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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

Disturbed sleep can cause suicidal thoughts
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Florida State University also found that variation in the time of falling asleep is associated with insomnia and nightmares. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crisps are 'better for children than RAISINS' says RCS
Nicole Sturzenbaum from Toothbeary, a private dental practice for children in Twickenham, west London, said dried fruit snacks (file pic) were a 'nightmare'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ekow Eshun: ‘I dreaded going to sleep for fear of seeing him’
Success allowed the writer to escape the past, but at a cost: nightmares haunted him. Here, he recounts how he escaped the terrifying stranger stalking his dreamsThe town was up in the mountains, a little Ruritanian place of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. It was market day and in the main square, crowds of locals browsed stalls piled with fresh bread, cheese and cooked sausage. I drifted among them, passing unnoticed.In the afternoon the sun slid behind the mountains. With the waning of the light a madness seemed to infect the crowd. Uniformly they turned to me, evil intent in their eyes.Continue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ekow Eshun Tags: Autobiography and memoir Essays Granta Books Psychology Sleep Race issues Culture Source Type: news

Trump Is Ruining My Teeth
It shouldn’t have been a shock when my tooth broke off, but of course, it was. For months, my jaw and teeth have been in a constant state of clenching and grinding. Now, a molar had broken in half, pushed over the edge by one bite of a salted caramel cookie and a steady diet of political news-induced stress. Research shows that as much as 70 percent of bruxism (the medical term for jaw and tooth grinding) occurs as a result of stress and anxiety. For me, the issue started after November’s election, when, like millions of other Americans (or to be exact, 57 percent, according to the American Psychological Associ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terror Attack in London, At Least 20 Injured, Several Killed
LONDON (AP) — Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and witnesses told of men with large knives stabbing passersby at nearby Borough Market. The violence turned a summery Saturday night in an area packed with bars and restaurants into a scene of panic and chaos, with officers running through crowded streets screaming for people to flee and lifeboats drafted to help clear the area. The London Ambulance Service said at least 20 injured people had been taken to six hospitals, and British media said several people had ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Through Bullets and Bombs to Reach Health Care
June 02, 2017In conflict areas around the world, health workers like Patrick in South Sudan continue to risk their lives to do their jobs.  “There were guns, bullets, and bombs everywhere,” says Patrick Hakim, a clinical officer inSouth Sudan.That was the scene around Juba last July after fighting broke out at the presidential compound between the Sudan People ’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.Amidst the country ’s already horrific and brutal conflict, Patrick says those two weeks were characterized by widespread terror. Many borders, roads, and markets were ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

7 Hidden Truths About Postpartum PTSD I Want Everyone To Know
If you’re a new mom, you probably hear about postpartum depression all the time. There are articles galore to be read. You’ve memorized all the warning signs. But if you regularly get flashbacks to traumatic moments in the delivery room, don’t like to talk about giving birth because it’s painful for you, and have symptoms of anxiety, you might actually be experiencing postpartum PTSD. This is not the same thing as postpartum depression. You may not have heard of postpartum PTSD. I hadn’t. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 15 months postpartum. Postpartum depression is more widely known &mda...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender stereotypes? Worry less, join in more, says world's first professor of play
Paul Ramchandanim, new Cambridge University academic set to lead research into child leisure activity, says parents ’ involvement more important than gender roles or games playedLittle girls in pink princess costumes and boys dressed as cowboys might strike many parents as a nightmare combination of gender stereotypes and unappealing role models. However, the Cambridge academic who has just been appointed the world ’s first professor of play has a message for them: relax.Paul Ramchandani, who was announced this week in the newly created professorship at Cambridge University, a post sponsored by Lego, believes p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Psychology Children Parents and parenting Family Science Life and style Society Source Type: news

