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( FDA Seeks to Ban Use of Electroshock Devices on Some Psychiatric Patients
Mar 26th 2024, 03:20

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsU.S. federal regulators are taking a second stab at banning the controversial use of electroshock devices to manage the behavior of patients with intellectual and developmental disorders. The devices deliver electric shocks to a patient's skin, in an attempt to stop them from harming themselves or lashing out physically at others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in its Monday announcement.


( U.N. Head Backs Slavery Reparations to Counter "Generations of Exclusion"
Mar 26th 2024, 03:19

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportUnited Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on Monday for reparations over the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved people as a way to tackle its legacy in today's society, including systemic racism. From the 15th to the 19th century, at least 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported by European ships and sold into slavery. Those who survived the brutal voyage ended up toiling on plantations in the Americas, mostly in Brazil and the...


( U.N. Envoy Says Israel May Be Committing Genocide in Gaza
Mar 26th 2024, 02:33

Source: ( CBS News - World NewsDespite a U.N. Security Council demand for an immediate cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, the situation in Gaza is so desperate that some teens say they hope to be killed swiftly to escape the "nightmare" around them, a U.N. spokesperson said Tuesday. The grim assessment came as the U.N.'s top envoy for human rights in the Palestinian territories said there were "grounds to believe that the threshold indicating Israel's commission of genocide...


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