1 in 3 US veterans suffers depression and 25% binge-drink, survey finds
A new survey from the the American Addiction Centers found that one in four veterans who are unemployed and one in three who do work report being depressed (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Suicide rates in Crete, Greece during the economic crisis: the effect of age, gender, unemployment and mental health service provision' - Basta M, Vgontzas A, Kastanaki A, Michalodimitrakis M, Kanaki K, Koutra K, Anastasaki M, Simos P.
BACKGROUND: Recently, suicides in Greece have drawn national and international interest due to the current economic crisis. According to published reports, suicides in Greece have increased up to 40% and Crete has been highlighted as an area with the sharp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Kansas Pfizer plant needs injection of 350 more workers
Pfizer Inc., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, has a jobs gap problem. It needs to add 350 workers to its existing 2,000-person workforce in McPherson, Kan. But with a state unemployment rate of 3.3 percent and a town of just 13,200, the drug manufacturer is expanding its search parameters. According to The Associated Press, Pfizer has held job fairs in Wichita and Salina where it is searching for new employees for a variety of positions, including lots of engineers, production… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Is the United Nations in Kenya Fit For Purpose?
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Siddharth Chatterjee the UN Resident Coordinator discuss youth unemployment in Kenya. Credit: State House KenyaBy Yusuf HassanNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)The United Nations globally is witnessing some of the most ambitious reforms led by the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres. Most relevant to us in Kenya is the entire reform of the development system and how the UN will adapt to a fast-changing development environment. The countdown to the ambitious SDGs is already on, and the Agenda 2030 timeline implies we should already have gone one-fifth of the way towards all the targets. Ken...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yusuf Hassan Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record
Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reversal of the road death trend in the U.S. in 2015-2016: an examination of the climate and economic hypotheses - Robertson LS.
Previous research attributed the reversal in the trend of road death rates in the U.S. during 2015 primarily to increase in road use related to higher temperature but another study said it was due to reduced unemployment. Road deaths increased again during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation
India and Kenya signed agreements in the field of agriculture during Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to New Delhi. Credit: G.N. JhaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 2018 (IPS)By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation. When the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Technical Cooperation Amongst Developing Countries (BAPA) was adopted, few would have predicted that onl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Parental Unemployment and Offspring Psychotropic Medication Purchases Parental Unemployment and Offspring Psychotropic Medication Purchases
A father's unemployment may affect the mental health of adolescent offspring.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Unemployed man, 26, is treated for an addiction to NETFLIX at a 'digital rehab' clinic in India
Doctors in Bangalore said the 26-year-old sunk began streaming films and TV shows to shut out reality by binge-watching shows for more than seven hours a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constructing respectability from disfavoured social positions: exploring young femininities and health as shaped by marginalisation and social context. A qualitative study in Northern Sweden - Wiklund M, Ahlgren C, Hammarstr öm A.
BACKGROUND: Gender, class and living conditions shape health and illness. However, few studies have investigated constructs of femininity in relation to health and living conditions among young women who are unemployed and marginalised at an early age. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NBA now running economic sabotage campaign against Kanye for daring to support Trump
(Natural News) In an age when black unemployment is near historic lows and the president gets credit for that, more blacks are becoming supporters of POTUS. One of them is rapper Kanye West. Over the past year, he’s become one of the president’s biggest supporters in the black community, though that support has not come... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losses of Private Non-Group Health Insurance a Key Driver Behind 2017 Increase in Uninsurance
Despite a healthy economy and low unemployment, a report shows the number of uninsured individuals increased for the first time since the ACA took effect. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 27, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Skopec L Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

End Tuberculosis by Empowering Community Health Workers
Credit: Nichole Sobecki / The Global FundBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Sep 24 2018 (IPS)“I’m alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there’s no way I could be here today,” says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. From his harrowing experience with tuberculosis (TB), Huauya now knows a lot about how to stop it, the world’s biggest infectious disease killer. The disease, which claims about 4...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August
Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Social class determines how the unemployed talk about food insecurity
(University of Missouri-Columbia) 'Cherry Blossom,' a 39-year-old woman worked as a hotel breakfast bar hostess around the start of the 'Great Recession.' She lost her job, and three years later she was being interviewed to assess her struggles with her unemployment. She talked about her empty refrigerator.A study by University of Missouri researchers that began as a survey of unemployment following the recession, led researchers to discover that participants used food to describe their circumstances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients in need find jobs
(St. Michael's Hospital) Health care organizations can play a key role in supporting unemployed patients find a job, suggests a new study from the Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) of St. Michael's Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The relationship between neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics and individual mental disorders in five cities in Latin America: multilevel models from the World Mental Health Surveys - Sampson L, Martins SS, Yu S, Chiavegatto Filho ADP, Andrade LH, Viana MC, Medina-Mora ME, Benjet C, Torres Y, Piazza M, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, C ía AH, Stagnaro JC, Zaslavsky AM, Kessler RC, Galea S.
PURPOSE: Our understanding of community-level predictors of individual mental disorders in large urban areas of lower income countries is limited. In particular, the proportion of migrant, unemployed, and poorly educated residents in neighborhoods of these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

