Raleigh health-care provider makes 'aggressive acquisition' in South Carolina
A 1,300-person organization that recently moved its headquarters to Raleigh has snapped up a mental health provider based in South Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19, Lancet Psychiatry
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment1 and prescribing activity2 in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122 250 549, a 16 · 51% decrease from the corresponding period in 2019 (146 432 604). This period in 2020 comprises all the data available to date following the first UK COVID-19 lockdown, which began on March 23, 2020. The number of antidepressant prescriptions made in general practice between April 1, 2020, and Sept 30, 2020, was 38 609 032, 3 · 94% higher than the corresponding p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and mental health, Lancet Psychiatry
While the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on the nervous system remain unclear, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is bad for mental health. To alleviate the impact of both the virus and the measures taken to control its spread, we need high quality information about their immediate and long-term effects, and which countermeasures are most effective. The good news is that by October, 2020, mental health was top of the charts in terms of published papers and preprints on the effects of COVID-19. The bad news is that the quantity of papers is not matched by quality. In March,...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Executive Forum: Mental health and wellbeing in a pandemic
Mental health is a key factor of overall health and wellbeing, and it's become a primary concern over the last months as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the world. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Staff Report Source Type: news

BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 191: One man ’s journey with mental illness
The way Wichita and Sedgwick County deal with mental-health issues is a big challenge for our community. Many of our jail inmates found themselves there at least in part because they suffer from some form of mental illness. Much of our homeless population suffers from it as well. And there are many, even in our business community, who struggle with mental illness daily — and we don’t even know i t. This week, Wichita Business Journal Associate Editor Kirk Seminoff tells one man’s story of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Roy Source Type: news

Centre for Mental Health shares messages of solidarity and commitment to all health, care and education workers
We were delighted to sign this letter from a group of mental health leaders, expressing solidarity with all those working in health, care and education through the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carla Monteiro's life goal has been to help the Cape Verdean community
The Dorchester resident's social work includes mental health services and criminal justice reform, with a specific focus on the Cape Verdean community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jim Morrison Source Type: news

Why your organization ’s workplace wellness efforts should include financial wellness
Up until recently, much of the focus about one ’s individual wellness has been on the body and mind. We work out, take walks, do yoga and meditation as a way to keep our bodies and minds healthy and in shape. But there is another dimension to wellness that more and more experts are talking about because of its effect on one’s physical an d mental health: and that is the wellness of our finances. Almost 60 percent of employees admit they’re stressed about their finances. That’s from the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Independent Health Source Type: news

Covid lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults
(University of Exeter) Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccinations In Massachusetts: New Groups Of Phase 1 Health Care Workers Now Eligible
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Biden Signs Executive Orders To Battle Pandemic: 'This Is A Wartime Undertaking'
The president signed 10 actions designed to focus on mending public trust and overhauling the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Making 'Period Poverty' Worse
Periods don't stop for pandemics. It's time we talk about menstrual equity and the struggle for some to afford feminine hygiene products. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Keeping Your Brain Sharp Isn't About Working More Puzzles
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Mental decline is one of the most feared aspects of growing older. People will do just about anything to prevent it, from swallowing supplements touted as memory boosters to spending hours... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ADL hails Big Tech censors: CEOs are 'the 4th branch of govt,' 'they're trying to hold the country together'
(Natural News) America is not held together by the people but by a cadre of CEOs who censor the internet in accordance with the demands of the Anti-Defamation League, according to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. (Article by Chris Menahan republished from InformationLiberation.com) “CEOs have become the fourth branch of government,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA
Most healthcare leaders report their providers'compensation has been affected by the pandemic; staff shortages are common, and mental health suffers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for Women
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Menopause is known to bring a variety of unpleasant symptoms ranging from hot flashes to insomnia. Yet, for those who have a condition known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), it is much worse, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Medical Council Warns Over Social Media Adverts of False Covid-19 Treating Drugs
[New Zimbabwe] THE Medical and Mental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe has warned the public over social media adverts by some unscrupulous medical practitioners claiming to be able to treat Covid-19 using Ivermectin, Doxycycline and Nano Silver. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for Women
Title: Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) for unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 21 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Esbriet® (pirfenidone) for the treatment of unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (UILD). The FDA is expected to make a decision on approval by May 2021.“Since its US approval, Esbriet has become a standard of care for people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, significant unmet need remains in fibrotic lung diseases, including unclassifiable interstitial lung disease ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screening tool may help diagnose mental disorders in early pregnancy
(Wiley) A recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that questions typically asked to new mothers to screen for depression after giving birth can also help to detect depressive symptoms and other mental disorders during early pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RUDN University neurosurgeon created a method to collect mental activity data of software developers
(RUDN University) A neurosurgeon from RUDN University studied the mental activity of developers at work. In his novel method, he combined mobile EEG devices and software that analyzes neurophysiological data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reports of forgone medical care among US adults during initial phase of COVID-19 pandemic
This study estimated the   frequency of reported forgone medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic from March to mid-July 2020, including missed doses of prescription medications, forgone preventive and other general medical care, mental health care and elective surgeries, as well as reasons for forgoing care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Demi Lovato health: Singer discusses her bipolar disorder and how she copes with symptoms
Demi Lovato was thrust into the limelight from a young age when she starred in Barney and Friends as a child. Acting turned to singing and then touring and the immense pressure took a toll on her. The singer discusses her mental disorder bipolar and how she learns to cope and deal with the symptoms associated with it. What is bipolar and what are the symptoms to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health
Many argue the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to gaming and mental health (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Illness Tied to High Risk of Physical Disease, Death Mental Illness Tied to High Risk of Physical Disease, Death
Mental illness in young individuals is associated with a strikingly high risk of subsequent physical illness, disability, and premature mortality, results of a large longitudinal study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mental health investment standard
This briefing for CCGs outlines how the validation process managed for their 2019/20 year-end position on meeting the mental health investment standard. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Target student mental well-being
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leshner, A. I. Tags: Editorials Source Type: news

Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA
Most healthcare leaders report their providers'compensation has been affected by the pandemic; staff shortages are common, and mental health suffers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Mental Illness Tied to High Risk of Physical Disease, Death Mental Illness Tied to High Risk of Physical Disease, Death
Mental illness in young individuals is associated with a strikingly high risk of subsequent physical illness, disability, and premature mortality, results of a large longitudinal study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hypertension During Pregnancy Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Pregnant women with blood pressure readings above 140/90 had deficits on tests of mental agility 15 years later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Hypertension Brain Source Type: news

In wake of recent HQ move to Raleigh, health care provider buys SC-based firm in 'aggressive acquisition plan'
A 1,300-person organization that recently moved its headquarters to Raleigh has snapped up a mental health provider based in South Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Students call for end of reassignment to ‘menial’ ICU shifts
Students at a London medical school have demanded an immediate end to their “compulsory” reassignment covering nurse and healthcare assistant shifts in the intensive care units at their connected trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to increased mental health outpatient visits
More pollution means higher rates of mental health service utilization, a new YSPH study suggests. The question for researchers is now, “Why?” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Situation Update, Jan 20th - Day of Reckoning: Will the republic DIE or be REBORN?
(Natural News) As America watched, a decrepit, mentally incompetent Joe Biden was “sworn in” today, with almost no members of the public in attendance, but with Biden surrounded by now a reported 65,000 troops, just like you’d see in a Third World dictatorship. In truth, Biden wasn’t sworn into anything. The election was illegal, unconstitutional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Fatigue
The diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome overlap significantly. This Practice Pearl addresses their differential diagnosis and briefly summarizes fibromyalgia management.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Many Parents Support'Teens Helping Teens' Mental Health Programs at Schools: Poll
Title: Many Parents Support'Teens Helping Teens'Mental Health Programs at Schools: PollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Severe menopause symptoms often accompany premature ovarian insufficiency
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hot flashes, insomnia, and vaginal dryness are commonly reported symptoms that accompany the menopause transition. A new study suggests that such symptoms--especially psychological and sexual problems--are worse for women who have premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) than for women undergoing natural menopause. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stanford study reveals immune driver of brain aging
(Stanford Medicine) Stanford scientists have identified a key factor in mental aging and shown that it might be prevented or reversed by fixing a glitch in the immune system's frontline soldiers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mack Wilson mends fences with Patrick Mahomes ’ mom
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback suffered an injury in Sunday's AFC playoff game. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cartoonists making mental health their muse
Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry
The American Psychiatric Association acknowledges past practices and events contributing to racial inequality, and is working to develop anti-racist policies that promote equity in mental health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many Parents Support Peer Mental Health Programs at Schools
Majority of parents say peers would understand teens'problems better than adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry
The American Psychiatric Association acknowledges past practices and events contributing to racial inequality, and is working to develop anti-racist policies that promote equity in mental health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many Parents Support ‘ Teens Helping Teens ’ Mental Health Programs at Schools: Poll
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: FDA aprueba cambios en la etiqueta para problemas intestinales (enteropat ía similar a esprue) asociada con el medicamento olmesartán medoxomil para la presión alta
El 3 de julio, 2013, La Administraci ón de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA por sus siglas en inglés) advirtió que el medicamento para la presión alta olmesartán medoxomil (comercializado como Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, Tribenzor y genéricos) ha sido asociado con problemas intestinales conocidos como enteropatía similar a esprue, y la agencia ha aprobado cambios en las etiquetas de estos medicamentos que mencionan esta inquietud. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Mental health access for families of veterans still lacking, says new ombudsman
Veterans Affairs Canada hasn't gone far enough in reversing restrictions on mental health counselling for the families of former soldiers, sailors and aircrew, the county's new veterans ombudsman says in a hard-hitting report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: FDA advierte sobre el riesgo de menor nivel de alerta mental la ma ñana posterior al uso del medicamento Lunesta contra el insomnio (eszopiclona) y recomienda disminuir la dosis
[16 de mayo del 2014] La Administraci ón de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA por su sigla en inglés) advierte que el medicamento contra el insomnio Lunesta (eszopiclona) puede causar un menor nivel de alerta mental la mañana posterior al uso y afectar actividades que requieren atención, entre ellas, conducir. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Cooper, Advanced Recovery Systems open $27M South Jersey addiction treatment center
Cooper University Health Care and Advanced Recovery Systems have opened a $27 million inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Cherry Hill. The 90-bed Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper will care for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The project is located at 761 Cuthbert Blvd. "We are bringing together the expertise of Cooper and Advanced Recovery Systems to fill a gap in the continuum of care,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of Cooper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news