Erin Kenney

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Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, CDC confirms

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday updated its Zika virus guidance for pregnant women, advising them to protect themselves if their male sexual partner has traveled to or lives in an area where Zika virus is circulating.<p>"Until we know more, if your male sexual …

Public Health

11 true-crime documentaries to watch that are as jarring as ‘Making a Murderer’

Whether or not you believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, the Netflix docuseries raised uncomfortable and worthwhile questions about how the US justice system works and its failings.<p>And while "Making a Murderer" is widely acclaimed, it's not the first …

John Leslie reportedly questioned over Edinburgh sexual assault

The former TV host and radio presenter John Leslie is being questioned by police in connection with a sexual assault on a 22-year-old woman, it has been reported.<p>Several newspapers have named the former presenter of Blue Peter, This Morning and Wheel of Fortune in relation to the alleged incident, …

Dulwich school stabbing: 15-year-old accused of attempted murder

A 15-year-old boy appeared in court on Saturday accused of attempted murder after two other teenage boys were stabbed at a London school.<p>The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is also accused of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article. He was remanded in youth …

Elderly man arrested over murder of wife following domestic row

Retired vet and company director arrested after being airlifted to hopsital with his own injuries<p>An elderly man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife, after she was found dead in their home following a domestic argument.<p>The body of Josephine Williamson, 83, was found in the couple’s …

When An 8 Year Old Kills

One late-October night in Alabama, sometime around 11:00pm, an 8 year old boy was left alone in an apartment with five younger children while the boy's mother - and the mother of the other children - went out to a club. When Kelci Lewis, a one-year-old girl, would not stop crying, the 8 year old …

Pastor Speaks Out After Arrests in Murder of His Pregnant Wife: 'I Choose the Route of Forgiveness, Grace and Hope'

Three suspects have been detained in the death of Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant pastor’s wife who was found shot in the head in her home, police in …

Father-of-5 Charged With Kidnapping, Raping and Murdering 7-Year-Old Girl Who Disappeared from Brother's Football Game

A father of five has been charged with kidnapping, raping and murdering a 7-year-old Kentucky girl who was found dead after disappearing from a …

"This Is About My Right to Walk Into a Temple Regardless of if My Vagina Is Bleeding or Not."

Indian women are rebelling on Facebook after a famous temple has refused to let menstruating women in.<p>Women of menstruating age have never been allowed inside the Sabarimala temple, one of the largest and oldest Hindu pilgrimage centers in India. Now, Mashable reports the recently appointed board …

MRI Shows Where Happiness Happens in The Brain

A team of researchers at Kyoto University have pinpointed where happiness happens in our brains.<p>According to Wataru Sato, Ph.D., and his research …

Why Meds Are Not a One Stop Cure for Anxiety and Depression

Commercials that get into our kids heads drive us crazy. When we see them salivating over enticing ads designed to make them pine for every last …

6 Things Chiropractors Can Help With—And What They Can't

Most people assume that chiropractors are good only for neck and back pain. And while they do treat a lot of that, there's plenty else they can do. Chiropractic medicine focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how they affect the rest of the body. "Many people don't know …

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …

In New Orleans, the number of police is down and crime is up

NEW ORLEANS — In late August, three gunmen burst through the doors of Patois, one of the most cherished restaurants in this city’s tony Uptown neighborhood. They forced diners to drop to the floor and hand over their cash and cellphones.<p>In September, it happened again, this time at an Uptown bistro …

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Prostitution Scandal Finally Costs David Vitter An Election

John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will be the next governor of Louisiana.<p>NEW ORLEANS — Republican Senator David Vitter, who has survived more than a decade of stories about his relations with prostitutes, finally saw them catch up to him Saturday night, losing badly in the race for Louisiana …

Jameis Winston threatens lawsuit against CNN over documentary

A documentary set to air on Sunday could lead to lawsuit by Jameis Winston.<p>Jameis Winston has threatened legal action against CNN if the network goes …

Rojava's Democratic, Feminist Revolution a Source of Hope Among Horror

Members of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) converse with each other on August 11, 2015. In the Rojava region of Syria, despite the …

The Stigma of Mental Illness

We are excited to announce that the Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition is now available on ScienceDirect! This essential encyclopedia …

Mental Health

‘We kill innocent people’: Bataclan survivor says Paris horror made him rethink West’s actions

“This was the Apocalypse.” These are the words of Pierre Janaszak, a TV and radio presenter, who spoke to RT after experiencing the massacre at …

Ebola global response was 'too slow', say health experts

<b>A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the "needless suffering and death" caused by the recent Ebola epidemic, an independent panel of global health experts has concluded.</b><p>The panel's report, published in The Lancet, said major reforms were needed to prevent …

It’s official: ‘Homophobia’ now a mental disorder!

<b>By Paul Bremmer</b><p>If you think there might be something wrong with homosexuality, you most likely have a mental disorder, according to a recent study by …

Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation

Lots of us used to color as kids and… it made us happy. Current research by mental health experts suggests that it might make us adults happy too. …

Homicides of transgender women in US nearly double to 22

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning.<p>While Caitlyn Jenner made the cover of Vanity Fair and Laverne Cox prospered as a popular actress, other transgender women have become homicide …

Two ways to combat the winter blues, according to science

To be clear, light therapy works well during acute episodes of SAD, but falls short as a long-term option. In other words, exposing yourself to sun-mimicking artificial light this holiday season won't do much to combat the blues when winter 2017 rolls around.<p>For the long-term study, which was …

Any five-year-old sees that it’s not fair for poor families to keep falling further behind the rest of us. But the Tories have decided not to measure that<p>As I was bundling up a cosy red coat that my five-year-old has outgrown to donate to charity last week, I gently explained to her that while we …

“The Hunting Ground” filmmakers on why sexual assault is treated differently from other crimes: “Were you drunk when you claim the television was stolen?”

Salon talks to “The Hunting Ground’s” Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick about their polarizing documentary<p>"The Hunting Ground" has become a prominent part of the national conversation on campus sexual assault since it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January, with nearly 1,000 screenings at …

Plugging Into Your Brain

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.<p>Let's talk about what's happening today.<p>Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of …

Inside the Plot to Get Every American High on Acid

The riveting new documentary The Sunshine Makers chronicles two hippies’ quest to bring LSD to every person in America in order to change the …