Addressing Military Mental Health: A Proposed Solution Addressing Military Mental Health: A Proposed Solution
Dr Jeffrey Lieberman discusses the current stigma around military mental health and proposes a solution to deliver improved care to our veteran population and their families.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

How much do YOU know about meningitis?
The Bristol-based Meningitis Research Foundation has released a quiz to test people's knowledge of the deadly brain infection amid fears of a spike in cases over winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted
Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds have been convicted of charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

There May Be a Surprising Link Between Depression and Concussions in Kids Who Play Football
For years, studies have found that depression is an all-too-common symptom of concussions. Youth athletes, college athletes and retired NFL players who have suffered brain injuries are all at increased risk of mental illness. A new study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, flips the relationship between concussions and depression, and asks a different question: Are kids who have depression more at risk of suffering a concussion while playing football? Indeed, according to the new research, children who have been previously diagnosed with depression had a five-fold increased risk of suffering a concussion while playing...
Source: TIME: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Football onetime Source Type: news

Sex Really Does Make Your Life Better —Even As You Age
Having sex may be one way older adults can feel better and enjoy life more, suggests a new paper published in the journal Sexual Medicine. “The general conception is that older adults are not as sexually active as younger adults, or not sexually active at all,” says study co-author Lee Smith, a reader in epidemiology at Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. “Sexual activity does decline as we age, but older adults are not asexual.” In fact, other recent research found that many American seniors have active sex lives; 40% of the people surveyed, who were between age 65 and 80, said they were having se...
Source: TIME: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

