Sunday, May 11, 2008

On May 11

On this day in ...
.... 2008 (today -- the centennial celebration of Mother's Day in the United States), is the 1st day of National Women's Health Week. "[C]oordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health," the observance is intended to "encourag[e] women to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life." Perhaps a good place to start -- besides raising ovarian cancer awareness, as IntLawGrrl Rebecca Bratspies' post did yesterday -- would be figuring out why women's life expectancy is dropping in some parts of the United States.
... 1998 (10 years ago today), in a move that sparked "widespread outrage and concern," India carried out underground nuclear tests, the 1st since 1974, in the Pokhran range about 100 miles from its border with Pakistan (below right). Later the same month "Pakistan retaliated," the BBC reported, "with its own nuclear tests, confirming fears of an arms race in the region." To this day the 2 countries remain among the few nation-states not party to the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; others are Cuba and Israel. (photo credit)

1 comment:

Naomi Norberg said...

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