Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Deportation and Family Separation Impact Entire Communities

From UC Santa Cruz NewsCenter: "The deportation and forced separation of immigrants has negative effects...

Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings

From YES! Magazine: "According to researchers, the incidents may contribute to 1.7 additional poor mental...

After-the-fact Pharma Payments to FDA Advisers Spark Ethical Concerns

From Science: "Brilinta fits a pattern of what might be called pay-later conflicts of interest,...

The Truth About “Breakthrough” Drugs

From The Washington Post: "When federal regulators started giving certain drugs 'breakthrough' status in 2012,...

Rethinking Resilience

From Fostering Change: "Peer support and collaboration are central to a trauma-informed approach to building...

APA Maintains Ban on Psychologists at Guantánamo

From Physicians for Human Rights: "PHR commends the American Psychological Association for defending human rights...

A Quarter of Mass. Opioid Deaths Are in Construction

From The Boston Globe: " report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that nearly a...

Addyi, the First “Female Viagra,” Rises Again

From The Hastings Center Report: "Addyi, a drug that made a splash when it was...

New Documentary Indicts FDA’s Regulation of Medical Devices

From Forbes: "A new Netflix documentary – The Bleeding Edge  – highlights a wide range of systemic flaws...

Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness, Health Care Costs

From RAND Review: "On any given night, tens of thousands of people sleep on the...

The Weight of Trauma: Racial Profiling Has Lasting Effects

From St. Louis Public Radio: "A study from the Journal of Mental Health Counselling found that 81 percent...

‘Dear Doctor’ Letters Convince GPs to Stop Overprescribing

From NPR: "...researchers have conducted an experiment that convinced some of the general practice doctors...

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

From The New Yorker: "Oils’ rising popularity is part of the contemporary appetite for wellness,...

Lawsuit: 1 in 4 MO Foster Kids on Psych Drugs; State Not Keeping Track

From Buzzfeed News: "Foster kids in Missouri are overmedicated with powerful drugs that keep them...

Finding a Therapist Who Understands Oppression and Intersectionality

From The Establishment: "...research on race-matching in therapy suggests that for some clients, sharing a minoritized identity...

When Doctors Struggle With Suicide, Their Profession Often Fails Them

From NPR: "The medical profession relies on the premise that doctors and medical staff, like...

E-book: “Ghost-Managed Medicine: Big Pharma’s Invisible Hands”

Sergio Sismondo's new book from Mattering Press explores how Big Pharma controls drug research and marketing...

Judge Rules No More Drugging Migrant Children Without Consent

From MSN News: "A federal judge on Monday found that U.S. government officials have been...

What Is It Like to Be Sectioned?

From ShortList: "'I asked to go out for a cigarette but was told that if...

Psychologists Are in a Nasty Fight About a Report on Torture

From Buzzfeed News: "This month in San Francisco, the American Psychological Association will vote on...

What Is Critical Psychology? New Site for Scholar-Activists

From Robert Beshara: "I am pleased to announce that on behalf of the Critical Praxis...

Migrant Kids Are Being Traumatized, Not Treated

From The Sacramento Bee: "I don’t know what it’s like to be an immigrant kid,...

Is Anti-Anxiety Medication the Next U.S. Drug Crisis?

From NBC News: "Prescriptions have increased more than 60 percent in the last two decades...

Teaching Philosophy Helps Safeguard Society

From Aeon: "Teaching philosophy to children has been shown to sharpen reasoning and communication skills. Moreover,...

How Craft Is Good for Health

From Medical Xpress: "A large-scale international online survey of knitters found respondents reported they derived a wide...

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