The associations between the peer relation, social support and mental health of adolescents in Wenchuan Earthquake-hit areas - Zhang Y, Ji Y, Lu W, Liu J, Yang Y, Zhou H, Liu Q.
OBJECTIVE: To identify trajectory and its correlates of mental health among adolescents in Wenchuan earthquake-hit areas. METHODS: The students of grade seven were selected in two junior high schools from slightly and severely earthquake-hit areas ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Treatment utility of universal screening for behavioral risk: a manipulated assessment study - Taylor CN, Kilgus SP, Huang F.
In recent years, schools have started implementing preventive practices such as universal screening. Yet, researchers have not evaluated the extent to which universal screening contributes to academic and behavioral outcomes. The purpose of this study was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preadolescents' refusal skills and responses emotional reactions to the offer of tobacco and ecstasy in Youjiang District in Baise City in 2014 - Guo R, Liao J, Liang J, Li Y, Deng S.
OBJECTIVE: To assess preadolescents' emotional reactions and intended use of refusal responses to tobacco and ecstasy. METHODS: A total of 333 students from two junior schools in Baise City were recruited with cluster-sampling method, filled the qu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and intergenerational trauma among Indigenous women - Hoffart R, Jones NA.
The establishment of the Indian Residential Schools by the Canadian federal government to assimilate indigenous peoples to European and Christian ideals has had generational repercussions on Canada's indigenous peoples. Many emotional, physical, and sexual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vital local services are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey
Local government spending cuts have left councils across the UK unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that eight in ten (79%) council workers have no confidence in the future of local services, and half (50%) are thinking of leaving their jobs for less stressful work elsewhere. The survey – of 21,000 local government employees working across all services – reveals that two-thirds (67%) say residents don’t receive help and support...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article austerity cuts dave prentis local authorities local government public services Source Type: news

Vital local services are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey
Local government spending cuts have left councils across the UK unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that eight in ten (79%) council workers have no confidence in the future of local services, and half (50%) are thinking of leaving their jobs for less stressful work elsewhere. The survey – of 21,000 local government employees working across all services – reveals that two-thirds (67%) say residents don’t receive help and support...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Heather Hampson Tags: Press release 2018 local local government Source Type: news

The youngster challenging children's perceptions of disability
Paddy and his mum visit schools to help challenge children's perceptions of disability. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaming up with Harvard to Bring Health to Business
" Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health, " a free online course open to all aims to help business leaders understand how to prioritize health. It features leading faculty from Harvard's business, medical and public health schools. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bullying in Canada in the 21st century: the moral obligations of parents, teachers, schools and governments - Wilkinson IG.
Despite an abundance of evidence-based intervention programmes available to schools across the country, childhood bullying persists in Canada. This paper looks at various types of bullying behaviour and its often devastating and far-reaching effects. It ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

College and university faculty perceptions towards carrying concealed firearms on campus - Verrecchia PJ, Hendrix N.
This study uses a survey of university and college faculty members at two schools in the eastern United States to investigate their attitudes towards qualified faculty members and students carrying concealed firearms on their campuses. We found that facult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Face masks available in China may be ineffective in protecting consumers from air pollution
(Natural News) China has experienced an unprecedented growth in the last century. However, with the country’s gains in industrialization comes its undeniable pollution. As the first red alert in Beijing came into effect, schools closed down, and construction projects were halted. For some time, dealing with smog has become a norm for China’s capital. As... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botswana:CATCH Catches Them Young
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -After realising that pregnancy was rampant in schools, facilitators of a CATCH (Community Acting Together to Control HIV/AIDS) programme went on a campaign to alert children about the impact of teenage pregnancy in relation to HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

AMA Wants to Get Tough On Guns
(MedPage Today) -- Supports assault weapons ban, mandatory safety training, gun-free schools (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Brunswick bans chocolate milk, juice sales in public schools
New Brunswick's public schools are getting rid of flavoured milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

New Brunswick bans chocolate milk, juice sales in schools
New Brunswick public schools are getting rid of flavoured milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis
BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to personally name the company’s executives in a complaint, Attorney General Maura Healey said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including CEO Craig Landau and members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue. Th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Politics Lisa Gresci Local TV Maura Healey opioid crisis OxyContin Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

