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World Alzheimer’s Report 2012 Reveals Stigma and Social Exclusion are Major Barriers for People With …

LONDON and NEW YORK, September 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The latest World Alzheimer Report entitled: Overcoming the stigma of dementia, released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) reveals that nearly one in four people with dementia (24%) hide or conceal their diagnosis citing stigma as the main reason. Furthermore, 40% of people with dementia report not being included in everyday ...

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Portugal PM says govt will listen to country

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho promised on Friday to listen to the country in the face of protests against sweeping austerity under a bailout, but said more sacrifice will be necessary to fix the debt-laden country’s economy. “We are not deaf to the difficulties faced by the country,” Passos Coelho told parliament. The centre-right government has ...

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Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages interacts with genes that affect weight, amplifying a person’s risk for obesity beyond what it would be from heredity alone. This means that ...

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What if Israel bombed Iran? The view from Tehran.

For months, Israel has threatened to strike Iran’s nuclear sites. The United States has urged restraint. If such an operation were launched, how might Tehran react? Hamid has been awake since midnight, when Israeli bombs struck the Tehran Nuclear Research Center in Amirabad. The boom reverberated throughout the city, sending plumes of smoke into the night. Sirens punctuated the hours ...

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Suu Kyi: Cooperation is key to genuine democracy

UNITED NATIONS – Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the key to achieving genuine democracy in the former military-ruled country is for longtime adversaries to work together and ignore personalities and her international fame. Suu Kyi, who has been praised worldwide for her struggle against the regime, was asked Friday whether she was concerned about outshining Myanmar President ...

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China’s Brainwashed Youth

SHANGHAI — Ever since the 1970s, I have known that the Chinese people are the freest and most democratic people in the world. Each year at my elementary school in Shanghai, the teachers mentioned this fact repeatedly in ethics and politics classes. Our textbooks, feigning innocence, asked us if freedom and democracy in capitalist countries could really be what they ...

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Protests witnessed in Kashmir against anti-Islamic video

Srinagar: Police burst teargas shells to stop radical ‘Dukhtaran-e-Millat’ (daughters of nation) from taking out a rally in protest against an anti-Islamic video. Police swung into action soon after dozens of Burqa-clad Dukhtaran activists appeared at Munawarabad locality here and tried to march towards Lal Chowk in violation of prohibitory orders and strict restrictions in force…

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Wen Chides E.U. on Arms Sale Embargo

BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said on Thursday that China would continue to help the European Union recover from its economic crisis even as he sternly criticized the bloc for maintaining an embargo on weapons sales to his country. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The Union ...

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