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Mental Health

New York Startup Finds the Right Algorithm for Mental Health

Doctors have access to all sorts of historical patient records, which help them make diagnoses and referrals. Now they are gaining access to a …

Mental Health

Why Asia should worry about Zika too

<b>It could be the plot of a dystopian thriller: the sudden outbreak of a disease that spreads almost invisibly, for which there is no cure and no vaccination, but which is linked to horrific deformity in babies and may cause some adults' immune defences to attack their own nervous systems.</b><p>But Zika is …

Public Health

There's an App for That Too -- #Meditation

How is your new year so far?<p>I started off New Year's with a cold -- it was a gift from the family Christmas get-together. Thank you so much! This cold was definitely a reminder to take care of myself.<p>One of the things that helped me... and fully appreciate now... was taking the time to meditate and …

Meditation

Kyoto confectioner selling hemp-infused Buddha head chocolates

If you’ve got such a powerful sweet tooth that you <b>worship chocolate</b>, these might be just the treats for you.<p>Being located in <b>Kyoto</b>, Japan’s center of …

A Town in Rural Alabama Has a Tuberculosis Incidence Rate That Approaches Somalia's

The United States has an overall tuberculosis incidence rate of 3 cases for every 100,000 people. Kyrgyzstan, a country in which I contracted active …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Saturated Fats

How 3 Simple Words Are Changing an Indian Town

Daughter, water, trees.<p>Shyam Sundar Paliwal is a tree hugger. He pets trees as he walks by them. He points out the ones for which he holds particular affection. Ask him for a photo and he immediately wraps his burly arms around the nearest trunk.<p>Where he lives, in an Indian village called …

How The Global Hive Mind Is Teaming Up To Find A Cure For Alzheimer’s

The initiative is just one example of several efforts that combine crowdsourcing and computing to tackle “hard problems.”<p>Since late computer scientist John McCarthy came up with the term artificial intelligence back in 1955, there’s been plenty of scientific research and experimentation around …

Artificial Intelligence

Wharton Business Radio Debates Personalized Medicine

Getting the right diagnosis can be as important as the right treatment. Diagnostic errors can cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying …

Mental Health

Local heroes: Unsung women of Africa

<b>The BBC has been running a series about inspiring women across Africa, and followers of BBC Africa's Facebook and Twitter pages have nominated their local heroines.</b><p>Here is a selection of 10 nominees:<p>Child marriage terminator<p>Brenda Iyoha nominated <b>Inkosi Kachindamoto</b>, who is a chief in the district …

Africa

Why is Ram misogynist, but not the Buddha?

The world is conditioned to see the Ramayana and Manu-Smriti as anti-women, but not the Buddhist lore.<p>Hinduism is patriarchal. No doubt about it. So …

Carrie Fisher Fights Mental Health Stigma

<i>Star Wars</i> has been part of my life since I was a very small boy, and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia was one of the first "girl" characters (along with …

Mental Health

Kenya Should Follow Uganda's Refugee Labor Example

The current refugee population in Kenya is estimated at 600,000, yet refugees in Kenya at present do not have the legal right to work without paying exorbitant fees to access short-term work permits.<p>According to Article 6 of the 1951 Refugee Convention, refugees must be exempt from any requirements …

Africa

The economics of giving: do your emotions get in the way of helping others?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Quartz.</i><p>Donations to charities peak at the end of the year. But the number of causes and organizations …

World Economy

How NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital built a patient-first marketing strategy

Thanks to the Internet, we're now able to instantly secure the information we need to make decisions in our lives. These can be mundane choices — …

Medicine

Exciting New Breakthrough in Mental Health

Melissa was a 45-year-old research nurse in Africa with a long history of major depression. When her depression worsened, she went for treatment and …

Mental Health

How podcast ‘The League of Awkward Unicorns’ is changing the dialogue on mental illness

Nothing is more liberating than commiserating with a close friend about inner turmoil and personal struggles. Such discussions might focus on …

U.S. Health Care Is Failing My Patients

From chronic conditions to mental health, our system is failing patients and doctors alike.<p>When I was called to the Emergency Room to admit a patient …

Schools are not training us to tackle mental health problems, teachers say

Only a third of teachers say that they have been appropriately trained by their school to deal with pupils' mental health problems, according to …

Teach mental health in primary schools, advisory group says

Mental health should be placed on the national curriculum for primary school children, an NHS-affiliated advisory group has said.<p>The Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group, which was set up by the NHS’s clinical research network, said that if problems were to be prevented or dealt with …

Mental Health

Migrant crisis: Trauma takes toll on mental health

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1215000/1215570_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522615639_662dbcc1e7039a09eb28d0e099a4ccdf<p><b>"Some people see me crying on the road and they probably think I'm crazy. But I really want to cry it out, scream, get it out of my system."</b><p>Rafat …

Mental Health

Mindfulness Training At School Could Help At-Risk Kids

(Reuters Health) - Middle-school students in urban areas may benefit from in-school mindfulness programs, a new study suggests.<p>Students taking a mindfulness-based stress reduction program during the school day ended up with less symptoms of stress and trauma than children attending classes on …

Mindfulness

This map illustrates which countries are achieving gender equality in science

Globally, just 28% of R&D workers are women, according to a study by UNESCO. Although in a few countries more than half of researchers are women, and in Myanmar, the highest scoring country, the figure is 86%.<p>Latin American countries that score well include Argentina and Venezuela with 53% and 54% …

Gender

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Employees at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland. Google<p>The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check …

Mindfulness
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