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jueves, 11 de julio de 2013

Mental illness: I don't apologize for depression

Mental illness: I don't apologize for depression
MONTREAL - A recent casual conversation I had with a neighbour brought up a personal issue that I had gladly left on the back burner for years: mental illness, and in particular, my own experience with it. We were chatting outside on one of our very ...

Young people's mental illness and substance abuse a 'two-way street'

Young people's mental illness and substance abuse a 'two-way street'
"Everyone who has been through that period of life will remember how difficult it was," says Patrick McGorry, professor of youth mental health at the University of Melbourne, and director of Orygen Youth Health. "It's an incredibly stressful period ...

Premeditated Killers Differ Mentally From Impulsive Murderers

Premeditated Killers Differ Mentally From Impulsive Murderers
The minds of premeditated murderers are quite different than those who kill impulsively, according to a new study appearing in the latest edition of the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior. “Impulsive murderers were much more mentally impaired ...

Twin Cities first aid classes teach mental health techniques

Twin Cities first aid classes teach mental health techniques
The exercise was one of several used in a series of classes rolling out across the Twin Cities this spring designed to teach psychiatric first aid. At a time when nearly 1 in 10 Americans has a diagnosable mental illness, public health educators want ...

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to Mental Disorders After Military Deployment

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to Mental Disorders After Military Deployment
Soldiers who have troubles sleeping before their deployments may be at greater risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety once they return home. A new study, published in the journal SLEEP, found that pre-existing ...

Gaming addiction is now a mental disorder

Gaming addiction is now a mental disorder
But, there wasn't much clarity on terms of research nor was gaming addiction considered a serious mental condition and, hence, it was considered as a grey area. But, with the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from the ...

More people with mental illness need to speak out

More people with mental illness need to speak out
For a long time I have wondered what it would take to shock our nation into the realisation that most people with mental illness are not dangerous or “finished”, and are able to lead perfectly normal lives with treatment and follow-up. Ms Thuo's ...

Demi Lovato partners with health organization to combat mental illness in ...

Demi Lovato partners with health organization to combat mental illness in ...
Lovato herself has faced mental struggles in her life and has been vocal about them. The 20-year-old singer has admitted in the past to engaging in self-harm and battling bulimia and bipolar disorder. She also had a hard time dealing with her parent's ...

Test tube babies not at increased risk of developing mental disorders

Test tube babies not at increased risk of developing mental disorders
However, researchers found a small but higher risk of developing a mental disorder like autism, ADHD or behavioural problems in kids whose moms only received medical treatment to stimulate ovulation and egg development before insemination. This is the ...

African Americans Could Be Well Represented at 2014 Oscars

African Americans Could Be Well Represented at 2014 Oscars
Several films that center on the Black experience are set to be released throughout the remainder of 2013, films that just might have a chance at an Oscar nomination. Deadline Hollywood is calling them the "Strongest group of African American ...

Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African ...

Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African ...
Scientists found that among white women, household size and losing a job due to one's diagnosis were reasons for delay in treatment, while among African-American women, the type of treatment received influenced delay. 

Marsh looks to other Latin American countries following recent purchases

Marsh looks to other Latin American countries following recent purchases
Following its recently announced purchases of leading insurance advisers in Peru and the Dominican Republic, global insurance broker Marsh is looking at other countries in Latin America to expand its footprint in the region, Ricardo Brockmann, CEO of ...

Resource boom helps Latin America improve credit ratings

Resource boom helps Latin America improve credit ratings
RIO DE JANEIRO - Increase in earnings from commodities and other natural resources helped Latin American countries improve their credit ratings during the first half of this year, but growth has come with costs as inflation begins to bite.

Costa Rica named among the countries spied on by US National Security Agency

Costa Rica named among the countries spied on by US National Security Agency
During a press conference at Casa Presidecial on Tuesday, Communications Minister Carlos Roverssi (left) and Presidency Minister Carlos Ricardo Benavides (right) referred to the alleged U.S. spying on Latin American countries. Both agreed there was not ...

Wal-Mart is Latin America's top employer

Wal-Mart is Latin America's top employer
The company employs more than 600,000 people in nine countries in the region - and plans to expand to more. 

Latino Cultural Center looks for new leadership

Latino Cultural Center looks for new leadership
The group which promotes understanding of Latino culture on campus and in the community, will soon begin the formal process of looking for a new Executive Director. Toni Munguia currently is serving as interim director. "We will begin a national search ...

The forgotten all-star game: 50 years ago, baseball's Latino legends played in ...

The forgotten all-star game: 50 years ago, baseball's Latino legends played in ...
Fifty years ago, on a warm and sunny autumn afternoon in New York, two teams comprised of Latino players from the Major Leagues squared off at the Polo Grounds for an exhibition game billed as a charity event to benefit a new Latin American Hall of Fame.

Latino Politics More Diverse Than Pundits Recently Assert

Latino Politics More Diverse Than Pundits Recently Assert
Yet Latinos voted for President George W. Bush - and as governor too. While African-Americans are regarded as solidly one-sided, Latinos are courted by both parties because their votes are 'in play', they are not voting for one party despite what news ...

Workers on nationwide strike block highways in Brazil

Workers on nationwide strike block highways in Brazil
Tens of thousands of workers across Brazil walked off their jobs on Thursday in a peaceful nationwide strike demanding better working conditions and improved public services in Latin America's biggest nation. Metalworkers, transportation and ...

Latin American complaints over US spying ignores their own wiretap programs

Latin American complaints over US spying ignores their own wiretap programs
MEXICO CITY — Several Latin American presidents have complained bitterly following recent revelations about U.S. electronic surveillance, but there's a bit of hypocrisy in some of their griping. At least four Latin countries have requested, and ...

Latin Roots: Catupecu Machu

Latin Roots: Catupecu Machu
Formed in the mid-90's by brothers Fernando and Gabriel Ruíz Díaz, Catupecu Machu's mix of pop-metal became incredibly popular in the Latin music scene, leading to appearances on stadium shows like the Monsters of Rock music festival. This segment of ...

Latin American fruit and vegetables market currently expanding

Latin American fruit and vegetables market currently expanding
The Latin American fruit and vegetables market is rapidly expanding. So much so, that Eduardo Jiménez Sánchez, General Manager of Imporfénix, believes that, "in the coming 10 years, countries like Chile, Peru or Colombia will gain plenty of ...

Latin America becoming prime destination for medical tourism

Latin America becoming prime destination for medical tourism
There is tubal ligation reversal surgery in Mexico, buttock implants in Costa Rica, chin and breast implants in Colombia, assisted fertility and gastric bypass in Argentina, and dental work in El Salvador. More so, people are also visiting Latin ...

Angry Latin America wants answers on allegations of US spying

Angry Latin America wants answers on allegations of US spying
Latin American governments urged the United States on Wednesday to be more forthcoming in answering allegations of US spying programmes there that have set off a wave of outrage that could damage its standing in the region. Colombia, Washington's ...

Latin American Nations Fuming Over NSA Spying Allegations

Latin American Nations Fuming Over NSA Spying Allegations
A leading Brazilian newspaper reported on Tuesday that the US National Security Agency targeted most Latin American countries with spying programs that monitored internet traffic, especially in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico. Citing documents ...