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Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Most parents try to discourage their children from indulging in humor about bodily functions like burping. But for Daniel and Lori Hooley, a simple smirk in response to a belch was the sign they needed that their daughter, Cadagan, was going to be okay. It was 2012 and 7-year-old Cadagan was asleep, tucked into bed for the night. Around 11 p.m., she suddenly awoke — but it wasn’t because of a nightmare or a late-night request for a glass of water. Instead, she seemed limp and couldn’t focus. Then she began throwing up. Born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called trisomy 12p, the little girl had al...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Rivkin stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center vasculitis Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

For A Mass Shooting's Youngest Victims, The Nightmare Is Just Beginning
As public massacres become more normalized, children will struggle to cope with an outsized fear of death. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special recognition for nurses who treated terror attack victims
Nurses from the hospital trusts that treated the victims of this year ’s terror attacks in Manchester and London were honoured last night at the annual Nursing Times Awards. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Northern children face tooth decay nightmare
Children in some areas of England are four times as likely to have rotten teeth than those elsewhere, according to a report which is based on surveys carried out between 2009 and 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truck Driver Kills 8 on New York Bike Path
NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror." The driver was shot in the abdomen by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting what witnesses said was "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great," authorities said. The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was expected to survive. Officials who ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Long and Jake Pearson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Halloween and the Anxious Child: 7 Tips to Reduce Stress
Here comes Halloween. Grocery stores, big box stores, even the local hardware store, are festooned with pumpkins, life sized figures of skeletons and witches and graveyards. It’s all in fun, right? Right. But not for the anxious child. An anxious child already seems to have nerve endings too close to the surface. Generally nervous about new experiences and the unfamiliar, Halloween presents an additional challenge. For some anxious children, Halloween is the monster under the bed writ huge! Things that go “bump in the night” are not at all entertaining. What’s a parent to do? If you have a child und...
Source: Psych Central - October 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Family Parenting anxiety. worry Anxious Children Child safety Halloween Safety Plan Source Type: news

Can too much sugar cause NIGHTMARES? Bizarre myths believed by children reveals
TOO much sugar causes nightmares and the air we breath is calorific, according to children. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleft palate charity under fire for insensitive letters
The cleft palate charity Kylie Jenner partners with sent out letters saying that children with the condition live out nightmares everyday and comparing them to children in Halloween costumes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence
Women and children who escaped the brutal violence in Myanmar wait for aid at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Parvez Ahmad Faysal/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 2017 (IPS)Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.Three weeks ago, when she was still in her home in Hpaung Taw Pyin village in Myanmar, she was raped by a group of soldiers as houses burned, people fled and gunfire shattered the air.“I have been working as a human rights activist for the last 20 years but never heard of such an extrem...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh International Organization for Migration (IOM) Myanmar Rape Rohingyas U.N. High Source Type: news

When Bullets Rained Down in Las Vegas, One Man ’s Hotel Room Became a Sanctuary for Strangers
Sunday was just not Aaron Banner-Goodspeed’s day. The TSA confiscated his shaving cream; he thought he might be able to sneak it through airport security, but he got busted. So when the 43-year old data analyst for a Boston hospital landed in Las Vegas after a five-hour flight, he had to schlep out to buy more. Then he ate some dinner and went back to his room and tried to find an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm on TV. But the Tropicana hotel had no HBO. Just his luck. He was hanging out in his underwear, flipping through basic cable channels, when he heard a commotion outside his room on the first floor. “I th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized Crime Las Vegas las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

The space between heartache and happiness: Two sons with adrenoleukodystrophy
The Rojas family at a recent visit to Boston Children’s. When Paul and Liliana Rojas talk about their life, they describe it in one of two ways — the way it was before their sons, 10-year-old Brandon and 7-year-old Brian, were diagnosed with ALD, and the way it is after. Their story is one of heartbreak — but also hope, in the form of a new clinical trial. Learn more about the results of the clinical trial, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that halted the progression of Brian’s ALD. ALD is short for adrenoleukodystrophy, a debilitating brain disease that simply goes by...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation adrenoleukodystrophy ALD clinical trial Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center David Williams MD gene therapy Lorenzo's Oil New England Jour Source Type: news

