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jueves, 24 de enero de 2013

New study on children's e-reading habits underscore technology gap ...


New study on children's e-reading habits underscore technology gap ...

For too many Latino families whose children need to read books, ... reason for schools and publishers to ensure that low-income and low-income families of ...

Nurse sentenced for drugging elderly patients for convenience


Nurse sentenced for drugging elderly patients for convenience

Gwen Hughes was alleged to have doled out powerful anti-psychotic drugs to make older patients in order to make them more tranquil and easy to control.

Chile: 2 million without running water in Santiago


Chile: 2 million without running water in Santiago

More than 2 million in Santiago, Chile are without running water because of a contaminated river.

South tops US in mental health meds use


South tops US in mental health meds use

The researchers analyzed geographic differences in the use of the three classes of mental health medications, using data that covered 60 percent of U.S. prescriptions written in 2008. It is the first study to examine local and regional patterns of use ...

US mental health experts urge focus on childhood screening

US mental health experts urge focus on childhood screening: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent many children with psychological problems from receiving effective treatment that could prevent tragic consequences later in life, experts told U.S. lawmakers on Thursday.

US mental health chief says treatment cuts the risk of violence


US mental health chief says treatment cuts the risk of violence

The risk of violent behavior drops 15-fold for people who receive treatment for psychosis as opposed to those who do not, the U.S. mental health chief said Thursday. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), spoke at a ...

Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline

Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline: The study of older U.S. adults found that those with hearing problems were 24 percent more likely to develop mental impairment over six years. The Johns Hopkins researchers don't know for sure whether hearing loss directly causes mental decline in some ...

New film features Native American students' views on 'culture of science'

New film features Native American students' views on 'culture of science':
Guzman and Bacon are two MAP students featured in a film produced by the MSU Department of Psychology that explores the opinions of young Native American students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The film was made by ...


Montana State University

Cuba's Art Scene Is Flourishing

Cuba's Art Scene Is Flourishing:
An artist shows his finished work at the Experimental Graphic Arts Studio in Old Havana. Poet Pablo Neruda convinced Che Guevara to open this workshop in the 60s to save the dying art form. Today it's home to Cuba's top print makers. (Andrea Shea/WBUR) ...


Here And Now

Cuba Confirms Undersea Cable Carrying Data Traffic

Cuba Confirms Undersea Cable Carrying Data Traffic: Until now Cuba's Internet has been strictly via ponderous satellite links, and out of reach for the great majority of islanders. ETECSA said the new cable has been operational since August, initially carrying international voice calls, and the company ...

First Native American appointed postmaster is Diné

First Native American appointed postmaster is Diné:
Last Friday, Begay was appointed Farmington's new postmaster, a Level 22 position with the U.S. Postal Service system. It's a feat for Begay who is the youngest and first Native American to be the postmaster at the 134-year-old post office. "I'm not ...


Navajo Times

Pakistani-American Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Terrorism

Pakistani-American Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Terrorism:
A Pakistani-American who pleaded guilty to his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has been sentenced by a U.S. court to 35 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber handed down the sentence against David Coleman Headley on Thursday ...


Voice of America

Study: Teen Suicide Prevention Needs to Be More Specialized, Improved

Study: Teen Suicide Prevention Needs to Be More Specialized, Improved: Teen suicide is even more complicated than previously thought. According to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry, simply providing adolescents some mental health treatment is not an effective form of suicide prevention. The study explored the prevalence of ...




US mental health experts urge focus on early treatment

US mental health experts urge focus on early treatment: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent millions of people with psychological problems, including children and teens, from receiving effective treatment that could prevent tragic consequences, experts told U.S. ...

French Woman Freed From Mexican Prison

French Woman Freed From Mexican Prison: Florence Cassez, who spent seven years in prison in Mexico on kidnapping charges, returned to a hero's welcome in Paris on Thursday, declaring she had been cleared by the Mexican court that ordered her freed. Cassez was greeted by France's foreign ...




Funeral held for one of first African-American UA students

Funeral held for one of first African-American UA students: One of the first African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama was laid to rest today. Dr. James Hood's funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Gadsden. Dozens of family, friends and dignitaries from the city of ...

Gay marriage vote in Rhode Island House expected to easily pass

Gay marriage vote in Rhode Island House expected to easily pass:
Powered by Inform. The Rhode Island House is poised to debate and vote on legislation that would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry — the first time the issue has gone to a legislative vote in the only New England state without same-sex marriage.


New York Daily News

NJ senior comes out at school assembly

NJ senior comes out at school assembly: A high school senior from New Jersey announced that he is LGBT during a school assembly in front of 300 classmates, parents and faculty. "Most of you see me every day, you see me acting the part of straight Jacob," Rudolph said, "When I am, in fact, ...

A family with a case against the government faces “extermination”

A family with a case against the government faces “extermination”: The police said they shot him in self-defence after he opened fire on them. As is customary in Venezuela, no one was prosecuted. The country has one of the world's highest murder rates, and according to academic studies, 96% of homicides go unpunished.

African-American Americans Acceptance And Support Of The Gay ...

African-American Americans Acceptance And Support Of The Gay ...: When President Obama sounded off about Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall during Monday's inaugural address, it got me thinking about how fragile the links between those events actually are, despite his attempt to paint them as part and ...




Child poverty rates increase unabated — MSNBC

Child poverty rates increase unabated — MSNBC: Climate change, tax increases, and marriage equality are some of the major policy debate topics that have garnered much national attention in the past year. Child poverty, a less publicized yet vital issue, has surfaced again as a pressing ...




Freed Frenchwoman heads home from Mexico

Freed Frenchwoman heads home from Mexico: A FRENCHWOMAN who spent seven years in a Mexican jail is flying home after her kidnapping conviction and 60-year sentence were overturned. Florence Cassez's trial made her a cause celebre in France, where two consecutive presidents called for her ...

University advocates Native American farming methods | Innovation ...

University advocates Native American farming methods | Innovation ...: Traditional American Indian cropping could be the key to a more sustainable agricultural system, Rochester Institute of Technology students have heard.




Poorer children more likely to be obese, says Anna Soubry

Poorer children more likely to be obese, says Anna Soubry:
... could see by looking at their eyes," she said. 'Breakfast buns'. But she said there was a now a link between childhood poverty and obesity: "Obviously, not everybody who is overweight comes from deprived backgrounds but that's where the propensity ...


BBC News

The Problem With Schools in Haiti

The Problem With Schools in Haiti: Before the earthquake struck in 2010, Haiti had classroom space for barely half of its schoolchildren, and much of that was in private schools -- unaffordable for many impoverished Haitians. Public schools charged a modest $1.50 per term, but were few ...