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2014-01-15 23:23:21

Dance groups from the area will join together for a special choreographed performance for the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Paramus Park Mall. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Dance groups from the area will join together for a special choreographed performance for the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Paramus Park Mall. The performance aims to raise awareness and remove the stigma associated with mental illness....

2014-01-15 12:25:44

Government, business and labour leaders push for national expansion of Workplace Standard TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Following the successful launch one year ago of the world's first National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is announcing plans to further work with Canadian businesses and drive uptake of the Standard in workplaces across Canada. Business, labour leaders and the Government of Canada...

2014-01-14 23:26:36

New true crime book, A Voice out of Nowhere, reveals how marijuana use contributed to a gruesome mass murder committed by a young man who was mentally ill. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Marijuana and mental illness are a bad marriage, says author Janice Holly Booth, whose recent best-selling true crime book -- A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer -- highlights an example of how excessive marijuana use contributed to violence committed by a young...

2014-01-08 11:44:53

In recent years, the decline in smoking among individuals with mental illness was significantly less than among those without mental illness, although the rates of quitting smoking were greater among those receiving mental health treatment, according to a study in the January 8 issue of JAMA. "Despite significant progress made in reducing tobacco use within the general population, individuals with mental illness smoke at rates approximately twice that of adults without mental disorders and...

2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2014-01-08 11:16:37

Patients perceive nonclinical care setting as 'helpful and positive' Emergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress. According to a new qualitative study by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers, persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment instead of a traditional emergency department. "Hospital emergency departments are not set up for...

2014-01-06 16:28:03

TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTCQB: PTGEF, CNSX: PBT.U), is pleased to announce that it has acquired approximately 54% equity in Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Limited ("Biohaven"), a private corporation formed under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, for $3.5 million, payable as $1.75 million upfront and the balance in three installments over the next eleven months. Biohaven is engaged in the identification and development...

2014-01-06 08:23:25

-- National spokesperson Clara Hughes and friends across the country invite you to talk openly about mental illness to help break the stigma -- Sports figures Shea Emry and Joé Juneau, musicians Matthew Good and Robb Nash, and comic Kevin Breel join Clara, Michel Mpambara, Seamus O'Regan and Stefie Shock on the Bell Let's Talk team -- On January 28, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health for your...

2014-01-02 12:22:39

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each Jan. 3, households across the nation are encouraged to make room for a fresh start in the new year with National Fruitcake Toss Day, the official time to purge the pantry of unsavory holiday confections. Though initially created as a lighthearted observance, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is using National Fruitcake Toss Day to bring awareness to the language we...

Smoking Drinking Drugs Mental Health
2014-01-02 08:29:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California has revealed that people diagnosed with a severe psychiatric illnesses are more likely to smoke tobacco, drink alcohol and use drugs than people without a severe mental condition. According to a report of the study in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers say the finding was important since people with mental illness tending to die at younger ages...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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