Health Care


Risk of Ebola's Spread From Congo Now 'Very High' Risk of Ebola's Spread From Congo Now 'Very High'
- October 12, 2018

Twenty cases remain under investigation. By this point in the response to an Ebola outbreak, health officials are claiming there should be no new cases. WHO's emergencies chief has said the insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and politicians fanning fears ahead of elections in December could create a "perfect storm" leading this outbreak to spread. (more...)
Mental health appointment applauded by charity Mental health appointment applauded by charity
- October 12, 2018

In response to the appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price, minister for mental health , inequalities and suicide prevention, Mates in Mind's executive director said: "Whilst there has certainly been a marked change in the way mental ill-health is being seen across society, it still remains a sensitive and challenging issue for society, and employers". (more...)
Study examines how climate change is stressing us out Study examines how climate change is stressing us out
- October 12, 2018

While all three factors were significantly associated with worse mental health, there was a clear hierarchy among them - hurricanes were the worst, followed by long-term warming and short-term temperature changes. The team also found that the monthly effects of temperature on mental health problems were far more for women than for men (60 percent more than males). (more...)
More Than One Quarter Of Young Adults Choose Not To Drink Alcohol More Than One Quarter Of Young Adults Choose Not To Drink Alcohol
- October 12, 2018

Researchers said it pointed to the norms around drinking appearing to be changing. In the past, non-drinkers were relatively rare and treated with suspicion, but now the practice is now found across various segments of society and becoming "more mainstream", the journal said. (more...)
McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms McConnell Warns Of 'Scary Prospect' If GOP Loses Senate Control In Midterms
- October 12, 2018

About 54 percent of registered voters said they approved of the Senate confirming Kavanaugh to the high court. Their only intent was to dirty up Justice Kavanaugh - just as they did Justice Clarence Thomas - and, most important, to fire up their hard-core base before the November midterm congressional elections. (more...)
Half of mental health disorders arise in adolescence Half of mental health disorders arise in adolescence
- October 12, 2018

The lack of awareness and the severe shortage of mental health professionals in the country add to the problem. Corrigan said another reason why mental illness can be so costly is because it often affects younger people in their prime working years. (more...)
Selena Gomez receiving treatment after suffering emotional breakdown Selena Gomez receiving treatment after suffering emotional breakdown
- October 12, 2018

Gomez previously shared her struggles with mental health issues in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, detailing that she suffers from anxiety and depression. In February 2018, Gomez checked into treatment in a luxury CT facility for two weeks. The "It Ain't Me" singer started giving away her clothes on Instagram and sent a weird message to Jennifer Lopez on Instagram, which was the final straw before announcing a social media hiatus. (more...)
Women more prone to mental disorders: Doctors Women more prone to mental disorders: Doctors
- October 12, 2018

In the meantime, Acting Director for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit in the Ministry of Health Kevin Goulbourne is concerned that not many persons are able to detect young relatives who may be suffering from a mental illness. (more...)
LeBron James Says His Boys, 11 and 14, Drink Wine LeBron James Says His Boys, 11 and 14, Drink Wine
- October 12, 2018

It was the first time James was facing the Warriors since last season's NBA Finals - when his second stint as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers ended with Golden State sweeping its way to a second consecutive championship. Buss and what he built around here", James said recently. Ball made his first appearance since March in Las Vegas after recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. (more...)
Climate Change Is Bad for Our Mental Health
- October 11, 2018

This could happen 22 years before the 2040 deadline set before, they add. The author of that study, Dr. Jonathan Patz, a professor and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told CNN that, if anything, he expects the newer study underestimates the "stress and despair" likely to be caused by government inaction in the face of climate change. (more...)
Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni
- October 11, 2018

It's just as important to take action to look after your mental health, as your physical health. Holding its first-ever summit on mental health today to mark World Mental Health Day , the British government announced the appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price as ministerial lead for suicide prevention. (more...)
Rare illness affecting kids discovered in King, Pierce, Lewis and Snohomish counties
- October 11, 2018

In a letter to the CDC, Klobuchar asked the director to share the organization's plan to address the infections. These symptoms are remarkably similar to polio or the West Nile Virus. All of those patients were under the age of 10 and were hospitalized around the middle of September, according to an October 5 news release. "At this point there isn't evidence that would point to a single source of illness among these cases", Dr. (more...)
‘Mental health should be as important as physical health’
- October 11, 2018