California ’s large minority population drives state’s relatively low death rate, study finds
This study was partially funded by grants from Adventist Health White Memorial. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

To die or not to die: a qualitative study of men's suicidality in Norway - Knizek BL, Hjelmeland H.
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that men who adhere to traditional beliefs about masculinity have increased health risks compared to those who do not. Single marital status, unemployment, retirement, and physical illness are commonly known risk fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Accessible Public Transportation and Housing, a Need for People with Disabilities in Major Cities
This article is part of a series of stories on disability inclusion.The post Accessible Public Transportation and Housing, a Need for People with Disabilities in Major Cities appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Disabilities Source Type: news

Study examines relationship between social disparities and benign prostatic hyperplasia
(Wiley) In an Andrologia study of 100,000 men in Korea, social disparities -- such as low education level and low household income, current or previous use of medical aid health insurance, blue-collar employment or unemployment, divorce, and low social capital of communities -- were all linked with a higher prevalence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that is characterized by an enlarged prostate due to aging, lower urinary tract blockage, and other factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiology of depression in people living with HIV in East Africa - Ayano G, Solomon M, Abraha M.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and is associated with poor quality of life, additional comorbidities, disability, unemployment, poorer therapeutic outcomes and risky behaviors. The pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- Sexual minority women and men are more likely to be unemployed and uninsured and have worse health-related quality of life (HRQL) than heterosexual individuals, according to a study published recently in BMJ Open. Brittany... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disobedient workers, the law and the making of unemployment markets - Adkins L.
This article concerns workfare and especially mandatory work activities for the unemployed. It focuses on the UK government's Work Programme and recent challenges regarding its lawfulness. Drawing on the resources of actor network theory, and especially th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Unemployment and Jumping Back Into the Workforce
How to handle unemployment and get back into the workforce through reemployment and job search. ... AARP In Your State Visit the AARP state page for information about events, news and resources nea... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Use of VA services impacted by external economic, policy changes
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study has found that use of VA services is affected by economic and policy changes outside the VA, such as Medicaid eligibility, private employer insurance coverage, unemployment and (non-VA) physician availability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Voices' of school dropouts about the use of illicit drugs on the Cape Flats, Western Cape - Potberg C, Chetty R.
This article aims to provide a voice for school dropouts on their perspective of the micro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Competitive health benefits key to attracting employees
One of the primary concerns for Texas residents is affordable and accessible health care and businesses with generous benefit packages could attract potential hires in the current low unemployment environment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kyle R. Cotton Source Type: news

Competitive health benefits key to attracting employees
One of the primary concerns for Texas residents is affordable and accessible health care and businesses with generous benefit packages could attract potential hires in the current low unemployment environment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kyle R. Cotton Source Type: news

America ’s Drinking Habits Are Killing More Young People, Study Suggests
Liver disease deaths are growing more common in the U.S. and disproportionately affecting younger Americans, according to a recent study. The paper, published in The BMJ just a day after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising liver cancer death rates, paints a troubling picture of how Americans’ drinking habits may be affecting their health. While the new study couldn’t prove causation, the researchers say drinking is likely to blame for the growing number of adults aged 24 to 35 who are dying from cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. The researchers used deaths logged in the CDC&r...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Women's withdrawal from india's rural workforce: explaining the trend - Mathur N.
The key results of the National Sample Survey (NSS) on employment and unemployment for the period July 2011-June 2012 indicate a sharp fall in the number of women in India's rural workforce. It is reported that 9.1 million rural women are out of the workfo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unemployed Teachers, Nurses to Get Jobs - VP Chiwenga
[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday said Government has plans to ensure that unemployed teachers and nurses in the country end up getting jobs. Speaking during a well attended Zanu-PF rally at Nkayi Business Centre in Matabeleland North Province, VP Chiwenga said Government was committed to addressing the shortage of teachers at schools in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

The effect of employment status in postdisaster recovery: a longitudinal comparative study among employed and unemployed affected residents - Bosmans MWG, van der Velden PG.
In this study, we examined whether this "healthy worker effect" is relevant in postdisaster mental health by examining whether trauma-exposed employed individuals have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

GE, Harvard professor stress college-corporate partnerships to build 21 century workforce
(University of Vermont) For the first time in two decades there are more job opening in the United States than unemployed Americans. But lack of college-educated workers could result in 20 million high-paying jobs going unfilled over the next decade. Securing these coveted jobs remains particularly elusive for those living in poverty who are eight times less likely to earn a college degree than their wealthier counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

