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Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day
- October 13, 2018

The researchers said past year was the third hottest on record, and 2016 was the hottest ever and more people are struggling with mental health issues now than any other time in history. She said the programmes outlined for the celebrations include public lecture, appearances on various media platforms, a health walk, outreach screening programmes, and Open Day at all Mental Health facilities for public interactions. (more...)
6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder 6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder
- October 13, 2018

The condition has gained attention in the past week after the parents of a 2-year-old Batavia girl came forward to share their story to raise awareness. From August 2014 to August 2018, the CDC reported receiving information that there had been a total of 362 cases, most of which affected children. 14 cases have been reported in Colorado, and six cases are being investigated in Minnesota. (more...)
Consumers will be protected in CVS-Aetna merger Consumers will be protected in CVS-Aetna merger
- October 13, 2018

The Justice Department said that the divestiture was a condition to winning final approval. CVS Health Corp.'s plan to buy Aetna Inc . for $69 billion was cleared by US antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation's largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest health care insurers. (more...)
Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country
- October 13, 2018

Doctors at Oishei Children's Hospital are looking into a suspected case of Acute flaccid myelitis - a rare polio-like condition that causes partial paralysis in kids. She will soon be transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center where she will continue physical therapy. Answering that question is complicated said Mark Schleiss, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. (more...)
Senate deal confirms 15 more Trump judges Senate deal confirms 15 more Trump judges
- October 13, 2018

Trump didn't help by apologising to Kavanaugh and his family for their "pain and suffering", says Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post . "When they go low, we kick them", former Attorney General Eric H. With Republican challenger Kevin Cramer opening up a clear margin over incumbent Heidi Heitkamp , the North Dakota Senate race looks all but over now, according to multiple insiders. (more...)
WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world
- October 13, 2018

Most employees (72 per cent) want employers to champion the cause of mental health and well-being, according to a survey published today - World Mental Health Day . "The challenges are to help people understand that it is an illness and there are medicines and treatment available". "They need support", she said. Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India's population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020. (more...)
Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety
- October 13, 2018

It was found that those who experienced Katrina had a 4 percent more risk of mental health issues. For the study, researchers combed through a decade's-worth of data from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System , which had 2 million people self-assess their state of mental well-being. (more...)
USC closes campus ahead of Hurricane Michael USC closes campus ahead of Hurricane Michael
- October 13, 2018

Below are aerial shots of Mexico Beach before and after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday. In Mexico Beach, population 1,000, the storm shattered homes, leaving floating piles of lumber. The sheer force of Hurricane Michael has been well analysed, but it's only when you see the everyday stuff of people's lives crushed, broken, smashed to pieces , that you realise they will be living with this long after we have gone. (more...)
World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts
- October 12, 2018

People would rather be perceived as being lazy than having a mental health problem, so leaders must reassure people there are no stigmas around mental health . The plan, established in conjunction between the EIS and UK Sport, aims to take care of athlete's mental health needs as well as their physical health. (more...)
Lady Gaga Pens Brutally Honest Letter About Mental Health Lady Gaga Pens Brutally Honest Letter About Mental Health
- October 12, 2018

The project is important to Marc because it reminds young people that many others have had similar experiences with mental health issues. Currently, too little attention is paid to the issue, as a result of which tens of thousands of people suffer in silence. (more...)
Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax
- October 11, 2018

On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate , a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct . "The complaints do not pertain to any conduct in which Judge Kavanaugh engaged as a judge", said Henderson. The spectacle, in which more accusers and corroborators came forward, nearly derailed Kavanaugh's nomination. (more...)
More Cases of Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness Pop Up Around the US
- October 11, 2018

Doctors call severe cases of AFM a polio-like illness where people will have paralyzed limbs. AFM typically affects young children and creates polio-like symptoms. Outside of IL, there are now a few dozen cases of AFM in the United States. The department of health says the main symptom to look for is a sudden loss of feeling in arms and legs. (more...)
Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does' Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'
- October 11, 2018

McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be". Opinion polls show Democratic voters are more enthusiastic about voting in the congressional elections, but Republicans have narrowed the gap in recent weeks and are using the Kavanaugh battle to try to get their voters excited about turning out. (more...)
What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids? What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?
- October 11, 2018

For example, in Minnesota, cases of AFM were generally stagnant at about one case per year, but now six children have been confirmed to have AFM in 2018 alone. All of the cases involve infants or children under the age of six. "Cases have been reported from the Twin Cities, central Minnesota and northeastern Minnesota", the state health department said in a statement. (more...)
Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders
- October 10, 2018

The op-ed also mentioned new research they hope will help in "scaling up" the global push to provide access to mental health care, turning it into a worldwide effort, "similar to the movement for HIV/AIDS". "Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn", the essay continued, adding that funding to help mental illness around the world is terribly low. (more...)
Royal rewear: Duchess Kate steps out in recycled Emilia Wickstead dress Royal rewear: Duchess Kate steps out in recycled Emilia Wickstead dress
- October 10, 2018

The 10 October marks World Mental Health Day , which Kate, William and Harry have shown an interest in for the past couple of years, as part of their Royal Foundation charity. The Duchess previously wore the dress, named the "Kate", during an appearance in Hamburg, Germany last summer when she and William took a royal tour with children Prince George and Princess Charlotte . (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh takes his place on bench Brett Kavanaugh takes his place on bench
- October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh said he joins the Supreme Court "with gratitude and no bitterness". Biskupic described the scene as Kavanaugh listened to arguments for the first time and the significance of hearing him addressed by his new title. WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in U.S. (more...)
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony
- October 10, 2018

