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Interview Questions to Practice if You’re Going for a Job in the Mental Health Sector

Whether you’ve recently graduated from university, are about to soon or have been in industry for a while but are changing career focus, it’s important to give yourself the best chance of success of landing your dream job.
Tags: Health, Jobs, Interview, Nail the Interview


‘He was always looking for the truth.’ Former King County medical examiner dies at 81

Dr. Donald Reay left a long legacy, overseeing more than 5,000 autopsies, making the office one of the first to identify a victim using genetic fingerprinting, and training other medical examiners.
Tags: Health, News, Obituaries, Local News, Northwest, Donald Reay


Alphabet Halts Project for Glucose-Sensing Smart Contact Lens

Alphabet has halted a project under its biotech division Verily that aimed to create smart contact lenses for people with diabetes. The ambitious, years-long endeavor aimed to measure glucose levels in tears using on-lens sensors.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Diabetes, Biotechnology, Alphabet, Verily


How to decode confusing labels on common household cleaners

Have you ever aimed cleaning spray at your kitchen countertops and wondered what is actually inside the bottle? With all of the confusing chemicals and terms listed on product labels, it can be hard to know what is inside the cleaning products we bring into our homes. It might be impossible to recognize every ingredient in your cleaners, but if you read the label carefully, there are ways to determine the safer options on the market. If you are confused by your cleaning product labels, here is ...
Tags: Health, Design, Environment, Features, Epa, Home Cleaning, Stanford University, Don, U S Department of Agriculture, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Products Safety Commission, Cleaning Products, Green Cleaning, Household Cleaners, Cleaning Supplies, Green Cleaning Products


Mother of three, pregnant with twins, desperately needs bone marrow transplant to fight leukemia

She laughed just a little as she unveiled the nightmare that has snared her. “I might come back blonder,” Susie Rabaca said, a knit cap covering her bald head. “We’ll see. I try to live as happy as I can.” The rest of the time she told her story, she was in tears. Happy does not find its way into her life much these days. Eight months pregnant – with twins – Rabaca, 36, and the mother of three other children, has been told by doctors that her life and the lives of the babies she is carrying are ...
Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Pittsburgh, San Pedro, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Yvette, Sal, Ryan, Carson, Tiffany, Edgar


The Legal Mental Health Crisis Hits Home

From the perspective of Career Services, the mental health crisis unfolding that has unfolded in the legal community is hard to ignore.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Law Schools, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Career Services, Sidley Austin, Nicholas Alexiou, Gabriel MacConaill


Ohio Lawmaker Makes Final Push For Step Therapy

A bipartisan bill dealing with how insurance companies deny certain treatments and drugs until other options are tried first is getting a final push in this lame duck session. And there’s a lawmaker who’s joining in on this effort – but as a patient. It’s called “step therapy” – where insurers deny a drug or treatment until a different, sometimes cheaper option is tried first. Republican Rep. Scott Lipps of Franklin in southwest Ohio came face to face with it after he fell seriously ill and was ...
Tags: Health, Ohio, Karen Kasler, Franklin, Scott Lipps, Lipps


Could Yoga Improve Your Teen’s Body Image?

For the parents of teenagers, these are anxious times. Across the US and UK, it appears that mental health issues are on the rise in young people1, with various modern pressures weighing heavily on a generation that is too young to cope. One significant factor is problems with body image, something which profoundly interacts with the self-esteem, happiness and ultimately mental health of young people. Body Image and Teenagers Body image is our mental representation of ourselves. It can be...
Tags: Psychology, UK, US, America, Mindfulness, Body Image, Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Social Withdrawal, Yoga, Social Anxiety, Women's Issues, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Objectification, Self-worth


54,000 chickens euthanized after Newcastle disease outbreak in Southern California

