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domingo, 14 de julio de 2013

Canada's best medical marijuana to be crowned at Vancouver's Kush Cup

Canada's best medical marijuana to be crowned at Vancouver's Kush Cup
Billed as an exclusive event catering to medical marijuana users and the licensed growers who supply them, the Kush Cup does indeed include three days of intensive judging of the products to determine whose weed reigns supreme. However, there is more ...

Vaccinations alarmingly low for preventable childhood diseases

Vaccinations alarmingly low for preventable childhood diseases
The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) study, published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, found that out of 133 children hospitalised for complications of chicken pox infection from 2007 to 2010, only 16 had been ...

Faith vs reason

Faith vs reason
With experiments and observation, science tries to find the causes of homosexuality by studying the brain, genetics, hormonal influences and epigenetics. Only recently, a heterosexual man, after a stroke, developed homosexual behaviour, changed his ...

Pro-family forces cry foul as legislator sneaks homosexual union language into ...

Pro-family forces cry foul as legislator sneaks homosexual union language into ...
 Latin America Correspondent July 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A socialist legislator has managed to smuggle an ambiguous text into a new law regarding the nation's youth in an apparent attempt to legalize homosexual unions on the ...

WATCH: Pat Robertson Claims He's Not Antigay, Has 'Thousands' of Gay Fans

WATCH: Pat Robertson Claims He's Not Antigay, Has 'Thousands' of Gay Fans

“There are a lot of people who are into this homosexual thing because they've been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend, and, they're little boys, they're little girls. They don't know any better,” Robertson said.

Expanded Mental Health Recording Raises Privacy, Gun Control Issues

Expanded Mental Health Recording Raises Privacy, Gun Control Issues
There are privacy concerns as well, as noted by Roberta Rampton, writing for Reuters: “Mental health advocates are worried that the privacy of people who have received treatment for their illnesses would be jeopardized.” They are also concerned that ...

Pneumonia: The "forgotten killer"

Pneumonia: The "forgotten killer"
It's “last in queue” in child health, I was told, despite the fact that in 2010 there were an estimated 120 million cases of pneumonia among children under five. It's an “orphan” illness without sufficient funding or attention – despite well ...

Child Health Authority being set up, says minister

Child Health Authority being set up, says minister
He said that government would shortly launch Integrated Reproductive Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Programme in all districts of the province whereas Punjab Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Authority was being established for ...

US child poverty surged in 2011

US child poverty surged in 2011
Thirty-nine percent of black children live in poverty; 34 percent of Latino children are in poverty. Again this year the report cites a recent Stanford University study that found “the gap in standardized test scores between affluent and low-income ...

Demographic change amplifying racial inequalities

Demographic change amplifying racial inequalities
In 2010, 39.4 percent of black children, 34 percent of Hispanic children and 38 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native children lived in poverty, defined as an annual income of $22,113 that year for a family of four. That compares with about 18 ...

Drury Scholars: African-American High School Kids Get a Taste of College Life

Drury Scholars: African-American High School Kids Get a Taste of College Life
Drury University's “Summer Scholars” program provides local African American high school kids a taste of what it's like to be a successful in college. The program, which has been going on this week, is designed to narrow the achievement gap between ...

African American Family Services and 180 Degrees, Inc. form strategic alliance

African American Family Services and 180 Degrees, Inc. form strategic alliance
As we look at options for further expanding the impact of AAFS, the solution must allow us to maintain our core values, which are grounded in cultural specificity; enhance and strengthen our connection to the African American community; and build upon ...

Latin America Seeks to Address New Social Demands Beyond Poverty Reduction

Latin America Seeks to Address New Social Demands Beyond Poverty Reduction
At the Sixth Ministerial Forum for Development, organized annually by UNDP, it was stressed that local businesses and multinational companies play a crucial role in further alleviating poverty and reducing inequality in Latin America if they offer ...

A team from Haiti is kicking off an opportunity of a lifetime in Blaine at the ...

A team from Haiti is kicking off an opportunity of a lifetime in Blaine at the ...
Haitian Initiative uses soccer in Haiti as a catalyst to combat the cycle of poverty. The program motivates young people to stay in school, offers free meals and opportunities to improve their soccer skills. Sanneh's foundation along with other local ...

Costa Rica is New Latin America Leader in Innovation

Costa Rica is New Latin America Leader in Innovation
According to the Global Innovation Index of 2013, Costa Rica has taken the 39th place on the global innovation ranking and it's the first country in Latin America to appear in the list. The study was published by INSEAD ...

Latin American Nations Condemn US "Aggression"

Latin American Nations Condemn US "Aggression"
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrives in Montevideo as Latin American nations meet for a Mercosur summit. Leaders throughout the region are furious over reports that the United States has targeted many of their countries with spying programs that ...

Chilean 11-Year-Old Girl Should Be Allowed Abortion, Says Amnesty International

Chilean 11-Year-Old Girl Should Be Allowed Abortion, Says Amnesty International
In one of the most socially-conservative countries in Latin America, the case of the child pregnant by her stepfather has set off a national debate about abortion. Abortions, even for medical reasons and in the case of rape, have been illegal in Chile ...

15 Ways You Know You're in a Relationship With a Latino

15 Ways You Know You're in a Relationship With a Latino
Ahhh, dating a Latino. It's an experience like no other. Whether or not you're Latina or not, there are some things that come with the territory of dating a man of the Latin persuasion. For your entertainment, we've plucked a few golden ones. So, here ..

Hollywood Confidential: Latinos Are The Kindest People On Earth

Hollywood Confidential: Latinos Are The Kindest People On Earth
But on Saturday night (tonight), we will be together in San Francisco, where Rick will be the keynote at the sixth annual gala of one of the hottest Latino communities (LAM). We are connected, and kindred. But so, perhaps, are you and I (more on that ...

African-American, Latino populations on the rise in Lansing

African-American, Latino populations on the rise in Lansing
The Census Bureau population count taken in 2010 had Lansing at 28,331 residents — of whom 59 percent were white, although 7 percent were Latinos who identified themselves racially as white. Another 32 percent of Lansing's 2010 population was ...

Strong emotions as Texas passes controversial abortion bill

Strong emotions as Texas passes controversial abortion bill
For many Latino politicians, emotions were running high after Texas passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the nation. The bill, which bans most abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy, passed the Texas State Senate just before midnight on ...

Latino scientist leads the way at first wind farm in the nation

Latino scientist leads the way at first wind farm in the nation
Officials from Texas Tech, the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, Vestas and Group NIRE welcomed Tech's newest wind energy facility on Tuesday. It's called the Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility (SWiFT) and it will be the first of ...

Translators Help Latino Immigrants with Health Care

Translators Help Latino Immigrants with Health Care
"That Latinos are welcome, that new immigrants are welcome, and that enrolling in Obamacare is not going to trigger any punitive immigration action from the government against your family," Zingale said. "But I think it's going to be a constant ...

California's imminent Latino plurality: How will we know when it happens?

California's imminent Latino plurality: How will we know when it happens?
While it's difficult to determine just when it will happen, California's Department of Finance projects the state's Latino population will catch up with its white population sometime this summer, with Latinos expected to become the plurality by early 2014.

Latino children to make up bigger share of population by 2050, study says

Latino children to make up bigger share of population by 2050, study says
It's a well-documented fact that the number of Latinos is growing in the United States, but according to a new study children may be the face of that change. According to the federal government's annual statistical study, called the America's Children ...