A Year Into the Pandemic, Long COVID Is Still Burdening Patients —and Their Caregivers
When Ghenya Grondin starts rattling off the symptoms she still experiences a year after getting sick with what she believes was COVID-19, she has to pause to consult a list she keeps on her phone for occasions like this one. Exhaustion. Fevers. Headaches. Body aches. Chest pain and shortness of breath. Nausea and gastrointestinal problems. Dry eyes. Brain fog and memory loss—hence her need for a digital list, which goes on and on. While Grondin’s physical symptoms are bad enough to keep her mostly homebound and unable to do her work as a postpartum doula, the constant mental fogginess has hit her hard emotional...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Francesca Trianni Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Down in Hell
Minor resting after exiting the mine, Ghana. Credit: Lisa KristineBy Lisa KristineSAN FRANCISCO, Mar 9 2021 (IPS) I am about 200 feet down a rickety old mine shaft, in the Ashanti gold mining region of Ghana. It is stiflingly hot and darker than a moonless night. I can only feel the touch of sweaty bodies passing in the darkness and hear the reverberating sound of miners coughing and breaking rocks. The lack of oxygen and dust make it hard to breathe. I have no idea how deep this shaft goes – hundreds of feet? More? If there is a Hell this must be what it feels like. The abolitionists who have brought me to this ill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lisa Kristine Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arthritis: Insomnia triggers painful inflammation - nip it in the bud
ARTHRITIS - swollen, painful joints can make dozing off a bit of a nightmare. In addition, a lack of sleep can trigger even more inflammation. How can you break the cycle? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup Spotlight: Swiv on a mission to build a better toothbrush for everyone
Helping children with special needs brush their teeth can be a nightmare for some parents, the co-founders said. Swiv is designed to help. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Startup Spotlight: Swiv on a mission to build a better toothbrush for everyone
Helping children with special needs brush their teeth can be a nightmare for some parents, the co-founders said. Swiv is designed to help. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

'Sleep hygiene' should be integrated into epilepsy diagnosis and management - study
(University of Birmingham) Children with epilepsy sleep poorly compared to healthy children, and are more likely to experience disruptions such as night terrors, sleep walking or sleep disordered breathing, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paris Hilton Testified That She Was "Abused On A Daily Basis" At A Treatment Facility For Teens
"I cried myself to sleep every single night, praying I would wake up from this nightmare." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I stop the terrifying dreams that make me lash out at my wife as I sleep?
DR ELLIE CANNON answers a question from a 76-year-old man who suffers from recurring nightmares that often feature him being chased or attacked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid pressures triggering mental health issues among health staff
Health staff are suffering severe mental health problems such as panic attacks and having sleepless nights because of the pandemic, according to a survey published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The findings reveal almost half (48%) of health employees​ including nurses, porters, paramedics, healthcare assistants and A&E staff across the UK have struggled to cope. The union says free 24-hour helplines are urgently needed to support those experiencing burnout​, especially as hospital admissions continue to soar. The report Worry in Mind is based on responses from more than 14,000 empl...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Covid-19 mental health Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Been A Nightmare For Your Sleep? Experts Share Tips
Fixing it will take better habits and better public health policies, experts say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

