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Mental health chatbot UpLift Health closes $1M seed funding

Jul 23, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The round was led by Washington-based Laidir...
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As National Spotlight Shines Bright On Quality Of Detention Facilities, A Mental Health Crisis Flies Under Radar

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
One estimate puts the number of detainees with mental illnesses between 3,000 and 6,000. “This is a system that, for a long time, has failed to understand, neglected, and even ignored the mental health needs of folks caught up in it,” said Elizabeth Jordan, director of the Immigration Detention Accountability Project at the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center. “But under this administration ... it has gotten so much worse.” In other news on the border crisis: sleep deprivation...
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Oregon Bill Would Give Students A ‘Mental Health Day’; Florida Schools Will Be Required To Provide Students With Mental Health Education

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from across the country focuses on young people's mental health issues, the psychological toll of racism, bed shortages, prison care, and more....
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EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Harm in Children

Jul 20, 2019 , WebMD
Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced...
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Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables....
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Recent cannabis use tied to memory deficits, slowed mental processing

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests....
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7 basics for creating great content on your health care website

Jul 19, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Content gives life to your site and brand. These tips will help you generate solid material that attracts readers and builds communities. Too often, we forget the basics of how to write meaningful content. If you’re caught up in SEO and word count, it’s time to take a step back to the fundamentals. These seven […] The post 7 basics for creating great content on your health care website appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Above And Beyond The Usual Apps: New Ways Apps Are Helping People

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
wo Group is developing mobile apps that leverage capabilities of phones in new ways to interact with their environments for better mental and physical health outcomes for children and the blind including motion detection, beacons, augmented reality, gamification, working with health care...
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Experimental Ebola treatments effective in lab study

Jul 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Two experimental Ebola drugs have been found to be effective in treating the strain of the deadly virus responsible for the deaths of more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to new research published Tuesday....
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Amid Growing Mental Health Crisis For Country’s Veterans, Research Over Effectiveness Of Service Dogs Drags

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Research started in 2011 was supposed to wrap up in 2015 but has repeatedly been stalled by problems with the study’s design and execution. And without hard scientific evidence that service dogs help veterans with PTSD, doctors are hesitant to recommend it....
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‘Technological Feat’ Of Research On Old Tissue Serves Up Evidence HIV Started Infecting Humans In Early 1900s

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists at the University of Arizona examined a tissue sample that dates back to the 1960s, the oldest sample of HIV to date, and concluded the virus jumped from primates earlier than expected. The researchers tested 1,652 pathology samples and found the HIV sequence in one. Public health news also looks at: CRISPR baby editing guidelines, gun violence, paramedics' mental health, shootings in health care clinics, diagnostic errors, global immunizations gaps, benefits of cutting calories, and...
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Man’s Early Release From 30-Year Prison Sentence Shines Light On Laws That Unfairly Penalize People With HIV, Advocates Say

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An appeals court in Missouri found that the trial of Michael Johnson was fundamentally unfair. Johnson was found guilty in 2015 of neglecting to tell sexual partners he had HIV. He denied those charges. Many laws on "HIV crimes,'' were written in the 1980s. “We don’t charge people with other incurable diseases, like hepatitis, with a criminal offense for exposing others,” said Eric M. Selig, a lawyer who negotiated on Johnson's behalf. On news on HIV is on unexpected costs associated with...
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It Used To Be Easy To Cure Urinary Tract Infections. But Now They’re Becoming Increasingly Resistant To Antibiotics.

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The drug ampicillin, once a mainstay for treating the infections, has been abandoned as a gold standard because multiple strains of UTIs are resistant to it. “This is crazy. This is shocking,” said Lance Price, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University. In other public health news: mental health and apps, sleep training, firefighter suicides, skull fractures in infants, climate change and health, young blood, and more....
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Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Jul 16, 2019 , WebMD
Too much social media might be too much for the mental well-being of teenagers, new research...
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First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

Jul 16, 2019 , Forbes
Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with GameChange to test its VR mental health therapy program and advance its roll out across the National Health...
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Viewpoints: Lessons On Tackling Chronic Mental Health Challenges On Campuses; Food Injustice Is Major Reason Behind Illness In Poor Communities

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and...
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Judge Orders Improvements In Tracking, Caring For New York’s Severely Mentally Ill Living In Supported Housing

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A ProPublica and Frontline investigation about gaps in oversight for patients living outside institutions prompted U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis to order a report and make recommendations for improving care. At least six had died and others struggled to live on their own. Mental health news is from California and Massachusetts, as...
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Congo rules out using additional trial vaccines to combat Ebola

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked "confusing the population," the government said on Friday....
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Johnson & Johnson to test experimental HIV vaccine in U.S., Europe

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it plans to conduct a late-stage study of its investigational vaccine for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in several countries across the Americas and Europe, including the United States....
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You Are Three Mental Shifts Away From Reaching Your Fitness Goals

Jul 13, 2019 , Forbes
The third was the hardest shift for me to make, and the one that’s made the biggest...
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