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Inequality driving 'deaths of despair' - BBC News
there is income inequality
there is health inequality (air)
there is political inequality, your voice only heard when you have money to donate and can pay lobbyists.
>> electoral reform (1), limit lobby influence and party donations (2), citizens assembly, devolution might have failed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YmdzgJAMxk

Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. [...] The think tank warns of runaway incomes for high earners but rises in "deaths of despair", such as from addiction and suicide, among the poorest.

It warns of risks to "centre-ground" politics from stagnating pay and divides in health and education.

The report says such widening gaps are "making a mockery of democracy".

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), one of the country's leading research institutes, is launching what it says is the UK's biggest analysis of inequality.

That will be chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Prof Sir Angus Deaton.

[see second graph, poorest got poorer ]

Angus Deaton - inequality of political voice

&! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/14/inequality-inquiry-institute-fiscal-studies-grievance
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may 2019 by asterisk2a
Mental illness and trauma blamed for rising drug deaths - BBC News
High levels of drug misuse in Scotland have been linked to mental illness or childhood trauma, MPs investigating the problem have been told.

It comes as figures showed drug-related deaths in Scotland are now 2.5 times that of other UK countries.

The total for 2018 is expected to top 1,000 for the first time.
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may 2019 by asterisk2a
E-cigarettes containing nicotine linked to raised heart attack risk | Society | The Guardian
A study discovered that vaping devices containing the stimulant could cause a stiffening of the arteries, as well as an increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Swedish scientists recruited 15 healthy volunteers to take part in the experiment, none of whom had used e-cigarettes before.

The tests found in the 30 minutes after smoking the e-cigarettes containing nicotine, there was a significant increase in blood pressure, heart rate and arterial stiffness.

