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viernes, 4 de enero de 2013

Spiritual people predisposed to psychological problems

Spiritual people predisposed to psychological problems: Religious people and atheists were on par in regards to prevalence of mental disorders but the religious were less likely to have ever used drugs or be a ...

Understanding and Compassion: Essential Ingredients to Mental Health Reform

Understanding and Compassion: Essential Ingredients to Mental Health Reform: In the wake of the devastating Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, mental health reform is back in the national spotlight. There are risks associated with mental health reform when it comes to crime prevention. These risks include ...

Risk Genes for Alzheimer's and Mental Illness Linked to Brain Changes at Birth

Risk Genes for Alzheimer's and Mental Illness Linked to Brain Changes at Birth: Jan. 2, 2013 — Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and autism can also be seen in the brain scans of newborns.

Mental health often ignored in background checks for gun purchases

Mental health often ignored in background checks for gun purchases: In the early 1990s, a federal law was instated which prohibited the sale of firearms to anyone who was declared mentally unfit by a court of law. Under the legislation, AlterNet reported court mental health records were required to be submitted to the ...




Comcast aids outreach for Native Americans

Comcast aids outreach for Native Americans: LONGMONT - Nonprofit First Nations Development Institute received $20,000 from the Comcast Foundation to fund production of video public service announcements, plus $1 million worth of airtime from Comcast to broadcast the announcements' reach.

Court to review Native American adoption case


Court to review Native American adoption case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will review a ruling that sent a South Carolina couple's adopted Native American daughter back to her biological father in Oklahoma. The high court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by Matt and Melanie Capobianco, ...

Watch Night Service in the Black Church in America: 150 Years After the ...


Watch Night Service in the Black Church in America: 150 Years After the ...

One hundred and fifty years later, African American Christians continued the faith tradition of their enslaved ancestors and gathered at a designated meeting space, the church, to celebrate; they are the survivors of a people who were defined in the U ...

Puerto Rico to activate National Guard

Puerto Rico to activate National Guard: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's new governor is calling out the National Guard to help prevent drug and weapons smuggling. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says soldiers will be stationed in ports and airports across the U.S. territory to ...




Two Dominicans nabbed at Puerto Rico coast with 2200K cocaine, EFE


Two Dominicans nabbed at Puerto Rico coast with 2200K cocaine, EFE

U.S. officials in Puerto Rico on Friday announced the arrest of two Dominicans on a boat headed toward the island's south coast, seizing 1.2 metric tons of cocaine whose estimated value is US$29 million, EFE reports. In a news conference at Coast Guard ...

Ten New Year's Resolutions for US Policy Towards Latin America

Ten New Year's Resolutions for US Policy Towards Latin America: US policy towards our Latin American neighbors is, as usual, in need of a few ... Human rights defenders, LGBT community 

Mental Illness Gene Mutations Seen in Neonates

Mental Illness Gene Mutations Seen in Neonates:
"These variants and the associated neuroimaging phenotypes likely represent stable markers of risk and highlight the critical role of the perinatal period in the etiology of mental illness," they wrote. Several psychiatric gene mutations have been ...


MedPage Today

OPINION: Daniel Inouye: A hero to Native Americans, a hero to America

OPINION: Daniel Inouye: A hero to Native Americans, a hero to America: Sen. Daniel Inouye could have been anywhere in the world enjoying a warm spring weekend. He could have been sunning himself on a pristine beach in his home state of Hawaii or he could have been on the French Riviera sipping a cool beer or he could ...

Venezuela slams 'psychological war' over Chavez health | The Raw ...

Venezuela slams 'psychological war' over Chavez health | The Raw ...: Venezuela accused the international media of waging a “psychological war” over President Hugo Chavez's health to try to destabilize the government and bring down its socialist revolution. The hardline stance was adopted after Vice ...

Venezuelan Officials Return From Cuba

Venezuelan Officials Return From Cuba: The vice president, flanked by Congress President Diosdado Cabello who had also been in Cuba, blamed the media around the world and the U.S. government for what he called false reports about Mr. Chavez's supposedly dire health condition. He slammed ...




A baseball revival in Puerto Rico?

A baseball revival in Puerto Rico?:
Puerto Rico used to send scads of ballplayers into the majors. But starting in 1990 its players became subject to the major league draft, which many argue killed the incentives for teams to aggressively scout the island and for local baseball ...


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Saving African American families to present Family Empowerment Classes in 2013

Saving African American families to present Family Empowerment Classes in 2013: Family Empowerment classes will be presented throughout 2013 by Saving African American Families, a faithbased nonprofit committed to strengthening and supporting African families and singles. SAAF will present a different free four-week class each ...

African-American Artists 'Say it Loud' at Norton Exhibition

African-American Artists 'Say it Loud' at Norton Exhibition: Taking its name from a militant 1968 recording by James Brown, “Say it Loud” was organized to showcase the depth and variety of African and African-American artists in the museum's permanent collection. More than 20 artists' works are displayed, and ...

Watch Night services at many African American churches ...

Watch Night services at many African American churches ...: Rev. Ray Turner leads a Watch Night service at Temple Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino in 2010. Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise. While many people tonight are going to parties, nightclubs and restaurants to celebrate the ...

Today's Table culinary class to highlight African-American cooking


Today's Table culinary class to highlight African-American cooking

The new year is filled with milestone events and birthdays of key people involved in the Civil Rights Movement. To commemorate their accomplishments and legacy, Middlesex County College in Edisoin hosting a series of events designed to celebrate ...

Chile: Couple dies defending home against Indians

Chile: Couple dies defending home against Indians: SANTIAGO, Chile -- An elderly couple whose family has long been targeted by Mapuche Indians in land disputes was killed in an arson attack early Friday while trying to defend their home, police said. President Sebastian Pinera was flying to the scene ...

US House passes Sandy insurance bill amid anger over delay

US House passes Sandy insurance bill amid anger over delay: The US House of Representatives today approved $9.7 billion in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy, with New York and New Jersey lawmakers still seething over delays in voting on the rest of a $60 billion aid package. The 354-67 vote ...

Latino Jobless Rate Hits Four-Year Low

Latino Jobless Rate Hits Four-Year Low: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Latinos accounted for 19 percent of the total unemployed in December, or nearly 2 out of every 10 unemployed Americans. Latinos made up about 16 percent of the overall U.S. civilian labor force in December.

Worst drought in decades hits Brazil's Northeast

Worst drought in decades hits Brazil's Northeast: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Northeast is suffering its worst drought in decades, threatening hydro-power supplies in an area prone to blackouts and potentially slowing economic growth in one of the country's emerging agricultural frontiers. Lack of ...




Brazil Swap Rates Rise as Inflation Accelerates; Real Advances

Brazil Swap Rates Rise as Inflation Accelerates; Real Advances: Brazilian swap rates rose as Sao Paulo's inflation accelerated in December more than economists forecast, spurring speculation that the central bank will raise borrowing costs from record lows. Swap rates on the contract due in January 2017 climbed six ...

National debate on mental illness hits home for Pittsburgh woman


National debate on mental illness hits home for Pittsburgh woman

I believe this because I have struggled with mental illness since I was a child, even though I was properly diagnosed only two years ago. It started with post-partum depression when my first son was born in 1990. When I look back at my early years, I ...