An outbreak of the bird-killing Newcastle disease has resulted in nearly 54,000 birds — mostly chickens — being euthanized in the greater Los Angeles area, with mandatory euthanasia operations ongoing in three areas. Efforts continue in neighborhoods in Compton in Los Angeles County, Muscoy in San Bernardino County and in the Mira Loma area of Riverside County. The disease, first identified by officials in mid-May, has been eradicated from eight other areas in those three counties as well as Ven...
Tags: Health, News, Environment, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, U S Department of Agriculture, Lyle, Simi Valley, Santa Ana


Revived ‘Zoe’s law’ bill a risk to women’s abortion rights, warn pro-choice groups

New South Wales MP pushing for bill that would make it a crime to cause serious harm or death to a foetus A bill before the New South Wales parliament, which would make it a crime to cause serious harm or death to a foetus, would set a “dangerous precedent” and present “a real risk to women’s reproductive rights”, women’s and legal groups have argued.Five years after it was first introduced, the “Zoe’s law” bill has been revived by the conservative NSW Christian Democrat MP Reverend Fred Nile. ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Abortion, New South Wales politics, Zoe, NSW Christian Democrat, Trevor Khan


The spirit of Santa Claus in medicine

For longer than anyone could remember, he was the rural community’s pharmacist. A skilled compounder of prescriptions and conversant in chocolates, greeting card, and how to prevent a trip to the doctor’s office by using an over-the-counter remedy. A devoted family man, he was involved in many civic and church activities. Most have forgotten all […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Santa Claus, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Yale Law School Alum And Author Gretchen Rubin On Mental Health, Clerking For Sandra Day O’Connor, And Our Highest Aims

Through her research and scholarship, Rubin has emerged as one of the most interesting commentators on happiness.
Tags: Law, Happiness, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Gretchen Rubin, Rubin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Yale Law School, Renwei Chung


Next Up: Space Coast Half Marathon

Free-Photos / Pixabay As I continue to make my triumphant return to running, I have my next big goal coming up next weekend – the Space Coast Half Marathon. This will be my sixth year running this race, and I always look forward to a weekend of spending time with friends, running a great race, and getting into the Christmas spirit. This year’s race is big for a couple of reasons.  It’s my first half marathon of the year.  I haven’t raced a half marathon since last year’s Space Coast (and techni...
Tags: Health, Running, Space Coast


5 Simple Steps to Keep Yourself Healthy in College -- and Why Skipping Them is a Bad Idea

Follow these tips to feel good all throughout the semester, even during finals week."When you feel great, you emanate a certain energy that translates as beautiful." - Christie BrinkleyWe all know that staying healthy in college isn't easy. During the semester it's easy to get wrapped up in heavy coursework, clubs, work, and interning and completely sacrifice your health in the process. While there are some easy steps you can take to avoid germs when you live in the dorms, avoiding acute illness...
Tags: Health, College, Self-help, Self-esteem, Healthy Eating, Self Confidence, College Life, Christie BrinkleyWe


WHY IS WHEATGRASS SO GOOD FOR FERTILITY?

WHEATGRASS, FERTILITY AND ALKALINE Wheatgrass has recently gained in popularity and is showing up in juice bars everywhere. When I think of wheatgrass, I think of cows grazing in a pasture, but it's a great food for people too. So why is wheatgrass so good for fertility? Here are some reasons: Fertile Turtle Bracelet, click here It is a high alkaline food. You need a balanced pH level so that your body is sperm friendly. Wheatgrass also contains folic acid. Folic acid has bee...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Byrne, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Wheatgrass, Michael D Byrne, Charles F Schnabel


Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies

Engagement in electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) behavior change interventions is thought to be important for intervention effectiveness, though what constitutes engagement and how it enhances efficacy has been somewhat unclear in the literature. Recently published detailed definitions and conceptual models of engagement have helped to build consensus around a definition of engagement and improve our understanding of how engagement may influence effectiveness. This work has ...
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Keeping Focus on the Family Honest on Reparative Therapy

