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miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2013

Domestic violence and perinatal mental health

Domestic violence and perinatal mental health

Women who have mental health disorders around the time of birth are more likely to have previously experienced domestic violence, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Louise Howard ...

African-Americans experience longer delays between diagnosis and treatment ...

African-Americans experience longer delays between diagnosis and treatment ...

To see if there is a difference in the time from cancer diagnosis to initiation of treatment for African American men compared with Caucasian men with prostate cancer, Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his ...

Independent Projects of Ecological Solidarity Flourish in Puerto Rico ...

Independent Projects of Ecological Solidarity Flourish in Puerto Rico ...: Ecological solidarity is getting stronger every day in Puerto Rico, thanks to the people working hard to develop independent projects. Here are a few examples that confirm once again that the goal of preserving nature, cultivating non-toxic ...


Seniors warn against high-tech care

Seniors warn against high-tech care: Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that the survey, conducted by researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University among other institutions, questioned more than a thousand persons aged 50 to 60 from Norway, the US, ...

Latin America: Amnesty Releases Annual Human Rights Report ...

Latin America: Amnesty Releases Annual Human Rights Report ...

Amnesty International published today its annual report for 2013, in which it highlights the main issues affecting human rights globally and in Latin America.

American 'Homesick Hijacker' wants to return to the US from Cuba to apologize ...

American 'Homesick Hijacker' wants to return to the US from Cuba to apologize ...

Still, periodic tensions with Washington often pushed Cuba to suspend the deal, and many fugitives reaching Cuba got asylum — bank robbery suspects, Puerto Rican independence fighters, Black Panthers leaders such as Eldridge Cleaver. They were ...

Brazil Expects to Pay $1.3 Billion for Electricity Compensations

Brazil Expects to Pay $1.3 Billion for Electricity Compensations: “We anticipate the payment of 2.8 billion reais for power distributors,” Brazil Energy Minister Edison Lobao told reporters in Brasilia. “This money is due to be paid until December and compensates distributors so that they do not pass the price to ...


Another Weekend, Another LGBT 'Bias Crime' in New York City

Another Weekend, Another LGBT 'Bias Crime' in New York City:
Lovendusky's assault came amid a series of high-profile hate crimes against New York LGBT residents—most notably the May 17 murder of 32-year-old gay man Mark Carson, who was shot to death in the streets of New York after being called “faggot” and ...


TakePart

Brazil president to make US state visit in October

Brazil president to make US state visit in October

Petrobras plans $236.5 billion in investments through 2016 under a plan to double its oil output to nearly five million barrels a day by 2020. And Brasilia is keen to acquire US technology to exploit its shale gas reserves. Biden, who is on a six-day ...

Mass. seeks to dismiss lawsuit against Native American provision in state's ...

Mass. seeks to dismiss lawsuit against Native American provision in state's ...: BOSTON — Massachusetts officials have sought dismissal of a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a provision in the state's casino gambling law that gave preference to a native American tribe over private developers. In a motion filed ...

Members of Congress urge Redskins to change nickname, citing offense to ...

Members of Congress urge Redskins to change nickname, citing offense to ...

WASHINGTON — Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans. The representatives said Tuesday they've sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL ...

How RuPaul Went From Drag Queen to Popular Gay Icon

How RuPaul Went From Drag Queen to Popular Gay Icon:
Now, 20 years later, he currently hosts three television shows on Logo: RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality television show in which contestants compete to become “America's next drag superstar,” and its two spin off shows, Untucked! and RuPaul's Drag U.


PolicyMic

How drinking coffee could launch a new mental disorder

How drinking coffee could launch a new mental disorder:
This condition appears in both the old edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and the new DSM-5, but the new version, officially released Thursday (May 22), adds a related diagnosis: caffeine withdrawal, which ...


Mother Nature Network

Indian politician tweets 'being gay is a mental disorder'

Indian politician tweets 'being gay is a mental disorder':
Former cabinet minister and president of Janata Party Subramanian Swamy. Indian politician Subramanian Swamy, the president of the Janata Party, wrote 'Being gay is a mental disorder' in a tweet on Monday (27 May). The tweet attracted instant criticism ...


Gay Star News

Colombian rebel rejects peace deadline, says electoral politics shouldn't ...

Colombian rebel rejects peace deadline, says electoral politics shouldn't ...

Humberto de la Calle, right, head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, speaks to reporters during the peace talks with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in Havana, Cuba

Cuba's fibre optic link to Venezuela creates greater internet access

Cuba's fibre optic link to Venezuela creates greater internet access: Report. Published on May 28, 2013. More people in Cuba will be able to use the internet, although access will still be under strict government control. euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international ...

First active, publicly gay college basketball player shares his story

First active, publicly gay college basketball player shares his story

On the heels of NBA player Jason Collins' announcement earlier this month that he is gay -- making him the first active team athlete in a major American sport to declare such -- we have another basketball player announcing the same. He's not a pro, though.

Valley woman still in Mexican prison on drug charges

Valley woman still in Mexican prison on drug charges: Yanira Maldonado was arrested in Mexico on May 22 and charged with trying to smuggle marijuana. (Source: CBS 5 News). Daughter Anna Soto and brother-in-law Brandon Klippel are hoping Yanira Maldonado will be soon freed from a Mexican prison.

Independent Projects of Ecological Solidarity Flourish in Puerto Rico

Independent Projects of Ecological Solidarity Flourish in Puerto Rico: Ecological solidarity is getting stronger every day in Puerto Rico, thanks to the people working hard to develop independent projects. Here are a few examples that confirm once again that the goal of preserving nature, cultivating non-toxic products ...

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bills for Gay Rights

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bills for Gay Rights: Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that he met his obligations as a Christian by signing the bill and congratulated ...


Colombia's fight against coffee blight may show the way for stricken Central ...

Colombia's fight against coffee blight may show the way for stricken Central ...: CHINCHINA, Colombia — At a sprawling central Colombia coffee laboratory and research facility - full of coffee plants trapped in jars and shimmering test-tubes - workers poked their heads out of cubicles to share the latest news from Central America ...

Murder capital street gangs declare truce

Murder capital street gangs declare truce: The 18th Street and Mara Salvatrucha are the country's biggest gangs, formed by Central American immigrants in US prisons who later overran this small Central American country as their members were deported back home. Both engage in dealing drugs ...

Obesity growing fastest in Africa, Latin America: UN

Obesity growing fastest in Africa, Latin America: UN

Once considered only a problem in high-income countries like the United States, where nearly 70 percent of the adult population is overweight, obesity is now growing fastest in developing nations in Africa and Latin America, according to the World ...

Aussie miners spend $150b in Latin America

Aussie miners spend $150b in Latin America

Meanwhile, neighbouring Argentina has the third largest shale gas reserves after China and the United States. "Australian mining investment in Latin America has arguably been light-years ahead of a more general link between our continents," Mr Carr said.

Further Drop In Latin America Average Regional Urban Unemployment, Says ...

Further Drop In Latin America Average Regional Urban Unemployment, Says ...: In the new issue of the joint publication "The employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean", the two institutions indicate that 3.5% economic growth expected for the region in 2013 should maintain the positive trends in labour indicators.