They Survived the Las Vegas Shooting. But They Don ’t Want More Gun Control
Last Easter, Brian Fraser went to a Walmart and spent $200 to buy every nerf gun in the store for an all-out-family-nerf battle. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who passed on his love of the outdoors to his four children. So it wasn’t unusual that when he went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, he wore a T-shirt that said “I call shotgun,” emblazoned with a picture of a shotgun on it. He lost his life when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and wounding hundreds...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized Gun Control Las Vegas las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

‘The Worst Feeling in the World.’ A Mother’s Terror During the Las Vegas Shooting
Doris Huser’s memory of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas is a sickening blur, punctuated by perfect, still images: snapshots she will remember for the rest of her life. There is the image of the woman, her eyes vacant, lying on her back on the pavement in front of Huser: “I’ve been shot,” Huser recalled her saying. There is the woman whose wheel chair had tipped over in the panic after what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history began. Her body had spilled onto the ground and people were leaping over her, terrified, scrambling for the only exit. There is the image ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Sweetland Edwards / Las Vegas Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Sent $100,000 Overseas Before Attack
(LAS VEGAS) — The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, the authorities said Tuesday. Meanwhile, investigators are taking a harder look at the shooter’s girlfriend and what she might have known about the attack, with the sheriff naming her a “person of interest” and saying the FBI is bringing her back to the U.S. on Wednesday for questioning. Authorities are trying to determine why...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Ritter & Mike Balsamo / AP Tags: Uncategorized Nevada onetime Source Type: news

The 10 Deadliest Mass Shootings in Modern U.S. History
With 59 people killed, Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas marked the deadliest in modern U.S. history — and the death count is more likely to rise. Shooter Stephen Backer’s rampage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was not the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. That unfortunate title goes to the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre left more 200 Native Americans dead. But it’s the deadliest of the modern era. As mass shootings seemingly become more common, here are the ten deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. 1. Las Vegas Shooting — At least 59 de...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Crime onetime tragedy Source Type: news

Victims Watched a Familiar Horror Unfold in Las Vegas
The sound of an assault-style semi-automatic rifle unloading from 32 floors up and four football fields away doesn’t sound like you’d imagine. It’s louder, crisper. A shattering pop-pa-pop-pop of unique explosions that blend into each other to become a waterfall of noise. Like fireworks during a grand finale. Or the crackling of electrical feedback. “We just thought there was a problem with the speaker,” said Renee Wilder, 36, who was outside a Hooters nearby when the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival began just after 10 p.m. on Sunday night. For the first few seconds aft...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Sweetland Edwards / Las Vegas Tags: Uncategorized Crime Gun Control Guns Las Vegas las vegas shooting mass shootings Nevada Source Type: news

“There’s No Love Without Freedom.’ Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler Honor Las Vegas Shooting Victims With Moving Duet
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, a subdued Jimmy Fallon opened his Tonight Show on Monday introducing Miley Cyrus with a promise to continue to entertain. “In the face of tragedies and acts of terror, we need to remember that good still exists in this world. We’re here to entertain you tonight, and that’s what we’re gonna do,” he said. Cyrus, whose new album Younger Now was just released in September, took to the mic alongside comedy actor Adam Sandler on guitar. Both of them chose a somber approach to the performance. And instead of jumping into one of her country-tinged...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Adam Sandler jimmy fallon Late Night Television Miley Cyrus Music Source Type: news

