Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unemployment May Fuel A Fifth Of Suicides Worldwide, Study Says

Posted in Jobs & Employment 2/18/2015

"... Being jobless may play a role in about one-fifth of suicides worldwide each year, a new study suggests. Swiss researchers analyzed data from 63 countries in four regions of the world, and found that unemployment was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent increased risk of suicide. ..."

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Colleges Must Address Students’ Mental Health

Posted in Mental Health 2/17/2015

"... A recently released survey of 150,000 college freshmen found that 9.5 percent had frequently felt depressed in the last year, up from 6.1 percent in 2009. As such numbers rise, some colleges balk at the idea of being “caretakers” for their psychologically fragile students. But ignoring the mental health of freshmen has serious consequences. ..."

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Six Myths About Nutrition And Health

Posted in Nutrition 2/17/2015

"... We all have our own food orthodoxies, at least some of which probably embrace the nutrition myths all round us. It can be confusing and frustrating. To help clear things up, six local nutrition and health professionals have offered to debunk some of the most common — and, to them, annoying — misconceptions they hear bandied about. ..."

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Are Men Shifting From Lad Culture To Dad Culture?

Posted in Fatherhood 2/16/2015

"... Fatherhood has changed enormously in recent decades. The amount of time that the average dad spends with his kids on a daily basis has increased beyond recognitionsince the 1970s and a recent survey found that the current generation of fathers are much closer to their own sons than they are to their old man. ..."

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