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viernes, 5 de julio de 2013

New study links PTSD to heart disease, other ailments

New study links PTSD to heart disease, other ailments
More scientists worry that mental illnesses from war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, can damage the body as much as the emotions. Some even speculate that war could cause an early aging affect. It means the cost of war can last decades beyond ...

Mental illness and young people

Mental illness and young people
Young people treated for mental illness face a recovery that is an ongoing process. This is according to Chartered Psychologist Dr Andy Rogers, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the McGuinness Unit for Adolescent Mental Health. Dr Rogers was ...

Study: One in five US children have mental disorder

Study: One in five US children have mental disorder
As many as one in five children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder in a given year, according to national data recently compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The C

Glenn Close Says That Stigma Is Worse Than Mental Illness

Glenn Close Says That Stigma Is Worse Than Mental Illness
The fear of people with mental illness is problematic, says actor Glenn Close in a CBC interview. Borne of ignorance and usually misrepresented in the media, most people associate mental illness with violence and shun both those suffering with it and ...

Suicide and homicide more likely for mental health patients due to 'tick-box ...

Suicide and homicide more likely for mental health patients due to 'tick-box ...
Patients suffering from mental illness are at a greater risk of dying by suicide or committing homicide due to the 'tick-box' approach to risk assessment, Manchester researchers claim. Concerns about the way in which risk is assessed for vulnerable and ...

Let's talk about depression

Let's talk about depression
Mental illness has long been something we don't really talk about, either in public or with our friends and family. However, over the last decade or so there's been a real effort to change that, through the work of organisations such as Beyond Blue and ...

Suspect in Hollywood stabbing had history of mental illness, arrests

Suspect in Hollywood stabbing had history of mental illness, arrests
Along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he had a reputation as an aggressive panhandler and troublemaker. His mother said he had been in and out of mental health treatment facilities since age 5 and suffered from multiple conditions that could make him ...

Relevance of bullying argued during shooting case

Relevance of bullying argued during shooting case
Bullying should not be a factor in the sentencing of a 21-year-old man who pleaded guilty to firing a gun into a Carberry home in 2011, according to a Manitoba Crown attorney. "Unfortunately it was a decision to take up a firearm that brings us here ...

Bullying victim's parents campaign to implement Brodie's law on national scale

Bullying victim's parents campaign to implement Brodie's law on national scale
The Melbourne parents who successfully campaigned to strengthen bullying laws in Victoria, want them to be implemented nationally. Rae and Damien Panlock helped set up workplace legislation known as Brodie's law, which makes serious bullying...

Lifesaving HIV treatment could reach millions more people following landmark ...

Lifesaving HIV treatment could reach millions more people following landmark ...
Millions more people could get access to life-saving HIV drug therapy, following a landmark study led by Australian researchers based at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The researchers have found a lower daily dose of ...

HIV diagnoses jump in NSW

 
AIDS Council of NSW CEO Nicolas Parkhill said while gay men were well aware of the dangers of contracting HIV, new treatment options meant death was no longer the "cornerstone" of a positive diagnosis. Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar.

Six-hour surgery to separate conjoined twins saves one

Six-hour surgery to separate conjoined twins saves one
KOZHIKODE: The two-week old conjoined twins, born to natives of Valluvangad in Malappuram, were separated by a team of specialist doctors at Institute of Maternity and Child Health (IMCH) in Kozhikode on Wednesday. However, the doctors could not save ...

Nearly a third of reception class children in Wales are overweight or obese

Nearly a third of reception class children in Wales are overweight or obese
The findings, based on Public Health Wales' national Child Measurement Programme, show that 28% of children aged four and five had an unhealthy body mass index (BMI), with 12.5% falling into the 'obese' category. This is higher than England, where ...

What Arkham Ayslum Gets Right And Wrong About The Criminally Insane

What Arkham Ayslum Gets Right And Wrong About The Criminally Insane
How do real psychiatric hospitals approach the so-called "criminally insane?" Who are these mentally ill criminals? And importantly, what does mental illness have to do with violence? In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the player takes on the role of the iconic ...

Book review | A 'looking-glass' tale of mental illness, family dysfunction ... Kansas City Star

Book review | A 'looking-glass' tale of mental illness, family dysfunction ...
But the marriage was doomed, and as an adolescent, Little Peter was seized by schizophrenia, a mental disorder that set him on a path to jail, rehab, halfway houses and homelessness. The two Peters lost touch for many years. Then, in 1995, just as Big ...

For California's Latinos, population milestone is “call to action”

For California's Latinos, population milestone is “call to action”
Whether it be in community organizations or academic circles, Latinos in California are taking stock of the recent demographic milestone in the Golden State – and assessing the road ahead. “More now that ever, the state's economic future is tied with ...

Latino Unemployment Stays At 9.1%; US Economy Adds 195000 Jobs

Latino Unemployment Stays At 9.1%; US Economy Adds 195000 Jobs
The Latino unemployment remained unchanged at 9.1 percent while the U.S. economy added 195,000 jobs in June, proving hiring was more robust in the two previous months than had been estimated. The gains raise hopes for a stronger economy in the ...

Latino surgeon performs most extensive face transplant in history

Latino surgeon performs most extensive face transplant in history
Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez made history last year when he performed the most extensive face transplant in history. His patient was Richard Norris, a man who spent fifteen years covering his face with masks and leaving his home in the dark to avoid stares.

Data: Many New Bedford Latinos stay in school, but still struggle to graduate

Data: Many New Bedford Latinos stay in school, but still struggle to graduate
NEW BEDFORD — About a quarter of New Bedford Latino students stay in school for four years without officially graduating, almost as high as the portion of those students dropping out. In 2012, just 44 percent of the district's Latino students ...

Texas 2020: Being Hispanic In Texas

Texas 2020: Being Hispanic In Texas
Those deep roots have in some ways lessened tensions in Texas that exist between Anglos and Latinos in other states. But not entirely. KERA talked to three generations of one North Texas family and a new arrival about what it's like to Hispanic in the ...

What's up at Que Pasa? Latino food with farm-to-table freshness

What's up at Que Pasa? Latino food with farm-to-table freshness
We're talking Latino food and we're going to make it blossom here," Winkler said. From smoked-on-site beef brisket and pork carnitas to ancho chile and chocolate brownies served with homemade whipped cream, Que Pasa is much more than just another ...

5 Non-Latino Celebrities Speaking Español!

5 Non-Latino Celebrities Speaking Español!
Need to brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills? You aren't alone. With an estimated 51 million Latinos in the U.S., there's no wonder why more and more people are learning how to speak Spanish! In fact, on the set of the new movie The Heat, Sandra ...

Doctors working in fast-food restaurants

Doctors working in fast-food restaurants
(CNN) -- Landor Sanchez wants to practice medicine again. But instead, he's laboring at an asbestos removal company in upstate New York. For five years, Sanchez was a family medicine doctor in Cuba. He moved to the United States in 2011 with the dream ...

Green Economy Not Taking Off in Latin America — Global Issues

Green Economy Not Taking Off in Latin America — Global Issues
MEXICO CITY, Jul 03 (IPS) - A year after endorsing the principles of the green economy at the Río +20 summit, Latin America is making little progress towards sustainable development models, according to experts.

Escobar: 'Imperial hijack' reopens asylum bid for Snowden in Latin America

Escobar: 'Imperial hijack' reopens asylum bid for Snowden in Latin America
... they see as post-colonial imperialism. International affairs analyst Pepe Escobar says such a turnover in Snowden chase could significantly increase NSA Whistleblower's chances on asylum in one of Latin America's countries.