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Triple Threat: Beyond Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Until the '80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill or the substance abuser. Each had parallel treatment and discrete funding streams. As that decade drew to a close, so appeared the term dual diagnosis, a clinical …

LGBT adults better adjusted if they were ‘out’ in school

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have better self esteem and less depression as young adults if they were open about their sexual orientations as adolescents, a new study suggests.<p>A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag while marching in downtown Belgrade September 27, 2013. …

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9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness

<b>Somalia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world and with a healthcare system devastated by years of war, most sufferers receive no medical help. Many are chained up - to trees or at home. Some are even locked in cages with hyenas. But one man is trying to change all that.</b><p>Dr …

The Fitness Class That Burns More Calories Than Cycling

PLUS: A 20-minute workout to try on your own<p><i>So</i> over indoor cycling? There’s a fresh new way to get fit indoors: Indoor rowing fitness classes are popping up around the country in gyms like CrossFit, Equinox, and dedicated rowing studios.<p>While some experts trace the trend to CrossFit, which offers a …

Psychotherapy: Increasing in Poor Countries, Decreasing in the United States

Low-income countries hurt by natural disasters, HIV, wars, or civic strife are integrating mental health services into their general health care. They are even including proven forms of psychotherapy as part of the treatment provided in primary care settings, including in communities with very low …

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

This Is Why People Who Live In San Francisco Are So Happy And Healthy

<i>Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out.</i><p>Rudyard Kipling once said that the only drawback to San Francisco is how hard it is to leave.<p>Many San …

Sculpt Sexy Legs in 15 Minutes

Hit every major muscle in your lower bod—and burn fat all over<p>Training your lower body is one of the fastest ways to get lean. That's because it's made up of bigger muscle groups (such as your glutes, quads, and hamstrings), so working those specific areas tends to create a greater metabolic …

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10 Cases Of Liver Failure Linked To Dietary Supplements In Hawaii

Ten young, seemingly-healthy people have been admitted into Hawaii hospitals in the last five months for varying degrees of liver inflammation and failure, and they only have one thing in common: They all took a certain dietary supplement for weight loss and/or muscle growth.<p>Yesterday, the Hawaii …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Young mothers 'risk factor for early childhood death'

<b>Children born to mothers under 30 are more likely to die than those born to older mums, a report on child deaths in the UK suggests.</b><p>While overall child mortality fell by 50% in the past 20 years, young maternal age was found to be a risk factor for death in early childhood.<p>Support should be …

UK A&Es seeing 'drunk children'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1014000/1014836_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524795684_ba232600850706ac54d820bed5778780<p><b>Nearly 300 children aged 11 or under were admitted to A&E units across the UK last year after drinking too much, a BBC Radio 5 live investigation</b> …

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One Key Thing No One Knows About Obamacare

Tuesday is a big day for Obamacare. The online marketplaces where people can shop for health insurance are supposed to open for business.<p>No one really knows who is going to sign up — not the Obama administration, not the insurance industry, not the president's critics. Yet the success of the law …

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The Risks Of Pulling An All-Nighter

<i>By Steven Holbrook for U.S. News</i><p>Let's go back to my first semester at the University of Alabama. It was the night before my first collegiate final exam -– an introductory economics class, I think -– and I was, frankly, not ready for it. So, being a typical arrogant freshman, I thought, "Oh, no …

Vaccine Refusals Fueled California's Whooping Cough Epidemic

When the whooping cough vaccine was invented in the 1940s, doctors thought they had finally licked the illness, which is especially dangerous for babies. But then it came roaring back.<p>In 2010, a whooping cough outbreak in California sickened 9,120 people, more than in any year since 1947. Ten …

Nurse with indecent images of female patients struck off

<b>An accident and emergency nurse who took indecent photographs of young female patients has been struck off.</b><p>Kuljeet Drubra, who was convicted last year of offences including possessing indecent images of children, took two sets of photos showing patients with various parts of their bodies …

Big rise in number of Scottish centenarians

<b>There are 800 people in Scotland over the age of 100, according to figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS).</b><p>Over the past decade, the number of centenarians has risen by 57%.<p>Woman over 100 outnumber men, although longer life expectancy for men is beginning to narrow the gap.<p>There has …

Sweden ranked first for treatment of elderly in UN report

<b>Sweden is the best place in the world to be old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed global study.</b><p>The Global AgeWatch Index examined the quality of life of the elderly in 91 nations. Norway and Germany made up the top spots, with the UK in 13th place.<p>The index warns that many …

Pure Word Deafness Means Woman Can Hear Sounds But Not Words

By Laura Poppick, Staff Writer<p>Published: 10/01/2013 07:41 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>A 29-year-old woman developed an extremely rare condition in which she temporarily lost the ability to hear words, though she could hear other sounds, according to a report of her case.<p>The woman, who was HIV-positive, …

More Than Half With Depression In Ontario Aren't Seeking Doctor-Based Mental Health Services

More than half of people with depression don't see their doctors for mental health reasons within the following year, according to a new study that looked at data from Ontario residents.<p>The study, published in the journal Health, shows that 55.3 percent of people in Ontario who self-report having …

Kids With Autism May Have Poorer Sleep

Kids with autism may sleep less each night due to disturbed sleep than children without the condition, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the U.K. and Canada found that starting at around age 2 until 11, kids with autism tended to sleep 17 to 43 fewer minutes each night than their peers …

'Urgent action' needed on child TB

<b>Global health agencies have launched an action plan to reduce child deaths from tuberculosis (TB).</b><p>A report led by the World Health Organization says 74,000 lives could be saved each year through better diagnosis and treatment.<p>Funds of $120m (£74m) a year could have a major impact on children's …

NHS Wales: Changes to help health boards 'balance books'

<b>Health boards could be given three years to balance budgets instead of one under Welsh government proposals.</b><p>It says a new bill introduced in the Senedd on Tuesday would give those running hospitals more flexibility and allow "prudent long term decisions".<p>Health boards have struggled to balance the …