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Drugs alone won't fix our epidemic of depression | James S Gordon | Society | The Guardian
To fight a rising tide of depression and suicide, psychiatrists need to do more than just fill patients up with pills // book Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression
mental  health  NHS  Depression  holistic  wellbeing  well-being  self-care  selfcare  criticism  book 
12 minutes ago
(10236) Israel approves law to become a Jewish nation-state - YouTube
Nationality Bill, arab-israelis, // https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/middleeast/israel-law-jews-arabic.html - Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People’ - Opponents say the law will inevitably harm the fragile balance between the country’s Jewish majority and Arab minority, which makes up about 21 percent of a population of nearly nine million. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/15/israel-turmoil-bill-allowing-jews-arabs-segregated - Law will ‘reveal ugly face of ultranationalist Israel in all its repugnance’, professor says
Israel  Arab  world  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  antisemitism  Racism  Netanyahu  culture  war  minority  discrimination  segregation  hate  speech  crime  populism  middle-east 
7 hours ago
(10214) What to Make of the Age of Trump by Thomas Frank - YouTube
The next Trump will not be as dumb as Trump. GOP will list next time better Trump. This will get worse, not better.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  AfD  Brexit  Trumpism  Trumpian 
17 hours ago
Asthma deaths rise 25% amid growing air pollution crisis | Environment | The Guardian
Doctors urge ministers to act as 1,320 killed by asthma in England and Wales last year
air  pollution  public  health  prevention  asthma 
yesterday
(10204) Are We Destined for a Slow Growth Future? - YouTube
- shortage on the demand side. but demand can't be more leveraged and borrowed. ALL economic indicators point against a thriving of the UK bottom up (from household finances, are stretched thinly) //&! Gross wages lower than 10 years ago! Lost decade of earnings. In real terms people are NOT better off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0anqgXLvwko
secular  stagnation  Brexit  household  debt  consumer  UK  USA  loan  GFC  recovery  Productivity  output  gap  economic  history  leverage  underinvestment  banking  property  bubble  housing  demographic  immigration  working  poor  poverty  Austerity  Trickle-down  Gesellschaft  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  inequality  social  mobility  income  Society  inflation  deflation  deflationary  debtoverhang  debt-servicing  OECD  IMF  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  BOE  Fed  globalisation  globalization  trap  credit  card  creditcard  creditcrunch  student  auto 
yesterday
HPV vaccination to be offered to Scottish boys - BBC News
Last year, the injection began to be offered to men up to the age of 45 who have sex with other men.
HPV 
yesterday
(10162) President Donald Trump Acts Like A Compromised President: Rep. Adam Schiff | Morning Joe | MSNBC - YouTube
Jeffrey Sachs - dangerous and damaging. questioning mental health, psychological health, "signs of dementia", 'we have to stop being an enabler of this danger' (Senate / Congress) ... No Political Courage. .... 'One person wrecking ball.' 'unfit for office' Congress is enabeling. (checks and balances). tariffs. //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iCst_i00yA - George Will Slams Mike Pence As ‘Worse Than President Donald Trump’ //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLDKdoOZsGM - Steve Schmidt: By A fluke, Voters Elected An Imbecilic Con Man &! Steve Schmidt: GOP Is "A Threat To Liberal Democracy" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOp1WqAZU14 - Steve Schmidt is now a FORMER GOP STRATEGIST! //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmhAlrIAoE - Trump's Putin Press Conference Just Made Republicans' Lives Way Harder (HBO) //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJBQikfYyKs - American Scholars Say The Real Threat To The U.S. Is Russophobia (HBO)
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  NATO  Putin  Russia  mental  health  dementia  trade  war  WTO  tariffs  G10  G7  G8  Mike  Pence  GOP 
2 days ago
Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions - BBC News
The 2,714 patients with a positive result had a 58% higher risk of death from other conditions.