Here ’s How Many Young People Are Seeing Unwanted Sexual Content Online
More young people have access to the Internet than ever before, and researchers are trying to understand what risks are involved. A new study published Tuesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reports that one in five youths are seeing unwanted sexual material online—and one in nine are getting unwanted requests for sexual material from their peers or adults. Study author Sheri Madigan, a child and adolescent psychologist, says that many young clients have described their risky online behaviors to her. “Some teens I worked with set up meetings offline with strangers they had met online,” she says. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Does an uneven sample size distribution across settings matter in cross-classified multilevel modeling? Results of a simulation study - Milliren CE, Evans CR, Richmond TK, Dunn EC.
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in multilevel modeling allow for modeling non-hierarchical levels (e.g., youth in non-nested schools and neighborhoods) using cross-classified multilevel models (CCMM). Current practice is to cluster samples from one context (e.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

New York's Mayor de Blasio condemned as a bigot for horrific discrimination against Asians and whites entering public schools
(Natural News) In response to Leftist complaints about widespread under-performance by blacks and Hispanics at New York City’s public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed scrapping the merit-based entrance exam that prospective students take before being admitted in order to help “diversify” the city’s student body populations. The new affirmative action system would completely... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urban Violence Has Wide-Ranging Impact on Schools
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- The effects of neighborhood violence can seep into schools and lead to lower grades, even among students who have no direct exposure to the violence, a new study reveals. For the study, researchers analyzed data from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Urban Violence Has Wide-Ranging Impact on Schools
Title: Urban Violence Has Wide-Ranging Impact on SchoolsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Nation's largest, most comprehensive indoor chemistry study now underway
(Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) In homes, workplaces, schools and every indoor environment, we are impacted by the air we breathe and the surfaces we touch, as well as by the constantly changing influence of the indoor environment around us. A new, unique study will analyze these chemical interactions with the tools used for studying outdoor air pollution with the hope of learning what role they may play in human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Facilities, opportunity, and crime: an exploratory analysis of places in two urban neighborhoods - Blair L, Wilcox P, Eck J.
Crime prevention strategists have long been examining the impact of land use on crime, particularly the effects of non-residential land use in the form of facilities. Places like bars, motels, schools, convenience stores, and check-cashing centers have bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bullying and repeated conventional transgressions in Swedish schools: how do gender and bullying roles affect students' conceptions? - Thornberg R, Pozzoli T, Gini G, Hong JS.
Bullying is a moral transgression. Recognizing the importance of approaching bullying from a moral perspective, the present study examines whether children's judgments and reasoning to justify their judgments differ between bullying and repeated convention... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disability through an inclusive lens: disaster risk reduction in schools - Ronoh S.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to use an inclusive lens to explore pathways and considers, through the voices of children and adult participants, the complexities in implementing effective disaster risk reduction (DRR) in schools comprising ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Class-level risk factors for bullying and victimization in Portuguese middle schools - Coelho VA, Sousa V.
The aim of the present study was to examine whether class-level characteristics, such as class size and gender ratio, could contribute to explaining different levels of bullying, victimization, and perception of defending between classes. Seven-hundred-and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Negative vs. positive social media experiences and depressive symptoms
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh analysis. The finding may be useful for designing interventions and clinical recommendations to reduce the risk of depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu virus is protected by mucus when airborne, regardless of humidity
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative experiment conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech discovered. The results refute long-standing studies that indicated the influenza virus degrades and is inactivated sooner as the humidity increases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
Academic hospitals have all the makings for rich medical device development. They have physicians to identify surgical needs, researchers to test theories, bioengineers to design and create devices and patients to participate in clinical trials. However, disconnect between engineering and surgical departments makes innovation a challenge. So does surgeons' all-consuming job Number One—treating patients. Surgical Innovations, part of the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, aims to open communication between clinical academic surgeons and bioeng...
Source: MDDI - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

EPA Releases New Rules for TSCA Asbestos Review
As part of the latest updates to the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed new rules for the risk evaluation of asbestos. The EPA released a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal which would allow the agency to prevent new uses of asbestos, the naturally occurring mineral linked to deadly cancers such as mesothelioma. It is the first time the EPA has issued such an action. The SNUR would require the agency’s approval before asbestos-containing goods can be manufactured, imported or processed. It would grant the EPA power to evaluate the inte...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Parents, Schools Step Up Efforts To Combat Food-Allergy Bullying
Up to 32 percent of kids with food allergies have been taunted with foods that make them sick. Schools are moving beyond allergy awareness and "nut-free zones" to address this dangerous behavior.(Image credit: Janice Chang for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tove Danovich Source Type: news

