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Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

[OP-ED]: Prevarications On Pot: Nonsense Clouds Common Sense

 04/21/2017 - 12:33
Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto
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Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto

80 Cuban doctors desert Venezuela, await US visas in Bogota

 04/18/2017 - 05:22
A group of Cuban doctors, in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 16, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ
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Some 180 Cuban doctors, up to now part of their island's medical mission in Venezuela, have deserted that country and are now waiting in Bogota in hopes the United States will provide them with visas.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:15am
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A group of Cuban doctors, in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 16, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

[OP-ED]: Trump could fix health care

 04/07/2017 - 13:23
Manifestación en contra de las políticas de Donald Trump y en defensa del Obamacare en Vista (California). EFE
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The recent Republican debacle on health care could prove to be an opportunity. It highlighted, yet again, the complexity of America’s system, which continues to be by far the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Demonstration against the policies of Donald Trump and in defense of the Obamacare in Vista (California). EFE

Flashback: Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional finally meet for the Championship

 04/06/2017 - 17:10
 Fans pay tribute to the city of Medellin and team Atletico Nacional at the end of the first leg of the final of the Recopa Sudamericana in the Arena Condá de Chapecó in Brazil. Photo: EFE
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The cinderella team from Brazil finally goes to the big dance against Colombia's Atletico Nacional for the Recopa Sudamericana!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Fans pay tribute to the city of Medellin and team Atletico Nacional at the end of the first leg of the final of the Recopa Sudamericana in the Arena Condá de Chapecó in Brazil. Photo: EFE

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.
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It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:15am
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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

Latina Soprano Sings her dreams into reality

 03/31/2017 - 12:39
Academy of Vocal Arts Resident Vanessa Vasquez is one of Philadelphia's millennials who is making moves in her career. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Black, Latino Communities Spending Almost Half Their Incomes on Rent

 03/31/2017 - 06:17
 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

Renters living in predominantly Hispanic or black neighborhoods have to spend more of their income on rent than those in white communities. Devoting nearly half of one’s income to rent each month makes economic mobility that much harder as well.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
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 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

[OP-ED]: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams: Cold to Injustice/Hot for Corruption?

 03/24/2017 - 15:41
At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.
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The 50-page federal indictment released recently that charged Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams with 23 counts of corrupt misconduct did not reference an egregious injustice committed by Williams that revolved around defiant refusal to acknowledge grievous errors.

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At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.

Mutter Museum's Medical Mysteries

 03/24/2017 - 10:40
A display on the human skin and how ailments effect it are one of the many oddities you will see at the Mutter Museum. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Oddities from the world of medicine on display

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A display on the human skin and how ailments effect it are one of the many oddities you will see at the Mutter Museum. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

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