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viernes, 8 de marzo de 2013

Ending violence against women


Ending violence against women

This International Women's Week, we are highlighting our national theme for 2013, Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women. Canada believes violence against women is an issue for all Canadians to address — women and men, ...

Alzheimer's caregivers need help, and Cheshire offers support


Alzheimer's caregivers need help, and Cheshire offers support

His eyes grow misty as he talks about the woman he married, who he now has to put into a care facility because her Alzheimer's is too much for him to handle. “It means the girl I married is not there anymore,” he said, wiping his eyes. “I miss that ...

Music & Memory non-profit group reaches Alzheimer's patients where little else ...


Music & Memory non-profit group reaches Alzheimer's patients where little else ...

Each afternoon at about 4 o'clock, Tom H., an 83-year-old retired optical engineer, spends an hour visiting with his wife Marcie in her room at the Atherton Baptist Homes assisted living facility in Alhambra. Marcie, 84, suffers from Alzheimer's ...

Alzheimer's needs to be recognised as chronic disease


Alzheimer's needs to be recognised as chronic disease

"Alzheimer's affects thousands of families every year with devastating results. In spite of this, most South African medical aids do not recognize it as a chronic illness," says Alzheimer's SA regional director Jill Robson. There are currently some 750 ...

Enthusiastic young fundraiser treks six miles to raise money for Alzheimer's ...


Enthusiastic young fundraiser treks six miles to raise money for Alzheimer's ...

Nine year old Billy decided to walk six miles from his home in Beckenham to his great grandad's home in Peckham. He decided to do this after his great-grandad was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and he wanted to do something to help by ...

Concerned, frustrated Grand Haven parents seek solutions to recent racial ...


Concerned, frustrated Grand Haven parents seek solutions to recent racial ...

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Parents shared feelings of frustration and concern on Monday, seeking answers and action after a spate of racial intimidation allegations against Grand Haven Area Schools. The issue dominated a school board meeting at Central High ...

Young Swedes need more mental health help


Young Swedes need more mental health help

One in four 16- to 18-year-olds in Sweden suffer from mental health issues, according to a report from the OECD, which argues Swedish schools need more resources to tackle young people's mental health problems. 'Stupid' to keep sick pay rule: Christian ...

Parents to Congress: Police no solution to mental illness


Parents to Congress: Police no solution to mental illness

He's mentally ill, but the woman who wrote the viral Internet essay “I am Adam Lanza's mother” told Congress the police are often the only authorities who can help deal with violent, mentally ill children. Pat Milam repeatedly begged doctors in New ...

Mentally Ill at Significant Risk of Becoming Murder Victims


Mentally Ill at Significant Risk of Becoming Murder Victims

"In this large cohort study, people with mental disorders had highly increased risks of homicidal death, irrespective of sex, age, or other sociodemographic characteristics. Although the risk of homicidal death was highest among those with substance ...

Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered


Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered

Of those, 22 percent were among people with mental-health disorders, which were grouped into five categories: substance-use disorder; schizophrenia; mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and depression; anxiety disorders; and personality disorders.

Salman Khan's Mental features Tabu?


Salman Khan's Mental features Tabu?

For some time now, talks have been rife about Salman Khan and Tabu starring in Sohail Khan's Mental. Although neither Tabu nor Sohail have gone on record about it, the actors were spotted shooting in Dubai a couple of days ago. Their roles are still ...

Study: People With Mental Illness Are Five Times More Likely to Be Murdered


Study: People With Mental Illness Are Five Times More Likely to Be Murdered

In the wake of highly-publicized acts of violence perpetrated by mentally ill individuals, many have found it necessary to emphasize that such events are incredibly rare. On the population level, mental illness is in fact exceedingly common, yet people ...

BlackBerry signs phone supply contract with mental health organization


BlackBerry signs phone supply contract with mental health organization

TORONTO – Shares of BlackBerry gained 5.5 per cent on Wednesday after the smartphone company secured the second major supply contract this week for its new BlackBerry Z10 devices. The Waterloo, Ont.-based firm (TSX:BB) said that a mental health ...

Legislators Put Off Mental Health Reforms


Legislators Put Off Mental Health Reforms

"One of the things that became [evident] to me is how much of a problem we have with mental health in this state and how complicated the answers are," said Sen. Jason Welch, a Bristol Republican who sits on the legislative subcommittee examining mental ...

Parents of Violent Mental Disorder Patients Share Their Stories to Lawmakers


Parents of Violent Mental Disorder Patients Share Their Stories to Lawmakers

The father of a young man whose battle with mental illness ended in suicide told a bipartisan group of Congress members today about the sometimes nightmarish struggles he faced trying to help his son. “I can't tell you the horror it is to have a child ...