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2014-01-16 10:56:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next time you watch a stand-up comedy special on television or, better yet, go down to your local comedy club – you may literally be watching someone with psychotic personality traits, according to a new study from the British Journal of Psychiatry. The study team found that comedians they analyzed from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States scored higher on measures for psychotic characteristics, such as anti-social...

2014-01-16 08:26:43

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...

2014-01-15 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...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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