There was no such effect in the volunteers who smoked the e-cigarettes without nicotine.
Tobacco  nicotine  drug  public  health  e-cigarette  vaping  CVD  self-medication  coping  mechanism  chronic  sick  population  WHO 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Mental health support waiting times missed | Holyrood Magazine
Five health boards failed to meet the 18 week waiting time target for CAMHS. They were NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Fife, NHS Grampian, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothian. [...] “In the coming weeks I will be publishing our new strategy for mental health. This will lay out how we will change services over the next decade, backed with £150 million of funding.” Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health [ << 100% nothing for LGBT especially T, see book Straight Jacket! ] &! http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15138887.101_children_wait_more_than_a_year_for_specialist_mental_health_care/ &! https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/scottish-children-waiting-year-mental-health-treatment/ &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-39192400
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Sell high calorie foods in plain packaging to beat obesity, says Brain Prize winner | Science | The Guardian
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39183178 Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz share €1m neuroscience prize for work unravelling the brain’s reward system Selling high calorie foods in plain packaging could help in the battle against obesity according to a leading researcher who has won a share of the most lucrative prize in neuroscience for his work on the brain’s reward system. The colourful wrapping and attractive advertising of calorie-rich foods encourage people to buy items that put them at risk of overeating and becoming obese in the future, said Wolfram Schultz, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. “We should not advertise, propagate or encourage the unnecessary ingestion of calories,” [ ... dopamine is released in anticipation of a reward, not just consumption of reward, thus seeing comfort food packaging and buying it, releases dopamine = walking into today's supermarket is dopamine rush for some, a high, irresistible, can not stop themselves from buying them 50/50 sugar/fat combos! ]
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Tory spending pledges on police, education and childcare 'at risk' | Politics | The Guardian
[ after 7 years of austerity, no end in sight, debt keeps climbing, no to little investment, ... now you have to break promises from 2010 that there are protected budgets, ... to meet your fucking debt reduction promise ] Conservative promises to protect spending on police, sixth form education and childcare are at risk as Philip Hammond demands £3.5bn in new cuts from his cabinet colleagues, according to an analysis by the IPPR thinktank. The IPPR believes the government will not be able to hit its savings target, even allowing for proposed budget cuts, at the same time as meeting spending promises made by George Osborne when he was chancellor. [...] when the Treasury announced a new new drive for “efficiency savings” earlier this week, the only spending commitments that were reaffirmed were Conservative manifesto pledges to protect the core schools budgets and the NHS; and a subsequent promise to meet the Nato target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. [...] “the police budget could now face a further £250 to £500m in cuts that the public were not aware of”. [ LOTS OF UNINTENDED CONSQUENCES ABOUND, YOU SAVED HERE, BUT COSTS CREATED THERE, KNOCK ON EFFECTS! SHORT AND LONG-TERM! ie skills and social mobility, meaning less taxable income in the future bc stagnant wages & living standards, then you still try meet you debt reduction targets and you start cutting off fingers, hands, foot, ... ]
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade - BBC News
Mental health issues had drugs as a cause in 81,904 cases.
Public health experts say falling investment in drug treatment services may explain the rise. [...] "Without adequate funding, increases in drug harm are likely to continue - and to hit the most deprived areas hardest," he said.
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Video: Die Story im Ersten: Terror von rechts - Die neue Bedrohung
Deutschland, Ende 2015: Mehr als 500 mal wurden Flüchtlingsunterkünfte angegriffen, mehr als doppelt so viele wie im letzten Jahr. Darunter waren viele Brandanschläge und - was kaum einer weiß - auch Anschläge mit Sprengstoff. Ermittler und Politik sind aufgeschreckt. Hinter den verbal-radikalen Pegida-Parolen wird eine Szene sichtbar, die vor Gewalt und womöglich terroristischen Anschlägen nicht mehr zurückschreckt. Vier Jahre nach dem Auffliegen der NSU-Mordserie gibt es einen neuen Terror von Rechts: Deutsche Neonazis verfügen über hunderte Schusswaffen. Sie beschaffen Pyrotechnik und Sprengstoff. Sie planen Anschläge und sie führen sie durch. Die Täter bleiben oft unerkannt. Manche tauchen ab. //&! via bit.ly/22TYsoT - Polizei nicht sensibel auf rechtsextremismus (militant), selbst nach NSU skandal (unfaehigkeit und unwille des Rechtsstaats - bit.ly/22U0Yvl )! ( Wikipedia: bit.ly/1WhBnw8 &! bit.ly/1rqqz3T )
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Call to tackle smoking amongst mental health patients
A tobacco campaign group is calling for urgent action to tackle the much higher rates of smoking among people with mental health conditions.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits
An entertaining, provocative film in which Ian explores the colourful history behind one of the most explosive issues of our times - welfare: who deserves to be helped, and who doesn't. [... ] all hate, no heart. just spreadsheets. at Whitehall, no 11. [...] Benefit Street = victorian freak show/circus of curiosities [...] writing about others, "othering" them. demonising them or putting them on pedestals, making them saints. [...] IDS "a single mother wo aspiration is a product of the system" would correct that, a product of her environment (society) [ie gentrification - poor living w poor door to door. and everyone is looking down on them.].
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Dear Nicola, I voted Yes, I think you're great, but I'm #NoVotesSNP
Comment: Writer Darren McGarvey on why independence isn't enough for Scotland's poorest communities. [...] Comment: Writer Darren McGarvey on why independence isn't enough for Scotland's poorest communities.This was no home at all. This was an open-plan torture chamber where deprivation, in the truest sense of the word, was the absolute default position. A home where poverty had not only corrupted people, but left them grotesquely deformed. [...] There is no pragmatism where inequality is concerned. There is only action and inaction. If you can't make an argument for slightly higher taxes to a class of educated people who are fortunate enough to be doing well in a terminally unequal society then I already know what is required of me as a citizen. [...] She died because she happened to be born into poverty. And we grieved for her death while growing up poor. Now her ghost follows all of us wherever we go.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The cost of being unhealthy - BBC News
In fact, it is often overlooked in the continuing debate about the pressures on the NHS that getting people to live healthier lives is critical to the future of the NHS. In October, NHS chiefs made an unprecedented plea to ministers - they asked for more money. But it wasn't a "something for nothing" request. They set out a compelling case about how the health service was facing a £30bn shortfall by 2020 - and said if the budget was increased by £8bn in real terms they would do the rest.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Middle-aged 'risk unhealthy retirement' - BBC News
