California Governor Signs Bills Boosting Mental Health Support For Firefighters

California Gov. Gavin a package of bills into law on Tuesday that offer additional mental health support to firefighters amid the state’s worsening wildfires in recent years.  The measures, including and , create peer support programs for firefighters and add post-traumatic stress to the eligible “injuries” that qualify firefighters and law enforcement officers for worker’s compensation to get treatment or take time off.  “The traumatic and unpredictable nature of being a firefighter results in a high-stress working environment that can take an overwhelming mental, emotional, and physical toll on personnel,” the assembly bill reads. “While most firefighters survive the traumas of their jobs, sadly, many experience the impacts of occupational stressors when off duty.”  In 2017, more firefighters and police …

Legal weed faces its first crisis as vaping deaths spark health scare

Cannabis vape sales sink amid questions over illness apparently associated with THC and nicotine products More than 800 Americans have fallen ill and, as of Friday, with reportedly fell 15% the first week of September. But the scare arguably strengthens the argument for a fully legal and regulated market. Its a complicated situation, said Sally Nichols, an executive with California cannabis company San Francisco-based report vaping within the last year. Parents worry vapers will graduate to cigarettes, though nicotine e-liquid or juice is also seen as a way to help adult cigarette smokers quit. (Puff for puff, nicotine vaping is generally considered far less hazardous than cigarette smoking, or at least was before the current scare.) The legal markets for …

10m to ‘shine light’ on teenage mental health

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGwion, 15, Olwen, 13, and Grace, 17, discuss the pressures teenagers can face A new research centre will aim to “shine a light” on why young people develop mental health problems. The £10m Wolfson Centre at Cardiff University wants to develop new ways of reducing anxiety and depression. It will look at whether parents, family or genetic factors play a part, as well as social media and wider lifestyle and environmental issues. It will track the progress of thousands of teenagers and adolescents to better understand what happens. The charitable Wolfson Foundation is investing £10m over the next five years and will bring together experts from different fields. Related Topics Mental health …

GM Blinks: Company Will Not Drop Employee Health Insurance Amid Strike

nationwide work stoppage would have to fund COBRA benefits wave of anxiety most difficult It’s time for them to give back RELATED COVERAGE Massive Strike Hits General Motors As 46,000 Workers Walk Off Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk

One expert says findings by international experts represent egregious abuse of evidence New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a day equivalent to three thin slices of roast meat should cut down to 70g. Aside from public health, calls are multiplying for people to cut back on meat consumption because of the climate emergency and the greenhouse gas emissions …

Is “ABOMINABLE” Abominable? My Kids Review The Film! Plus, I’m Taking Care Of My Mental Health! | Perez Hilton And Family – Perez Hilton

Took Mia and her brother to see Abominable. Their reaction! And, yes, we TRIED to get my Momma Perez to join us. But you can guess how that went! Also, a programming update. Perez is making some changes this weekend to get more rest and live a happier life. They may be ongoing. Appreciate your love and support! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE!! And CLICK HERE to watch more videos of the kids reacting! Related Posts My Kids React To “Spider-Man: Far From Home”! In English! So Cute!! | Perez Hilton CLICK CLICK CLICK Next Article

Model protests Gucci’s runway straitjackets during show: ‘Mental health is not fashion’

Ayesha Tan-Jones put their own twist on their assigned outfit — a utilitarian, white jumpsuit — by holding up their hands with the message “mental health is not fashion” written on their palms during the recent Gucci show. (Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Gucci) “If you’re so against the message of these looks then why are you representing it in the first place?” one critic asked. “Just as much as it shouldn’t ‘glamorize’ mental health, the looks shouldn’t be used to propel you in the social sphere and reward you for doing something so inappropriate at an event which was not the time and place.” “If you didn’t like these outfits, then you simply shouldn’t have walked out in them and …

Many union workers really love their health benefits. That’s a problem for Bernie Sanders.