Chief Executive of NHS Praises Emergency Response to Manchester Suicide Bombing
Manchester, England - NHS workers helping people injured by the bomb attack in Manchester have been praised for their "superb" response. North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust sent 60 ambulances to the scene at Manchester Arena on Monday. It said 59 casualties had been taken to nearby hospitals and a number of walking wounded were treated at the scene. Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: "Together with the other emergency services, frontline NHS responders, managers and other staff have once again...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Manchester Evening News Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

UNISON response to Manchester Arena atrocity
Responding to the terror attack at Manchester Arena, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This was a despicable act designed to cause maximum pain and suffering. It’s barbaric beyond words that this happened at a concert attended by so many children and young people. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected including the wounded, those searching for loved ones, and those grieving a terrible loss. “We also pay tribute to those public servants involved – their response was incredible. Many worked through the night to save lives or rushed into work to help when news brok...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article Manchester Arena public servants terror Source Type: news

How One Sandy Hook Mom Found Peace After The Most Unthinkable Loss
Friday, May 12 would’ve been Emilie Parker’s 11th birthday. The little girl loved art, reading and cheering people up when they were sad. On December 14, 2012, she and 19 other children were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  More than four years after the horrific tragedy, Emilie’s mother, Alissa Parker, released An Unseen Angel: A Mother’s Story of Healing and Hope After Sandy Hook, a powerful book about finding joy and compassion in unexpected places. On the eve of Emilie’s birthday, Parker spoke with HuffPost about the book, her family’s journey and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Post Goes Out To Anyone Who Thinks C-Sections Are 'The Easy Way Out'
After hearing multiple people say her caesarean section delivery “wasn’t a real birth,” an Australian mom decided to put to bed the myth that C-sections are “the easy way out.” On May 11, Olivia White, who blogs at House of White, posted a postpartum photo of herself on Instagram. Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) but who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus) This is what you really look like a few hours post ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The post-traumatic nightmare or the ghost of past trauma - Disdier P.
The post-traumatic nightmare is the reliving of traumatic scenes during sleep and is linked to post-traumatic stress disorder. Unlike other forms of dreams, it can happen at any stage of sleep, invasively, and makes the person relive their traumatic scenar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nightmares and nonsuicidal self-injury: the mediating role of emotional dysregulation - Ennis CR, Short NA, Moltisanti AJ, Smith CE, Joiner TE, Taylor J.
INTRODUCTION: Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a transdiagnostic behavior associated with significant psychopathology. Research has shown a positive association between sleep disturbances, (e.g., nightmares and insomnia), and suicidal behavior, however, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