Beware of These Hoaxes Being Spread About the Las Vegas Shooting
Information spreads quickly after mass shootings, as people frantically try to find out what happened. But misinformation spreads even faster. After the shooting Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas killed at least 50 people and injured hundreds more, online trolls started circulating reports of fake victims, suspects and details of the event. Multiple Twitter accounts blasted out pleas for help finding “relatives” who were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert, when in reality the images attached were of unrelated people. One Twitter user was using a photo of Mesu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized Crime Gun Control Guns Las Vegas Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Shooting on Las Vegas Strip; At Least 58 Dead, Hundreds Wounded
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 515 others were injured in the Sunday night attack, authorities said. SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman's hotel room in the sleek, gold-colored glass skyscraper and found he had killed himself, authorities said. The gunman, identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-yea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sally Ho and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Suspect in Canada Terrorist Attack Was Known to Authorities for Extremist Ideologies
(TORONTO) — A car and knife attack on a police officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a moving van that left four people injured was the work of a Somali refugee who was likely working alone and was known to police for extremist ideology, Canadian authorities said Sunday. Marlin Degrand, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said officers took a 30-year-old man into custody in the Western Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta. Police declined to identify the man because he had not yet been charged, saying the pending charges included terrorism and five counts of attempted murder...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Gillies / AP Tags: Uncategorized Canada onetime Source Type: news

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver ’s License
Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV — there is no such process at all. But after decades of protests, The Kingdom announced on September 26th that it will allow women to drive next summer. And while that will be a welcome change, as a Saudi woman, the change I’m really waiting for is something far more fundamental. I want women to be called by their own names by their fellow citizens. As it stands ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Bager Tags: Uncategorized #mymothersnameis #whereismyname Afghanistan Arab women Saudi Arabia women driving women's rights women2drive World Source Type: news

How I Eliminated Chronic Stress from My Life
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James I wasn’t always filled with chronic stress, although some might say (as my psychotherapist informed me) that my childhood was particularly stressful, if not quite approaching toxic stress. What I’ve learned in the years since undergoing therapy is that my mother likely suffered from depression as she carried me in her womb, thus, potentially setting the stage for what later became my own depression, heightened fear and anxiety, hypersensitivity and feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness, even ...
Source: Psych Central - September 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Anxiety General Grief and Loss Happiness Mindfulness Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Stress Trauma Treatment Bad Habits Bereavement Chronic Stress Fear Feelings Of Guilt forming new habits grieving Source Type: news

‘Worst Year of My Life’: Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson opened up about his mental health issues this week, revealing a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Speaking with Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, Davidson spoke openly about what led up to the diagnosis after he entered a rehabilitation program last December. Davidson first entered the program because he started having mental breakdowns he initially blamed on his frequent marijuana use. “I never really did any other drugs,” Davidson told Maron. “So I was like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful.” While at r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Asthma medication cause nightmares and depression
Researchers at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, studied asthma medication and its side effects. They found it was more likely to increase nightmares and depression in children and adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefitsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Asthma in Children, Drug Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults
A review of voluntary adverse event reports found that asthma medication montelukast was linked to increased reports of depression and nightmares in adults and children, and aggression in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

London Police Arrest Second Suspect in Subway Attack as Terror Threat Remains ‘Critical’
(LONDON) — London police say a second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack. Police said Sunday that a 21-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night in Hounslow in west London and is being held under the Terrorism Act. He is being questioned at a south London police station but has not been charged or identified. Two men are now in custody for possible roles in the bombing attack on a rush-hour subway train Friday morning that injured 29 people in London. An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the departure area of the port of Dover, where ferries leave for France. The two arrests...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Katz / AP Tags: Uncategorized london onetime Source Type: news

The Unique Features of Complex PTSD
“If we could somehow end child abuse and neglect, the eight hundred pages of DSM (and the need for the easier explanations such as DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis) would be shrunk to a pamphlet in two generations.” – John Briere The term Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was first used in 1992. It originates in the observation that many of the symptoms exhibited by sufferers of PTSD are also found in those who experienced prolonged periods of abuse or neglect as children, including flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and feelings of fear, often unrelated to any presen...
Source: Psych Central - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD Child Abuse childhood neglect complex posttraumatic stress disorder complex trauma Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