'My nightmares are so bad that I scream out loud': DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Your email amounts to a textbook description of sleep terrors, one of a group of disorders called parasomnias, which cause unusual or unwanted behaviour while you sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Hospitalized Heart Patients Report Frequent Nightmares
Frequent nightmares associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia but not cardiovascular medications, sleep - disordered breathing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Is High Tech a Danger to Humanity?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 6 2021 (IPS)   Oh, Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends. So, oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.                                              Janis Joplin, 1970 COVID-19 has made several of us aware of the frailty of our bodies, the certai...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The development of a sleep intervention for firefighters: the FIT-IN (Firefighter's Therapy for Insomnia and Nightmares) Study - Jang EH, Hong Y, Kim Y, Lee S, Ahn Y, Jeong KS, Jang TW, Lim H, Jung E, Disorder Study Group SW, Chung S, Suh S.
BACKGROUND: Firefighters are vulnerable to irregular sleep patterns and sleep disturbance due to work characteristics such as shift work and frequent dispatch. However, there are few studies investigating intervention targeting sleep for firefighters. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The nature of posttraumatic nightmares and school functioning in war-affected youth - Harb GC, Schultz JH.
Children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events demonstrate a variety of posttraumatic symptoms, including recurrent nightmares, as well as adverse reactions in the school setting. The current study examined nightmare symptoms, posttraumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When night falls fast: sleep and suicidal behavior among adolescents and young adults - Fernandes SN, Zuckerman E, Miranda R, Baroni A.
Sleep disturbances have been linked to suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescents. Specifically, insomnia and nightmares are associated with current suicide risk and predict future ideation. Associations between hypersomnia, sleep apnea, and suicide re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA Clears Smartphone App to Interrupt PTSD-Related Nightmares FDA Clears Smartphone App to Interrupt PTSD-Related Nightmares
The NightWare app uses Apple Watch sensors to monitor heart rate and body movement during sleep and delivers slight vibrations to arouse a patient when a nightmare is detected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA grants De Novo clearance to prescription Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder
NightWare's digital therapeutic monitors a wearer's heart rate and movement to detect disturbances during sleep, and delivers gentle vibrations to interrupt a nightmare without waking the user. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Want to sleep like a baby? Then stop drinking alcohol - it gives you nightmares! 
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Now, lots of people have a late-night tipple because they believe that alcohol helps them sleep better. But recent research shows quite clearly that this is a myth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘How Am I Going To Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlenis Zambrano is out of money. A 48-year-old single mother in Virginia, she tried her best to get by after being furloughed from her Defense Department daycare job in March by selling homemade face masks and empanadas to help support her two dependent children, both in college. She twice applied for housing relief from Arlington County, but was denied because, at the time, she had $5,000 in savings intended for her daughter’s tuition. With that money long gone, Zambrano is living off her credit card, racking up $5,000 in charges to pay for her Arlington, Virginia apartment....
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

10 ways to conquer adult nightmares and get better sleep
We leave behind our fears of monsters under the bed as we say goodbye to our childhoods, but one can follow us into adulthood and loom over our heads. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances and suicidal behavior - Lopez-Castroman J, Jaussent I.
Sleep disturbances, particularly insomnia, nightmares, and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), are significant, proximal, and modifiable risk factors for suicidal ideation and behaviors (SIB) and could be targeted for preventative interventions. In this ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Scientists Are Learning to Read —and Change—Your Nightmares
The scariest dream my now-college-age daughter ever had was the one about the running legs—or, as they became known in our family, The Running Legs, almost audibly capitalized. She was in kindergarten at the time and the dream amounted to little more than an image of a pair of black tights, filled by an invisible lower body chasing her. It was the first thing she mentioned when she got up in the morning and she brought it up again over breakfast—clearly distressed. We talked about it a bit and I asked her what she thought the legs would have done if they had caught her. “Bite me,” she answered. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to Keeping Bad Dreams at Bay
SATURDAY, June 27, 2020 -- If you're having nightmares during these stressful times, rest easy: A sleep expert says it's to be expected. " Your experiences and interactions during the day can affect your dreams, and right now many of us are spending... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Multiple cities declare curfews as Antifa riots continue
(Natural News) On Sunday night, at least 40 cities across the U.S. – including Washington D.C. – implemented curfews in response to the continuing riots and protests organized by radical left-wing terror group Antifa. Some cities that have placed curfews include Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Richmond,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ecological studies of sleep disturbances during suicidal crises - Cha ïb LS, Segovia AP, Baca-Garcia E, Lopez-Castroman J.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Several reviews and metanalyses have shown that sleep disturbances, such as insomnia and nightmares, can predict suicidal ideations and behaviors. Common physio-pathological pathways may explain this relationship. However, only in recent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dreams and nightmares inspired by COVID-19
From tidal waves consuming New York City to toilet paper nightmares, reports of apocalyptic, frightening or just plain bizarre pandemic-driven dreams are everywhere. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks about anxiety-fueled dreams with Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett, who has collected thousands of pandemic dreams and nightmares as part of a study of our sleep-state responses to coronavirus; Mississippi State University professor Michael Nadorff; and poet Jackie Wang and artist Sandra Haynes, whose dreams have provided metaphorical stories of fear and triumph. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Baltimore Bioterrorism Expert Who Inspired South Korea ’s COVID-19 Response
On Oct. 2, 2001, a 62-year-old photojournalist named Bob Stevens became the first victim of a coordinated series of anthrax attacks to be admitted to hospital. Stevens inhaled the deadly pathogen after opening one of several letters laced with anthrax spores which were mailed to the offices of prominent senators and media outlets across the U.S. Over the next seven weeks, he and four others would die as a result of their exposure. For a shell-shocked nation still reeling from the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history on September 11, it was a disturbing realization that there was a new wave of challenges to Am...
Source: TIME: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Cox Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Expert explains science behind coronavirus-related dreams
In a Harvard survey, over 2,000 people described 5,000 coronavirus-related dreams over the month of April. They include nightmares about getting the virus and anxiety dreams about forgetting to wear a mask outside. Dr. Carol Ash, a sleep specialist and chief medical officer at RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the phenomenon. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?
UNISON steward Hassan Ortega works for a charity providing a homelessness prevention service in Salford. He said: “I feel mixed about #ClapForCarers. It’s great that it’s raised the profile of workers in the community sector who are providing services that are keeping people safe, healthy and protected.” However, Hassan notes that what carers really need is not to be left unprotected and vulnerable themselves – and not to be outsourced. “In some respects, it could be seen as a diversionary activity to keep the public busy. But I value that it’s raised ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 22, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News adult social care care staff care workers Care workers for change Clap for Carers coronavirus Covid-19 Source Type: news

