Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Drop The Domestic Violence Double-Standard

Posted in Domestic Violence

Saveservices.org 10/1/2014

"... National Football League running back Ray Rice was arrested and indicted for aggravated assault on March 27, 2014, after he punched his then-fiancée in the face, rendering her unconscious. As a result, the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely.

U.S. Soccer goaltender Hope Solo was arrested on June 21, 2014 and charged with two counts of fourth degree assault against her nephew and sister. But while the NFL took strong action, the U.S. Soccer Federation chose to make excuses. ..."

CSU To Install Sexual Assault Victim Advocates At All Campuses

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Dailynews.com 10/1/2014

"... Cal State University officials have announced that each of the system’s 23 campuses will have a confidential sexual assault victim advocate in place by June. Last week’s announcement comes amid calls from lawmakers and advocacy groups to strengthen campus policies against sexual assault, and bolster programs that combat what some say is an epidemic of sexual violence among college students. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20140926/csu-to-install-sexual-assault-victim-advocates-at-all-campuses 

Presidential Proclamation --- October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2014

Posted in Domestic Violence

Whitehouse.gov 10/1/2014

"... Domestic violence affects every American.  It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most.  It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end.  During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every individual is able to live free from fear. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/30/presidential-proclamation-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month-201

A Rape Epidemic — By Women?

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Usatoday.com 10/1/2014

"... Men are raped by women at nearly the same rate women are raped by men. According to a recent study from the University of Missouri, published by the American Psychological Association, male victims of sexual assault are often victimized by women: "A total of 43% of high school boys and young college men reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95% said a female acquaintance was the aggressor. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/09/22/rape-cdc-numbers-misleading-definition-date-forced-sexual-assault-column/16007089/ 

Weight Loss: Five Tips To Make It Successful

Posted in Weight Loss

Webpronews.com 9/30/2014

"... Almost everyone struggles with weight loss at some point in their life and even if you manage to get the extra weight off, it can be just as hard to keep it off. If you want to make sure that your weight loss is successful, use these tips to ensure that your mind and body are both where they need to be. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.webpronews.com/weight-loss-five-tips-to-make-it-successful-2014-09 

Soldiers' Use Of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds

Posted in Mental Health

Nlm.nih.gov 9/30/2014

"... As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research. Even so, about two-thirds of soldiers with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression didn't seek care between 2002 and 2011. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_147393.html

Depression May Make It Harder To Beat Prostate Cancer

Posted in Prostate Cancer

Nlm.nih.gov 9/30/2014

"... Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2004 and 2007. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_147270.html

Alpha Females And Beta Males Have Damaged Today's Dating Scene

Posted in Dating

Pr.com 9/30/2014

"... "I blame most of the problems in today's dating scene primarily on two groups of people ... ‘Alpha females' and 'Beta males.' Ideally, women who are ‘Alpha’ need to be matched up with men who are ‘Beta,’ but instead, the vast majority of Alpha females are hell bent on pursuing the romantic companionship of Alpha males. A relationship between an Alpha male and an Alpha female will never work out long-term. Never. In the long-run, one of those two is going to seek total control of the relationship, and from that point forward, the relationship is destined to implode," ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.pr.com/press-release/575165 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: A Double-Edged Sword

Posted in Prostate Cancer

Forbes.com 9/30/2014

"... Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is a double edged sword; on the one hand,  I want healthy patients screened but I also want those same patients to embrace the problems of prostate cancer screening.  Patients should not fall for the casualness that has creeped into the general conversation.  That is the reason I am generally opposed to mass screening programs – they can not and do not create an atmosphere for informed decision making. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/benjamindavies/2014/09/27/prostate-cancer-awareness-month-a-double-edged-sword/


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