(CNN)Health care benefits are really important to many union workers — important enough to give up pay raises or even to walk off the job to keep the coverage they’ve negotiated. Still other unions, such as the Service Employees International Union, say they support all efforts to expand coverage to more people. Roughly 10.5% of workers — or 14.7 million people — were union members in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about half the share that were unionized 35 years earlier. Some 95% of union workers had access to employer medical benefits in 2019, compared to 68% of non-union workers, according to the bureau’s data. And they were more likely to participate in the plans, with …

This Is Your Choice: How Planned Parenthood Helped Me Take Back Control Over My Health And My Body

Brianna Kwasnik Updated September 20, 2019 By @jasmom1 The day after I went to the hospital to get a rape kit, I found myself in the waiting room of Planned Parenthood. At the insistence of my best friend, I had already taken an emergency contraceptive because I wasn’t on birth control. I didn’t remember my rape, and I didn’t know if my rapist had bothered to use protection. He took over my body, why would he have? I have never been to a Planned Parenthood before but I have heard of all the services they provide. And most importantly for me, there was no judgment. The nurses were compassionate, and pro-women. I’m embarrassed to say, I didn’t really know a …

Days Of High Air Pollution Linked To More Kids Suffering From Mental Health Issues

When levels of air pollution are high and the streets are choked full of smog, hospitals see a surge in kids suffering from mental health issues.  Researchers have found that days of high air pollution are followed by spikes in psychiatric problems being reported among children. Paired with this, they found that kids living in disadvantaged neighborhoods were more susceptible to the effects of air pollution, such as depression and suicidal thoughts, compared to children living in more privileged areas. Reporting in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center first studied levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), tiny specks of pollutants small enough to pass through the lung tissue into the bloodstream, in the outdoor air …

Why Taking Control Of My Reproductive Health Makes Me A Happier Woman

Kristin Rattigan Updated September 19, 2019 By Daria Shevtsova As women, we are faced with many choices in regards to our health. At the center of it all is our reproductive health. It is what I believe is our right, that we are able to choose what fits us. And there are a ton of options. Whether we solely use condoms, the ring, the shot, the pill, or another method. That is all up to us. And while it can be confusing, and there are a lot of options, ultimately we as women do get to make that choice for ourselves. As a 29-year-old, single, unmarried woman, I have chosen to use the pill for my own birth control method. …

Why do one in five home health aides live in poverty?

Employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow, but women particularly women of color are being left behind One of the biggest challenges is explaining that you are not a maid. That your job is not to clean up after everyone, said Marisol Rivera, who has been caring for elderly and disabled clients in their New York homes for 20 years. Rivera is one of the millions of women now employed in the USs fastest-growing job sector: healthcare. Driven by an ageing population and propped up by government funds, in 2017 healthcare jobs surpassed manufacturing and retail once the two driving forces of employment in the US. And by all predictions it will keep on growing. Job growth in …

Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

(CNN)Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading health organizations. “In the last five to 10 years there has been an explosion of interest in plant-based milk. More and more parents are turning to them for a variety of reasons and there’s a misconception that they are equal somehow to cow or dairy milk, but that’s just not the case,” said Megan Lott, who helped develop the recommendations as the deputy director of …

Buttigieg swipes at Warren for being ‘evasive’ on health care

Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s adopted “Medicare for All” plan on Thursday, calling her “extremely evasive” when it came to whether or not the proposal calls for raising taxes on the middle class. Colbert asked Warren, “How are you going to pay for it? Are you going to raise the middle class taxes?” “So here’s how we’re going to do this. Costs are going to go up for the wealthiest Americans, for big corporations … and hardworking, middle class families are going to see their costs go down,” she replied. “But will their taxes go down?” Colbert interrupted. “Here’s the thing,” Warren said before getting cut off by Colbert. And in last week’s debate, Warren …

Fragrance sensitivity: why perfumed products can cause profound health problems

An intolerance to manufactured scents can lead to migraines, respiratory issues and long-term sick leave. So should they be banned in public spaces? If you flew abroad this summer, you probably passed through an airports duty-free perfume section. Perhaps you paused to spritz yourself with an expensive scent you had no intention of buying, before making the obligatory trip to WH Smith for overpriced crisps and bottles of water. For most people, the wafting odours of perfume counters are not a problem. But, for some, the trip through duty free is a choking, cloying experience. Helsinki, Copenhagen among those offering perfume-free routes for passengers with fragrance sensitivities. Legislators are also responding to the need for fragrance-free public spaces: most hospitals …

‘Like a sunburn on your lungs’: how does the climate crisis impact health?

Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine The climate crisis is making people sicker worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and rising heat. But the impact of the climate crisis for patients, doctors and researchers is already being felt across every specialty of medicine, with worse feared to come. article in the New England Journal of Medicine lays out dozens of similar studies to show how the climate crisis affects each practice of medicine. Renee Salas, a co-author of the report, …