Inside the White House Hurricane Response
At precisely 12:30 on Sept. 12, more than 60 federal, state and local emergency response officials from around the country convened on a video teleconference to address the catastrophic effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The White House dialed in from a secure, windowless office across from the West Wing, its 24/7 use over the last weeks indicated by the coat rack of suits and the pillow and blanket stacked beside the sofa. The National Weather Service, the Pentagon and U.S. Northern Command linked in via their own video feeds. Front line responders from the Gulf Coast to the mid-Atlantic tuned in to provide updates fr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Bossert FEMA Florida harvey Hurricanes irma Pentagon Puerto Rico trump White House Source Type: news

Israel Response Teams Help Evacuees in Atlanta and Savannah Before Heading to Florida  
Jerusalem - The Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah (UH) Search and Rescue team that departed Israel on Saturday night landed in Atlanta early Sunday morning. The team stocked up on supplies to bring to battered Florida but was grounded due to severe tornado warnings that affected the area of Atlanta and southern Georgia all throughout Sunday. Not wanting to lose any precious time that could be spent helping Florida evacuees, the team headed to the Beth Jacob synagogue of Toco Hills where the congregation and synagogue itself were providing food and shelter for some 1,500 Irma evacuees. The Orthodox Syna...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Major Incidents News Operations Source Type: news

Israel Response Teams Help Evacuees in Atlanta and Savannah Before Heading to Florida  
Jerusalem - The Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah (UH) Search and Rescue team that departed Israel on Saturday night landed in Atlanta early Sunday morning. The team stocked up on supplies to bring to battered Florida but was grounded due to severe tornado warnings that affected the area of Atlanta and southern Georgia all throughout Sunday. Not wanting to lose any precious time that could be spent helping Florida evacuees, the team headed to the Beth Jacob synagogue of Toco Hills where the congregation and synagogue itself were providing food and shelter for some 1,500 Irma evacuees. The Orthodox Syna...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Major Incidents News Operations Source Type: news

Thousands Are Expected to Gather at Ground Zero as the U.S. Commemorates the 9/11 Anniversary
(NEW YORK) — While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Sixteen years later, the quiet rhythms of commemoration have become customs: a recitation of all the names of the dead, moments of silence and tolling bells, and two powerful light beams that shine through the night. Yet each ceremony...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Peltz / AP Tags: Uncategorized 9/11 anniversary Source Type: news

Lack of sleep is linked to depression and anxiety
People who do not get enough sleep are at greater risk of paranoia, depression, anxiety and nightmares, researchers at the University of Oxford have revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Serial Killer Cameron Wilson a Psychopath - Psychologists
[News24Wire] Convicted serial killer Cameron Wilson spent the first night of his life sentence behind bars, ending his two year reign of terror on the Cape Flats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Beauty and Science of a Total Solar Eclipse
This story originally appeared in the TIME special edition Beautiful Phenomena available now at retail outlets and through the TIME shop and through Amazon The moon was not placed in space for our entertainment. In fact, it was placed there by accident, most astronomers believe, as the product of a nearly mortal blow the Earth sustained more than 4 billion years ago, when our planet was sideswiped by a Mars-size planetesimal speeding through local space. That collision produced a massive debris cloud that eventually coalesced into our moon. The sun didn’t pop into being for our enjoyment either; it spun down out of a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized eclipse space space 2017 Source Type: news

In West Africa, Family Planning Youth Ambassadors Are Helping Their Countries Plan for the Future
This article originally appeared onHuffPost. ByByMargarite Nathe Senior Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalCS4FPfamily planningcommunityLeadership and Governancepolicy& advocacyyouthBeninBurkina FasoGuineaMauritaniaTogo (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Does your child have narcolepsy?
Teens are a notoriously sleepy bunch. Left to their own devices, many will happily snooze into the early hours of the afternoon. About 28 percent of teens also report falling asleep in school at least once a week, according to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation. This can make it difficult for parents to know when a teenager’s love affair with sleep might be the sign of narcolepsy or another sleep disorder. While narcolepsy is a rare condition, affecting only about .05 percent of the U.S. population, it often goes undiagnosed. It is a condition that typically develops between ages 10 and 20. “Patients with ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Dr. Kiran Maski insomnia Narcolepsy Source Type: news

