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domingo, 2 de junio de 2013

Religious Fundamentalism Is a "Mental Illness" That Could Soon Be "Cured"

Religious Fundamentalism Is a "Mental Illness" That Could Soon Be "Cured":
Leading Oxford University neurologist Kathleen Taylor has posited in her new book The Brain Supremacy that religious fundamentalism may soon be an identifiable "mental disorder” — and curable as an illness. Discussing the positive developments she ...


PolicyMic

Drinking Coffee May Induce Mental Disorder

Drinking Coffee May Induce Mental Disorder: It turns out that caffeine addiction could lead to a temporary mental disorder, according to the new edition of the mental health manual, the DSM-5, which lists caffeine intoxication among the many disorders known to psychiatry. Restlessness ...

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly

General Anesthesia Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Elderly (Photo Credit: Pixland/. (NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that senior citizens who go under general anesthesia during medical procedures may experience an increased rate of dementia.

2 Mexico kidnap victims sons of drug traffickers

2 Mexico kidnap victims sons of drug traffickers:
Rumors also spread that the abductions might be the result of one of Mexico's major drug cartels trying to break into the lucrative black market of Tepito, traditionally controlled by local mafias and families. Officials have said that Mexico's major ...


Kansas City Star

Argentine drug enforcement chief shot

Argentine drug enforcement chief shot: Buenos Aires - The chief of the Argentine Federal Police's dangerous drugs division was shot outside his house and investigators do not consider the incident a random crime, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Sunday. Nestor Roncaglia was ...


Lutherans elect openly gay bishop

Lutherans elect openly gay bishop: LOS ANGELES — The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected its first openly gay bishop to a six-year term on Friday at an annual assembly in Southern California, officials said. The election of ...

Cuba President Raul Castro Welcomes Chinese Party Leader

Cuba President Raul Castro Welcomes Chinese Party Leader:
Cuban President Raul Castro, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, met with Guo Jinlong, member of the Politburo and secretary of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, who is on an official visit here. During the ...


Escambray

Gay marriage: it's only fair

Gay marriage: it's only fair:
And just as young civil right activists in the 1950s and 1960s ended decades of discriminatory laws against African-Americans, today's young people will do the same for gays and lesbians. Britons and Americans are beginning to see marriage equality for ...


The Guardian

Mental disorders: Let's examine the real crazies

Mental disorders: Let's examine the real crazies: Just recently the American Psychiatric Association came out with their revised manual of mental disorders (DSM-5). These birds (I'm being nice) have now classified temper tantrums, forgetfulness, depression (after a traumatic experience), bad eating ...


Why Black America's Battle with Mental Health Is Failing

Why Black America's Battle with Mental Health Is Failing: He is now the CEO and president of the Community Health Council and director of the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He has dedicated much of his career to the treatment and prevention of mental health disorders ...

Volunteers help preserve Miami's first African American cemetery

Volunteers help preserve Miami's first African American cemetery

A high school senior led the way to rejuvenating Miami's first African American cemetery, which is called Lincoln Memorial Park. 17-year-old David Joseph, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, organized the project.

Cuba says Venezuela's spat with Colombia could hurt peace talks

Cuba says Venezuela's spat with Colombia could hurt peace talks: Venezuela is Cuba's main ally and benefactor and provides the communist-led island with two-thirds of its daily oil needs in exchange for the services of more than 40,000 Cubans, most of them doctors and medical personnel providing health to Venezuela ...


Haiti - Health : Commemoration of World No Tobacco Day

Haiti - Health : Commemoration of World No Tobacco Day: Friday, May 31, the Ministry of Public Health and Population, as part of the promotion of health for all and in its effort to educate citizens to adopt new behaviors vis-à-vis tobacco, proceeded to the commemoration of World No Tobacco Day under the ...

Brazil raises rate to 8% as inflation threatens recovery

Brazil raises rate to 8% as inflation threatens recovery

President Dilma Rousseff's administration has renewed pledges to slow inflation even as Brazil's $2.5 trillion economy has expanded less than expected by analysts for five straight quarters. While the government kept borrowing costs at a record low 7 ...

Venezuela reminds us that not every land is the land of plenty

Venezuela reminds us that not every land is the land of plenty

Now the Catholic Church in Venezuela has told the BBC that basic products are becoming so scarce that the country's “only wine maker” has stopped selling wine to the church because it's becoming costly to import items to make the wine. And since nobody ...

Lance Bass Reaches Out To Amanda Bynes, Gets Hand Slapped Away

Lance Bass Reaches Out To Amanda Bynes, Gets Hand Slapped Away: She claims that his mental disorder comment wasn't prompted by concern, it was just Bass trying to get her attention... or something of that sort, it isn't quite clear: "I ignored Lance Bass on twitter and now he is saying I have a mental illness ...

Biden Says Brazil Exemplifies That Democracy Leads to Development

Biden Says Brazil Exemplifies That Democracy Leads to Development

“We're ready for a deeper, broader relationship across the board on everything from the military to education, trade and investment,” the U.S. vice president said. His stopover in Brasilia was the last on a tour that Biden undertook this week and ...

Gay Jews: Hatred Is Not Halacha

Gay Jews: Hatred Is Not Halacha: Already implemented in New York, gay activists want full recognition of same-sex unions in all spheres of public life. For example, we can expect that advertising posters, publicly displayed for us and our children to see, will feature gay couples. We ...


Gay community using Boy Scouts as platform

Gay community using Boy Scouts as platform: One of the problems is that if the Boy Scouts of America allow gay leadership and supposedly gay boys, it's an endorsement of the gay lifestyle, and I believe that's the gay community's goal. Young people are presented with enough decisions that will ...

Gov't blasts anti-justice reform rulings: 'Colonialist attempts still exist ...

Gov't blasts anti-justice reform rulings: 'Colonialist attempts still exist ...

... precautionary measure against the government-fueled and recently passed reform of the Magistrates Council, suspending the elections of its members by popular vote, responding to a request made by the College of Lawyers of Mar del Plata Buenos Aires ...

Teen takes the helm of family's worldwide businesses

Teen takes the helm of family's worldwide businesses:
Andrew Patel will attend HCC this fall and plans to finish at USF, but first he'll set off on a working tour of the family businesses in Europe, Asia and Central America. SPRING HILL — Andrew Patel grew up traveling internationally. One day, he and ...


Tampabay.com

Costa Rica takes center stage in Central America

Costa Rica takes center stage in Central America: Costa Rica has become Central America's premier success story, making it the target of visits by the heads of state of world powers. For example, President Obama visited the country in early May – while there, he also attended to a summit of the ...

Iran Terrorists 'Sleeper Cells' Are Infiltrating South America, Reports ...

Iran Terrorists 'Sleeper Cells' Are Infiltrating South America, Reports ...

Iran Terrorists are “infiltrating” South America and setting up intelligence networks to carry out terrorist attacks in the region, an Argentine prosecutor said last week. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, accused Mohsen Rabbani ...

Organized Crime Threaten Press in Latin America

Organized Crime Threaten Press in Latin America: Latin America News – Inter American Press Association, or IAPA, president Jaime Mantilla said in an interview with EFE that organized crime, drug trafficking, and authoritarian governments were the greatest threats to freedom of the press in Latin America.

Former Mexican President Fox Wants Marijuana Legalized

Former Mexican President Fox Wants Marijuana Legalized

A former Latin American president has once again said that drugs should be legalized. This time it was Vicente Fox who was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. Fox was in Seattle on Thursday, as a guest speaker for Don Pellicer, a new company ...