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PadreCare: Special public transportation programs help elderly keep independence

PadreCare: Special public transportation programs help elderly keep independence

By Loida Casares LatinaLista When my dad came to live with me a year and a half ago I had just decided to work from home. My initial idea was to take the summer off and to start looking for a job that fall when the kids went back to school. However, I decided to


Indigenous community radio journalists in Guatemala seek global support to combat government abuse

LatinaLista — Today is World Radio Day. In an era where it’s projected that there will be over two billion users of smartphones by 2016. Users who have been documented as accessing their news and information via their smartphones, the radio seems like an archaic instrument for another time. Yet, in developing countries where smartphones


Study: Hispanic and Black Boys Drink More Energy Drinks, Which Increases Hyperactivity In Children

SaludToday Children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, according to a new study. On the average day, the 1,649 middle-school students in the study reported consuming two sugared beverages or energy drinks, which can contain up to 40 grams of sugar—even though


Project turns indigenous people into field researchers measuring carbon that satellites miss

By Bjorn Carey Futurity Indigenous people govern about half of all remaining undeveloped land on the planet. New research with indigenous people in the Amazon suggests they may outperform satellites in measuring the true carbon storage potential of the rainforest. That finding could influence how indigenous people in Guyana and elsewhere manage their forests and