo, 30 de diciembre de 2012

Brazil to track numbers of HIV cases in effort to boost anti-AIDS program ...


Brazil to track numbers of HIV cases in effort to boost anti-AIDS program ...

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazilian health officials say doctors will be required to notify authorities of every HIV case in the nation. Until now, doctors were only required to notify state and federal officials when patients developed AIDS. Brazil's Health ...

Carromero arrives in Spain from Cuba

Carromero arrives in Spain from Cuba:
HAVANA TIMES — The Spanish politician Angel Carromero arrived in Madrid from Cuba on Saturday to serve the rest of his four-year sentence handed down on the island for his role in the traffic accident that killed Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Paya and ...


Havana Times

Polish bishop who built secret communist-era churches dies at 94

Polish bishop who built secret communist-era churches dies at 94: Retired Polish Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk, who built churches in secret in defiance of the communist authorities, becoming a folk hero for many, has died at the age of 94, PAP news agency said. One of the Soviet bloc's more colorful anti-communist ...

Column: The Agonizing Death of the Death Penalty in America

Column: The Agonizing Death of the Death Penalty in America:
Ross Parker was chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit for 8 years and worked as an AUSA for 28 in that office. He is the author of the book “Carving Out the Rule of Law: The History of the United States Attorney's ...


ticklethewire.com

Related gets $46M to improve lives of Miami's elderly

Related gets $46M to improve lives of Miami's elderly: The Florida Housing Finance Corp. awarded the money through the 9 percent tax credit program. The projects, which are slated to start in January, can come none too soon. Currently, there are more than 50,000 people waiting for an an affordable unit in ...




Maine poised for first gay weddings

Maine poised for first gay weddings: NEW YORK - Gay couples in Maine will get their first marriage licenses Saturday after the northeastern US state's same-sex marriage law goes into effect. In Portland, the biggest city of the New England state, wedding licenses will be issued from the ...

Gay marriage politics keep evolving in New Jersey

Gay marriage politics keep evolving in New Jersey: TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey did not make the list of states in 2012 that recognize same-sex marriage and may not join the list soon, although a legislator is pushing for voters to decide. The state allows civil unions for gay couples, but neither Gov.

Zoeller to support California ban on gay marriage


Zoeller to support California ban on gay marriage

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is preparing to defend the state's ban on gay marriage by supporting California in the pending Supreme Court battle. Zoeller said Friday he will file an amicus brief with the high court when it ...

CFK in Santa Cruz for New Year

CFK in Santa Cruz for New Year: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled to the province of Santa Cruz in order to spend New Year's Eve with her family. Comment; Increase font size Decrease font size Size; Email article email; Print. Share. Vote; Not interesting Little ...

Venezuelan VP in Cuba to visit ailing Chavez

Venezuelan VP in Cuba to visit ailing Chavez: HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Venezuela's vice-president arrived in Havana to visit President Hugo Chavez as he recovers from cancer surgery, Cuban official media said early yesterday. Communist Party newspaper Granma published online a photo of ...




UN appoints renowned physician to help combat Haiti cholera

UN appoints renowned physician to help combat Haiti cholera: Dr Farmer's appointment was announced today by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, weeks after he launched a new initiative to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Mr Ki-moon says the initiative will make investments in ...

Yoga can treat OCD and other mental disorders

Yoga can treat OCD and other mental disorders: Researchers at the Dev Sanskriti University say that a holistic way involving yoga and herbal medicines can combat psychological disorders. The researchers subjected 60 patients of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to a combination of yoga, pranayam, ...

Seedorf disappointed with low attendances for Brazil`s Botafogo


Seedorf disappointed with low attendances for Brazil`s Botafogo

Seedorf disappointed with low attendances for Brazil`s Botafogo Rio de Janeiro: Dutch ace Clarence Seedorf said he was disappointed with the low attendances during the 2012 Brazilian championship. The Botafogo midfielder, who had played for European ...

Brazil the best place to spend New Year's Eve, survey finds

Brazil the best place to spend New Year's Eve, survey finds:
Dancing to the beat alongside a Brazilian on Copacabana beach on New Year's Eve appears to be the dream way to ring in 2013 if a global survey of 17,000 people is any indicator. The survey conducted by social network Badoo.com across 17 countries and ...


National Post

Italy leftist PM candidate Bersani tops opinion poll, Monti second

Italy leftist PM candidate Bersani tops opinion poll, Monti second: Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani is favorite among Italians to lead the next government, with outgoing technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti second most popular and Silvio Berlusconi coming a close third, a poll showed. Bersani scored 36.2 percent ...

Readying for the election year

Readying for the election year: But not before, almost literally hours ahead of Christmas, a wave of looting took place from Patagonia to Greater Buenos Aires and Greater Rosario. The looting, which according to national government officials was stoked by its rivals, calmed down as ...

Venezuela's Inflation Rate Hit 19.9% - Business Insider

Venezuela's Inflation Rate Hit 19.9% - Business Insider: CARACAS, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Venezuelan inflation reached 19.9 percent in 2012, the central bank said in a preliminary estimate on Saturday, beating its official target thanks to strict price controls that business leaders say are unsustainable ...




US drug legislation to slow Mexico violence?

US drug legislation to slow Mexico violence?:
In his first month as Mexico's new President, Enrique Pena Nieto has promised a different strategy to fight the so-called war on drugs. More than 60,000 people have died in Mexico's drug violence since 2006 and politicians are looking for new solutions ...


Aljazeera.com

IRS auctioning off seized Native American artwork


IRS auctioning off seized Native American artwork

SIOUX FALLS | Native American artwork owned by a Sioux Falls nonprofit organization has been seized by the Internal Revenue Service and will be put up for auction next month. The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/UrUT9d ) that the IRS seized the ...

FIVE Native American siblings - all under the age of nine - perish in ...


FIVE Native American siblings - all under the age of nine - perish in ...

A Native American mother and father were suffering the worst heartbreak Saturday after their five children - all younger than nine - drowned in an eastern Mississippi accident that plunged their vehicle into a rain-swollen creek. In all, six people ...

Haiti travel warning issued by US after kidnappings, killings


Haiti travel warning issued by US after kidnappings, killings

"Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Haiti each year, but the poor state of Haiti's emergency response network should be carefully considered when planning travel. Travelers to Haiti are encouraged to use organizations that have solid ...

"The CIA Sabotages Cuba's Water Supply"

"The CIA Sabotages Cuba's Water Supply":
"The truth about Cuba is the country where the human being is the most valuable: a life expectancy at birth of 77.9 years on average; coverage of free healthcare for all his people; an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per thousand live births, figure that ...


OpEdNews

'Family-to-Family' classes on coping with mental illness slated

'Family-to-Family' classes on coping with mental illness slated: A Havre woman has finished a years-long effort to bring help to local families dealing with mental illnesses, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family course starting in Havre Thursday, Jan. 10. “It's something I've been wanting to ...

Mental illness linked to domestic abuse

Mental illness linked to domestic abuse: Compared with women without mental health problems, women with depressive disorders were about 2.5 times more likely to have experienced domestic violence, women with anxiety disorders were more than 3.5 times more likely and women with ...

The NRA on Mental Illness: A Complete Lack of Understanding

The NRA on Mental Illness: A Complete Lack of Understanding: On Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 the NBC program Meet the Press, NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre repeatedly called people afflicted or suffering from mental illness who may do harm 'lunatics.' This view is so completely out of touch with ...