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  • Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients

    11/28/2017 9:32:57 PM PST · by nevadapatriot · 37 replies
    Leafly ^ | 11/27/2017 | Bruce Barcott
    The Honolulu Police Department has sent letters to local medical marijuana patients ordering them to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms because of their MMJ status.
  • Army lifts waiver ban for recruits with history of depression: ‘It is a red flag’

    11/13/2017 10:50:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army quietly relaxed standards over the summer to allow potential recruits to receive waivers for a host of previous mental health issues — including self-mutilation. A 2017 recruiting goal of 80,000 new soldiers through September appears to be at the root of a decision to reverse a 2009 waiver ban on mental health issues. Documents obtained over the weekend by USA Today show a willingness to consider applicants with a history of bipolar disorder, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse.

    10/24/2017 3:41:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kate Sheridan
    Often feel down in the cooler months? If the political climate is already stressing you out, your seasonal bout of depression could be worse this year.   As temperatures drop, so does the amount of daylight. Until March 20, there will be more hours of darkness than light in a day for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. That lack of light is often associated with seasonal affective disorder, but stress also influences the onset and progression of SAD, Dr. Norman Rosenthal tells Newsweek. In the 1980s, Rosenthal was the first to describe the syndrome.   “Light is very important, but so is stress,”...
  • How Googling ‘depression’ could get you mental health help

    08/26/2017 8:31:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Google is working to help users make that important distinction, rolling out a feature this week that helps test for the mood disorder. Now, when users search for symptoms of depression, they will be directed to the PHQ-9 questionnaire, the standard tool doctors use to screen for depression. The clinically-validated survey quizzes respondents on a variety of trouble signs, such as feeling down and having trouble concentrating or poor appetite. The feature, which was developed in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will be fully rolled out in the next couple of days. ... ... Some experts have...
  • Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

    08/09/2017 5:23:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 9, 2017
    Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study. The new Bristol University study of almost 10,000 from southwestern England found that vegetarians were more likely to develop depression due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can negatively impact their mental health. The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study had a higher average depression score when compared to the meat-eaters, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The vegetarians’ diet tended to feature lower vitamin B12 consumption, as...
  • Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump ($80 an hour for "Election Detox" spooning)

    08/04/2017 1:47:45 PM PDT · by dead · 33 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 8/3/2017 | Allie Volpe
    <p>On a Saturday night in Venice, California, light spills from an open door on an otherwise dark street. The space appears to be an art gallery or studio: blank walls, cubbies for shoes and personal items and cushioned mats and pillows lining half of the room's hardwood floor.</p>
  • 23andMe is recruiting 25,000 people for a study on depression and bipolar disorder

    07/31/2017 10:26:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/1 | Christina Farr
    At-home DNA-testing company 23andMe is recruiting 25,000 people for a study to determine how genes influence brain functions in people diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorders. The Google-backed company's latest project is a collaboration with the Milken Institute, a medical research nonprofit, and Lundbeck, a drug developer, to study the genetics -- and also symptoms, behavior and other environmental factors --- associated with bipolar and major depressive disorders. In interviews with CNBC, the company describes its goal as finding out how genes influence brain processes, like attention and visual perception, for those with these conditions. 23andMe is currently recruiting 15,000...
  • When to Buy and Sell in Today’s Markets - Copyright 1938 (Sound Familiar?)

    06/26/2009 8:58:21 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Timing: When to Buy and Sell in Today’s Markets, by John Durand, Copyright 1938. Forward There are only two kinds of economic systems. In one, private initiative, however circumscribed, is the dominant force. In the other the State is master. In the year 1929 the American capitalist system seemed secure. Capping a long record of high achievement, it had produced our greatest era of prosperity. It appeared to be a “sound” prosperity—until the dream suddenly blew up before our startled eyes. Then came nearly three years of grinding deflation and rising unrest, out of which was born the political overturn...
  • Republicans are about to kill a bank that's been around for 80 years — at least for a little while

    06/24/2015 7:50:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2015 | ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Congressional Republicans are poised to deal a sharp blow to their traditional allies in the business community by allowing the federal Export-Import Bank to go out of business at the end of the month. But it may only be temporary. The 81-year-old bank is a little-known federal agency created during the Depression that makes and guarantees loans to help overseas buyers purchase US products, from airplanes to bridges to baby clothes. Over the past year it's also become a surprising test of GOP purity, as tea party-backed lawmakers and outside conservative groups have denounced the bank as crony capitalism and...
  • The Kids Are Not All Right

    06/02/2017 7:59:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | June 2, 2017 | Mona Charen
    More than 36 percent of teenage girls in America are depressed or have suffered a recent major depressive episode, according to a study published in Translational Psychiatry. For boys, the rate is 13.6 percent. What are we doing to the kids? It isn't just one study. Research throughout the last several decades has shown a consistent pattern of rising anxiety, depression, suicide and suicide attempts among American adolescents. A 2001 paper published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis found that the suicide rate tripled between 1950 and 1990. The rise in depression and other psychological suffering cannot be written off...
  • Will There Be A Depression? (circa 1980 sermon by Pastor David Wilkerson)

