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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...

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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...

2013-12-30 23:22:31

Mental health center works to break frustrating trend of low insurance acceptance rates among psychiatrists. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 JAMA Psychiatry recently released a study indicating that a significantly lower percentage of psychiatrists accept insurance than physicians in other specialties. This represents a major stumbling block in making mental health care more accessible, even with the implementation of new policies like the Affordable Care Act. The Sylvia...

2013-12-26 23:03:16

New program guidelines give parents and caregivers a road map to identifying signs and symptoms of teen eating disorders, and a proven set of treatment modalities that work. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Eight million Americans, according to Statistic Brain, suffer from an eating disorder, with 95 percent of those affected falling between the ages of 12 and 25. Fifty percent of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 believe they are overweight and 42 percent of girls in first through...

2013-12-20 23:21:03

The Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone released a new website to expand their mission on ending the stigma of mental illness. The website can be used to view events, updates, and relevant content. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 On November 25th, the Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone, a community based initiative, officially launched a website to expand on the mission of ending the stigma associated with mental illness. The new website, paramusstigmafree.org, was created as a way to help spread...

2013-12-19 23:21:37

The Generation Next Competition recognizes California college students studying film and television, journalism and social media for their presentations of fictional and real stories related to mental health issues among underserved people. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 As student submissions grow, the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) is pleased to announce that it has extended its deadline for the Generation Next Competition and allow additional film and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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