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jueves, 4 de julio de 2013

Teen abortions down, but sex up in Minnesota

Teen abortions down, but sex up in Minnesota
The state recorded 1,229 induced abortions involving women 19 and younger last year, down from 2,137 in 2007, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday. The big drop among teenagers drove a 3 percent decline in the overall number of abortions ...

Grandma - A Danger to Your Child's Health

Grandma - A Danger to Your Child's Health
It is official - your grandma is a risk to your child's health. You may regard your grandparents as the perfect solution to your child-care problems. But watch out! Research shows that those indulgent old dears ceaselessly feed your kids with treats ...

Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn proposes children's health initiatives

Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn proposes children's health initiatives
The mayoral candidate laid out a series of children's health proposals on Monday that she hopes to implement if elected. One part of the plan includes establishing new nutritional standards for meals marketed specifically to children at many chain ...

Penn Student Analyzes the Effects of Lead Exposure in Chinese Children

Penn Student Analyzes the Effects of Lead Exposure in Chinese Children
The exposure of its citizens to dangerous toxins continues to be a concern in China, a newly industrialized nation with a large population and little environmental regulation, but for University of Pennsylvania senior Richard Liu one health risk has ...

Millions of children to be protected from deadly diseases through unique ...

Millions of children to be protected from deadly diseases through unique ...
Funds raised through the sale of IFFIm Vaccine Bonds support the GAVI Alliance, an innovative public-private partnership whose mission is to save children's lives and protect people's health by increasing access to immunisation in the world's poorest ...

'Teen Mom' star Jenelle Evans promotes McDonalds while working out

'Teen Mom' star Jenelle Evans promotes McDonalds while working out
Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans may never have promoted a healthy lifestyle prior to meeting her new boyfriend, but it sounds like she wants everyone to believe that she is the healthiest that she has ever been. She isn't doing drugs anymore, but she is ...

Sex Ed And Birth Control, Not Parental Notification Laws, Drove Down Teen ...

Sex Ed And Birth Control, Not Parental Notification Laws, Drove Down Teen ...
The number of abortions performed in Minnesota dropped by three percent last year, according to new data from the state's Department of Health. Abortion opponents say that's a consequence of anti-abortion laws that were passed in the state six years ...

FORUM: Parents need to be vigilant on teens' involvement with alcohol

FORUM: Parents need to be vigilant on teens' involvement with alcohol
An area hospital has seen teens using innovative techniques to consume alcohol, such as soaking tampon applicators in it to avoid traces on their breath. The 2011 Connecticut School Health Survey, a poll of high school students across the state, found ...

University of Maryland hosts teen health forum

University of Maryland hosts teen health forum
Approximately 60 4-H teens from across the state took part in a healthy living town hall meeting at the University of Maryland, College Park, campus June 25. The meeting allowed teens to discuss leading healthcare issues of the day, according to a news ...

Your Health: Options for teen weight loss surgery

Your Health: Options for teen weight loss surgery
Are any particular types of weight loss surgery preferred when the patient is an adolescent or teen? Two local surgeons talked about the special concerns of performing weight loss surgery on teens.

US women delay motherhood, teen births historically low

US women delay motherhood, teen births historically low
 As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of teenage births and births for women in their early 20s are at all-time lows, federal health officials reported Friday. U.S. women have their first baby at age ...

LGBT rights supported by majority in western Europe

LGBT rights supported by majority in western Europe
73% of citizens from 16 developed nations support the rights of gay couples. In particular, 52% of them are in favor of marriage, while 21% support other forms of legal recognition, but not the wedding. The survey by Ipsos was carried out in Argentina ...

American, LGBT flags billow on a ferry dock on Fire Island

American, LGBT flags billow on a ferry dock on Fire Island
An American flag and a LGBT Rainbow flag are displayed on the ferry dock in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y., in late June. The 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City is generally accepted as the Lexington and Concord of the gay rights ...

7 Ways to Work With LGBT Communities in International Development

7 Ways to Work With LGBT Communities in International Development
"These people are fighting for survival in societies that are hostile to their very existence," said Dr. Chloe Schwenke, who described LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people as being "embattled." She, along with three other global LGBT ...

Regional Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean
The Regional Assistant will support the team's partner country strategies and will provide general support to the assigned countries. S/he will ensure the effective day-to-day running of the Latin America and Caribbean Team and will support the liaison ...

The plight of Latin America's teachers

The plight of Latin America's teachers
The report, titled "Education at a Glance 2013," also shows that Finland and South Korea, which consistently rank at the top of international student achievement tests, pay their teachers almost twice as much as Latin American countries. Consider some ...

Diversion of Bolivian Plane Angers Latin American Leaders

Diversion of Bolivian Plane Angers Latin American Leaders
CARACAS, Venezuela — Latin American leaders reacted with fury on Wednesday to the diversion of the airplane carrying President Evo Morales of Bolivia through European airspace, calling it a grave offense to all of their countries, unjustified by ...

OP-ED: Why Latin America? Complexity in the World's Most Violent Region

OP-ED: Why Latin America? Complexity in the World's Most Violent Region
But assuming the data is correct, it is shocking that 75% of the countries in Latin America suffer from what is considered “epidemic violence” (a rate of more than 10 homicides/100,000 inhabitants, according to the WHO). And this leads to the question ...

Bolivia plane incident infuriates Latin America but little indication region ...

Bolivia plane incident infuriates Latin America but little indication region ...
The rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane through Europe ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty by countries with long histories of disrespect for the region. But as ...

Costa Rica Leads Innovation Ranking in Latin America

Costa Rica Leads Innovation Ranking in Latin America
Costa Rica is the most innovative country in Latin America, ranking 39th of 142 countries surveyed on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2013. The country climbed from the 60th position in 2012, surpassing Chile as regional leader. Costa Rica also was ...

The GOP doubles down on stuffy old men

The GOP doubles down on stuffy old men
After Mitt Romney's defeat last fall, the Republican National Committee warned that the party needed to do more – fast – to reach out to blacks, Hispanics, gays and women. Focus groups, the RNC said in its March report, identified the GOP as the party ...

Bolivia plane incident infuriates Latin America but little indication region ...

Bolivia plane incident infuriates Latin America but little indication region ...
The European rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty ...

Latin Hollywood: Alex Espinoza's "The Five Acts of Diego Léon"

Latin Hollywood: Alex Espinoza's "The Five Acts of Diego Léon"
THE STEREOTYPE of the Latin Lover fulfills a unique role in the American psyche, a dangerous but exciting fantasy that began as a Hollywood stereotype and hasn't evolved much since the days of silent movies. Alex Espinoza's second novel, 

Latin America Benefits From 'Favorable Tailwinds'

Latin America Benefits From 'Favorable Tailwinds'
Another unresolved question is whether Latin America can build on what the IMF calls "a golden decade" or whether there will be a falling off in growth. Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere department, tackles this issue in a ...

Latin America outraged over Morales' European pat down

Latin America outraged over Morales' European pat down
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who came forward last month as the source of leaks on American surveillance, has already caused a major rift in the transatlantic relationship. He has once again pushed tensions to a new ...