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The Trauma Of Family Separation Will Haunt Children For Decades

On Wednesday, the Trump administration, under swelling public pressure, tweaked its zero tolerance policy that separated asylum seekers from their children at the Mexican border. While its cruel ploy of tearing children away from their parents lasted a month and a half or so ― that we know of ― the long-term damage done to […]

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America Can't Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis

Before I worked behind the wire, I figured the people prowling our jails and prisons were the kind of sociopaths you see in films, like Tony Montana and Hannibal Lecter. But that changed with my first correctional psychiatry job back in 2015. I learned I was all wrong about the makeup of America’s correctional population […]

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Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

The colour cyan – between green and blue – is a hidden factor in encouraging or preventing sleep, according to biologists. University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep. The impact was felt even if colour changes were not visible to the eye. […]

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WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was “premature” and based on a “moral panic”, experts have said. The World Health Organization said it reviewed available evidence before including “gaming disorder” in its latest disease classification manual. But experts said this risked “pathologising” a behaviour that was harmless for most people. […]

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1 In 5 Immigrant Children Detained During ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy Are Under 13

By Shefali Luthra and Marisa Taylor The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown, a Department of Health and Human Services official told Kaiser Health News on Wednesday. They represent almost 20 percent of the immigrant children currently held by the U.S. government in the wake of […]

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Why This Man Crusades For Mental Health After Nearly 30 Years In Prison

America’s corrections system locks away a staggering number of people with mental health issues. An estimated 20 percent of people in jails and 15 percent in state prisons have a serious mental illness, according to a paper compiled by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Resources for these conditions aren’t always available during incarceration or upon release […]

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Stem cell match brother denied visa to save Walsall sister's life

A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS and will leave her son, Blessing, four, without a mother if she is not treated. Her brother Joseph, who lives in Ghana, is a […]

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How Sex Makes You A Happier And Healthier Person

Whenever you have good sex, you likely experience a mix of emotional and physical effects ― both during the act and after you’re finished. Not only does sex and orgasming feel incredible, it’s also amazing for your health and well-being. Researchers and sex therapists constantly sing the praises of regular sex, and there’s a reason […]

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Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Ollie, 12, wants to learn to play the drums but he can’t after losing some of his hearing following cancer treatment when he was only a few months old. Now scientists have discovered that a new drug given hours after chemotherapy can reduce the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Hearing damage in children reduced […]

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Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings. Trump administration officials have repeatedly insisted that the family separation policy they implemented over the last six weeks is humane. But the ongoing lawsuit over the Flores agreement, […]

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Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'

When Charlie Gard died, his parents said their son would make a difference to people’s lives for years to come. Chris Gard and Connie Yates have spent the months since his death developing ‘Charlie’s Law’. They have worked with doctors, ethicists and politicians to try to find a way to avoid other families being taken […]

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Gay Elders Who Made It Through Dark Times Are Making Sure LGBTQ Youth Make It, Too

Welcome to Yahoo Lifestyle, Pride Edition, commemorating June — Pride Month — with a collection of stories celebrating the resilience of LGBTQ people, such as celebs like Adam Rippon and Munroe Bergdorf, trans women finding their inner power through a unique beauty clinic, and below, queer youth receiving vital support from their gay elders after aging out of the foster […]

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Billy Caldwell: Campaigner's company sells cannabis oil

A mother who has been campaigning for a law change on medicinal cannabis is the director of a company that sells cannabis oil. Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son Billy, 12, with cannabis oil since 2016. His most recent supply was confiscated at Heathrow Airport. It was returned to him after doctors […]

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Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Parents are being urged to check bottles of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup because of a problem with one of the ingredients. This could cause mould to grow, which could make children unwell or cause a reaction, medicines experts said. No cases have been identified so far but eight products are being recalled as a precaution. […]