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Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico Due to BP Oil Spill and the 'Perfect Storm'

At least 754 dolphins have been found dead or stranded since February 2010. A new report spells out that the oil spill, along with a couple other coincidental but unfortunate circumstances, initiated the grissly dolphin deaths.

Americans Rate Obesity as Biggest Health Threat

The Fix

The obesity crisis handily beats smoking and drinking as the most serious US health concern in a new poll.

Addiction Treatment Center to Open in Zapopan


This would be the first clinic of the ICJ in the West specialized in treatment of heroin addiction. There are three in the Mexican Republic, and in border towns like Juarez, Tijuana and Mexicali.

Why Recycled Toilet Paper Won't Save the World

wake the beast

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

Marketing the Munchies "Directly to Stoners"

The Fix

From 420 calorie burritos to Taco Bell's "Fourth Meal" (the one between dinner and breakfast), fast-food companies are pushing products to addicts like never before. In fact, some stoners are getting annoyed by all the attention.

Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Hispanically Speaking News

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain.

Mexico Earthquakes Caused by Aquifer Depletion?


Recent earthquakes in the municipality of Chalco were not result of activity at Popocatepetl Volcano, but could be a side effect of water extraction from aquifers in the region.

Conservatism Threatens AIDS Prevention in LatAm

Agence France-Presse

AIDS is under control in Latin America and the Caribbean but a conservative wave threatens efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly HIV virus, UN experts said this week.

To Reduce Teen Pregnancies, Start with Education

Inter Press Service

Studies have shown that keeping girls in school improves their sexual and reproductive health. A recent released report by Save the Children shows that the higher a mother's level of education, the lower children's under-five mortality rate.

NIH Awards $31M for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Discovery

Hispanically Speaking News

Duke University of Durham, N.C., and the Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla, Calif., have been awarded $31 million in first-year funding to lead the new Centers for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID).

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