Having a positive result was significantly associated with increased risk of dying from circulatory disease, respiratory disease, digestive diseases excluding bowel cancer, neuropsychological disease, blood and endocrine disease.
chronic  sick  population  sickcare  demand  NHS  Obesity  Cancer  CVD  public  health  demographic  bubble  rationing  diabetes  overweight  inflammation 
2 days ago
(10146) Red Hot Congressional Strzok Fest 2018 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDn5vz-fR00 - Lawmaker yells at Gowdy: This is not Benghazi! //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCjk_NPsIqU - Trump vs. The World: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WecCeTs4e-8 - Strzok hearing erupts: You need your medication! //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQt0gZt3zDg - Trey Gowdy Is Counting Down The Number Of Flights He Has Left Until He Can Leave D.C. For Good (HBO) //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk6uNlSkLj4 - Trump On Russia's Election Meddling: 'We're All To Blame'
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  NATO  Putin  Russia 
2 days ago
Trump 'treasonous' after siding with Putin on election meddling | US news | The Guardian
Donald Trump has been condemned as “treasonous” for siding with the Kremlin over his own government agencies after a stunning joint appearance with Vladimir Putin in which he seemingly accepted the Russian leader’s denial of election meddling. // https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/16/trump-putin-summit-russia-hacking-election-nato-slippery-slope- - From Europe to Asia, Trump is destroying alliances with democracies, while making friends with authoritarian leaders &! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/jul/16/trump-putin-summit-helsinki-russia-live &! Trump-Putin press conference - BBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlYCyJ2znc //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6GG76WUAzU - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s joint press conference - in full //&! Trump shows he trusts an ex-KGB agent more than US intelligence - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/16/trump-shows-trusts-ex-kgb-agent-putin-more-than-us-intelligence // &! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/16/trump-beholden-to-putin-summit-does-nothing-to-dispel-impression - Trump beholden to Putin? Summit does nothing to dispel impression // CHANNEL4 NEWS Coverage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vID_bpdeTQk
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Putin  Russia  NATO 
3 days ago
Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread | Science | The Guardian
Using radiocarbon-dating of charred plant materials found within the hearths, the team found the fireplaces were used just over 14,000 years ago.

“Bread has been seen as a product of agriculturist, settled societies, but our evidence from Jordan now basically predates the onset of plant cultivation … by at least 3,000 years,” said Dr Tobias Richter, co-author of the study from the University of Copenhagen, noting that fully-fledged agriculture in the Levant is believed to have emerged around 8,000 BC.