Predictors of insomnia symptoms and nightmares among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder: an ecological momentary assessment study - Short NA, Allan NP, Stentz L, Portero AK, Schmidt NB.
Despite the high levels of comorbidity between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sleep disturbance, little research has examined the predictors of insomnia and nightmares in this population. The current study tested both PTSD-specific (i.e. PTSD sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Can Art Therapy Help Heal the Pain of PTSD?
Art therapy has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, not only advancing treatment options but also advancing into different populations and treatment settings. In particular, art therapists have been working with a very special and unique population — the military. For over 15 years, post-9/11 military service members and veterans have been coming home after serving sometimes multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Many have sustained physical and psychological combat injuries and require extensive care. While medical advancements have made it possible to survive catastrophic injuries, the realit...
Source: Psych Central - August 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tricia Winklosky, MS-ATR Tags: Creativity Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Stress Trauma art Art Therapy drama Music Neuroplasticity Poetry Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury veterans War Veteran Source Type: news

To Empower Women Is to Empower Nations: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
August 01, 2017As a health worker in a conflict zone, I  learned what it means to be in the right place at the right time.Being in the right place at the right time —I never had a full understanding of that concept until I started my medical career.Before coming to the United States to get a master ’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was a physician at Al-Zahrawi Surgical Hospital in the south of Iraq, one of only two main hospitals in the city of Amarah, inhabited by aboutone million people.Such conditions make complications more frequent.We were 20 new doctors...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

More than nine hours sleep may cause nightmares  
Researchers from the University of Oxford believe more time asleep means a person spends longer in the late-night rapid eye movement phase, which is when nightmares usually occur. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nightmares in the general population: identifying potential causal factors - Rek S, Sheaves B, Freeman D.
BACKGROUND: Nightmares are inherently distressing, prevent restorative sleep, and are associated with a number of psychiatric problems, but have rarely been the subject of empirical study. Negative affect, linked to stressful events, is generally considere... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Postpartum Psychosis: Is It Real?
“I don’t remember too clearly,” says Sarah, 40, now divorced. “There was a rat. It was black and silky, the size of a cat, and it ran across the closet from one side to the other. I was terrified it would bite the baby if it had burrowed into the walls, so I pulled all the shoes out to the center of the closet, searching for it, or for the hole where it had to be hiding. It had to be there — I had seen it, and I could smell it: like damp and oily rags.” She loses the thread of her broken memory, recounting her then husband’s confusion at her behavior, irritated, telling her to come...
Source: Psych Central - July 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Erin O'Shea Tags: Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Pregnancy PTSD Women's Issues Delusions Hallucinations Motherhood Paranoia Postpartum Psychosis Source Type: news

When sleeping with your partner can be a nightmare
Millions of Britons are affected by parasomnias, a category of disorders characterised by unusual behaviour during sleep, such as walking, talking or even eating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revolutionary toothbrush cleans your entire mouth in just 10 seconds using vibration
(Natural News) Are you too tired and weary every night because of the long day that you had and all you want to do when you get home is just fall on your bed and sleep? That would be a nightmare for your teeth, as plaque and cavity buildup is sure to follow this routine.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: You'd never know our boys were premature
THE chart-topping singer opens up to our reporter about coping with the nightmare of watching two of her four children fight for life when they were born around two months early. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life —and My Future
July 05, 2017Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception —not just for family planning, but for future planning. en fran çaisWhen I was in high school, I was going out with a girl. We loved each other a lot, and we had unprotected sex.One night, when I had left the village for vacation with my parents, she came all the way to see me, to my great surprise. But she was very frustrated and didn ’t even greet me. I asked her what was wrong.She responded, in a very soft, scared voice, that she hadn ’t had her period for the last two months.My heart was pou...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

HSJ Patient Safety Awards honour Manchester terror attack staff
NHS staff who were part of the response to the Manchester Arena bombing were honoured by the great and the good of the health service at HSJ ’s annual Patient Safety Congress last night. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Insomnia, Nightmares Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior Insomnia, Nightmares Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior
Previous studies have linked sleep disturbances to suicidality using subjective measures. Using objective and subjective measures, this study corroborates the connection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news