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domingo, 7 de julio de 2013

Florida Children's Health Advocates Ready to Fight for Medicaid Expansion, Again

Florida Children's Health Advocates Ready to Fight for Medicaid Expansion, Again
During the heated debate in Florida's legislature over the expansion of Medicaid, children's health advocates contend that the precarious status of the state's uninsured children was slighted. They vow not to let that happen again. The legislative ...

One in six New Jersey adults takes mental health medications, report finds

One in six New Jersey adults takes mental health medications, report finds
Nearly one in six New Jersey adults are on medications used to treat psychological and behavioral disorders, according to data from Express Scripts, which reports on and analyzes mental health medication trends among the insured population in the ...

Is mental illness a lifetime sentence?

Is mental illness a lifetime sentence?
Meanwhile, Lusaka City Council public relations officer Henry Kapata said the number of people with mental illness moving about the city is worrying. he added that the patients mostly occupy incomplete structures for shelter and some move about the ...

Soldiers with insomnia at higher risk of mental disorders after deployment

Soldiers with insomnia at higher risk of mental disorders after deployment
A new study, published in the journal SLEEP, examined the correlation between insomnia prior to deployment on the post-deployment onset of mental illness. Using data from two consecutive Millennium Cohort Questionnaires, the researchers collected ...

New local support group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder

New local support group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
"Now it is understood that all people can recover from mental illness. But that is a new belief. As late as the 1980's it was believed people couldn't recover from mental illness and could only be managed and cared for. In 2006 the Association of State ...

Royce White and General Anxiety Disorder as Mental Illness

Royce White and General Anxiety Disorder as Mental Illness
Working in the teaching profession, I have encountered kids with mental disabilities on an almost daily basis. It is easy to be cold and stern with them when they are misbehaving and ignore the underlying problem. It is harder to understand and help them.

Art therapy program cuts endanger mental health, say patients

Art therapy program cuts endanger mental health, say patients
Participants in a unique art therapy program run by Vancouver Coastal Health for people with mental illness are fighting to keep the 21-year-old program alive. About 600 people participate in the programs offered at The Art Studios every year, taking a ...

LGBT Peruvians march through Lima for more rights

LGBT Peruvians march through Lima for more rights
On Saturday, a day when gay pride parades took place around the world, more than 1,000 Peruvian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups marched through the streets of Lima to promote greater rights and recognition. Beginning in the ...

Beyond Marriage: Continuing Battles for LGBT Rights

Beyond Marriage: Continuing Battles for LGBT Rights
For LGBT rights activists, such a law would be a no-brainer — and would let many Americans live freely at work without fear of reprisal for their orientation. ENDA doesn't have the galvanizing romantic appeal of the narrative surrounding gay marriage ...

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia's son does not believe gay sexuality exists

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia's son does not believe gay sexuality exists
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Rev. Paul Scalia, son of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, does not think homosexuality exists and critics of gay sexuality are being silenced. 'We should not predicate “homosexual” of any person,' Rev.

Welby: Church of England looks out of step with 'revolution' on gays

Welby: Church of England looks out of step with 'revolution' on gays
Welby called on the church to fight prejudice against homosexuals. Specifically, he said the church is developing a program to deal with homophobic bullying in its 5,000 schools. The synod is also scheduled to discuss the controversial issue of women ...

Column on homosexual marriage was wrong

Column on homosexual marriage was wrong
She states, "As a Christian, I'm very aware the gay marriage debate isn't about sin or morality." Yet, St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 to not be deceived, that neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor practicing homosexuals will inherit the ...

Latin American culture celebrated at Carnaval Del Sol

Latin American culture celebrated at Carnaval Del Sol
Vancouver's Latin American community filled Granville Street on Saturday for the first day of the Carnaval Del Sol celebration. The two-day event features Latin musical artists, folk dancing, vendors selling goods from Latin American artisans and a ...

Latin Music Group La Mafia Performs at Sam's Town Live Tonight

Latin Music Group La Mafia Performs at Sam's Town Live Tonight
One of the largest and most critically-acclaimed names in Latin music, La Mafia will perform at Sam's Town Live! For more than three decades, La Mafia has gained admirers worldwide thanks to a blend of Oscar De La Rosa's passionate singing and Armando ...

Green Economy Not Taking Off in Latin America - Inter Press Service

Green Economy Not Taking Off in Latin America - Inter Press Service
Green Economy Not Taking Off in Latin America - A year after endorsing the principles of the green economy at the Río +20 summit, Latin America is making little ...

POLL: Have You Ever Attended a Traditional Latin Mass?

POLL: Have You Ever Attended a Traditional Latin Mass?
The Latin Mass was all I knew until I was 20, I remember as a child thinking, “why is Father moving his elbows so much and why is he mumbling?”and trying to keep up with the Missal (red side/black side) for a child was almost imposable.

Bolivia joins countries offering Snowden asylum

Bolivia joins countries offering Snowden asylum
Bolivia has joined a growing number of Latin American countries offering asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that Snowden is welcome in his country. He did not say whether he had received a formal ...

GOLDEN MELODY: Singer adds Latin touch to spice up Hakka music

GOLDEN MELODY: Singer adds Latin touch to spice up Hakka music
After graduation, he worked at the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce for around 15 years, promoting trade cooperation between Taiwan and Central and South American countries. During that period, he also established his own band, ...

DTH to lead pay-TV future in Latin America

DTH to lead pay-TV future in Latin America
The analyst firm says that Peru, Brazil and Mexico are the countries in which more growth is expected, due to their lower development level compared with other Latin American countries. But Argentina and Colombia, together with Brazil and Mexico, will ...

Child's pregnancy sets off abortion debate in Chile

Child's pregnancy sets off abortion debate in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The case of a pregnant 11-year old girl who was raped in Chile by her mother's partner has set off a national debate about abortion in one of the most socially-conservative countries in Latin America. Chileans were outraged on Friday ...

Latin Presidents to Meet on Bolivia-Snowden Controversy

Latin Presidents to Meet on Bolivia-Snowden Controversy
Latin American presidents have condemned the refusal of some European countries to allow Morales' presidential plan to enter their airspace as he headed home from Russia on Tuesday. Morales called it a "provocation" aimed at all of South America.

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America's Revolutions?

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America's Revolutions?
Dozens of countries throughout history have experienced military takeovers. In Latin America, the story is fairly common: There were at least 30 coup d'état attempts, 22 of them successful, in the region from 1945 to 1976. It's a story that (despite ...

Could Australia be hit by a slowdown in Latin America?

Could Australia be hit by a slowdown in Latin America?
Again, Australian expertise in the mining industry has come to the fore and there are now some very strong relations between Australian and Latin American countries. This has assisted in short-term economic growth in Australia and with the relationship ...

Unequality will stoke volatility in Latin America

Unequality will stoke volatility in Latin America
Latin America has had a good decade. Over the last 10 years, economic growth averaged 4.2 per cent, and 70 million people escaped poverty. Macroeconomic stability, open-trade policies and pro-business investment climates have supported and will ...

Website cleverly shows data on race and poverty in Utah

Website cleverly shows data on race and poverty in Utah
Of the estimated 374,859 people living in poverty, 39 percent are members of a minority population even though minorities make up only 20 percent of the state, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey. Latinos ...