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Monday, 20 October 2014

Call for ending preventable child deaths

Call for ending preventable child deaths
 - Many families have inadequate or no access to medicines and skilled health workers. The under-nutrition among children is high and 44 per cent ...

Children's mental health projects now eligible for grants

Children's mental health projects now eligible for grants
 - Groups offering mental health support to children and young people in England are for the first time eligible for government top-up grants. They will be ...

Millions live below poverty despite China's economic growth

Millions live below poverty despite China's economic growth
 - Beijing said it lifted around 660 million people out of poverty between 1978-2010. However, poverty relief is still a big challenge. CCTV America's ...

Battle against eating disorders never endsBattle against eating disorders never ends

Battle against eating disorders never ends
 - Less than one-third seek treatment, however, and eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental illnesses. Many individuals don't ...

People, not machines, are the key to mental health care

People, not machines, are the key to mental health care
 - Prior to the establishment of these, individuals seeking modern mental ... one in four people will experience a mental health disorder at some point.

YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness

YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness
 - People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like ...

Christian' family takes homophobia on the road to protest same-sex marriage

Christian' family takes homophobia on the road to protest same-sex marriage
 - An Idaho couple says they're taking a stand against same-sex marriage and the “homosexual extremist movement,” because ...

Tales From The Four-Color Closet: Thoughtbubble On LGBTQ

Tales From The Four-Color Closet: Thoughtbubble On LGBTQ
 - A little while ago, I wrote one of my Tales from the Four-Color Closet about the large number of LGBTQ representation and panels at SDCC, and how it ...

Castleton shows its rainbow colors

Castleton shows its rainbow colors
 - We're just happy to bring any awareness to people in the closet, and to symbolize to anyone who is LGBTQ that we're here to help them emotionally,” ...

The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way

The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
 - Secular supporters of LGBTQ rights may well question whether we should care if the Catholic Church softens its position on homosexuality, since it's ...

How San Francisco Is Forcing Its Gay Population Onto The Streets

How San Francisco Is Forcing Its Gay Population Onto The Streets
 - San Francisco occupies a sacrosanct place in the LGBTQ community the world over. Long before its current association as the global capital of tech ...




A third of soldiers fear seeking mental health help would hurt career

A third of soldiers fear seeking mental health help would hurt career
 - A rash of suicides in late 2013 and early 2014 thrust mental illness and mental health support in Canada's military into the spotlight. This survey was ...

Study Uncovers Molecular Pathway Behind Bipolar Affective Disorder

Study Uncovers Molecular Pathway Behind Bipolar Affective Disorder
 - the stigma associated with mental illnesses. If we can understand more details of the Shh signaling pathway in bipolar disorder, it could dramatically ...

Do you have a problem with stuff? How to rethink hoarding disorder

Do you have a problem with stuff? How to rethink hoarding disorder
 - There is a widespread belief in mental health that where a person lives can ... disorder” to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, ...

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows
 - Peer invalidation, she said, is similar in that the teen feels a "lack of acceptance of ... The study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.




Teen ridding herself of junk food habit

Teen ridding herself of junk food habit
 - Improved diet and exercise took Kelli, 38, to the other end of the health spectrum. By 2007, she was competing in women's bodybuilding on a national ...

NC's teen pregnancy rate continues to decline, to 11%

NC's teen pregnancy rate continues to decline, to 11%
 - The research is clear on how to reduce teen pregnancy,” stated Dr. Colleen Bridger, Orange County health director. “It takes comprehensive sex ...

Exercise Doesn't Prevent Teen Depression, According to Study

Exercise Doesn't Prevent Teen Depression, According to Study
 - Exercise has been touted as a natural treatment option for depression lately. But many people with depression know that the relationship between ...

The right to a safe, healthy and meaningful adolescence

The right to a safe, healthy and meaningful adolescence
 - Supporting adolescents to enjoy a happy and healthy transition into early adulthood is a key focus of the new WHO strategy for children and ...

Can stunting be reversed? Yes, and Peru is showing us how

Can stunting be reversed? Yes, and Peru is showing us how
 - Conditional cash transfer programmes that provide financial incentives to poor households to invest in children's health may also be a powerful ...

Boris Johnson says he wants children to be healthy, but his record on pollution and ...

Boris Johnson says he wants children to be healthy, but his record on pollution and ...
 -I would have no objection to "no smoking" signs being put up in children's play areas, but children's health is equally likely to suffer from the diesel ...

Scots children as young as five blighted by post-traumatic stress disorder after suffering abuse or ...

Scots children as young as five blighted by post-traumatic stress disorder after suffering abuse or ...
 - Child health expert Professor Panos Vostanis, from the University of Leicester, said: “Acute external events such as accidents and natural disasters, ...

Almost one million Canadian kids in poverty

Almost one million Canadian kids in poverty
 - In the April 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Neal Halfon, a child health researcher at the University of California, wrote ...

Parents struggle to find mental health services for children

Parents struggle to find mental health services for children
 - The National Survey of Children's Health reported last year nearly half of children up to age 5 in Indiana don't receive the mental-health services they ...

Halloween a good time to encourage safety among teens

Halloween a good time to encourage safety among teens
 - Adult, and even teen, Halloween parties can involve alcohol, making it a particularly ... According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...