#StopMariageForcé – France takes stand against forced marriageby Annalisa Lista - 2015.07.03
A campaign launched by the French government – #StopMariageForcé – aims to protect women from being forced into marriage. The danger actually increases during summer time. The campaign’s dedicated website gives advice, information, two toll-free numbers and an email address for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This aims to increase preventive measures and further encourage women to seek help.
Headphone usage improves hearing usage of young people
Hearing deficits of young Americans have diminished. At least this is what a study recently published in Jama Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery has demonstrated. Data indicated that among young people in the age range 2 -19 hearing-related disturbances decreased 7.3% between 2007 - 2010. This improvement is directly Read More.
The WHO worried about low numbers of women breastfeeding
Only 40% of newborns throughout the world are breastfed exclusively. For the World Health Organization (WHO) this is cause for alarm. They have recently published their latest report on this issue to coincide with the initiative, World Breastfeeding Week. Their data indicate that only in 23 countries of the total Read More.
Revolutionary anti-Parkinson’s watch will be on the market soon
Emma Watch is an avant-garde Microsoft project presented at the Build Conference 2017 in Seattle (Washington). It is a Smartwarch created by researcher Haiyan Zhang who tested it at the Microsoft center in Cambridge (UK), able to reduce hand tremors, characteristic to Parkinson’s. This is possible, thanks to the watch’s vibrations Read More.
Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity
Premature infants are at higher risk for diabetes and obesity. At least, that is what a recent study undertaken by Israel’s Ben Gurion University has revealed. They monitored a group of infants up until their 18th year in order to determine the impact pre-term birth had on their health. The study Read More.
Some Italian high-schools will change to 4-year program
Italian high schools usually grant diplomas after completion of a 5-year program, but some will change to 4 years. The decree for a pilot program has been signed by the Minister of Education and will involve 100 classical high schools and technical institutes throughout the country. The announcement will be Read More.
Anorexia’s link to criminality reveals the disorder’s dark side
Anorexic girls have more of a tendency towards delinquency. At least, the first study that links eating disorders to possible negative social behaviors has been published by the Swedish Karolisnka Institute. They monitored thousands of twenty-year-olds, observing that compared to the average of 5% of the normal population, those with Read More.