URI to consolidate health programs into new entity

Via wpri.com    The Associated Press  Published: March 29, 2016, 8:14 am     SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) – The University of Rhode Island is planning a major reorganization of its health-related academic programs.   The school said Monday the moves will consolidate brand new programs and existing ones under one entity called the Academic…

The drugs v talking debate doesnt help us understand mental health

Via theguardian.com       Mental health is in the headlines again. In recent weeks, we have had the independent commission report on psychiatric care in England, which concluded that patients should not be treated miles away from their families; the Mental Health Taskforce report, which highlighted a rise in suicides; and the prime minister…

Local health professionals offer health tips

Via kimt.com    By Stefante Randall Published: March 29, 2016, 7:48 am   MASON CITY, Iowa –  We all know what it takes to be healthy, but sometimes it can be difficult to make the necessary lifestyle changes.   It turns out most adults are neglecting their health.   If you have forgotten about exercise and…

People with ‘rage’ disorder twice as likely to have toxoplasmosis

Via medicalnewstoday.com       Via medicalnewstoday.com       Published: Wednesday 23 March 2016       A disorder that causes the individual to fly off the handle unexpectedly, as in road rage, has been significantly linked with toxoplasmosis, a parasite commonly associated with cat feces, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  …

Childhood poverty linked to brain changes related to depression

Via medicalnewstoday.com   Written by Honor Whiteman   Published: Tuesday 19 January 2016           Children from poorer families are more likely to experience changes in brain connectivity that put them at higher risk of depression, compared with children from more affluent families. This is the conclusion of the new study by…

24 Tweets About Calories That Will Make You LOL

Via buzzfeed.com         1.             Twitter: @shelbyfero         2.             Twitter: @Home_Halfway         3.             Twitter: @elle91         4.             Twitter: @nealbrennan  …

Navy Funds Autism-Screening App, Hoping for Help With PTSD

Via abcnews.go.com    By JENNIFER MCDERMOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS   PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mar 20, 2016, 12:35 PM ET   The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.   While developmental and trauma disorders…

Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors   Via nbcnews.com             by MAGGIE FOX                 German doctors are puzzled by the first outbreak of Lassa fever outside Africa. They say three people are suspected of having been infected after having contact with an American…

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds   Via nbcnews.com    by MAGGIE FOX   A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don’t like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats — more than crime or other signs of urban decay — may make people depressed.   People living in…

Where’s Zika Most Likely in the U.S.? The Answer May Surprise You

Where’s Zika Most Likely in the U.S.? The Answer May Surprise You   Via nbcnews.com       Zika virus is spreading fast across Latin America and the Caribbean, spread by both people and by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. A new study shows where in the U.S. it’s most likely to spread, too, and some…

What Do You Wish Your Friends Understood About Your Depression

What Do You Wish Your Friends Understood About Your Depression   Via buzzfeed.com           When you have depression, maintaining friendships can be difficult.           Summit Entertainment           Especially if they don’t understand your illness.                 Disney…