Post Tagged with: "Mental Health"

Top 5 common myths about the ageing brain and body

February 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Top 5 common myths about the ageing brain and body

Will you still be able to do the crossword when you’re 80? Yep, better than ever, probably. Photo / 123RF The world’s population is ageing. The number of adults aged 65 and over is increasing, as is the proportion of the population they represent. However, there are a number of […]

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WHO: Half HIV infections worldwide remain undetected

November 29, 2016 10:30 pm
WHO: Half HIV infections worldwide remain undetected

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan speaks during the opening ceremony of the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai, China November 21, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that nearly half of all people carrying the HIV virus worldwide are unaware […]

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Nigeria abducted Chibok schoolgirls survived Boko Haram

October 14, 2016 9:30 pm
Nigeria abducted Chibok schoolgirls survived Boko Haram

Adama Adam, 15, cries next to the body of her baby, Fana Ali, on September 28. Fana was unable to get to a hospital for treatment because of the war zone. Photo /Jane Hahn for The Washington Post Nigeria abducted Chibok schoolgirls survived Boko Haram. Now many of them are […]

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Donald Trump suggests military members with mental health issues aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’

October 4, 2016 11:30 am
Donald Trump suggests military members with mental health issues aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the US military has become too politically correct. Photo / AP Donald Trump told a group of veterans on Monday that some members of the military develop mental health issues because they are not “strong” and “can’t handle it”. “When you talk about the […]

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Secrets of scenes of London’s oldest psychiatric hospital

September 17, 2016 10:00 am
Secrets of scenes of London’s oldest psychiatric hospital

Images of patients taken by a photographer who believed it was therapeutic for them to see themselves in pictures. Photo / Wellcome Library, London Some think they have dangerous spikes sticking out of their body or are so fragile they cannot be touched. Others fear the empty space between letters […]

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has serious stroke with severe brain bleeding

September 13, 2016 9:30 pm
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has serious stroke with severe brain bleeding

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (Photos by AFP) Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has had a serious stroke and is currently breathing with the aid of a respirator. Peres was rushed to a hospital in Tel Aviv on Tuesday after experiencing chest pains and an abnormal heartbeat and severe bleeding. Officials […]

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Lifelong heartache, care ahead for US babies born with Zika

July 25, 2016 6:30 am
Lifelong heartache, care ahead for US babies born with Zika

Zika’s littlest victims could suffer from microcephaly as well as other birth defects that may not be immediately apparent, including vision defects, hearing problems and seizure disorders. Photo/AP At least 12 babies in the United States have already been born with the heartbreaking brain damage caused by the Zika virus. […]

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Social isolation is more dangerous than diabetes or obesity, scientists discover

February 2, 2016 1:30 pm
Social isolation is more dangerous than diabetes or obesity, scientists discover

Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard   Loneliness, long a bane of humanity, is increasingly seen today as a serious public health hazard. Photo / iStockIt torments the young and terrorizes the old. It carved “caverns” in Emily Dickinson’s soul and left William Blake “bereaved of light.” […]

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“When life is a misery, you give your patients something,” my 100-year-old mother, Aileen Breslin, told me

March 9, 2015 4:46 am
“When life is a misery, you give your patients something,” my 100-year-old mother, Aileen Breslin, told me

Assisted dying: Bruce Fogle on the agony his 100-year-old mother was in, and why her only option was to starve. But now, as of last week, if you live in Canada, as my mother did, and thanks to the Canadian Supreme Court’s resounding 9-0 judgment, people in her circumstances will […]

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