Monday, December 8, 2008

Manic Monday 12 08 2008

Fore Note: This day has been quite the adventure from when I first woke up at 2:30 am until this time of publication now.

As always check the main site belonging to the stories I post for even more stories on these and other issues.
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Nipping violence in the bud in children
Medicine & Health / Psychology
Annie knocks Melissa to the floor to get her doll. Alexis screams at the kid who grabbed his toy truck. Every day, in daycares across Quebec, similar scenes are witnessed by early childhood educators who try to foster calm by encouraging kids to express their anger and frustration in more contructive ways.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news147975401.html
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Anxiety and Depression Are Common

A new, first-of-its-kind study has allowed UCLA researchers to develop estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals suffering from such illnesses receive appropriate treatment.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/08/anxiety-and-depression-are-common/3467.html
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Weak Oversight Lets Bad Hospitals Stay Open

In March 2004, Sharon Yacketta walked into University Hospital here for an operation to help control her incontinence.But her doctor, Robert S. Lai, botched the procedure, causing urine to leak into her abdomen. A month later, Dr. Lai and a second surgeon perforated her colon during a follow-up operation at University. Four years and 20 operations later, Ms. Yacketta has lost most of her colon and is still incontinent.

Source and More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/08/business/08hospital.html?_r=1&ref=health
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AES 2008: Panel Disputes FDA Finding on Antiepileptics and Risk for Suicide

Epilepsy experts are concerned that a recent finding by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) increase the risk for suicide will have dire consequences for patients with epilepsy and potentially the future of antiepileptic drug trials. The group raised its objections at a forum discussion late Friday at AES 2008: American Epilepsy Society 62nd Annual Meeting.

Source and More:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/584911

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