    04/18/2017 5:26:35 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 14 replies ^ | ca. 1980 | David Wilkerson
    There is a "survival panic" gripping this nation. Some economic experts warn Americans to flee the cities, buy a home or acreage in the country, hoard a supply of dried foods and ammunition, lay away a stash of gold or diamonds, and get ready for a terrifying depression. At this very moment, economic gloom is covering the nation like a dark, foreboding cloud... Everywhere I travel now, people ask me, "David, where is our nation headed?...What do you hear from the Lord about the present problem?" *** Let the dollar fall. Let depression or recession come with its unemployment and...
  • Hillary Clinton says she won't run for public office again

    04/07/2017 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 6, 2017 | Barbara Demick
    Hillary Clinton said she doesn't intend to run for elected office again, but vowed to remain involved in public service and to help Democrats regain control of Congress in the 2018 election. In her first postelection interview, Clinton alluded to the pain of her loss of the presidency to Donald Trump, hinting that there were times she didn't want to get out of bed.
  • Top economist: Puerto Rico could fall into deeper depression

    04/07/2017 4:37:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2017 6:30 PM EDT | Danica Coto
    Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz criticized Puerto Rico’s new fiscal plan on Thursday, saying that its “draconian” austerity measures are the worst he has ever seen and could plunge the U.S. territory into an even deeper depression. The former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank spoke to a gathering of more than 1,000 people in San Juan. Stiglitz said the 10-year fiscal plan approved last month by a federal control board created by U.S. Congress is based on the wrong principles and erroneously puts creditors first. […] Puerto Rico is preparing to implement austerity measures that...
  • CHILDREN OF THE 1930s and 1940s – “THE LAST ONES”

    04/03/2017 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/3/17 | Denise Eyherabide
    Born in the 1930s and early 1940s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “LAST ONES.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows...
  • Politics-Related Depression: Is It Real?

    03/04/2017 9:30:18 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | March 3, 2017 | Mia Zaharna & Henry I. Miller
    Fragile types in liberal enclaves have a hard time coping with Trump's election. The nation's politically liberal coasts have seen a months-long outbreak of depression. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, among patients, neighbors, friends, and colleagues, there is palpable gloom. They cite as the reason "the news." Ever since the election, people have been unable to pull themselves away from our ongoing political soap opera. "Election depression" has turned into the more chronic "political depression." In an interview, several psychologists characterized this mood disorder as being commonly marked by nightmares, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches, with anxiety, jitteriness,...
  • Obama First President Since Great Depression Not to See 3% GDP Growth

    03/02/2017 7:54:28 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/01/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    With the Bureau of Economic Analysis reporting on Tuesday that real Gross Domestic Product grew at an estimated 1.6 percent in 2016, President Barack Obama remains the first president since the Great Depression not to see a single year with at least 3 percent growth in real GDP. {..snip..}
  • Common Sense - 2017

    01/18/2017 7:12:16 AM PST · by Weeble
    The Burning Platform ^ | 1/16/2017 | Jim Quinn
    Paine’s contribution to American independence 241 years ago during the first American Fourth Turning cannot be overstated. His clarion call for colonial unity against a tyrannical British monarch played a providential role in convincing farmers, shopkeepers, and tradesmen reconciliation with a hereditary monarchy was impossible, and armed separation was the only common sense option. The same common sense Paine used to argue against a tyrannical, oppressive hereditary monarchy applies today when judging our corrupt, authoritarian, co-opted government. His themes of society as a blessing, government as evil, and revolution as inevitable are as applicable today as they were 241 years...
  • An evil drug

    12/01/2016 8:52:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Patrick D Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children; Part 1 “It’s an evil drug.” So says Dam Le, who as a boy was prescribed Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster drug Risperdal while in the custody of the Maryland foster care system.
  • 'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

    11/30/2016 9:56:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2016 12:07 AM EST | Malcolm Ritter
    The psychedelic drug in “magic mushrooms” can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer, who endured a terrifying hallucination that rid her of the fear that her ovarian cancer would return. And for Estalyn Walcoff, who says the drug experience led her to begin a comforting spiritual journey. The work released Thursday is preliminary and experts say more definitive research must be done on the effects of the substance, called psilocybin. But the record so far shows “very impressive results,”...
  • The Greatest Generation of the South

    11/28/2016 7:02:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    It was a life from another century when family, church, citizenship, hard work, and morals mattered. It was the 20th century generation of Americans that had made America great Ina Faye’s mother was a “pack-rat” who lived through the Great Depression. A child of seven brothers and sisters, they lived in dignified poverty, glad and thankful for hand-me-downs, clothes, apples, peas, okra, and whatever their neighbors could share in those difficult years. It was a hard-scrabble life but nobody complained much. Ina Faye’s dad came from a well-off family. Even though he could give her mom whatever she wanted, mom...