More emergency workers suffering mental ill health

Fire and ambulance services reported an increase in the number of staff taking mental health-related absences – such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and other stress – while police saw a slight drop in the last year after four years of rises. Colm Porter from Unison said the rise may be down to staff being more willing to seek help with mental health. Mr Porter said: “Demand on the ambulance service is at an unprecedented high as GP, mental health and social care services struggle due to chronic underfunding. “It’s obviously not good news that so many are suffering, but the rise in cases does show the taboo surrounding mental health is lifting, meaning we can begin …

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Endorse Bernie Sanders

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) plans to endorse Sen. Sanders has faced questions about his health and fitness during the 2020 race after suffering a heart attack earlier this month, although he moved to “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” Sanders said during the debate, thanking supporters and fellow candidates for their words of support. “I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I’m so happy to be back here with you this evening.” It is also a setback for his progressive rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has prided herself on having a knack for relationship-building. Warren had worked to develop a rapport with Ocasio-Cortez, joining her in, among other things, social media …

What’s in the government’s new environment bill?

With Brexit set to remove the stick of these rules, an independent watchdog, the Office for Environmental Protection, is being created to hold the government to account. Ministers say the watchdog won’t be able to fine the government if it fails to uphold its commitments – but will ensure it is held to account, with the ability to stop projects and hold authorities in contempt of court if they breach environmental standards. But campaigners fear that the new watchdog could be muzzled, tamed and stripped of funding. ‘Only big changes’ will tackle climate change Plastic bag sales in England halved in past year Estate agents urged to tell buyers about pollution ‘Powerful weapon’ Conservative peer Lord Randall – a green …

‘I’m 17, and rarely ID’d for e-cigs’

‘Liquid in my lungs’ Georgia 17, told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she had been to shops where she had been given free e-cigarette tutorials and liquids. She has been vaping for over a year and “rarely” been asked for ID. Asked for proof of age the first time she had tried to buy vaping products, she had been allowed to complete the purchase after telling the seller she had forgotten it, she said. The teenager now believes she has experienced negative health effects as a result of vaping. “I went to hospital, they took my blood and they said there’s too much liquid in my lungs,” she said. “They gave me some tablets for a course of two weeks. …

Secondary cancer diagnosis delays ‘unacceptable’

“For too long now, the worrying perception that everyone survives breast cancer has masked the heartbreaking reality for 11,500 families in the UK that lose someone they love each year,” the charity said. The advanced, or metastatic form of the disease means the cancer has spread through the blood and created secondary tumours in the bones, liver, lung or brain. It cannot be cured and patients stay in treatment for the rest of their lives. ‘I felt stupid and naive’ Jo Myatt, 43, from Chorley, went to see her GP five times over a number of years before discovering that breast cancer had spread to her liver and bones. “I felt like a hypochondriac for going all the time,” she …

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle reunite with Prince William, Kate Middleton for mental health PSA

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga – Pool/Getty Images) People magazine previously reported the British royal couples separated their joint “court” at Kensington Palace and created two separate offices. Markle and Harry’s office moved out of Kensington Palace and into Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II resides. Middleton and William’s office remains in Kensington Palace, where they live with their three children. Markle and Harry reside at Windsor Castle’s Frogmore cottage with their firstborn son Archie Harrison …

Humpback whale seen in Thames found dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe humpback whale was spotted swimming near Dartford A humpback whale seen swimming in the River Thames over the weekend has died. The mammal was spotted lying motionless on mudflats along the River Thames at Greenhithe on Tuesday afternoon. Sam Lipman, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), said the death was “not wholly unexpected”. BDMLR said the whale, seen surfacing off Greenhithe on Sunday, was “definitely a humpback” and was probably lost but did not appear to be in any distress. “It’s really sad to find a humpback whale like this, deceased,” Ms Lipman said. Image caption The humpback whale lying motionless on mudflats The BDMLR had said the creature …

Jonathan Safran Foer: If You Care About Climate Change, Cut Out Meat

Jonathan Safran Foer misses meat and says it tastes delicious. Still, the best-selling author is on a mission to convince everyone to join him in almost completely cutting out animal products from their diets.  famously convinced We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfastcatastrophic climate change becomes much more likely — if  Foer told HuffPost this week that he “vegan before 6 p.m.” dietHe also talked about his thoughts on President Donald Trump, meat taxes, the future of livestock farmers and his own health and well-being since becoming vegetarian. climate scientists Rosdiana Ciaravolo via Getty Images Jonathan Safran Foer in Milan on Sept. 9.  I am not nuts about phrases or words. I’ve become interested in the idea of a plan. …

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 …

I’m Sick Of Explaining My Disability To My Therapist

A few months into seeing my new therapist, Mister Fantastic lost his powers mid-stretch. I get it. To me, this is banal. I know how to reset my joints, and when to ask an emergency doctor to do it for me. I keep oral rehydration salts in my bag for the fainting. I pace myself. OK, that’s a lie. I know I’m supposed to pace myself, and I know I have only myself to blame when I’ve overdone it and I’m a bed-bound rag doll who stares at the ceiling and curses God. It’s my life. It’s a horror show, but at this point it’s the most normal horror show in the world. I’m used to it. Human beings are …

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 …

Boris Johnson needs to throw someone under a bus over Brexit

Manchester, England (CNN)Boris Johnson has set the UK on course for a Brexit showdown. Whatever the reaction to Johnson in Manchester, it doesn’t change the scale of the challenge he faces both in Westminster and Brussels. Johnson later published a letter to the EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, setting out plans for a new Brexit deal, the existing one having been rejected three times in Parliament. Downing Street briefed before the speech that this would be a “final” offer to the EU. If Brussels doesn’t like it, Johnson said in his speech that the UK is perfectly ready for no deal. It’s currently unclear if Brussels will engage with the plans. Johnson’s letter is vague and, on first reading, still …

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

Labradoodle creator says he unleashed ‘Frankenstein monster,’ calling it his ‘life’s regret’

Cute golden labradoodle laying in lush green grass. (iStock) Over three years, Conron tried breeding poodles — which don’t shed — to no avail. He eventually mixed a Labrador and a poodle, and the result was a trio of puppies. One went to the woman in Hawaii. After a public relations blitz to find homes for the two remaining puppies, the breed became popular in Australia and abroad, leading to a slew of crossbreeding. “I realized what I had done within a matter of days,” he said. “I went to our big boss at the time and I said to him, ‘Look, I’ve created a monster. We need to do something about it to control it.’” He told ABC his “big regret” …

Washington at war: Dems aim for speedy impeachment push as Trump threatens whistleblower

Washington (CNN)Lawyers for a whistleblower who accused Donald Trump of pressuring Ukraine to intervene in the 2020 election warn that the President’s threats pose a grave risk to their client’s safety. Trump however led a ferocious fight back at the weekend, lashing out at Democrats, the media and the whistleblower as some of his top allies battled through a series of contentious appearances on Sunday talk shows. On Sunday night, it emerged that lawyers for the whistleblower wrote to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to express “serious concerns” for their client. “The events of the past week have heightened our concerns that our client’s identity will …

Worker dies in steelworks machine accident

Skip Twitter post by @TataSteelEurope We have to report the sad news that a contractor colleague working at our Port Talbot site has died following an incident on the site today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. A full investigation has been launched. — Tata Steel in Europe (@TataSteelEurope) September 25, 2019 A hazardous area response team was also sent to the scene along with an emergency ambulance. In April, two workers were injured at the plant following an incident after several fires broke out when molten metal came into contact with cold water on a railway track. Related Topics Tata Group Port Talbot Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways