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Exercise Before School Could Reduce ADHD Symptoms In Kids
2014-09-12 03:37:04

Michigan State University Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. Signs can include inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty...

2014-09-11 23:10:10

Peer Support Center expansion continues throughout NE Louisiana Monroe, LA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 NE Delta HSA is expanding its innovative behavioral health and primary care integration work by including Peer Support programs in its innovative business model. This model actively promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral...

2014-09-11 23:09:21

The Howard County Autism Society launched an updated website with new online tools for families helping children and others with autism (http://www.howard-autism.org). Columbia, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Howard County Autism Society launched an updated website with new online tools for families helping children and others with autism (http://www.howard-autism.org). Howard County has the largest per capita population of children with autism in Maryland, according to the Autism...

2014-09-11 23:07:40

CARD will partner with developmental pediatrician Dr. Linda Copeland to offer families one-stop access to medical and behavioral health services. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced its partnership with leading developmental pediatrician Dr. Linda Copeland. This will be the first autism treatment center in the Sacramento area to offer both behavioral and medical treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder...

2014-09-11 23:01:41

The Firm is representing numerous Risperdal lawsuit plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the antipsychotic drug. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A Canadian project investigating the use of Risperdal (http://www.lawreward.com/risperdal/) and other antipsychotic medications in elderly dementia patients has reported positive outcomes when the drugs are reduced in this patient population, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

Eating Is Addictive: Study
2014-09-11 03:53:37

University of Edinburgh People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests. An international team of scientists has found no strong evidence for people being addicted to the chemical substances in certain foods. The brain does not respond to nutrients in the same way as it does to addictive drugs such as heroin or cocaine, the researchers say. Instead, people can develop a psychological...

2014-09-10 23:09:11

In a survey done with parents of autistic children in the United Kingdom, it was discovered that 61% of children with Autism Spectrum Condition are bullied at school. NoBullying discovers why today http://www.nobullying.com/over-60-of-autistic-children-are-bullied-at-school/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) affects around half a million children in the United Kingdom so when the parents of 900 autistic children were interviewed and 61% of them said...

2014-09-10 23:07:22

UC Davis study highlights the need for better guidance for primary care providers SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis Health System published in the September-October issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Known as “brief depression symptom measures,” the...

2014-09-10 23:02:02

Clearview Women's Center has launched an entirely new, redesigned website with more information and vaunted design Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Women in need of treatment for such mental health disorders as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can find valuable information at Clearview Women’s Center’s newly redesigned website, http://www.clearviewwomenscenter.com. The site provides insight into the various disorders that are treated at the center. Visitors can...

2014-09-10 16:23:02

NFL Draws Needed Attention To The Problem Of Domestic Violence In America NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the NFL announcement banishing Ray Rice from the league and the Baltimore Ravens terminating his contract due to Domestic Violence allegations, Avital Zeisler is empowering women with the launch of The Soteria Method Transformation (www.AZFearless.com). A self-defense expert and motivational speaker, Avital overcame the trauma of an assault, leading her to...


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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