“So bread was being made by hunter-gatherers before they started to cultivate any plants,” he said.
Evolution  Science 
3 days ago
Michael McFaul, "From Cold War to Hot Peace" - YouTube
Property rights not assured in Russia, China and Co (Turkey). > Research by Collyer Bristow, a law firm that advises the global super-rich, found that 405 people applied for tier 1 visas in the year to 31 March, up from 278 in the previous 12 months. The number of applicants from Russian citizens increased by 46% to 52, Chinese interest rose by 26% to 123. The biggest rise in applications was from Turkey, where the number rose 85% to 24following the government making it harder for Turkish citizens to apply for permanent residency. // https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/16/sharp-rise-number-super-rich-prepared-invest-two-million-pounds-uk-golden-visa
Russia  Putin  book  BarackObama 
4 days ago
Racism will not be solved by there being more mixed-race children | Nikesh Shukla | Life and style | The Guardian
“Beige Britain” won’t be the utopia we want. It’ll be the same country it always was, but with a significant demographic change. The whole “mixed-race kids ending racism” feeling is a nice thought that doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t look at divisions in the country right now. It doesn’t interrogate problems we have. It doesn’t end inequality.
UK  USA  discrimination  Racism  post-racial  BAME  hate  speech  crime  inequality  social  poverty  trap  mobility  minority  meritocracy  meritocratic  Austerity  opportunity  education  policy  Gesellschaft  Xenophobia  prejudice  Stigma  Vorurteil  JAM  Theresa  May  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  segregation  Culture  Muslim  Islamophobia  mixed-race 
4 days ago
School exclusions ‘put children at risk of gang grooming’ | Education | The Guardian
‘Off-rolling’ difficult students to boost exam results is fuelling gang violence, says children’s czar
UK  education  policy  Austerity  league  table  Ofsted  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  JAM  Theresa  May  Michael  Gove  Schools  Society  Gesellschaft 
4 days ago
NHS opt-in transplant policy at risk due to cuts and staff stress | Society | The Guardian
Plans to save hundreds of lives by making everyone in England a potential organ donor could fail because hospitals are so short of transplant surgeons and specialist nurses, the NHS’s own analysis of the policy has revealed. // GER got low rate because no money w organ transplantation and nurses are overworked, no time to talk to relatives and get the ball rolling.
UK  Privatisation  Austerity  NHS  organ  transplant  profit  maximisation  transplantation 
4 days ago
New Tory health chief voted to speed up privatisation of the NHS - Mirror Online
Analysis of Health Secretary Matt Hancock's voting record suggests he strongly favours a private healthcare system [...] We have already revealed Mr Hancock accepted donations totalling £32,000 from the chairman of The Institute of Economic Affairs – a think tank that wants to abolish the NHS.
Matt  Hancock  NHS  Jeremy  Hunt  Privatisation  Austerity  IEA 
5 days ago
Heatwave sees record high temperatures around world this week | Environment | The Guardian
From Europe to Africa, extreme and widespread heat raises climate concerns in hottest La Niña year to date on record [...] Last week, a weather station at Ouargla in Algeria’s Sahara Desert, reported a maximum temperature of 51.3C on 5 July, the highest temperature reliably recorded in Africa.

Even when the sun goes down, night is not providing the cooling relief it once did in many parts of the world. At Quriyat, on the coast of Oman, overnight temperatures remained above 42.6C, which is believed to be the highest “low” temperature ever recorded in the world. Downtown Los Angeles also saw a new monthly July minimum overnight record of 26.1C on 7 July.
Klimakatastrophe  climatechange  climate  change  globalwarming  global  warming  drought  water  crisis 
5 days ago
(10007) 'The West is built on racism' - DISCUSSION - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
"The principle of white supremacy is embedded into our political economy," argues author Kehinde Andrews.

Here he sits down with Emily Maitlis who asks him if there can ever be adequate reparations for human history built on oppression and slavery?
book  Post-racial  Racism  BAME 
7 days ago
Victor D. Hanson: How the Obama Presidency Destroyed Todays Democratic Party - YouTube
republican right wing wonk. // Victor D Hanson; Explains Perfectly how Trump pulled off the biggest Upset in Presidential History - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YtzgA310t0 //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFBnGN5NRc - Victor D. Hanson: The Media Hysteria over Trump | and the Reality //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMTAGO-oKtw&t=94s - Victor Davis Hanson: The Hypocrisy of the Left over Equality << Hypocrisy & What aboutism is not featherweight argument - burn blue planet because Al Gore keeps using his private Jet.
BarackObama  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  HillaryClinton  Hillary  Clinton  USA  globalisation  globalization  migration  Elite  Brexit  AfD  1%  illegal  immigration  Idealism  Establishment  Pragmatism  Politics  Compromise  GFC  recovery  history 
8 days ago
Prisons squalid and dangerous due to staff cuts, report says | Society | The Guardian
Chief inspector in England and Wales says conditions have ‘no place in an advanced nation’
UK  Austerity  Prison  Crime  Theresa  May  recidivism  rehabilitation 
8 days ago
University entry 'should be background, not just exams' - BBC News
The university access watchdog says students' backgrounds should be taken into account when awarding places, to improve "equality of opportunity". A-level grades are a "robust measure" only if the applicants' "context" is also considered, Chris Millward says.

