Monday, December 22, 2014
          

Male Domestic Abuse Victim: Men Are Scared To Come Forward

Posted in Domestic Violence

Bbc.co.uk 12/10/2014

"... Figures from the 2013 Crime Survey suggest around 700,000 victims of domestic violence in 2013 were men. Mark says: " Men are probably scared to come forward because they're scared what people will think. You don't hear it that often of men but they shouldn't have to suffer. No one should - men or women." ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30303405 

A Different Kind Of Battlefield: Military Morale Plummeting

Posted in Military

Aleteia.org 12/10/2014

"... Military Timeshas released its annual survey of active duty service members, and the news is not good. The report, written by Hope Hodge Seck and titled “America’s Military: A Force Adrift,” finds “morale indicators on the decline in nearly every aspect of military life. Troops report significantly lower overall job satisfaction, diminished respect for their superiors, and a declining interest in re-enlistment now compared to just five years ago.” ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.aleteia.org/en/society/article/a-different-kind-of-battlefield-military-morale-plummeting-5908363061755904 

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds

Posted in Physical Health

Nlm.nih.gov 12/9/2014

"... Men who smoke may see more of their Y chromosomes disappear as they age, a new study suggests. Scientists have long known that as men grow older, the Y chromosome can start to disappear from some of their body cells. And that was initially thought to be a normal part of aging but recent research has suggested that "loss of Y" might not be so benign. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149799.html

How Much Do Men’s Health Issues Cost?

Posted in Physical Health

Health.usnews.com 12/9/2014

"... During November, you likely noticed an unusually high number of mustaches out and about. The men sporting those mustaches did it in support of Movember, an initiative designed to raise awareness of men’s health issues. In the spirit of awareness, which doesn't need to end when the month itself does, let’s look at the costs associated with common men's health concerns. ..."

Read the entire article: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/12/04/movember-money-how-much-do-mens-health-issues-cost

Scooters Leading Cause Of Toy-Linked Injuries In Kids

Posted in Physical Health

Nlm.nih.gov 12/9/2014

"... A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes. Much of that increase was due to one type of toy: foot-powered scooters. The researchers highlighted the dangers of foot-powered scooters, which accounted for more than 580,000 injuries between 2000 and 2011, or about one every 11 minutes. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149734.html 

Kids Obese At Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows

Posted in Physical Health

Nlm.nih.gov 12/9/2014

"... The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Prior research has indicated that overweight children are at least twice as likely as normal-weight kids to be overweight as adults, and up to 90 percent of obese adolescents become overweight or obese adults. A weight-height calculation of body-mass index (BMI) above 25 is considered overweight, while a BMI over 30 is classified as obese. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149374.html 

More Help Is Needed To Prevent Suicide

Posted in Mental Health

Dallasnews.com 12/9/2014

"... It’s difficult to know exactly what to do about a society’s suicide rates in general. The loss of a job, the fear of foreclosure — these can be deeply traumatizing events. In times of economic crisis, we all have to be more vigilant about those among us who are suffering. The problem of suicide, among veterans or the population in general, won’t solve itself. Only organized effort and awareness of the need will help us help one another. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20141128-editorial-more-help-is-needed-to-prevent-suicide.ece 

Depression In Men: Why It’s Hard To Recognize And What Helps

Posted in Mental Health

Helpguide.org 12/4/2014

"... As men, we often believe we have to be strong and in control of our emotions at all times. When we feel hopeless, helpless, or overwhelmed by despair we tend to deny it or cover it up by drinking too much, behaving recklessly, or exploding with anger. But depression in men is a common condition. The first step to recovery is to understand there’s no reason to feel ashamed. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-in-men.htm 

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