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Ministry launches breast cancer awareness programme

Ministry launches breast cancer awareness programme Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the disease. The Ministry of Health and Prevention, Mohap, has launched its month-long Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Programme to raise the community's awareness on early detection and diagnosis, prevention and treatment methods, and risk factors. [Full Article...]

Can most Americans be identified by a relatives DNA? Maybe soon

Can most Americans be identified by a relatives DNA? Maybe soon Over 60% of individuals in the US with European ancestry - including those that have not undergone genetic testing themselves - can be identified through their DNA using data from open genetic genealogy databases, a new study reports. The research, published Thursday in the USA journal Science , could have wide-ranging privacy implications - if someone uses a consumer website to trace his ances... [Full Article...]

C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide

C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide The study , published Thursday in medical journal The Lancet , found that the number of births through caesarean sections jumped from 16 million in 2000 to 29.7 million in 2015. But in close to a quarter of nations surveyed, caesarean section use is significantly lower than average. Looking at trends in Brazil and China where there is high use of C-section, the authors found that most ... [Full Article...]

Florida Hospital opens new breast cancer care clinic

Florida Hospital opens new breast cancer care clinic Statistics show that one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and about 40,920 women in the US are expected to die in 2018 from the disease, according to Breastcancer.org. Stop smoking: Women who smoked for 10 years or more were at least 16 percent more susceptible to developing breast cancer compared to women who did not smoke. [Full Article...]

Rockford rally aims to reduce mental health stigma

Rockford rally aims to reduce mental health stigma Rob Johnston, chief executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, says: "This is an issue we've been highlighting for some time and we're focusing on it again this week to mark World Mental Health Day ". "We can't tackle mental health stigma if we're avoiding talking about mental health to start with". "In my time as health minister, I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide, a... [Full Article...]

Average Premiums for Benchmark Obamacare Plans Will Drop in 2019

Average Premiums for Benchmark Obamacare Plans Will Drop in 2019 The announcement marked the first time average premiums have fallen since the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2014. In an interview with Fox News late Wednesday, Trump said that despite failed efforts to repeal and replace the Obamacare system past year, "we have things happening on health care that are going to be very, very exciting". [Full Article...]

Young employees need more support from employers

Young employees need more support from employers To raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy, the World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October annually. He said the government was committed to providing accessible the health care services to the people at minimum cost, adding that the government has also paid special attention to making the treatment of mental diseases more simplified and affordable. [Full Article...]

39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness But there is a suspected case in Buffalo involving a 3-year-old boy. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) specifically affects the spinal cord, causing the muscles and reflexes in the body to work abnormally. Officials liken the disease to Polio. This year there have been 38 confirmed cases of AFM in 16 states across the nation, said UH. "Since 2015, four cases reviewed by CDC experts have been counte... [Full Article...]

Justice Department approves $69 billion CVS Health-Aetna merger

Justice Department approves $69 billion CVS Health-Aetna merger The Justice Department mandated that the companies divest Aetna's Medicare Part D prescription drug plan for individuals to WellCare Health Plans, saying that allowing CVS and Aetna to combine without imposing this condition would have led to poor service and higher prices in 22 states. [Full Article...]

Rare Polio-like Illness On The Rise In Children

Rare Polio-like Illness On The Rise In Children For 7 year-old Quinton Hill of Lakeville, AFM has left him with paralysis in his left arm . There is one more case that is being looked at by the CDC that could make a fourth. It also does not include the cases in Minnesota or IL, as they are not confirmed. "So, we've seen that there's an association between viruses, specifically enterovirus, in the past". [Full Article...]

Companies launch programs to battle mental health stigma

Companies launch programs to battle mental health stigma According to WHO, 'Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Country Representative, has called on the Government to develop and strengthen evidence-based programmes to address the mental health needs of young people. [Full Article...]

Four more Knox Co. areas test positive for West Nile Virus

Four more Knox Co. areas test positive for West Nile Virus Besides eliminating mosquito breeding pools, people are encouraged to use Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellents, wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers and make sure screens are in place in windows and in good condition to avoid mosquito bites. [Full Article...]

First death from Michael in NC reported after tree falls on car

First death from Michael in NC reported after tree falls on car More than 400,000 people in Florida , Georgia and Alabama were without power. From a helicopter, you can see numerous homes and hotels that populated this beachside town of about 1,200 are gone. But after the storm passed, she emerged to check on the cafe she manages and discovered a scene of breathtaking destruction. With reduced winds of 50mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (... [Full Article...]

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health Respondents were asked to answer the following: "Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?" However, according to a new study , the effects of the rising global temperature would not just be environmental. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Energized Republicans Must Vote to Ensure Unexpected Senate Wins

Trump Says Energized Republicans Must Vote to Ensure Unexpected Senate Wins Republicans, by comparison, are defending a much smaller number of vulnerable seats, and they had elected to keep the Senate in session later than is typical in an election year. It took most of President Barack Obama's first term for a Democratic Senate to confirm a similar number of appellate judges. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday afternoon that the Senate would vote on... [Full Article...]

Wednesday is World Mental Health Day

Wednesday is World Mental Health Day On stigmatization: "Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn". "We would be naive to think that the youth and young adults of The Bahamas are immune to risks and effects of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders". [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez Hospitalized For 'Emotional Breakdown'

Selena Gomez Hospitalized For 'Emotional Breakdown' After being released days later, Selena had to be re-admitted last week because her low blood cell count persisted, and it threw Selena into a complete meltdown. Gomez's 90-day treatment in Tennessee came amid her Revival World Tour, causing her to cancel the remaining concert dates. According to Entertainment Weekly , Gomez was hospitalized after enduring tremendous stress over the sta... [Full Article...]

72% of workers want bosses to champion mental health at work

72% of workers want bosses to champion mental health at work Augustina Pinaman Appau, has stated that lifestyle choices, social and economic factors are largely responsible for mental disorders among the Ghanaian youth. Why? Because most people, who suffer from major depressive disorder, would rather hide their emotions than be a burden to their loved ones. In the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health, results of a sample count approximated tha... [Full Article...]

Climate change threatens mental health

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published this report this week (Monday 8th October 2018) saying that the greenhouse emissions are at their highest at present and at given rates they could spell disaster. Mental health problems of people affected by the hurricane Katrina were compared with those who were unaffected. It also recommended investing in mental health resilience-bui... [Full Article...]

Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni

Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni Destigmatising mental health is a sure way of showing the humane side of the Jamaican society, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said in his comments to mark World Mental Health Day , celebrated each year on October 10. It called for a human rights-based approach to ensure that people with mental health conditions are not denied fundamental human rights, including access to employment, educat... [Full Article...]


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