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viernes, 17 de mayo de 2013

CDC: Millions Of American Kids Have Mental Disorders - Disability ...

CDC: Millions Of American Kids Have Mental Disorders - Disability ...: In a first-of-its-kind report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that as many as 1 in 5 American children has a mental disorder including autism.

New diagnostic guidelines for mental illness stir debate — Health ...

New diagnostic guidelines for mental illness stir debate — Health ...: For ADHD, the definition is being broadened, meaning the disorder could be diagnosed in more children. In the case of autism, the opposite is true. The new criteria are among the changes that will be released with the publication this ...






Cuba's Lesson for First World Citizens

Cuba's Lesson for First World Citizens: AN ARTICLE was published in Uruguay recently which has received little notice outside of Latin America, says Jeff Thomas of International Man from Casey Research. This article refers to Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez, also little known in the First World.

6 Reasonable Arguments For Why Gay Marriage Will End Civilization - PolicyMic

6 Reasonable Arguments For Why Gay Marriage Will End Civilization - PolicyMic:


Legalization of gay marriage would further undermine an institution that is essential to the well-being of children and our society. Do we need to confuse future generations of Americans even more about the role and importance of an institution that is ...


PolicyMic

Poverty, Inequality, and Development

Poverty, Inequality, and Development:


For example, in Paraguay, despite an impressive 13 percent growth rate and the emerging opulence of the capital Asunción, the benefits of growth are visible only in select areas of the country. Minutes outside the capital lay sprawling slums where the ...


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Venezuela's military enters high-crime slums as rights activists warn of ...


Venezuela's military enters high-crime slums as rights activists warn of ...

With some 15,000 killings a year, Venezuela's homicide rate is the fifth highest in the world, according to U.N. statistics. The murder rate doubled during the 14-year-rule of the late President Hugo Chavez as cheap access to guns and an ineffective ...

Why Venezuela is running out of toilet paper

Why Venezuela is running out of toilet paper:


Right now, the scarcity index in Venezuela is at 21 percent — meaning that out of 100 basic goods, 21 of them aren't available on store shelves. Lines for commodities like milk, sugar, cooking oil, corn flour used to make arepas, and, yes, toilet ...


The Week Magazine

OECD reports growing inequality worldwide

OECD reports growing inequality worldwide: Since 2007, child poverty increased in 16 OECD countries, with increases exceeding 2 points in Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Hungary.” The picture is similar with regard to youth poverty, which “increased considerably” in no less than 19 OECD ...

Brazil Congress approves legislation to modernize and expand ports


Brazil Congress approves legislation to modernize and expand ports

SAO PAULO — Brazil's Congress has approved legislation aimed at modernizing and expanding the country's overcrowded ports and attracting private investments in the sector. The legislation approved Thursday night allows the private sector to invest in ...

Hundreds of dead animals wash up on Chile's shores

Hundreds of dead animals wash up on Chile's shores: SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean officials are investigating the death of hundreds of penguins, pelicans and other animals that are washing up on the county's shores. Authorities say they suspect that fishermen using explosives may have killed the animals ...




Elderly San Rafael Man Arrested For DUI Twice In Same Day

Elderly San Rafael Man Arrested For DUI Twice In Same Day: SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – An elderly San Rafael man was arrested twice within the span of 12 hours on suspicion of drunk driving, according to the California Highway Patrol. Early Thursday morning, an alert was broadcast to Marin County law enforcement to ...

Poverty measures are 'not enough'

Poverty measures are 'not enough': Massey University education policy expert Professor John O'Neill has been working with the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty that had identified a suite of solutions that it recommended the Government use to address poverty. He said ...




Welfare reform may erode child wellbeing, BMA warns

Welfare reform may erode child wellbeing, BMA warns: Poverty is one of the main reasons that the UK continues to underperform on child wellbeing and recent changes to welfare policy could set the country back even further. This is the message from a major new BMA report, Growing Up In The UK. The report ...

Poverty, Inequality, and Development

Poverty, Inequality, and Development:
According to Ronn Pineo, senior research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, the data on poverty and inequality are similar in other Latin American countries experiencing high growth rates, including Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil. Even in rich ...


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

PPACA may penalize some Native Americans

PPACA may penalize some Native Americans:
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), DeRouen and tens of thousands of others who identify as Native American will face a new reality. They will have to buy their own health insurance policies or pay a $695 fine from the ...


LifeHealthPro

Brazil Signs US-Brazil Tax Information Exchange Deal

Brazil Signs US-Brazil Tax Information Exchange Deal: BRASILIA -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a decree authorizing exchange of tax information between Brazilian and U.S. tax authorities, Brazil's federal tax department said Thursday. The accord, which was proposed in 2007, will allow tax ...




80 Bangladeshis rescued in Brazil

80 Bangladeshis rescued in Brazil:
The Bangladeshi embassy in Brasilia has expressed surprise at the news but it has offered its support to the Brazilian authorities in their investigation. The victims have not been arrested but advised to seek refugee status. Their cases will now be ...


DhakaTribune

Brazil Finance Minister Mantega: Recovery Led by Investment

Brazil Finance Minister Mantega: Recovery Led by Investment: BRASILIA--A recovery in Brazil's economy in the first half is being led by investment and not yet by consumer demand, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters at the ministry, the minister characterized growth projections so ...




Jewish Scouting leaders vocal on gay inclusion

Jewish Scouting leaders vocal on gay inclusion: NEW YORK (JTA)—Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of ...

Many US youth have mental disorder: CDC


Many US youth have mental disorder: CDC

WASHINGTON — As many as one-fifth of American children and teens suffer from a mental disorder such as anxiety or depression and the incidence of such ailments is rising, a study released Thursday said. "A total of 13 percent to 20 percent of children ...

Chorus of critics greets new psychiatric manual release

Chorus of critics greets new psychiatric manual release: The American Psychiatric Association has updated "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" for the first time in 19 years, making some controversial changes. Psychiatrists Dr. Gail Saltz and Dr. Sally Satel talk about what it means ...

Americans Want Senate to Drop Gun Control, But Oppose 3D-Printed Guns

Americans Want Senate to Drop Gun Control, But Oppose 3D-Printed Guns: Following NBA player Jason Collins' public announcement that he is gay, a quarter of Americans, 25 percent, believe having an openly gay athlete is a positive development for society. Seventeen percent say having an active athlete announce he is gay is ...

23 Cuban migrants returned home by US Coast Guard

23 Cuban migrants returned home by US Coast Guard: MIAMI -- U.S. Coast Guard officials say they have returned nearly two dozen Cuban migrants to their homeland. The Coast Guard says 23 people were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Wednesday. A dozen Cubans were picked up May 10 in a ...




National Museum of African American History and Culture Receives Slave Cabin ...


National Museum of African American History and Culture Receives Slave Cabin ...

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has received an enormous and unconventional donation: A slave cabin from the Pines Plantation on South Carolina's Edisto Island that dates back to the first ...

US judges toss indictment against cop in African-American teenager death


US judges toss indictment against cop in African-American teenager death

A judge in the U-S city of New York has tossed the indictment against a cop who has killed an African-American teenager. Ramarley Graham was 18 when he was killed and now his family is demanding justice. Press TV's Colin Campbell has the details in ...