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Five steps to colonising Mars

If setting up home on another planet sounds a daunting prospect, then our space correspondent Richard Hollingham is here to help. And in the video above, former astronaut Jeff Hoffman describes his project to bring oxygen to Mars.<p>It seems plenty of people want to abandon the Earth. Interest in …

Space Exploration

Number of severely lonely men over 50 set to rise to 1m in 15 years

Men with low incomes and poor health will be worst affected, says report based on English longitudinal study of ageing<p>The number of men over the age of 50 suffering from severe loneliness in England will increase to more than 1 million in the next 15 years, research based on government statistics …

Teen dealing with mental illness creates online community

For a few hours every day, Bree Carey steps away from her life as a junior at Geneva High School and into the online community she has created for teenagers struggling with mental illness.<p>It is her community as well. Carey, 16, has suffered through panic attacks, depression, multiple …

The Time Has Come to End Stigma and Fund Mental Health Care in America

"No Health without Mental Health." That is the slogan of the ambitious 2013-2020 World Health Organization's (WHO) global action plan to end stigma. A comprehensive, human rights oriented global call to action, WHO is tackling the pervasive barriers of stigma with a blueprint which is not only …

Office buildings are key to workers' health, wellbeing and productivity

Studies show poor air quality and lighting increase sick days and can affect sleep but the evidence is not influencing most design and leasing decisions<p>The relationship between people and the building in which they are working is vital. The majority of businesses are missing a trick in ignoring the …

How neuroscience can teach children about mental health

At a recent talk I gave as a Sheffield NeuroGirl, a group of three female PhD students who aim to bring interesting and exciting research on the …

How Stigma Keeps People from Mental Health Care

A new study goes deep on a problem that keeps many millions from seeking help.<p>So many things in the realm of mental illness are looking up. On the one hand is a steady stream of new research and related potential treatments; on the other is the promise of better mental health coverage, at least in …

Chief medical officer: Make mental health bigger priority

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1106000/1106824_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534771420_d52c74a1947df57f2eb3bb2a7161851e<p><b>Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and more protection for funding, says England's chief medical …

Mental Health

The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program: Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide and Substance Abuse on College Campuses

The <b>Jed and Clinton Foundations</b> are working together to address suicide prevention, mental health promotion and substance abuse prevention on college campuses. To be most effective, this work needs to be done at the community level.<p>What does this mean?<p>Suicide is now the second leading cause of death …

Early Detection and Treatment of Mental Health Problems: An Antidote to Suicide

For more than a half century suicide hotlines have been cornerstones in our efforts to prevent the tragedy of suicide, and they have saved countless lives. These services are staffed by trained responders who attempt to convince distraught callers from harming themselves, and ideally connecting …

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity - something that Malcom Frank, EVP of strategy and …

Thought Leadership

Why Spend a Billion Dollars to Map the Human Brain?

Barack Obama announced an initiative yesterday that involves significant government investment in neuroscience. So begins the international race to understand the brain<p>CubaGallery/Flickr<p>In January, the European Commission pledged 500 million euros to work towards creating a functional model of the …

[小红猪抢稿原文]This Is Your Brain: Mapping the Connectome

Source:http://www.sciencemag.org/site/products/lst_20130118.xhtml<p>It's been 20 years since Francis Crick and Edward Jones, in the midst of the so-called Decade of the Brain, lamented science's lack of even a basic understanding of human neuroanatomy. "Clearly what is needed for a modern human brain …

Imaging

Whoa there! Brain area found to help spot bad decisions

A new brain region that appears to help humans identify whether they have made bad decisions has been discovered by researchers.<p>The size and shape of a large Brussels sprout, the ball of neural tissue seems to be crucial for the kind of flexible thought that allows us to consider switching to a …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

White House announces $100 million in funding to help map the human brain

The Obama administration has officially announced a long-running research project aimed at mapping the human brain. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative will launch with around $100 million of initial funding in 2014, supported by the National …

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed. Though we expect the pompous Cubist was being his usual haughty self when he uttered the well known quote, his belief in art's <i>transcendent</i> qualities might not be too far from the scientific …

The Monumental Challenge of Mapping the Human Brain

Alessandro Napoli is a bioengineer and neuroscientist at Temple University in Philadelphia. As the European Union's Human Brain Project draws fire for an ambitious computer-simulated brain project, Napoli explains why modeling the human brain is so difficult—and how a few new technologies may help …

A Chance to Fulfill JFK's Vision of Community Behavioral Health Care in America: Connect 4 Mental Health

Not long ago, I met with a number of criminal justice and public health researchers from the RAND Corporation. They were doing me a favor, actually. I was visiting Santa Monica, California and wanted to share some lessons from Broward's Mental Health Court and how they related to the challenges of …

Mental health stigma hasn't gone away

In the Observer last Sunday, Elizabeth Day wrote an article questioning whether there was still a stigma surrounding mental illness. Her reasoning was that because there has been an outpouring of stories about depression in the wake of Robin Williams’ death, we’re all fully tuned in to the nuances …

How to improve children's mental health services

Children and young people's mental health services are too few, too poor and too stressed, causing untold suffering to children and their families. There are government inquiries, reviews and a new taskforce under way to address the issues, but what would services look like if they were working …

Youth mental health care 'in dark ages', says minister

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1102000/1102262_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534560559_640992f13935a849494928719fe472ac<p><b>Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.</b><p>Norman …

Mental Health

California proposes isolation units for mentally ill prison inmates

To comply with federal court orders to improve the care of mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, California proposes to create special isolation units that handle only those prisoners.<p>In the new units, mentally ill inmates would get extra time outside their isolation cells and have added …

Mental Disorders

Associated Press News

What is the state of mental health in England and Wales?

Almost one in four people are subject to some sort of psychiatric disorder<p>The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) in 2007 was the most comprehensive look at how many people were suffering from mental health issues at that time in England and Wales.<p>Although the data is relatively old it is the …

Some Young People With Depression And Mental Health Issues Aren't Getting Any Help, Says Major Health Expert

Some children with depression and other mental health problems are getting no treatment at all, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists …

Mental illness: A depressing failure of public policy

<i>David Gratzer, a physician and author, practices psychiatry in Toronto.</i><p>His death touches us. I know – I've watched every episode of <i>Mork & Mindy</i>. For many, though, mental illness isn't something experienced through a news report, it's something that colours every day of their lives. More than the …

Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics

More than two years after Mayor closed six of the city’s mental health clinics, patients, unions and other critics that continue to oppose the move are getting a hearing on the matter.<p>They contend many patients “fell into severe depression, addiction, psychosis, incarceration and general crisis due …

Mental Health

Why Digital Services Are the Future of Mental Health Support

Today, Norman Lamb MP announced the creation of a taskforce to improve children and young people's mental health services. Amongst other things, it …

Mental Health