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Depression 'hitting 10pc' of primary kids

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:28

Children as young as six were found to be developing symptoms of depression, while the youngest case to be diagnosed with the mental illness was 10, according to Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service.The non-government organization surveyed 1,301 primary school students aged nine to 13 from 14 schools in Hong Kong in the first three months of the year. Almost 10 percent of the students showed serious de... Children as young as six were found to be developing symptoms of depression, while the youngest case to be diagnosed with the mental illness was 10, according to Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service.

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Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:05

Australia should consider suing Big Tobacco to recover the tens of billions spent each year on smoking-related illnesses, health researchers say. More than $30 billion is estimated to be spent each year on the health, social and economic costs related to smoking as one of the country's preventable causes of death.

Categories: Smoking

On The Interconnectedness of All Things:

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:26

"In the lives of the saddest of us, there are days like this, when we feel as if we could take the great world in our arms and kiss it. Then come the gloomy hours, when the fire will neither burn on our hearts nor in our hearts; and all without and within is dismal, cold, and dark."

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Obamacare may have helped more Americans quit smoking

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:51

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found.

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Boosting Brain Activity May Buffer Against Anxiety

Anxiety - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:46

A new study at Duke University finds that boosting brain activity in regions related to thinking and problem-solving may help buffer against anxiety . The researchers found that people at greater risk for anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a brain region responsible for complex mental operations.

Mistajam: a Men dona t talk about our feelings a " ita s OK to say youa re not OKa 11:51 am - Nov 19, 2017

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:10

To mark International Men's Day , DJ and BBC Radio 1 presenter Mistajam has called upon males to have no shame in discussing their feelings and break the stigma around opening up about depression . As an advocate of mental health charity CALM , Mistajam spoke to us about breaking down barriers of opening up about mental health, and what help is available.

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The sooner smoking is given the boot, the sooner the body can begin to repair itself

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:42

With 2018 fast approaching, now is the time when you may start thinking about new year, new you. But if one of the things you're thinking about is stopping smoking, the unknown of what will happen may be putting you off.

Categories: Smoking

Woman smoking with electronic cigarette

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:34

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry is planning to issue an advisory to all States on the health risks of electronic smoking, even as it is in a quandary over which legal provisions it should be banned under. The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems , nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

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We have to start recognising male post natal depression

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:00

Male Postnatal Depression is so under represented that there genuinely wasn't an option to use a picture of a man here. You see, I thought that if a woman carried a baby for nine months and then went through the stress and pain of birth, she was the one who was likely to suffer afterwards.

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5 things that are almost as bad as smoking

Smoking - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:17

We all know the health hazards of cigarette smoking, but here are some other things that you need to watch out for: SITTING Sitting all day increases risk for a raft of different cancers including lung and colon, a 2014 study shows. POLLUTION One of out every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about nine million - was caused by pollution-related diseases.

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Acupuncture found to provide pain relief

Chronic Pain - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:04

You do not need to look very far to see a news story about "the opioid epidemic" that has developed, at least in part, because of the effort to treat chronic pain.

Categories: Chronic Pain

The All Blacks guide to team work and mental health

Depression - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 01:45

If your work culture isn't as great as you might wish for, former All Blacks coach Graham Henry is your man. Under his watchful eye, the All Blacks became more professional and soared to greater heights, spurred on by a mantra to always be better.

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RAF poster girl was caught four times over alcohol limit

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:57

Plane drunk! RAF poster girl, 36, who appeared on an military recruitment ad is caught trying to drive onto a UK air base while four times over the limit Magistrates heard that Cpl Sian Kerry Galvin was so drunk that she was unable to produce her pass at RAF Coningsby A poster girl for the RAF who tried driving four times over the alcohol limit onto one of the UK's tightest military bases has walked free from court. Boston Magistrates' Court, in Lincolnshire, heard that she was so drunk that she was not capable of producing her pass at RAF Coningsby - home to Britain's fleet of Typhoon fighters.

Categories: Alcoholism

EDITORIAL: NZ smoking less, but getting fatter and sadder

Smoking - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:52

About 32.2 per cent of New Zealanders are now considered obese - that is with a body mass index of more than 30. EDITORIAL Headline results from the latest government health survey are out. They show a dramatic decline in smoking, notably among young people.

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Sexual harassment at work can increase risk of eating disorders,...

Eating Disorders - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

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Suicide survivors gather for International Suicide Loss Day

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

Holeman was the keynote speaker as people who have lost a loved one gathered together for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. People gathered at 350 locations in 18 different countries, including the one at The University of Central Oklahoma hosted by the Central Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Task Force.

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Survivors Of Suicide Loss Gather In Edmond

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

Oklahoma ranks in the top ten when it comes to the number of suicides. On Saturday, families worldwide gathered to share their stories during Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

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November 18, 2017Health Ministry addresses opioid crisis to avert US-level epidemic

Chronic Pain - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:09

As the United States struggles to grapple with its escalating opioid epidemic, Israel's Health Ministry is working to contain an opioid-fueled crisis of its own before it, too, reaches epidemic proportions. Citing a 150% spike in addictions to opioids over the past five years, Paola Rosca, head of the ministry's Department for the Treatment of Substance Abuse, said last week that she is working closer than ever with physicians and patients to curb prescriptions.

Categories: Chronic Pain

Floyd and Blackies born of dreams and visions

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:09

In the end, however, it became a story of dreams and of visions, of hope and of redemption, and of the power of a community to help transform dreams and visions into reality. Greg Ramsey, 56, the manager-owner of Floyd and Blackie's Coffee, is not a native of Cramerton, but he is most definitely a son of Cramerton, having moved to the former mill village beside the South Fork River when he was 4 years old in 1965.

Categories: Alcoholism

'We took anorexia to Australia, and we brought Libby home'

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:44

"You'll end up wishing your child has cancer," was the stinging diagnosis given to Tauranga couple Owen and Liz in May this year as they sat in a paediatrician's office. Their 13-year-old daughter Libby had just been diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and the doctor was forewarning the family about the war that was about to consume them.

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