The Science Behind Your Weird Coronavirus Dreams (And Nightmares)
Earlier this month, my friend Claire Arkin, 30, a non-profit worker in Berkeley, Cali., told me she’d been having oddly vivid and specific dreams. In one, she was getting dressed to attend a fancy gala, but instead of donning an evening gown and diamonds, she wrapped herself in toilet paper, “like some kind of f–ked up status symbol,” she said. A few nights later, she dreamt about men she’d met on a fictional dating app making her anxious by not staying the social distance-required six feet away from her. Many people have been paying attention to their dreams more during the global coronavirus...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Weiner Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Science Behind Your Weird Coronavirus Dreams (And Nightmares)
Earlier this month, my friend Claire Arkin, 30, a non-profit worker in Berkeley, Cali., told me she’d been having oddly vivid and specific dreams. In one, she was getting dressed to attend a fancy gala, but instead of donning an evening gown and diamonds, she wrapped herself in toilet paper, “like some kind of f–ked up status symbol,” she said. A few nights later, she dreamt about men she’d met on a fictional dating app making her anxious by not staying the social distance-required six feet away from her. Many people have been paying attention to their dreams more during the global coronavirus...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Weiner Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

‘We Carry That Burden.’ Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19 Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis
As a critical care doctor in New York City, Monica is used to dealing with high-octane situations and treating severely ill patients. But she says the COVID-19 outbreak is unlike anything she’s seen before. Over the past few weeks, operating rooms have been transformed into ICUs, physicians of all backgrounds have been drafted into emergency room work, and two of her colleagues became ICU patients. While Monica is proud of her coworkers for rising to the challenge, she says it’s been hard for them to fight a prolonged battle against a deadly, highly contagious illness with no known cure. To make matters worse,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Hope for a Compassionate Future
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 9 2020 (IPS) The Coronavirus, COVID-19, makes its deadly round across the world. People fall sick and die, communities and entire nations end up in its deadly grip and try to cope with it. Everything is changing, and changing fast and we all have to deal with it together, even if many of us are being physically apart. Humans are social beings. Our mental and physical capacities are created around that fact and crave for support and compassion. Some of us benefit from social security, relative wealth, access to health care and a home of our own, others lack all of this. COVID-19 brings a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Intense ‘ Pandemic Dreams ’ Disrupt Nation ’ s Sleep During Coronavirus Outbreak
(CBS Local) — Americans stressed out by the coronavirus outbreak are finding out that sleep is not necessarily a time for relaxation or peace of mind. Many people are taking to social media to comment on the phenomenon known as “pandemic dreams.” In my dream, I called an Uber, but a hearse showed up instead. Not liking these #pandemicdreams — Sarah Schachner (@SarahSchachner) March 23, 2020 They are reporting vivid, often strange and sometimes terrifying dreams involving fear of death, threats against loved ones and anxiety associated with self-quarantining. Stay-at-home orders are forcing millio...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Coronavirus Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Sleep: Why am I having nightmares during the coronavirus pandemic?
SLEEPING for eight hours a night is essential for healthy brain function, mental health, and physical health, but what do you do if your peaceful slumber is interrupted by harrowing nightmares? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances and suicidality in posttraumatic stress disorder: an overview of the literature - Weber FC, Norra C, Wetter TC.
A causal relationship between sleep disturbances and suicidal behavior has been previously reported. Insomnia and nightmares are considered as hallmarks of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, patients with PTSD have an increased risk for sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kenya: Night of Terror As Police Whip Kenyans On Day 1 of State Curfew
[Capital FM] Nairobi -It all started with cries of women and children choking from teargas lobbed on them by police officers a few meters from Likoni ferry where they were queuing to cross over to the mainland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Organizer Ady Barkan, COVID-19 Is Yet Another Reason to Pass Medicare for All
It’s a cool, clear Wednesday night in mid-March, and Ady Barkan is at home in Santa Barbara, Calif., hosting an emergency call with 3,200 supporters. As COVID-19 sweeps across the country, triggering emergency prohibitions and thousands of hospitalizations, people are looking to Barkan for leadership. But for a few long minutes, the line is quiet. The technology on Barkan’s computer that’s supposed to help him speak using his eye movements isn’t working. He tries once, then again, and after another minute of anxious silence, Barkan’s synthetic voice suddenly fills the air. “Out of this e...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams/Santa Barbara, Calif. Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Health Care Source Type: news

