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‘I Just Hope Everyone Survived.’ Search-and-Rescue Begins in Florida Keys

(MIAMI) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to the Florida Keys to help with search-and-rescue operations Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered islands yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. “My heart goes out to the people in the Keys,” Gov. Rick Scott said. He added: “I just hope everyone survived.” He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewer and power were knocked out, and “I don’t think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn’t overturned.” The scale of the damage inflicted by Irma began to come into focus as the hurricane weakened to a tropical storm and finally pushed out of Florida, but not before dealing a parting shot by triggering severe flooding around Jacksonville in the state’s northeastern corner. Around midday, Irma spread misery into Georgia and South Carolina as it moved inland with winds at 60 mph. During its rainy, windy run up the full 400-mile length of Florida, Irma swamped homes, uprooted trees, flooded streets, snapped miles of power lines and toppled construction cranes. “How are we going to survive from here?” asked Gwen Bush, who waded through thigh-deep floodwaters outside her central Florida home to reach National Guard rescuers and get a ride to a shelter. “What’s going to happen now? I just don’t know.” More than 6.5 million homes and businesses statewide remained without power, and 180...
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Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Research Stigma Technology Treatment Attention Deficit Disorder Confidentiality Depression mobile apps Privacy Sleep Disorder Smartphone Source Type: blogs
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Conclusions Both groups ended/maintained low hypnotic drug consumption post-treatment. Short-term reductions occurred in the AA group in anxiety and depression symptoms and in the CBT-i group regarding insomnia symptoms.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) say that you need plants in your bedroom to beat certain ailments like colds, insomnia, and difficulties in breathing. The plants can also decrease anxiety and stress, improve mood, and get rid of airborne pollutants in your room, thus making the environment better for asthmatic...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
By Alex Fradera “In the dark, in the quiet, in the lonely stillness, the aggrieved struggle to rescue sleep from vigilance.” This arresting sentence introduces a new review of insomnia in Behaviour Research and Therapy that addresses a troubling fact observed in sleep labs across the world: poor sleep is not sufficient to make people consider themselves to have the condition… and poor sleep may not even be necessary. The paper, by Kenneth Lichstein at the University of Alabama, explores the implications of “Insomnia Identity”: how it contributes to health problems, and may be an obstacle...
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Conclusion: Lower frontal cortex mI may indicate a disturbed second messenger system. Frontal cortical mI may thus be linked to the pathophysiology of depression and concomitant sleep symptoms among maturing adolescents. Short sleep and daytime sleepiness may be associated with frontal cortex mI independently from depression.Neuropsychobiology 2017;75:21-31
Source: Neuropsychobiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research
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