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miércoles, 20 de febrero de 2013

Researchers decipher modus operandi of potential Alzheimer's drug

Researchers decipher modus operandi of potential Alzheimer's drug: The chemical compound known as "methylene blue" is a potential candidate for treating Alzheimer's, as it prevents the harmful clumping of so-called tau proteins typically associated with this disease. However, until now it was unknown why methylene ...

Smoking doubles risk of developing Alzheimer's, scientists claim

Smoking doubles risk of developing Alzheimer's, scientists claim: But now, researchers have found a direct link between smoking and Alzheimer's, showing that the smoke from cigarettes directly causes changes in the brain which can lead to the disease. It means the estimated 10 million smokers in Britain could help ...

The bill creates the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan Task ...


The bill creates the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan Task ...

This membership includes individuals with Alzheimer's and a related dementia and their caregivers, members of the various care services industries, a medical provider, a researcher, law enforcement personnel, and members from the public, private and ...

Estrogen therapy may fight early Alzheimer's

Estrogen therapy may fight early Alzheimer's: Women who carry a gene that puts them at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease show signs of early aging at the cellular level long before the first hints of dementia might set in, when they appear otherwise healthy and active, a team of ...




Father Allegedly Requests 'No African American Nurse' Care for His ...


Father Allegedly Requests 'No African American Nurse' Care for His ...

An African-American nurse claims a Michigan hospital agreed to a man's request that no black nurses care for his newborn. The hospital has denied these allegations. Tonya Battle, 49, tells the Detroit Free Press she didn't know how to react ...

Hundreds of thousands march in Puerto Rico against gay rights

Hundreds of thousands march in Puerto Rico against gay rights:
“Traffic was snarled for miles leading toward the San Juan islet as buses packed with marchers headed toward the north side of the Capitol,” described the Puerto Rican-based Caribbean Business. The mass demonstration, which took just three weeks to ...


RT

Puerto Rico Looks to Issue Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rico Looks to Issue Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants: Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. The president of the Integracion Dominicana group, Rolando Acosta, told Efe Tuesday ...

SD leads nation in Native American poverty rate

SD leads nation in Native American poverty rate: New Census numbers show that South Dakota leads the nation in the percentage of Native Americans living below the poverty line. Five years' worth of data from The American Community Survey on poverty shows that more than 48 percent of the state's ...



Venezuela's Chavez makes surprise return from Cuba

Venezuela's Chavez makes surprise return from Cuba: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba on Monday, more than two months after surgery for cancer that has jeopardized his 14-year rule of the South American OPEC nation. The middle-of-the-night ...




Brazil, Russia move closer to arms, technology deals

Brazil, Russia move closer to arms, technology deals: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil agreed on Wednesday to negotiate the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile batteries on the condition that Russia transfer the technology to Brazilian defense companies without restrictions. The agreement was announced ...




Traveling exhibit tells African-American stories


Traveling exhibit tells African-American stories

Weems, a community leader and civil rights activist, was referring to an exhibition of "Dan Deery Presents: History with an African-American Emphasis," which was displayed in the Jesup Community School library Tuesday. The entire exhibit, which ...

Monsanto Modified-Seed Royalty Accord Opposed by Brazil Groups

Monsanto Modified-Seed Royalty Accord Opposed by Brazil Groups: Brazilian farmer groups are opposing a contract that Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed company, is offering farmers to end a dispute over royalty payments on its genetically modified soybean seeds. Monsanto is trying to resolve uncertainty over ...

Gays debate 'pinkwashing' as N.Y. center reverses ban on ... - Haaretz


Gays debate 'pinkwashing' as N.Y. center reverses ban on ... - Haaretz

Lesbian Jewish scholar Sarah Schulman, who was ultimately allowed to speak at event, argues that Israel exploits its progressive attitude toward gay men and ...


Concern over child poverty

Concern over child poverty:
The figures, released by the Child Poverty Action Group, show that the borough is on level terms with the national average and rates have remained constant since last year. However, several areas in Wigan continue to cause concern with significantly ...


Wigan Today

Argentine toll taker finds body on car hood

Argentine toll taker finds body on car hood: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentine police say a drunk driver hit and killed a bicyclist, then carried his body more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) until stopping at a toll station. Police tell the newspaper La Nacion that 28-year-old Pablo Daniel ...




'No one has guaranteed personal safety,' Security Minister says

'No one has guaranteed personal safety,' Security Minister says: Yesterday, Buenos Aires provincial Security Minister Ricardo Casal was almost robbed by two thieves in the City Bell district of La Plata, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli described the event as a “frustrated robbery.” The two ...

Creating Jobs for Native Americans

Creating Jobs for Native Americans: Native American entrepreneurs have demonstrated tremendous growth in recent years. The U.S. Census shows that Native business revenue totaled $34.4 billion in 2007, a 28 percent increase from 2002. In spite of this growth, success is limited to areas ...

US congressional delegation leaves Cuba empty-handed

US congressional delegation leaves Cuba empty-handed: HAVANA (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional delegation left Cuba on Wednesday after meetings with President Raul Castro and other top officials, but no sign the countries had resolved their latest dispute: the fate of imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross.




6 Reasons To Invest In Brazil

6 Reasons To Invest In Brazil: One market that appears poised for a bright future is Brazil. I will list 6 reasons why Brazil should be considered in a portfolio. Over the past few years, Brazil has had its ups and downs. Lately though, it seems to have been more negative. However ...

Tests carried out on the remains in secrecy at the University of Sao Paulo

Tests carried out on the remains in secrecy at the University of Sao Paulo:
When the Portuguese parliament, preferring colonial status for Brazil, demanded that Pedro return to Lisbon to 'complete his political education,' he issued a declaration of Brazilian independence on September 7, 1822. Within three months he was ...


Daily Mail

Report says high child poverty rate is obstacle

Report says high child poverty rate is obstacle: CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Without its persistently high rate of child poverty, West Virginia could reduce other nagging societal problems like the rates of divorce, obesity, addiction and teen pregnancy. That's the premise of a new report from the West ...

Harvest Natural's $725 Million Deal to Sell Venezuela Assets Falls Through

Harvest Natural's $725 Million Deal to Sell Venezuela Assets Falls Through: Harvest began exploring the sale of its Venezuela assets in 2010, after a difficult development process marked by slowdowns in work due to overdue debt owed by PdVSA to contractors. Executives said Harvest's Venezuela investment, with its component of ...




Under Chavez, Venezuela remains a lost opportunity

Under Chavez, Venezuela remains a lost opportunity:
A long parade of dictators used the cult of Bolivar to mask and decorate the rough edges of Venezuelan society. The first of them was Jose Antonio Paez, the warlord of the southern plains who displaced the Liberator at the head of Venezuela's ...


Globe and Mail

Border Patrol catches fugitive from massive Mexican prison break ...

Border Patrol catches fugitive from massive Mexican prison break ...: Border Patrol agents have arrested a man they say broke out of a Mexican prison last year in a massive escape. The prison break was believed to have been ...

Cuba's Raul Castro meets with US congressional delegation

Cuba's Raul Castro meets with US congressional delegation: HAVANA (Reuters) - A seven-member U.S. congressional delegation met on Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, official media reported, to improve relations that have been strained since U.S. government contractor Alan Gross was imprisoned there ...