‘It Is a Nightmare Out Here’: Seattle Parents Struggle to Balance Work and Child Care
One of the first major cities to face coronavirus is now dealing with a child care shortage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Families and Family Life Quarantines Children and Childhood Education (K-12) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Child Care Parenting Source Type: news

Two cases of nonsuicidal self-injury comprising partial autoamputation of the apex of the tongue - Moriya T, Sato H, Takeda K, Ikezaki K, Katada R, Shirota T.
The prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adults is lower than that in adolescents and it is more prevalent in patients with psychiatric disorders. Sleep disturbances such as nightmares are associated with NSSI after accounting for depression; th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Too many unanswered questions
Hundreds of delegates were silent at Black members’ conference today as they listened to the tragic story of Zane Gbangbola, who was killed by hydrogen cyanide poisoning. Zane’s father, Kye (pictured), spoke calmly and with great dignity as he described how, after years of fighting for the truth, he is still confronted daily with silence from the authorities involved. “Zane deserves justice, he deserves the truth. I’m sure many of you in the audience have children and I would not wish what has happened to me and my family to ever happen again,” he said. “Yet until we get to the truth, th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 2, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Black Members Conference Source Type: news

The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped Has Something to Say
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Meet Tracey Morait – author of Episode
Tracey Morait is the first author to be interviewed me since I moved my online presence to healthy, happy woman and she joins me today to share new about her latest book, Episode. She’s the author of 6 books, comes from Liverpool and is a fanatical football fan – who wouldn’t be coming from Liverpool! She now lives in Bristol with her husband. Tracey writes and self-publishes books for children and young adults between the ages of nine and sixteen and Keith designs the book covers. K&T Mitchell is their own small press. A 5 star review for my book on Amazon.co.uk. “I have read all of Tracey Mora...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing YA Source Type: news

As Bushfires Rage, Australia Faces Another Challenge: Protecting National Mental Health
As wildfires continue blazing a deadly path through Australia, leaving destroyed homes and landscapes in their wake, people and countries around the world are coming together to offer financial and firefighting assistance. But with months of burning likely still to go, and 18 million acres of destruction already recorded, along with 24 lives lost, it’s clear that reconstruction will be a long process—both in terms of physical rebuilding, and psychological recovery. “Their national psyche will change,” says California-based psychotherapist Diane Ross-Glazer, who has counseled disaster survivors and l...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

What Does Every Engineer Want for the Holidays?
Engineers and scientists are really like most ordinary consumers except in their interest in experiences that deal with great technical achievements, failures and the future – technologies that are yet to be. So, rather than a set of catchy products, this list will focus on unique experiences with particular appeal to engineers and scientists.  I. Books  Reading is an experience unlike no other in that it can be done by any literate person at almost any time and in any place. Here is a very short list of science and engineering related books released in 2019: > Infinite Powers: ...
Source: MDDI - December 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Home Remedies for Nightmares
-- Nightmares are scary, disturbing dreams that are especially common in children. Episodes are usually short, but they can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and make sleeping difficult, says Mayo Clinic. If nightmares are a problem... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The gift of healthcare for children
Abdul was just 13 when he arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry. He escaped war in Afghanistan: his father and brother were killed by the Taliban, and Abdul was next.  When Abdul came to us, he still didn’t know the outcome of his asylum application. He’d been living in the streets for four years and was struggling to find his feet in the UK: nightmares, flashbacks, and unimaginable stress.  It is incredibly scary and traumatic to be so far away from home at such a young age. Abdul was so scared of his surroundings that it took him a long time to open up. When he fell from a bench in the park whils...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Man on a mission
During his last three years as an undergraduate, Cody Aros spent a lot of time asking strangers deeply personal questions.As a volunteer intake coordinator at a free clinic in Menlo Park, California, Aros ’ duties included asking the people seeking care about their interest in HIV testing. For a lot of people, asking strangers about their sexual histories would be a nightmare. But not Aros. With every interaction, he tried to create a safe space, in which people could share their histories and conc erns without fearing judgment.“There is an element of vulnerability in medicine that I found myself really drawn t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news