In a recent CBS News report on reparative therapy (sexual orientation change efforts), Focus on the Family’s Jeff Johnston was quoted in support of the practice and a link to FOTF’s website was a part of the story. I have a long history with Focus on this issue. There are some misleading statements on this page which I outline below. Focus says: Focus on the Family does not and has never offered sexual-orientation change therapy, also referred to as “reparative therapy.” We have licensed counsel...
Tags: Health, Family, Cbs News, United States, Focus, Infertility, Sexual Orientation, Focus on the Family, SOCE, Jeff Johnston, Reparative Therapy, Mark Yarhouse, Joe Nicolosi, Sexual Identity Therapy, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts


New first-line treatment for peripheral T-cell lymphoma approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) injection in combination with chemotherapy for adult patients with certain types of peripheral T-cell lymphoma.
Tags: Health, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration


19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals.
Tags: Health, Netherlands


Personalized scheduling of radiotherapy using genetic data could reduce side effects

A new clinical study led by the University of Leicester and conducted in the HOPE clinical trials facility at Leicester's Hospitals has revealed the pivotal role that changing the time of day that a patient receives radiotherapy could play in altering radiotherapy toxicity.
Tags: Health, Leicester, University of Leicester


Researchers produce 3D chemical maps of small biological samples

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II --a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory--have used ultrabright x-rays to image single bacteria with higher spatial resolution than ever before.
Tags: Health, DOE, Brookhaven National Laboratory


7 scientists we are thankful for this Thanksgiving

We admire people who make a big show of their altruism, but some of the most praiseworthy accomplishments occur outside popular attention.This Thanksgiving, we give thanks to seven scientists who made the world a safer, healthier place to live.While there is still a lot of progress to make, the combination of science and humanism continues to improve the world and our lot in it at an unprecedented scale."Which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates...
Tags: Health, Food, England, Activism, Mexico, China, Water, History, United States, Engineering, Bill Gates, Middle East, Innovation, United Nations, Global development, Catholic Church


EMA recommends first all-oral treatment to tackle deadly sleeping sickness

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness.
Tags: Health, EMA


Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome

For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalized treatment in the future.
Tags: Health, Joubert


American Cancer Society study links social isolation to higher mortality risk

A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women.
Tags: Health, American Cancer Society


Long term exposure to road traffic noise linked with greater obesity risk

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, a research center supported by the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation. The study has been published in Environment International.
Tags: Health, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Caixa Banking Foundation


Infant gut microbes altered by mother's obesity may increase risk for future disease

Infant gut microbes altered by their mother's obesity can cause inflammation and other major changes within the baby, increasing the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease later in life, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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Dubai Design Week 2018: Highlights From the Global Grad Show

Exploring the theme "Belief in AI," many students approached their projects from a health and wellness perspective With a salacious quote by Cedric Price, “Technology is the answer, but what was the question?” Brendan McGetrick opened the fourth edition of Dubai’s Global Grad Show, one of the main attractions of Dubai Design Week. For this year’s show, McGetrick selected 145 graduation projects by students from 85 …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Design, Artificial Intelligence, Dubai, Ai, Brendan McGetrick, Future Of Design, Dubai Design Week, Global Grad Show, Cedric Price Technology, McGetrick


The Common Drink That Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

The study looked at compounds called phenylindanes that may help protect against dementia. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find ...
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Stop Being the Resented Thanksgiving Guest

You know who you are. You’re the person at Thanksgiving who everyone at wishes was not there. They think you are rude or critical. They think you drink and say far too much. Or that you tell the same stories and jokes that others find boring. You’ve been told you scare the little kids and offend the other guests with your opinions. And, yet, here you are once again, the unwelcome Thanksgiving guest others must put up with. Yes. There are families that are so toxic that it is best to just s...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Habits, Mindfulness, Arguments, Narcissism, Resentment, Selfishness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Family Tradition, Grudges, Family Feuds, Family Discord



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