The association between economic uncertainty and suicide in the short-run - Vandoros S, Avendano M, Kawachi I.
The objective of this article was to examine whether daily fluct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Disentangling the effect of out-of-home care on child mental health - Baldwin H, Biehal N, Cusworth L, Wade J, Allgar V, Vostanis P.
BACKGROUND: Children in out-of-home care are consistently found to have poor mental health compared to children in the general population. However, UK research has so far failed to disentangle the impact of the care system on children's mental health outco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinical and psychometric features of psychiatric patients after a suicide attempt in relation with menstrual cycle phases - Papadopoulou A, Efstathiou V, Christodoulou C, Gournellis R, Papageorgiou C, Douzenis A, Markianos M.
This study aims to explore the distribution and possible differe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Nigeria: Having a Period Is Still Expensive in Nigeria and Nobody Is Talking About It
[Guardian] Seyi Alaka, a student of Oshodi Comprehensive High School failed part of her 2018 Junior Secondary School BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) because some of the exams were written when she was on her menstrual cycle. She would have loved to write her exams when her mates did. But her parents' inability to buy her a pack of sanitary pad that costs between N400 and N500 meant she had to rewrite those exams the following year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘ That Way Madness Lies … ’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told
The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother ’ s mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GLENN KENNY Tags: Documentary Films and Programs That Way Madness Lies ... (Movie) Sandra Luckow Mental Health and Disorders Duanne Luckow Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Texas "mom" who tried to force transgenderism onto her 6-year-old son may have her own mental disorder called "Munchausen syndrome by proxy," warns pediatrician
(Natural News) The head of the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is attempting to make the case that an infamous Texas “mother” and “pediatrician” who’s forcing her six-year-old son to live as a “transgender” against his will may have a serious mental disorder herself. It’s known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and while Dr. Michelle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New Gun Laws Require Psychiatric Evaluation
[The Herald] Mental illnesses are very common: nearly one in five people experience clinical depression during their lives; one in five experience an anxiety disorder; one in 100 experience schizophrenia, the general population experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients' discharge
(University of Waterloo) Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Refinement and Testing of Interventions to Enhance and Sustain ADHD Treatment Effects Across Settings and Developmental Transitions
The goal of this FOA is to support research that evaluates the effectiveness of augmented or modified interventions designed to promote enhanced and sustained improvement in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and functional impairments across settings and transitions throughout childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can alternative treatments help with HIV?
Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person ’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and possible drug interactions related to alternative therapy in people with HIV. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Doctors may amputate without consent
Court rules that patient lacks mental capacity to make treatment decision Related items fromOnMedica Lasting powers of attorney for health and welfare Help those who find decision-making difficult, urges NICE Medical errors now US ’s third-leading cause of death Also in the press Antidepressants differ in effect on weight gain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Probiotics for your anxious mind? Study shows a certain strain of bacteria could significantly reduce anxiety
(Natural News) There is no doubt that the hectic pace and demands of modern society foster anxiety. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting more than 40 million people – that’s 18.1 percent – of the population, each year. Statistics indicate that people suffering from anxiety... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser cancels surgeries during mental health therapists' strike
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals started a weeklong strike Monday over staffing levels and pay (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How One Engineer & #039;s Blood Disorder Enabled the Development of an Anemia Detection App
Every month from the time he was six months old, Rob Mannino has had to go into a clinic to receive a blood transfusion. Mannino has an inherited blood disorder known as beta-thalassemia, which is caused by a mutation in the beta-globin gene. “My doctors would test my hemoglobin levels more if they could, but it’s a hassle for me to get to the hospital in between transfusions to receive this blood test. Instead, my doctors currently have to just estimate when I’m going to need a transfusion, based on my hemoglobin level trends," Mannino said. For his biomedical eng...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Cochrane launches Cochrane Czech Republic to support the use of high quality, trusted health information
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre,  Cochrane Czech Republic, at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno.Cochrane Czech Republic will promote evidence-based decision making in healthcare in the Czech Republic by supporting and training authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy-makers, patients, and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence.Cochrane works with collaborators from more than 130 c...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Kaiser cancels surgeries during mental health therapists ’ strike
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals started a weeklong strike Monday over staffing levels and pay (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Filling the chasm: reimagining primary mental health care
This report explores local initiatives which bridge the gap between primary care and secondary care mental health services, supporting people have more complex needs, don't meet secondary care thresholds, or present with multiple or medically unexplained symptoms (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Londoners said
Poor mental health is one of the biggest challenges facing London and the prevalence of problems is often much higher in the communities facing most inequalities. This sets out the solutions identified during these conversation which include spreading knowledge, skills and support so people can look after themselves and their neighbours (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016
Drug overdose deaths involving the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl are on the rise, and the number of fentanyl-related deaths roughly doubled each year from 2013 through 2016, according to new federal data. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reviewed death certificates filed from 2011 to 2016 to find out which drugs were mentioned most frequently each year. During this time period, drug overdose deaths increased from 41,340 in 2011 to 63,632 in 2016. Just as striking as the overall uptick, however, was the sharp increase in deaths invo...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Ethnic inequalities in mental health care are 'persistent'
Inequalities in access to services for severe mental illness persist in England despite efforts to improve policy and practice, according to new research which found people from ethnic minority backgrounds continue to be worst affected. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Extreme heat waves under 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming - Dosio A, Mentaschi L, Fischer EM, Wyser K.
Severe, extreme, and exceptional heat waves, such as those that occurred over the Balkans (2007), France (2003), or Russia (2010), are associated with increased mortality, human discomfort and reduced labour productivity. Based on the results of a very hig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of complex and spatially dependent data: a review of object oriented spatial statistics - Menafoglio A, Secchi P.
We review recent advances in Object Oriented Spatial Statistics, a system of ideas, algorithms and methods that allows the analysis of high dimensional and complex data when their spatial dependence is an important issue. At the intersection of different d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Clarity CEO ’s eminent exit comes with warning for city
Fred Hines will retire after a 20-year run as the top leader of a campus critical to San Antonio's pediatric mental health population. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