31 'Habits' Of People With Anxiety
Written by Sarah Schuster There are the quirky, small things that make you, you. Then, there are the things you do because of anxiety. While personality traits and anxious habits can blend together, to an outsider it’s not always clear which of these “habits” are driven by anxiety. Whether it makes you look “rude” (avoiding phone calls, canceling plans) or “odd” (leaving a social setting quickly, bouncing your leg) — it can be hard when others judge you based on these actions without knowing what’s going on inside your head. To find out some habits of people who have a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Sleep And Better Health For Those Who Serve
If you Google “sleep disorders” or “sleep + health risks” you’ll find that the sleep medicine community and the media produce a wealth of coverage on the negative health impacts of poor or inadequate sleep. Browse around and you’ll discover that sleep deprivation and untreated sleep disorders are tied to a nightmare list of health issues and disease states: Heart disease Diabetes Hypertension Impaired cognitive performance Depression —and everyone’s favorite, Obesity! Now consider that the people that serve all of us on the front lines of safety and defense are suffering ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU
The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research. A new study found simulations of daily care and worst-case scenarios helped parents of newborns in NICU build confidence, reduce anxiety. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU
(University at Buffalo) The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Deborah Raines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Photo Series Shows How Two Moms Tandem Nurse Their Triplets And Toddler
When Dublin-based photographer Johanna King set out to document breastfeeding mothers, she came across a family with a rather unique story. Last year, King photographed around 10 breastfeeding mothers and their families in their natural environments. One such family was Cliona and Sue, a married lesbian couple who both breastfeed their toddler daughter and infant triplets ― a boy and two girls. A breastfeeding mother herself, King came across Cliona and Sue’s story through a parenting and breastfeeding support group called Cuidiu. When she reached out about photographing them in their home, they were delighted to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Police Officer Killed, Another Injured in Paris Shooting
PARIS (AP) — Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker targeted police guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station Thursday night at the center of the avenue popular with tourists. The attack came three days before the first round of balloting in France's tense presidential election. Security is high preceding the vote after police said they arrested two men Tuesday in what they desc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Oprah Wants The World To Know Henrietta Lacks Is A Hidden Figure No More
Oprah Winfrey is a one-of-a-kind woman. Her life story is inspiring, her presence powerful and her influence unmatched. And when it comes to successful black women in media, Oprah reigns supreme. But if Oprah is a well-crafted diamond, consider Baltimore the pressure that helped make her shine. She moved to the city in 1976 to pursue her career as a newscaster, which presented both great opportunities for success as well as challenges she eventually overcame. She spent nearly eight years in the city, first working for a local TV station ― where she was assigned to learn about every neighborhood ― and later as a p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oprah Wants The World To Know Henrietta Lacks Is A Hidden Figure No More
Oprah Winfrey is a one-of-a-kind woman. Her life story is inspiring, her presence powerful and her influence unmatched. And when it comes to successful black women in media, Oprah reigns supreme. But if Oprah is a well-crafted diamond, consider Baltimore the pressure that helped make her shine. She moved to the city in 1976 to pursue her career as a newscaster, which presented both great opportunities for success as well as challenges she eventually overcame. She spent nearly eight years in the city, first working for a local TV station ― where she was assigned to learn about every neighborhood ― and later as a p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gut-Wrenching Ad Captures The Anguish And Courage Of Moms With Sick Kids
There is perhaps no worse parenting nightmare than having to watch your child suffer. For parents of children with serious illnesses, this nightmare is a daily reality. In honor of Mother’s Day, the SickKids Foundation released an ad that highlights the anguish moms of children battling illness experience. It also shows the incredible strength they display in the midst of this pain. Featuring both actors and real moms of sick kids, the powerful video has been viewed over 100,000 times on YouTube. The comments section is filled with responses from parents who have been there and those who continue to fight.  &ldq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexsomnia: a specialized non-REM parasomnia? - Dubessy AL, Leu-Semenescu S, Attali V, Maranci JB, Arnulf I.
INTRODUCTION: To describe patients with sexsomnia and to contrast their clinical and sleep measures with those of healthy controls and sleepwalkers. AIMS AND METHODS: Subjects referred for sexsomnia and for sleepwalking/night terror were interviewed, compl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Delaware Lawmakers Must Pave The Way For Comprehensive Addiction Treatment
Being the mother of an addict was tough. Combine that with being a registered nurse and it becomes a nightmare. You watch their struggle to get clean. You see the roadblocks that stop the possibility of recovery in its tracks. You witness the neglect of the insurance industry. You feel the bias against the disease. You live the stigma along with your child. My son Matt’s battle ended on a cold day in January of 2015. He lost his battle and I lost my purpose and my heart. I thought I could deal with my grief and let addiction become a part of my past. I thought I could bury the pain of the disease along with my son an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Spiders Ate Humans, They Could Eat Us All In One Year
Spiders ― those eight-legged, hairy, creepy-crawling, poison-fanged, silk-spinning arachnids ― are often the stuff that nightmares and horror movies are made of. Spiders primarily eat insects, with the exception of some larger spider species that have hearty appetites for a good lizard or bird or small mammal. But Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham explored a disturbingly intriguing dilemma this week ― if spiders ate human beings, how many would they eat? The matter came up because earlier this month, European biologists Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer published a paper in the journal Science...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news