Many universities give extra help to disadvantaged applicants - but a report warns of a lack of openness about how this operates.

All Russell Group universities use some form of "contextual admissions".

Top universities have faced accusations of being socially exclusive and recruiting too few applicants from ethnic minorities.

But they also face scrutiny for being unfair to individual applicants who might lose out on places to disadvantaged candidates with worse results.
UK  education  policy  University  College  meritocracy  meritocratic  inequality  Equality  poverty  trap  Austerity 
8 days ago
New leadership, same old problems - BBC News
new money won't be seen till next year, new winter crisis is coming for sure, and the wait lists will get even longer. - Health think tanks argue that the 3.4% is really only enough to cope with rising demand, never mind improving care.

Hospital sources point out that the new money won't come to the NHS until next year.

Nothing extra so far has been allocated for this winter and the intense pressure seen in the first months of this year is likely to be repeated.

There is every chance that waiting lists for routine surgery will get longer and accident and emergency performance won't get better.

Even with the £6bn cash boost next year, there are warnings that there won't be any rapid improvement. His instincts will be to tell the service to get on with job with the money it has. But that conviction will be tested in the depths of winter if hospitals are struggling to cope. [...] Also plays with part-privatisation of Elderly Care - asking people to take out a private insurance ... or lose their home ...
Matt  Hancock  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  NHS  Austerity  sick  care  demand  chronic  population  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  CVD  diabetes  Cancer  Council  Social  adult  elderly  rationing  mental  health  Privatisation 
8 days ago
Sperm quality improved by adding nuts to diet, study says - BBC News
The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet.

Researchers said there was growing evidence a healthy diet could boost the odds of conceiving.
chronic  sick  population  IVF  fertility  sperm  count  public  health  prevention  diet  western  epigenetics  microbiome  microbiota  S.A.D.  inflammation  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity 
8 days ago
Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug' - BBC News
What is MG?
Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can cause inflammation of the urethra in men, causing discharge from the penis and making it painful to urinate.

In women, it can cause inflammation of the reproductive organs (womb and fallopian tubes) too, causing pain and possibly a fever and some bleeding.

You can get it by having unprotected sex with someone who has it. Condoms can prevent this spread.

It was first identified in the UK in the 1980s and is thought to affect 1-2% of the general population.

MG does not always cause symptoms and will not always need treatment, but it can be missed or mistaken for a different sexually transmitted infection, such as Chlamydia.
STD  STI  antibiotic  antibiotics  superbug  post-antibiotic 
8 days ago
HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial - BBC News
An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results.
HIV  AIDS 
10 days ago
Zuwanderung und Asylstreit: Wie Verrohung der Sprache zur Eskalation beiträgt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Seit Jahren verschärft sich der politische Streit um Zuwanderung - auch rhetorisch. Worte werden zu Waffen, die Gräben in der Gesellschaft tiefer. Plädoyer für eine verbale Abrüstung. /// http://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/philosophischer-wochenkommentar-das-leid-anderer-anerkennen.2162.de.html?dram:article_id=421156 - Philosophischer Wochenkommentar Das Leid anderer anerkennen Von David Lauer
tl;dr es fordert Anerkennung ... moralisch uns selbst zu erkennen geben und zu erkennen, und was dabei rauskommt ist mehr oder weniger Schmeichelhaft. Entbloest sich selber seiner inhumanitaet. Fragiler mensch schuetzt sich voer seinem eigenen kalten wesen.
&! http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/rechte-politik-und-fluechtlingsdebatte-es-bleibt-immer-etwas-haengen-a-1216664.html - "Es bleibt immer etwas hängen" "Ankerzentren" und "Asyltourismus":
Brexit  AfD  refugee  crisis  alt-right  right-wing  far-right  fascism  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  demagogue  populism  rhetoric  feelings  fear  Sociology  Psychology  Zivilgesellschaft  Gesellschaft  empathy  fundamentalism  migration  Anerkennung  human 
12 days ago
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