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Virtual Reality for Treating the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

According to the American Physchiatric Association, the post-traumatic stress disorder is defined as a disorder that may hit people whom have experienced traumatic events such as personal assault, accidents, terroristic attacks, war, and so on. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs manages the the National Center for PTSD which is dedicated to research and help who's … Continue reading Virtual Reality for Treating the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Colombia: the (Endless) Peace Process

The 27th of May 1964 is the date in which the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (in Spanish, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) were born as an anti-imperialist guerilla, aimed by a Marxist-Leninist thought. However, in over fifty years of conflict, the FARC have greatly weakened the Colombian agricultural sector, often expropriating farmers (in … Continue reading Colombia: the (Endless) Peace Process

Millions of People Under Threat: the Consequences of Harvey and the Potential Destruction of Irma

Between August and September, the eastern coast of the United States, as well as the Caribbean region, are subject to what is more commonly called the "Hurricane Season". A series of atmospheric conditions, and therefore meteorological ones, force the population every year to immense efforts in order to protect their houses and belongings. However, a … Continue reading Millions of People Under Threat: the Consequences of Harvey and the Potential Destruction of Irma

Nave Amerigo Vespucci Has Arrived in the United States!

The Amerigo Vespucci is the sailer of the Italian Navy known as la nave più bella del mondo (the most beautiful vessel in the world). With its eighty years of service, the Amerigo Vespucci has sailed the seas of the entire world and, after nearly two decades, is coming back to the United States. Sailed … Continue reading Nave Amerigo Vespucci Has Arrived in the United States!

Wall Street Run & Heart Walk

The American Heart & Stroke Association has been the promoter of the 2017's Wall Street Run & Heart Walk that took place on May 18th at Brookfield Place - downtown Manhattan. The event involved around 12,000 participants and some of them came from all over the United States. Several private entities, as well as medical school, … Continue reading Wall Street Run & Heart Walk

There is a War in Yemen. And a Child Dies Every Ten Minutes

New York, 5 May 2017 "On average, a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes in Yemen every 10 minutes. This means 50 children in Yemen will die during today’s conference, and all of those deaths could have been prevented." Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the Geneva Conference about … Continue reading There is a War in Yemen. And a Child Dies Every Ten Minutes

International Workers Day

On May 1st, the world celebrates the International Workers Day. However, each country observes a different tradition. In the United States, for instance, the International Workers Day is recognized, but it is a normal day at work because the Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday of September. Instead in Italy, my country of origin, … Continue reading International Workers Day

UNPFII Sixteenth Session

From the 24th of April until the 5th of May, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is celebrating its Sixteenth session, since its establishment that occurred on 2002 when the first meeting was held. The UNPFII wants to raise the awareness and implement activities related to indigenous issues within the United Nations … Continue reading UNPFII Sixteenth Session