1993 and all that …
First off, as someone probably hasn’t ever said, history is just the same things happening with different people. So a Conservative government led by a weak Prime Minister who had come to power on the back of an internal Tory election seemed to be on the brink of losing office and led a party obsessed with, and riven by, divisions on Europe. Replace Brexit with Maastricht and you get the drift. But good news was that the “longest recession since the 1930s” was officially over and the economy grew by 0.2% in the first three months of the year. Meanwhile, unemployment hit three million and the Bank of Engla...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Only 23% of Americans Get Enough Exercise, a New Report Says
Less than a quarter of Americans are meeting all national physical activity guidelines, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Federal physical activity guidelines recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week. But according to the new NCHS report, which drew on five years of data from the National Health Interview Survey, only about 23% of adults ages 18 to 64 are hitting both of those marks. Another 32% ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Making 2019 the year for young workers
“Research shows that you don’t join a union by the time you’re 25, you’re much less likely to join one later in life,” UNISON national young members forum chair Kendal Bromley-Bewes told delegates at the union’s national delegate conference this morning. She was introducing a motion on making 2019 the year of young workers, after the presentation of the young members’ organising award – renamed in honour of late president Eric Roberts – to the Cymru/Wales young members’ group. This was in recognition of the Respect Your Youth campaign, highlighting the importance ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference Cymru Wales Young Members UNISON Cymru/Wales young workers Source Type: news

Perceived stress as a risk factor of unemployment: a register-based cohort study - M æhlisen MH, Pasgaard AA, Mortensen RN, Vardinghus-Nielsen H, Torp-Pedersen C, Bøggild H.
BACKGROUND: Although unemployment and high levels of perceived stress have been associated in cross-sectional studies, the direction of causation is unknown. We prospectively examined if high levels of perceived everyday life stress increased the risk of s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour
Although child abuse and exploitation is prohibited by the Kenyan constitution, some children are still engaged in manual labour. XINHUA PHOTO: SAM NDIRANGUBy Jacqueline Mogeni and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world’s poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health. Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest proportion of child labourers (29 per cent of children aged 5 to 17 years) and is considered detrimental to their health and development.Many children not yet in their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jacqueline Mogeni and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Contact with Nature May Mean More Social Cohesion, Less Crime
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of contact with nature for human well-being. However, despite strong trends toward greater urbanization and declining green space, little is known about the social consequences of such contact. In the December issue of BioScience, an international, interdisciplinary team reports on how they used nationally representative data from the United Kingdom and stringent model testing to examine the relationships between objective measures and self-reported assessments of contact with nature, community cohesion, and local crime incidence. The results in the report, by Netta Weinste...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump to support ending federal prohibition of marijuana
(Natural News) Just a little more than 500 days into his first term, there are already signs that President Donald Trump will cruise to reelection in 2020.  The economy is not just humming along, it’s roaring. Wall Street is up; housing starts and values are up; retirement earnings are up; unemployment is at historic lows;... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Security Q & A Tool - AARP Member Benefits
Use this tool to learn how your Social Security benefits are affected by everything from unemployment compensation to household employment. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Foreign Nurses Under Threat
[Namibian] More than 300 unemployed nursing graduates have given the foreign nurses employed by the government until 30 July 2018 to resign and pave the way for Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions in Africa
President Kenyatta is shown an artistic view of the layout of the multibillion food security project in Galana and Kulalu ranch. Credit: Alphonce GariBy Moody Awori and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 2018 (IPS)Africa is rising. But at the same time, Africa is the continent with the largest number of people, (390 million) living in extreme poverty. The UN’s Food and Agriculture organization states in a new report that 124 million people in 51 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity. “Hunger and food insecurity plague the lives of millions worldwide” said EU Commissioner for Humanit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Moody Awori and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Engaging families in the management of adolescent self-harm.
Adolescent self-harm is an emerging public health challenge. It is associated with later psychiatric and substance use disorders, unemployment and suicide. Family interventions have been effective in a range of adolescent mental health problems and for that reason were reviewed for their effectiveness in the management of adolescent self-harm. The search identified 10 randomised and 2 non-randomised controlled trial conducted in the high-income countries. For the most part the evidence is of low quality. The interventions were classified as brief single session, intermediate-level and intensive family interventions dependi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for obtaining and maintaining employment in adults with severe mental illness, a network meta-analysis
People with severe mental illness show high rates of unemployment and work disability, however, they often have a desire to participate in employment. People with severe mental illness used to be placed in sheltered employment or were enrolled in prevocational training to facilitate transition to a competitive job. Now, there are also interventions focusing on rapid search for a competitive job, with ongoing support to keep the job, known as supported employment. Recently, there has been a growing interest in combining supported employment with other prevocational or psychiatric interventions. To assess the comparative e...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People who live in small, rural towns are happier than city-dwellers
Cities have higher salaries and education and lower unemployment rates. But they are far less joyful. The Canadian researchers say it lays bare the importance of communities over isolation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news