Monthly Archives: July 2014

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a “good hard spanking.” Science tells a … Continue reading

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An Anti-Violence Mental Health Plan

Could we find ways together focused not as much on how to help get people into treatment, but how to help get them into life?  (Notice before we start down this road, that most of the recommended treatments further isolate, … Continue reading

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Mentally ill and in jail for non-violent crime

Many of the 3300 jails across the US have seen a rise in the number of inmates with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for non-violent crimes. They have become in many cases, treatment centres of last resort.   And they … Continue reading

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Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail

Brutal attacks by correction officers on inmates — particularly those with mental health issues — are common occurrences inside Rikers, the country’s second-largest jail, a four-month investigation by The New York Times found. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/nyregion/rikers-study-finds-prisoners-injured-by-employees.html?_r=0

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Study Finds Possible ‘Recipe’ for Preventing Alzheimer’s

Just two years of exercising, eating healthier food and doing a little brain training boosted people’s memory function, researchers reported Monday. It’s the first proof that some of the things people have been trying to prevent Alzheimer’s may actually work. … Continue reading

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Eye test may be able to detect Alzheimer’s decades before onset

NEW YORK – More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to increase dramatically in the decades ahead. On Sunday, researchers announced the promising results of a study on a new test to pick up on … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s blood test not far away

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) —Researchers in Britain have identified ten proteins in the blood that predict dementia with 87 percent accuracy. The authors of the new study, which was published this week in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, say the … Continue reading

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New blood test ‘paves way to halt dementia’: Patients could get drugs earlier

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that would diagnose patients several years earlier than current methods has been developed by British scientists. It would enable sufferers to plan for the future and to spend more time with their loved ones … Continue reading

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