Injuries associated with bunk beds occurring at schools: results using a US national data base - Loder RT, Momper L.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate bunk bed injuries occurring across all educational institutions using a national data base. METHODS: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data for the years 2006-2015 associated with bunk beds was analysed. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya:Students Who Get Pregnant Will Not Benefit From Free Medical Cover
[Nation] Girls in the public secondary schools who get pregnant will not benefit from the free medical cover. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Will Medtech Rise to FDA & #039;s Challenge in the War on Opioid Abuse?
It isn't the first time FDA has turned to medtech for solutions to opioid misuse and abuse, but now the agency is officially challenging the medical device and diagnostics industry to step up in the ongoing war on opioids. FDA recently launched an innovation challenge to spur the development of devices, digital health technologies, and diagnostic tests that could provide novel solutions in response to the opioid epidemic. That's not to say the industry hasn't already put forth some effort in this area. Manufacturers of naloxone products – a drug designed to potentially save a person's life in the event of an opioid o...
Source: MDDI - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Digital Health Source Type: news

Schools and natural disaster recovery: the unique and vital role that teachers and education professionals play in ensuring the mental health of students following natural disasters - Brocque RL, Young AD, Montague G, Pocock S, March S, Triggell N, Rabaa C, Kenardy J.
There is growing evidence that children are vulnerable to poor psychological outcomes following exposure to a range of potentially traumatic events. Teachers are in a unique and well-placed position to provide vital support to children following potentiall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Here ’s What Scientists Do—And Don’t—Know About E-Cigarettes
A little more than 3% of American adults regularly use e-cigarettes, and 15% say they have tried them, according to 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That means millions of Americans vape, either consistently or sporadically — and there’s evidence that the number is rising. As they become more prevalent, e-cigarettes — which are typically used as alternatives to traditional cigarettes, or as smoking cessation aids — are coming under increasing scrutiny from doctors and regulatory groups. Youth recreational use, in particular, has drawn the attention of lawmakers an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel
More than 50 years after the federal government forced hundreds of Native Alaskans into boarding schools, their descendants are haunted by — and trying to overcome —residual trauma.(Image credit: Jeremy Schimmel) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Detroit medical body parts dealer sentenced to nine years for selling diseased body parts in the name of "science"
(Natural News) A former Grosse Pointe Park body parts dealer was sentenced to nine years in federal prison earlier this week after it was revealed that he had been selling and renting body parts that were infected with HIV and hepatitis to unsuspecting customers at various medical and dental schools across the country, Detroit News... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution is worse inside classrooms than London streets
Researchers from the University of Cambridge found primary schools in London contain levels of fine air particles that are 'consistently higher than outdoors' and breach health guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot
The 2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot highlights seven videos that feature innovative community-partnered research projects at CDC Prevention Research Centers housed within AAMC member medical schools with preventive medicine residency programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care (May 2018)
Case study looks at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Oregon, which has identified and addressed challenges to improve population health, patient experience of care, and conserving scarce resources through meaningful partnerships with providers, businesses, schools and civic organizations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors: The Doctor Is Cooking
Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN, M.D. Tags: Food Cooking and Cookbooks Diet and Nutrition Education Medical Schools Doctors Source Type: news

GCSEs are failing stress test as students suffer | Letters
A year 11 pupil describes the strain on her non-academic peers, while other readers decry the effects of relentless exams on young peopleI am a year 11 student who is currently sitting their GCSE examinations. Sally Weale ’s article (‘My lunchtimes are filled with crying children’, 17 May) sheds some light on what people my age go through. Many people I know suffer from depression and anxiety, we lose sleep, we don ’t want to wake up in the mornings and we are afraid to walk into the exam rooms.We are told over and over again that if we do not achieve level 7 or above we will not be able to progress...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: GCSEs Children Mental health UK news Schools Exams Education Society Michael Gove Politics Psychology Science Source Type: news

Local interactions underlying collective motion in human crowds - Rio KW, Dachner GC, Warren WH.
It is commonly believed that global patterns of motion in flocks, schools and crowds emerge from local interactions between individuals, through a process of self-organization. The key to explaining such collective behaviour thus lies in deciphering these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Kenya:Costly Lessons - Over 200 Schools Shut as Water-Borne Diseases Rise
[Nation] The state of health in various schools hit by ongoing floods is worrying, as students and pupils risk contracting various diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

You ’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology
A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it ’s huge on the continent and it’s on its way hereMindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it ’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are little more than totems of uselessness. But you wouldn’t have this problem if you lived in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland o r Portugal, because you’d be doing sophrology instead. It&rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news