Tag : colombia

Colombian Malls Display Breastfeeding Mannequins To Symbolize Safe Haven For Lactating Mothers

Health  6 May '17

Colombian Malls Display Breastfeeding Mannequins To Symbolize Safe Haven For Lactating Mothers

With the abysmal rates of breastfeeding in Colombia, Amigos de la Lactancia campaigned normalization of breastfeeding by encouraging retail shops to install breastfeeding mannequins.

Food Bank Distributes Aid As Demand Increases Amid Recession

Infant  6 October '16

Is Bed-Sharing With Babies Really Dangerous? Book Author Says Co-Sleeping Develops Children’s Self-Reliance & Social Maturity

Bed-sharing with babies has risks, but it also comes with benefits that a child will carry as he/she grows up. The author of "Parenting Without Borders" said, however, that children who shared beds with their parents are socially responsible and are self-reliant despite their young age.

Nail Polish Becomes More Than a Fashion Statement

Mind  31 August '16

#PolishedMen: A Heart Warming Reason on Why Men Paints Their Fingernail

The cause behind the painted fingernail is remarkably heart warming.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  17 June '16

Zika Virus Doesn’t Give Microcephaly To Babies In The Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.

Humanitarian Aid Is Distributed To Displaced Iraqis In Duhok

School  24 May '16

Ending The Wheel Of Violence: Education Fund Worth $3.85B For Children In Warzones To Be Launched

Billions of emergency funds will go to the education of children affected by wartime violence, disease outbreaks and natural disasters. Global and national organizations have teamed up to help these kids return to school.

A handful of the 25170 tablets of the drug Ecstasy

Behavior  19 May '16

Minion-Shaped Ecstasy Hidden Inside a Children's Drawing Book

Batches of ecstasy were found inside a children's drawing kit. Each ecstasy was shaped like a minion.

FARC Guerillas In Colombia

Teens/Young Adults  17 May '16

FARC Agrees To Remove Child Soldiers From Its Force As Part Of Peace Agreement With The Colombian Government

FARC's child soldiers will be reintegrated into society thanks to the rebel group's peace accord with the Colombian government. FARC has recruited minor fighters as young as 13.

Cocaine Used As Currency in Parts of Colombia

Politics  17 May '16

Colombia Sees Largest Drug Raid In History, Authorities Find 8 Tons Of Cocaine Reportedly Owned By Clan Úsuga

The seized cocaine is approximately worth $240 million.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  28 March '16

Zika Virus And Microcephaly Prevention: CDC Guidelines For Delaying Pregnancy Due To Zika Exposure

The CDC has issued some guidelines on how to prevent microcephaly due to Zika virus exposure.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health/Nutrition  23 February '16

Zika Outbreak News Update: Mosquito-borne Virus Now in 20 Latin American Countries; List Includes Popular Tourist Destinations

There are about 20 countries in total that have been affected by the Zika virus outbreak in the Latin American region and health experts say that the list could only grow longer.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  9 February '16

Zika Virus Debate: Should Abortion Laws In Latin America Be Lifted?

The Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly in newborn babies. The debate rages on whether to lift abortion laws or not in Latin American countries.

Blood Supply Shortages Reported Throughout U.S.

Health/Nutrition  4 February '16

Zika Virus Update: 2 Cases Of Zika Infection Through Blood Transfusion In Brazil

The Zika virus is commonly spread through mosquito bites. But recent reports suggest that there is a new mode of transmission for the dangerous disease.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Pregnancy  3 February '16

The Great Zika Virus Dillema: Latin American Countries Torn Between Catholic Church And No-Pregnancy Warnings

With reports about the link between Zika virus and birth defects, Latin Americans must choose whether they should use birth control methods to prevent pregnancy or follow Catholicism's stance against birth control.

Police officers

News  14 January '16

Breastfeeding To The Rescue! Police Officer Saves The Life Of Starving Baby Girl By Breastfeeding Her

Details about the heart-warming story of a police officer saving an abandoned baby girl by breastfeeding her can be found inside.

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