The president went on to describe the Kavanaugh hearings as unjust to the man he appointed for a seat on the Supreme Court. Democrats who vowed to impeach Brett Kavanaugh even before he was sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court will have to contend with the Constitution, points out Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz. (more...)
Free flu vaccine clinics this week at Community Hospital East Free flu vaccine clinics this week at Community Hospital East
- October 10, 2018

It is important to stress that the flu vaccine offered to those aged 65-74 this winter still provides protection. The flu shot should be at least 60 percent effective. "People need to not let the ideal be the enemy of the good", said Mark Schleiss, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Alas, now I do not know if there is already a new batch of vaccines in the sale, as before, all medicines must undergo a mandatory certification. (more...)
Thousands sign petition calling for better mental health support at work Thousands sign petition calling for better mental health support at work
- October 10, 2018

We have always been told about the importance of physical health but not really about mental health . A study reported in WHO, conducted for the NCMH (National Care Of Medical Health), states that at least 6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of the serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences. (more...)
10 things to know about Aussies and mental health 10 things to know about Aussies and mental health
- October 10, 2018

It is important to highlight the difference between mental health and a mental health condition. Planned activities include more than 80 complimentary consultations for the public in the DHCC free zone and a collaboration with academic institution Amity University Dubai . (more...)
President Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing President Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing
- October 10, 2018

He told an audience that included the entire Supreme Court and a Who's Who of Republican movers and shakers that he had "no bitterness" and would never bring politics into the top court. As he returned to the White House Monday from Florida, Trump anticipated that Kavanaugh's swearing-in would be a "big night". Almost two-thirds, or 63%, of likely women voters said they will vote for the Democratic congressional nominee in November, compared to 33% of likely women voters who said they'll ... (more...)
Avon Philippines Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade Avon Philippines Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade
- October 10, 2018

At the Kirkland Cancer Center, Nori Pigue, a Breast Care Nurse Navigator, says there are sometimes misconceptions about age and family history. Breast cancer screening is the most reliable way to detect the disease when it's at an early stage and is most treatable, experts advise. (more...)
Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony a 'political rally' Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony a 'political rally'
- October 10, 2018

During the interview, Clinton was asked whether they would be prepared to talk about her husband's sex scandal that led to his impeachment, and how it compares to the accusations against Trump and Kavanaugh . Court of Appeals in Washington , building a conservative judicial record. Before the arguments began, Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Kavanaugh, 53, to a court that now has five conservative members and four liberals. (more...)
Nikki Haley 'quits' as USA ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley 'quits' as USA ambassador to United Nations
- October 09, 2018

He said he'll announce a replacement for Haley within the next two to three weeks. She also complimented members of Trump's team, including senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump . And when a White House aide suggested in April this year that "confusion" had led her to mistakenly announce fresh sanctions on Russian Federation, she quickly fired back. (more...)
Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health, major study finds Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health, major study finds
- October 08, 2018

They found there was no clinically meaningful effect of vitamin D supplementation on total fracture , hip fracture, or falls. Clinical guidelines should be changed to reflect these findings. A study published just last year , led by Dr. Jia-Guo Zhao of Tianjin Hospital in northeastern China, and published last year, noted that fractures were a serious concern among adults older than 50, with 40 percent of women in that age group prone to suffering at least one "major osteoporotic fracture". (more...)
County to Provide 2 Flu Clinics in SCV County to Provide 2 Flu Clinics in SCV
- October 06, 2018

Doctors and epidemiologists have more than a century of facts to back up their call for vaccinations. But nowadays, there are so many flu vaccine options you might feel like you are ordering off a menu. Delivery of supplies of certain flu vaccines to GP practices and community pharmacies will be staggered between September and November. When looking at the high child death toll, Richard Benson, a contractor in the CDC's office of infectious diseases, told Healthline that approximately ... (more...)
Science confirms hugs really do make you feel better Science confirms hugs really do make you feel better
- October 05, 2018

That powerful effect seemed to linger too: interviewees reported a generally positive mood the next day. The latest study suggests that receiving hugs from someone can protect you against deleterious changes in mood that are associated with the ups and downs of our social connections and interactions. (more...)
Study 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day Study 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day
- October 05, 2018

Asian adults ate the least amount of fast food every day at 30.6 percent. At lunchtime, 43.7 percent of Americans pick up a quick meal, and 42 percent do the same for dinner. Contrary to popular belief, the study showed fast food consumption is actually higher among in wealthy families. Often, doctors warn patients from consuming too much fast food for fear of health problems that could arise from eating too much of it to the detriment of healthier alternatives, like fruits and vegetables. (more...)
Minnesota Birds Are Getting 'Drunk' On Fermented Berries, Police Say Minnesota Birds Are Getting 'Drunk' On Fermented Berries, Police Say
- October 05, 2018

Or, more specifically, berries that froze, causing the starch they contain to convert to sugar, which in turn fermented when the berries thawed. Also, younger birds' livers can not handle the fermented berries as well as older birds. Any other birds after midnight with Taco Bell items. The Gilbert Police Department post said the birds will likely sober up soon after the fermented berries are eaten and asked locals not to call unless they see "Angry Birds laughing and giggling ... (more...)