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Anxiety - 6 hours 55 min ago

Streaming TV: In the May 21 Business section, a chart with an article about streaming TV services said that DirecTV does not offer original content. It does feature original scripted programming.

Psychologist's advice on adolescent mental health

Depression - 10 hours 25 min ago

We all know there is no perfect science to being a parent. Helping to guide young people through turbulent teenage times can be difficult and challenging and sometimes there is just no way we can be aware of the darker thoughts that may be haunting our sons or daughters.

Categories: Depression

Holding out hope for a Headspace Centre

Depression - 10 hours 25 min ago

Adolescent depression manifests different from adult depression. Teenagers can seem to experience periods of good mood and then slip back into despair very abruptly.

Categories: Depression

'Fat-hating culture': Overweight people told to take advice from anorexics

Mental Health - 10 hours 29 min ago

A new paper suggesting that anorexia might provide "insight" to those with obesity has exposed the extent of fat phobia in our community, experts say. Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance in Obesity: Possible Insights From Anorexia Nervosa? was published last month by the International Journal of Eating Disorders under the heading "An Idea Worth Researching."

Media Avoid Acknowledging Medical Controversy Over Transgender Surgery

Mental Health - 12 hours 47 min ago

Gender "confirmation" surgeries are becoming more popular in the United States, according to a May 22 report. However, based on media coverage of the news, you wouldn't know that the procedures are medically controversial.

McMaster names head of drug and alcohol treatment agency

Alcoholism - 12 hours 50 min ago

Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday named Sara Goldsby to lead the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. She's been acting director since Bob Toomey retired last August.

Categories: Alcoholism

Butt out smoking in parks

Smoking - 13 hours 47 min ago

Penticton city staff will be looking at how better to curb smoking on Penticton's beaches, after feeling the pressure from a younger generation. The First Coyote Hills Girl Guides spent a day picking up cigarette butts on the beach at Skaha Lake, and said they gathered 658 butts.

Categories: Smoking

Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Depression - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:56

While a cancer diagnosis on its own significantly raises the risk of suicide, the study found that a lung cancer diagnosis raised the odds of suicide by over four times compared to people in the general population. The study included data from over 3 million patients during a 40-year period.

Categories: Depression

Senate committees to consider fee on cigarette sales

Smoking - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:16

More than 15,000 cigarette butts have been collected from 23 cigarette waste recycling stations in downtown Oklahoma City. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman] Oklahoma legislative committees are preparing to hear a bill on Tuesday afternoon that would levy a $1.50 per pack cessation fee on cigarette sales.

Categories: Smoking

Teenager who lost close friend to suicide to skydive for charity

Depression - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:00

AN ANDOVER teenager, who lost a close friend to suicide, will complete a daring 10,000ft skydive to raise money for a mental health support charity. Casey O'Neill, 17, plans to complete the terrifying charity challenge in July, in the hope of raising A 700 for Papyrus.

Categories: Depression

Gov. Rick Scott's family history of alcohol abuse could decide 'liquor wall" bill

Alcoholism - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:48

Gov. Rick Scott must decide Wednesday whether to let Walmart and other big-box stores sell liquor, and he says a factor in his decision is the history of alcohol abuse in his family. Scott has the last word on one of the session's most heavily-lobbied issues - one that divided powerful special interests.

Categories: Alcoholism

Minority Children Prescribed ADHD Medication More Likely Than White to Discontinue Treatment

ADHD News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:41

A study led by researchers from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health published in the June 2017 edition of Pediatrics found higher rates of medication discontinuation and treatment disengagement among minority youth compared to whites diagnosed with and prescribed medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder . Led by Janet Cummings, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, the study, "Racial and Ethnic differences in ADHD Treatment Quality among Medicaid-Enrolled Youth" examined Medicaid claims data from nine states.

Categories: ADHD

Faith leaders to meet on opioid epidemic

Alcoholism - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:23

For that reason Robert Kellogg, a Gastonia city councilman, has called upon ministers, priests, reverends and anybody else who speaks to a Gaston County congregation to participate in a frank discussion Thursday about the drugs impacting so many residents. From there, he hopes they take that wisdom back to congregants and set up mechanisms for which to fight those addictions.

Categories: Alcoholism

Smoking to be banned on hospital premises

Smoking - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:13

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, will be entirely smoke-free from then on. Smoking has not been permitted inside any public buildings since 2007 but will no longer be permitted anywhere within the hospital grounds, either inside or outside the buildings.

Categories: Smoking

Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax

Smoking - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:13

Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga has long pushed for little cigars, which have filters and are smaller than cigarillos, to be taxed the same as cigarettes, and he thinks there's enough support for the idea this year. The proposal is part of a larger Assembly Republican plan to pay for roads that appears to have a slim chance of passing.

Categories: Smoking

Philip Morris International's Shareholder Meeting: 5 Things You Need to Hear

Smoking - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:51

As the company seeks to find ways to bolster growth both from its traditional cigarette business and from reduced-risk products, Philip Morris CEO Andre Calantzopoulos and board chairman Louis Camilleri answered questions from investors and gave some insight about what's happening with the tobacco giant. As you'll see below, Philip Morris has high hopes for its future, and it believes that there's a lot it can achieve going forward.

Categories: Smoking

National Rally FOR Children's Health

ADHD News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:50

What will the future look like for the upcoming generations? With so many struggling with allergies, asthma, eczema, auto-immune disorders, speech delays, neurological tics, autism, cancer, and other chronic conditions and neurological disorders, we are alarmed and affirm it is URGENT to come together, assert said conditions/disorders are NOT normal and engage in respectful conversations for families to discover root causes. Approximately 50 percent of American children today are chronically ill.

Categories: ADHD

Suicide is a Scary Word

Depression - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:56

Suicide is a scary word and if you work in the mental health field it is a word that conjures up panic in the hearts of dedicated professionals who are trying hard to support, enlighten, inform and protect individuals who might be tormented or tempted by the distorted lure of an end to their suffering. An end to suffering.

Categories: Depression

Manchester terror attack: Psychiatrists say news should not be hidden from children

Mental Health - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:41

Parents should take into consideration the "age and sensitivity" of their child and let them lead the conversation, the College said. Dr Bernadka Dubicka, chairwoman-elect of the child and adolescent psychiatry faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: "It is normal to feel upset after Monday night's tragic attack.

Local book offers help for people suffering from addiction

Alcoholism - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:37

By telling the story of his own struggle with alcoholism, and the story of Glenn Jorgenson's similar battle, author Terry Woster illuminates the mindset of those who persist in drinking even when it becomes obvious that they are harming themselves and others. In 'It's Great To Be Alive,' author Terry Woster weaves into the narrative compelling stories of addiction and recovery told by more than a dozen celebrities-including singers Johnny Cash and Larry Gatlin, actor Dick Van Dyke, and superstar athletes Carl Eller and Don Newcombe-who Jorgenson interviewed for an educational television series called "It's Great To Be Alive."

Categories: Alcoholism

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