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domingo, 3 de marzo de 2013

Huge study: 5 mental disorders share genetic links

Huge study: 5 mental disorders share genetic links: WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest genetic study of mental illnesses to date finds five major disorders may not look much alike but they share some gene-based risks. The surprising discovery comes in the quest to unravel what causes psychiatric disorders ...

Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars: "That shouldn't shock us, because most mental health problems have their beginning in adolescence or childhood," said Dr. Victor Fornari, director of the division of child/adolescent psychiatry at North Shore-LIJ Health System in New Hyde Park, N.Y. ...

Manitoba has second highest rate of violence against women ...

Manitoba has second highest rate of violence against women ...: Manitoba had the second highest rate of police-reported violence towards women in 2011, almost twice..




Harper Government Taking Action to End Violence against Women

Harper Government Taking Action to End Violence against Women: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced the theme for ...

35% of workers suffering from mental disturbance – DOH

35% of workers suffering from mental disturbance – DOH: Citing a study, DOH-CHD regional director Rio Magpantay said most rank-and file employees suffer from mental disturbance. He said if not prevented, this could lead to health risks and complications, and “may result in low productivity and service ...

Lawmakers consider expanding mental health law

Lawmakers consider expanding mental health law: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own. The renewed focus on Laura's Law, which is in ...




Exhibition celebrates diversity of Latin American art

Exhibition celebrates diversity of Latin American art: The moths are Mexican artist Carlos Amorales' “Black Cloud,” and the exhibition is “Order, Chaos and the Space Between,” a celebration of Latin American art. More than 50 artworks by 43 artists from seven countries are showcased. The pieces come from ...




Costa Rica sees more trade after ratifying the FTA between Central America and ...


Costa Rica sees more trade after ratifying the FTA between Central America and ...

This past week the Costa Rica government expressed confidence that the exchange of goods and services in Mexico will expand the country's free trade agreement (FTA) between Central America and Mexico upon ratification in Congress on Tuesday.

In Haiti the UN's behaviour is a far cry from being the conscience of the world

In Haiti the UN's behaviour is a far cry from being the conscience of the world:
In 2010, UN peacekeepers went to Haiti to protect stability and prevent the spread of disease following a devastating earthquake. Instead, Nepalese soldiers almost certainly imported cholera, a condition not seen in the country for more than a century ...


The Guardian

South American football: How one death and four fans overshadowed ...

South American football: How one death and four fans overshadowed ...:
After the tragic events during last week's San Jose vs Corinthians match in Oruro, Bolivia which culminated in the death of 14-year-old San Jose fan Kevin Beltrán Espada, Conmebol (South American football's governing body) ordered Corinthians to play ...


Mirror.co.uk

Latin Americans hope new pope understands them -- and their region

Latin Americans hope new pope understands them -- and their region: Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico ...

Capitalism a savage way for Latin America's poor


Capitalism a savage way for Latin America's poor

Like many in Europe and Latin America, Barreto uses the word “neoliberal” to describe unbridled capitalism driven by an ideology of markets. But he has a simple Spanish word to sum up the economics he sees in Peru — “salvaje,” or savage in English.

American Way: Why $85bn sequestration spending cuts are not really the end of ...


American Way: Why $85bn sequestration spending cuts are not really the end of ...

While Barack Obama has been touring the country's schools and shipyards warning of a perfect storm of "brutal" cuts that will take a "meat cleaver" to America's dreams of a prosperous future, the rest of the country has reacted with a collective "meh".

Opposition protests in Venezuela, demanding details about health of President ...


Opposition protests in Venezuela, demanding details about health of President ...

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Venezuela's capital on Sunday, demanding the government provide complete details about the health of ailing President Hugo Chavez. At the same time, Chavez supporters staged their ...

Britain's Governor in Malvinas accuses Argentina of 'making stuff up'


Britain's Governor in Malvinas accuses Argentina of 'making stuff up'

Aiming his words directly at Buenos Aires, Haywood went on: “Britain admitted having nuclear weapons in the South Atlantic in 1982. “That's because you invaded and the ships had nuclear weapons on when the task force moved down. They got rid of them ...

Brazil troops move into Rio airport shanty towns

Brazil troops move into Rio airport shanty towns:
Brazilian police backed by troops, helicopters and armoured vehicles have moved into shanty-towns near Rio de Janeiro's international airport. More than 1,300 security personnel were involved in the operation in the Caju and Barreira do Vasco ...


BBC News

Venezuela's devaluation doom-mongers

Venezuela's devaluation doom-mongers:
Opponents of the Venezuelan government are hoping for an "inflation-devaluation" spiral that will help bring down the government. In this scenario, the devaluation raises the costs of imports, fueling inflation; with higher prices, the currency is more ...


The Guardian

Two homophobic deaths a month in 2012, reports Caribbean LGBT group

Two homophobic deaths a month in 2012, reports Caribbean LGBT group:
A Caribbean-based gay watchdog group has reported 25 violent deaths of LGBT people in ... against LGBT hate crimes throughout the Latin American country.
Gay Star News

California gay marriage ban expected to fall; will others follow?


California gay marriage ban expected to fall; will others follow?

Public opinion on marriage for gay and lesbian couples has shifted with almost unprecedented speed for a major issue. Even without a court ruling, that shift could doom restrictive marriage laws in liberal states such as California. It also is likely ...

Native Americans Win Right to Prosecute Non-Indians in Tribal Courts


Native Americans Win Right to Prosecute Non-Indians in Tribal Courts

When the Violence Against Women Act is signed by President Barack Obama, it will mark an historic milestone for Native American tribes: for the first time, they will have the authority to prosecute non-Indians who do not live on tribal lands for crimes ...

The lingering Cold War effect in Cuba is fading


The lingering Cold War effect in Cuba is fading

Cuban President Raul Castro made news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire in 2018. His older brother, Fidel, stepped down in 2008, after turning 85. Reflecting the iron control the regime has exercised since early 1959, the designated ...

Cuba cigar auction raises money for health system

Cuba cigar auction raises money for health system: An auction of luxury cigar humidors in Cuba fetched $1.1 million, which will go toward the public health system, the state news agency said Sunday. The sale came at an international cigar festival attended by celebrities such as American actor Danny ...

Analysis: Castro brothers' successor may inherit a very different Cuba


Analysis: Castro brothers' successor may inherit a very different Cuba

Raul Castro's recent announcement that he will leave power in 2018, and his appointment of 52-year-old Miguel Diez-Canel as first vice president and his de facto successor, are signs of the glacial pace of political change in Cuba ...

Strike of medical students in Cuba sparks controversy

Strike of medical students in Cuba sparks controversy: The arrest of South African medical students in Cuba following their decision to embark on an 'illegal' hunger strike over food, low stipends and calls for a health attaché, has opened a debate over privilege versus expectations. The students were ...

US: Cuba is a State Sponsor of Terrorism

US: Cuba is a State Sponsor of Terrorism:
The United States is grasping at straws in justifying the continued economic embargo on Cuba by claiming the country is in a category with Iran, Sudan, and Syria as officially recognized state sponsors of terrorism. victoria-nuland Washington, of ...


Antiwar.com