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jueves, 14 de febrero de 2013

Alzheimer's patient caregivers need support

Alzheimer's patient caregivers need support: It has been called "the long good-bye" -- the sad, exhausting and sometimes even funny time as Alzheimer's pulls its victims to places loved ones can't go. There are worries about finances and the exhaustion of helping a loved one with dressing, eating ...

Treating Alzheimer's With Deep Brain Stimulation


Treating Alzheimer's With Deep Brain Stimulation

he next day my eye caught a headline on CBS News that read, "Electric brain stimulation may treat Alzheimer's." This is exciting news. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is highly effective for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and ...

Hormone therapy may reduce Alzheimer's

Hormone therapy may reduce Alzheimer's: Hormone replacement therapy may slow down brain ageing in middle-aged women vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. The study found healthy menopausal women who carried a well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's did not ...

A look at Latin America's largest conditional cash transfer programs

A look at Latin America's largest conditional cash transfer programs: Over the past two decades, numerous countries in Latin America created programs offering stipends to low-income families who meet certain requirements, such as sending children to school and attending regular medical check-ups. Brazil's Bolsa Familia ...

Venezuela, Colombia to hurt Latin America refinery output

Venezuela, Colombia to hurt Latin America refinery output: Latin America is expected to continue to experience a slump in refinery throughput as crude runs in Venezuela remain at reduced levels since the Amuay refinery explosion last year and maintenance at Colombian refineries is expected to begin this month, ...

Oil-Rich Azerbaijan Considers Investments in Asia, Latin America

Oil-Rich Azerbaijan Considers Investments in Asia, Latin America: President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan, an energy-rich former Soviet nation, is considering investing in Asian and Latin American markets given its close political ties with countries in each region. “Our relations with Asian countries are developing ...

3 Cuba schools on lockdown after nearby gunshots


3 Cuba schools on lockdown after nearby gunshots

Right now, Cuba Elementary School, Cuba Middle School and Cuba High School are on lockdown. School district officials said shots were fired near the elementary school, but no one was injured. Police are at the campuses as a precaution. They said there ...

Elderly couple celebrates holiday early in California restaurant's parking lot


Elderly couple celebrates holiday early in California restaurant's parking lot

SONORA, Calif. - An elderly couple caught celebrating Valentine's Day a little early is the talk of the town in a Northern California city. The owner of Doc's Smoked Barbecue and Burgers in Sonora said she caught the elderly couple, in the throes of ...

Group says child poverty on the rise

Group says child poverty on the rise: URBANA — More than one in five Champaign County kids were living in poverty in 2011, according to the new Kids Count report released this morning. The county's child poverty rate nearly doubled in 12 years, growing from 12 percent in 1999 to 23 ...

Supermarkets deny rumours of food shortage

Supermarkets deny rumours of food shortage: The United Supermarkets Association (ASU) denied a possible food shortage in businesses located in the City and the Greater Buenos Aires areas as a result of the price freeze agreement with the Government. The organization explained that the lack of ...




A Small Step Toward Ending Duvalier's Impunity in Haiti

A Small Step Toward Ending Duvalier's Impunity in Haiti:
In January 2012, Judge Carves Jean triggered a wave of shock and disappointment throughout Haiti and much of the world by ruling that the former dictator of Haiti, Jean Claude Duvalier, would stand trial for the embezzlement of public funds, but not ...


NACLA (blog)

Madison pre-teen flies to Cuba for Bar Mitzvah project

Madison pre-teen flies to Cuba for Bar Mitzvah project: MADISON — Spring break will be quite unusual for a Madison pre-teen — he'll be spending it in Cuba with his family and volunteers from Hillel at Drew University. The pre-teen, Matt Bennett, is collecting donations of over-the-counter medical supplies ...

Hundreds of millions of dollars in narcotics seized in Puerto Rico, Virgin ...

Hundreds of millions of dollars in narcotics seized in Puerto Rico, Virgin ...: Almost 22 tons of illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of $400 million was seized in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in fiscal 2012, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP unveiled its summary of the outcomes of ...




Hit the library for African-American History Month

Hit the library for African-American History Month:
Valentine's Day may be the occasion on many Chicagoans' minds, but February's also a time to show some love for African-American heritage. Skip the roses and chocolate and head to your local library for lectures, crafts and storytelling events ...


Time Out Chicago (blog)

Brazil Swap Rates Fall on Sign of Slowing Inflation; Real Drops

Brazil Swap Rates Fall on Sign of Slowing Inflation; Real Drops: Consumer prices in Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, climbed 1.01 percent in the four weeks ended last week, Foundation Economics Research Institute reported today. The median forecast of 18 economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a 1.07 percent ...

Economy grew 1.9% in 2012, CFK announces

Economy grew 1.9% in 2012, CFK announces: Economy grew by 1.9 percent in 2012 compared to the volume registered in 2011, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced today while heading a ceremony in Chubut province. “I thought we would end up below that figure,” Fernández de ...

Benedict says to be 'hidden from world' after papacy

Benedict says to be 'hidden from world' after papacy: Pope Benedict will see out his life in prayer, "hidden from the world", he said today in his first personal comment on his plans since he stunned Roman Catholics by announcing his retirement. His remarks, in a voice that was hoarse at times, followed ...




A Colombian fairy tale

A Colombian fairy tale: “Colombia Cultural en Buenos Aires” is a remarkable event that is offering porteños an extraordinary chance to get acquainted with Colombian culture in its most popular shapes and colours. Among the many guests, there's Adelfa Martínez Bonill, the ...

Red Cross continues to support Haiti

Red Cross continues to support Haiti: "The Canadian Red Cross is committed to sharing expertise and resources with the Haitian Red Cross and providing communities with programming that best fits their needs," says Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.

Why aren't we more outraged about child poverty?

Why aren't we more outraged about child poverty?: The issue here is one of poverty - in some cases absolute, in most cases relative. Tony Blair pledged to abolish child poverty by 2020, and clearly, we won't. But the argument over how we assess this is a thorny one. Blair had a simple aim: reduce the ...

Coroner calls for more mental illness education

Coroner calls for more mental illness education: Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said he hoped the hearing into the death of Steven Drane, 51, who was found hanging last year in Yaxham after suffering with bipolar disorder, highlighted mental health as an important issue. Mr Drane had been ...




The Social Trends Driving American Gangs and Gun Violence

The Social Trends Driving American Gangs and Gun Violence:
Pollack is one of the foremost voices on gun violence from a public health perspective. Pollack and his colleagues at the Crime Lab have done yeoman's work in helping us understand how guns end up on the streets of cities like Chicago, and how ...


The Atlantic

Afghan women march against violence

Afghan women march against violence:
Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence, despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. Rights activist Humaira Rasouli says the marchers want violence against ...


DAWN.com

Answering the domestic violence call

Answering the domestic violence call:
The walk, heralded as a stand against family violence and a show of support for neighbours, friends and family members who experience abuse, drew a procession that included Dr. Philip Smith, chair of the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence, ...


The Guardian Charlottetown

Study Finds Violent Games Reduce Violence – Hmmmm | Rock ...

Study Finds Violent Games Reduce Violence – Hmmmm | Rock ...: Polygon reports news of a study mentioned in the New York Times that says it demonstrates the rise in sales of violent videogames does not cause a spike in.