The root cause? Lack of access due to cost, limited resources, funding, social stigma and distance/ability to secure an appointment. A new survey of adults in the Midlands conducted for PHE also shows almost three quarters (71%) of people in the Midlands report experiencing one or more of low mood, anxiety, stress and trouble sleeping, frequently or occasionally. (more...)
HPV vaccine OK'd to age 45. (Do risky behaviors end then?) HPV vaccine OK'd to age 45. (Do risky behaviors end then?)
- October 11, 2018

In a large study of approximately 3200 women aged 27 through 45 who were given Gardasil and followed for an average of 3.5 years, the vaccine was 88 percent effective in the prevention of a combined endpoint of persistent infection, genital warts, vulvar and vaginal precancerous lesions, cervical precancerous lesions, and cervical cancer related to HPV types covered by the vaccine. (more...)
GOP: Leftist Persecution of Kavanaugh Just the Beginning GOP: Leftist Persecution of Kavanaugh Just the Beginning
- October 11, 2018

Both Republicans and Democrats are reporting a massive fundraising surge in the past few weeks as a result of the bitter and contentious confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh - but Republicans seem to have the edge. (more...)
Rare 'polio-like' disease reported in Minnesota and Colorado
- October 10, 2018

She was later diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and has been undergoing treatment for the last month at Lurie Children's Hospital. "Isolation protocols and infection control procedures are in place and we're working with the CDC and the Allegheny County Health Department to further monitor and evaluate the patient conditions". (more...)
Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut
- October 10, 2018

Then-president Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland , but Republicans used their majority to prevent Garland from even getting a Senate hearing . Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that "nobody's going to beat" Alaska Sen. 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 vote Republican. (more...)
No evidence vitamin D supplements improve bone health, major analysis finds No evidence vitamin D supplements improve bone health, major analysis finds
- October 10, 2018

Lead author Mark J Bolland from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, said that since the last major review of evidence in 2014 , more than 30 randomised controlled trials on vitamin D and bone health had been published , "nearly doubling the evidence base available". (more...)
NHS criticised over child mental health spending NHS criticised over child mental health spending
- October 10, 2018

WHO, in its recommendations, called for the integration of mental health into primary healthcare. The prime minister also said that pupils would be given routine mental health checks, with teachers trained... "Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health", Lady Gaga wrote on its site this time past year. In a new op-ed for the Guardian published on Tuesday, Gaga, along with World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom, urged readers to confront the ... (more...)
How to be a better friend to someone with mental health issues How to be a better friend to someone with mental health issues
- October 10, 2018

Today's inaugural summit aligns with the couple's Heads Together charity and their targeted focus on mental health awareness, and is being co-hosted by the British government and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and they watched two presentations on successful mental health programmes in the U.S. (more...)
'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine' 'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine'
- October 10, 2018

In addition to the single day that the vaccinations were offered, the flu clinic was not extensively advertised to students - two emails were sent out, one on September 28 and another on the day of the clinic. They're recommended by everyone from 6 months old and up. It is important to stress that the flu vaccine offered to those aged 65-74 this winter still provides protection. (more...)
World Mental Health Day and Your Organisation World Mental Health Day and Your Organisation
- October 10, 2018

It can also be a great way to meet new people. Despite this alarming scenario, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with enormous stigma attached to it. What is really worrying is that, today, India's children and youth are more stressed and suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and performance issues more than ever before. (more...)
Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life
- October 10, 2018

It comes as no surprise then that Chevy and GM are continuing to raise awareness for breast cancer , for the eighth year in a row. "We trust that our contributions have a part in helping both expanding awareness, and helping towards early detection". (more...)
A Wider Lens Is Needed to Treat Those With Mental Illness A Wider Lens Is Needed to Treat Those With Mental Illness
- October 10, 2018

World Mental Health Day is an annual event created to promote worldwide mental health education, awareness and advocacy, particularly against the social stigma that many people with mental health issues face. In the DHCC, close to 30 clinical partners offer services in mental health issues that affect children and adults alike. Once referred, individuals will meet with a Healthy Active Minds instructor for an initial consultation where goals, motivation and support requirements are discussed ... (more...)
Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador
- October 09, 2018

Haley has since responded that she intends to vote and campaign for the President in his 2020 reelection bid. Lev Radin / Pacific Press/NewscomNikki Haley is stepping down as the United States ambassador to the United Nations . She spoke out against racism and on issues of gender. Through it all, we stood strong for American values and interests, always placing America first. (more...)