EIT Health Looks to Create New Business Ventures Addressing the Way we Manage Mental and Brain Health and Use Digital Biomarkers for Diagnostics
EIT Health, a network of best-in-class innovators backed by the EU, has announced the second year of its innovation programme, Wild Card. The second year of high-risk innovation programme Wild Card kicks off this week, challenging talent to deliver real solutions to the healthcare market. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Meth Playing Bigger Role in US Drug Overdose Crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The percentage of overdose deaths involving meth grew from less than 5 percent to nearly 11 percent. Meth is not the main killer among illicit drugs. Fentanyl was involved in the highest percentage of fatal overdoses in 2016, followed by heroin and cocaine. Meth was fourth. But it was only eighth as recently as 2012. It's not clear wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Meth Playing Bigger Role in US Drug Overdose Crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The percentage of overdose deaths involving meth grew from less than 5 percent to nearly 11 percent. Meth is not the main killer among illicit drugs. Fentanyl was involved in the highest percentage of fatal overdoses in 2016, followed by heroin and cocaine. Meth was fourth. But it was only eighth as recently as 2012. It's not clear wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills
(University of Washington) A study by the University of Washington and Temple University examines what happens in children's brains when they anticipate a touch to the hand, and relates this brain activity to the executive functions the child demonstrates on other mental tasks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How bullying affects the brain
(Springer) The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase the chance that they suffer from mental illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

News release: Increased motor activity linked to improved mood
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Increasing one's level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one's mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS not making most of its health data, says think tank
It stands to lose out on revenue suitable partnerships without formal strategy in place Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Friends and family test extended across NHS in England Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Science News » Studies Support Use of Team-Based Care for Early Psychosis
Two recent studies add to the evidence that team-based early intervention services are feasible in real-world health care settings and result in improved outcomes for patients. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Put primary mental health care at the heart of long-term NHS plan, report says
Primary mental health care should be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, a report has said.  Little investment has traditionally been allocated to primary mental health care, due to a lack of focus on a national level, according to areport published yesterday by the Centre for Mental Health and the University of Birmingham. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Put primary mental healthcare at the ‘heart of long-term NHS plans’, report says
Primary mental health care should be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, a report has said.  Little investment has traditionally been allocated to primary mental healthcare, due to a lack of focus on a national level, according to areport published yesterday by the Centre for Mental Health and the University of Birmingham. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Death Is Not an Acceptable Outcome for Mental Illness Death Is Not an Acceptable Outcome for Mental Illness
Suicide and mental illness: Dr Jeffrey Lieberman discusses recent events and the need for improved access to treatment.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Acupressure points you can try today to relieve menstrual cramps
(Natural News) Nearly 90 percent of women experience menstrual cramps every month. If you are a woman undergoing your period, various physiological and metabolic changes are occurring in your body at this time, prompting other symptoms of dysmenorrhea to accompany the menstrual cramps. These painful symptoms can be a nuisance, but acupressure can provide a solution for relieving menstrual... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crosswords And Puzzles Do Not Prevent Mental Decline, Study Says
(CNN) — Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to a team of Scottish researchers whose research was published in the BMJ. The study’s authors argue that such pursuits will not necessarily act as a preventative, but they could still provide a “higher cognitive point” from which to decline. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aging Crossword Puzzle Local TV Source Type: news

Always Forgetting Important Things? Here ’s How to Fix That, According to Science
Most people, when tasked with remembering something important, jot down a note. But a study published recently in the journal Experimental Aging Research says there may be a better way to keep memories fresh: draw a picture. Drawing works your brain in ways that writing alone does not, forcing it to process visual information, translate the meaning of a word into an image and carry out a physical act all at once, says study co-author Melissa Meade, a doctoral candidate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in Canada. “It’s bringing online a lot of different brain regions that you wouldn’...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says
Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser mental health workers begin week-long strike
Thousand of Kaiser Permanente mental health workers, including 4,000 who are members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, began a five-day strike on Monday, drawing attention to long wait times for patients seeking care, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The mental health professionals rallied outside eight Kaiser offices, including in San Francisco. The strike continues today with protests planned inn other locations, including Oakland, Santa Rosa, and Santa Clara. Kaiser covers some… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lindsey J. Smith Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does problem-solving stave off mental decline?
Is it true that by training your brain with problem-solving tasks, you can keep mental decline at bay later in life? A new study delves into the details. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination
A popular breakfast sausage is off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling about 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know that they had found metal pieces in the sausage, according to the US Department of Agriculture. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal Famine Exposure Tied to Early Menopause
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fetal exposure to famine is associated with an increased risk for early menopause, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in Menopause. Nengying Wang, M.D., from the Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breaking news: People are inherently good, nonviolent
It matters how you personally respond when you hear news of violence. The way you process and frame it has real mental and physical impacts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news