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Virginia Wants More Done With Real-Time Mentally Ill Database Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 22, 2014   In Virginia, the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the 21st Century (JSSMHS) held a meeting regarding how their state is dealing with mental illness as compared to other states. Kathryn Cohen, policy expert, stated that “brain studies indicate the need for a different standard. Over 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder and over 40 percent of people with schizophrenia at times have anosognosia, which literally means ‘a lack of insight’ into their illness. That means they’re so sick, they don’t know they’re…

Psychologists Say Daily Meditation Reduces Stress Levels Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 9, 2014   Psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) published a study that shows how a half an hour of daily meditation can reduce stress levels in the human mind and body. The purpose of the study was “to test whether a brief mindfulness meditation training intervention buffers self-reported psychological and neuroendocrine responses to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) in young adult volunteers. A second objective evaluates whether pre-existing levels of dispositional mindfulness moderate the effects of brief mindfulness meditation training on stress reactivity.” J. David Creswell, associate…

Pediatricians: Don’t Worry About Asthma Drugs Suppressing Child Growth Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 17, 2014   According to a new review of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), the preferred medicine for long-term sufferers of asthma, when taken by children, this drug causes an acute stunting of growth. With data analyzed from 8,000 asthmatic children under 18 years of age, the researchers concluded that although there was a 6 to 9 centimeter growth stunt measured, it was “not cumulative”. Linjie Zhang, doctor with the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) downplayed the stunting growth effects of ICS as “less pronounced in subsequent years, is not…

Can HIV Be ‘Wiped Out by 2030’ With New Preventative Pill? Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 17, 2014   The UN wants to ramp up efforts to get rid of HIV/AIDS with more focus on preventative measures. Michae Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS said: “If we accelerate all HIV scale-up [increased efforts to fight the virus] by 2020, we will be on track to end the epidemic by 2030. If not, we risk significantly increasing the time it would take — adding a decade, if not more.” According to a new report published by UNAIDS, in 2013 it is believed that 35 million people across…

LA County Allows Psychiatrists & Police to Forcibly Detain ‘Mentally Ill’ Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 16, 2014   In the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange, Laura’s Law has been adopted for full implementation which gives the county the authorization to seek court-ordered outpatient treatment to those deemed seriously mentally ill. In conjunction with this decision, the Los Angeles County has created a $10 million expansion of the already established outpatient treatment program to 300 “slots and create a team that will reach out to potential patients and manage the court filing process when necessary.” Once this outpatient treatment program is in…