Up to 7-yr jail for teachers who hit kids By Chetan Chauhan Hindustan Times, New Delhi, May 4, 2012 The government has put its foot down against corporal punishment and ragging1 and is proposing changes in the law that would send offenders to up to seven years in jail.To protect children in educational institutions, the […]
Woman speaks up about sexual assault — 26 years later By Glenn Smith <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a> Sunday, March 4, 2012 Rebecca Shea spent more than two decades hiding the memory of one Fourth of July afternoon. Shea was 13 years old in 1985 when a family friend sat beside her on a hammock during a holiday gathering […]
“The combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion) [in 2002]. Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself.”
— Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine
A female Florida sheriff’s deputy handcuffed naked girls to a desk, spanked them with a leather paddle and sent the seamy homemade videos to a boyfriend she met on a fetish web site, authorities said.
Nearly one in three children is overweight or obese. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) estimated that nearly 17% of children age 2 – 19 years are obese. According to the Childhood Obesity Foundation in Canada, over 25% of the children are considered overweight or obese. Alarmingly, there is no great concern. No elected official, medical professional or childcare organization has sounded the alarm. The United States has more obesity than any other country.