Public Health England's One You campaign is urging the over 40s to drink less, exercise more, eat better and give up smoking. It is the first national campaign to specifically target this group. Currently more than two-fifths of those aged 45 to 64 are living with an illness or disability in England. The campaign will warn those in middle-age that unless they change their ways they could die early or face a retirement blighted with ill-health. While overall life expectancy has been rising in recent decades, the years people spend in good health has changed little. But research has shown that living healthy in middle age can double an individual's chances of being healthy at 70. [...] 40% of deaths are related to lifestyle //&! COST OF UNHEALTHY LIVING TO SOCIETY, 2bn attributed to alcohol A&E admissions alone, 3bn overall, obesity 4bn and rising, diabetes 10bn - bbc.in/1tfe76q //&! sedentary lifestyle - bbc.in/1CcMFoh
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Pleasure Trap - PART ONE - Alan Goldhamer DC - YouTube
what if feeding behaviour would not be rewarded. ... do you stop feeding yourself? // artificially stimulate = addiction. keep drinking/eating to avoid feeling bad. // Cocaine. Rats take cocaine till they are dead. Addiction to dopamine rush. 10x dopamine rush smoking cocaine than having an orgasm. // Salt Sugar Fat - Book. Bliss point. << food conglomerate. taste = how much dopamine is released in brain, rewarding it feels. = Dietary Excess. // &! Part 2 - white sugar. processed. no fiber. does not exist in nature. same effects on liver as alcohol! // NO OIL! oil does not exist in nature. // Salt // << SOS Salt Oil (Free Fat) Sugar. // 25 of calories come from added sugars, in the avg Teenage Diet Study. //&! Breaking The Food Seduction - by Dr. Neal Barnard - youtu.be/TDgA3T_JF2A //&! Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive (Barnard) - youtu.be/5VWi6dXCT7I //&! Dr. Doug Lisle "Pleasure Trap" 2013 - youtu.be/Dtf9-4KNKkE
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Prisons overhaul to be announced by David Cameron - BBC News
He will say the "failure" of the current system, with its high reoffending rates and levels of violence, is "scandalous". He is expected to announce prison governors will be given more say over how jails spend their money. [ BUT NOT MORE MONEY AS A WHOLE TO PREVENT, INTERVENE, REINTEGRATE and this was not in the Manifesto ] [...] "Not everyone shows remorse and not everyone seeks redemption. "But I also strongly believe that we must offer chances to change; that for those trying hard to turn themselves around, we should offer hope; that in a compassionate country, we should help those who've made mistakes to find their way back onto the right path." [...] "Prisons are currently violent and overcrowded. As such, they fail everyone: victims, the public, staff and prisoners themselves. [...] outgoing chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales said prisons were "as bad as you could possibly imagine". [...] conditions in adult prisons had deteriorated over the past five years.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
I had alcohol-related breast cancer. Here’s why I still drink | Joanna Moorhead | Opinion | The Guardian
The chief medical officer advises women to think about cancer when having a drink. But if I did that every time I had a glass of wine, I think I’d feel the cancer had won [...] I guess what it comes down to is quite simply the importance of enjoying life. When I had cancer, I discovered that I didn’t just want to survive; I wanted to have fun, to make the most of every single day, and to enjoy happy occasions and meals with my friends and family. [...] drinking wine, beer or tequila adds a dimension to social occasions that I rather enjoy. And somehow it feels to me that it wasn’t worth surviving cancer if I’m going to limit my life to thinking, every time someone offered me a glass of something, about my breast cancer and the likelihood of it returning. [...] Life is too short to cut out something you enjoy in moderation, [ picking up the words from the food lobby, heart disease and cancer in moderation. sprinkling in doubt. to continue that lifestyle. do you say asbestos in mod? ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
GPs battle fatalism in neighbourhood with Britain's worst life expectancy | Society | The Guardian
Doctors at new health centre in part of Glasgow known for the wrong reasons say ultimatums to give up smoking, drinking or fatty food just don’t work [...] And while they may live longer than before they do so in poor health, with complex, chronic illnesses. Clinicians call it premature multi-morbidity: patients who may be life-long smokers living with obesity, lung disease or ailing hearts. “Our patients have multiple chronic diseases about 15 to 20 years earlier than in affluent areas. They are living longer in poorer health,” Crawford says. [...] There is a strong sense that smoking is a rare pleasure in a difficult world; beating addiction is harder with great routine stress in daily life. [ self-medication and coping mechanisms ] [...] But they come to you because I don’t make judgments, and they don’t lie to me about how much they’re drinking,” [...] “I suppose you’re trying each time to enable them to finally make that change [...] [ keeping them alive ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
UK cancer death rates after diagnosis drop 10% in ten years | Society | The Guardian
A greater number of people, however, are being diagnosed with and dying from cancer due to age and lifestyle factors [...] But the growing numbers of people being diagnosed with cancer as the population ages and obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and drinking take their toll, has climbed, which means the actual number of deaths each year has risen over the last decade. Some cancers continue to pose a major problem: the death rates from liver and pancreatic cancer are rising, not falling. [...] regional variations are sometimes shocking. In some areas, people diagnosed with lung cancer are four times more likely to die than in others. That is partly because in some less affluent places, lung cancer caused by smoking is more common and people have more advanced disease when they finally see the GP. But there are also variations in standards of care. [...] [ look at ] Five-year cancer survival rates, % [ if you survive, you are lucky for 5 years. ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Simple Weed Question Destroys Drug Czar's Chief Deputy - YouTube
Michael Botticelli, the drug czar's chief deputy // US Rep. at Pot Hearing: 'People Don't Smoke Marijuana and Beat Up Their Wives' - youtu.be/wOU_3wsc35s - 'nobody dies from marijuana. [...] meth and heroin are the drugs that ravage our country. [...] your focus on marijuana is a failure of war on drugs, its a crime to incarcerate people possessing marijuana. [...] the drug war is a serious failure.' //&! US Rep. To Deputy Director of Drug Policy: You're 'Part of the Problem' - youtu.be/qj-n082LsI4 //&! Congressman Destroys War on Marijuana in Four Minutes - youtu.be/texEvnmciy4 //&! Bill Clinton: Let States Legalize Marijuana - youtu.be/feIHOAR1IP8 //&! Obama On Legalizing Marijuana - youtu.be/88oGtAyUioM //&! Colorado Is Literally Too Rich Because Of Weed - youtu.be/6awP8S9NzqM - +50m tax rev in first year
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Chaotic lives and ethical dilemmas: inside the hospital liver ward | Society | The Guardian
Hepatologists in Southampton are seeing more young, middle-class and female alcoholics – some even in their teens [...] Half of Wright’s liver patients are not drinkers. He sees obese patients with fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, and those with viral hepatitis. But the drinkers are addicted and it is hard for the NHS to sort them out. //&! The secret alcohol liaison nurse's diary: 'Cuts are having a devastating impact' - http://bit.ly/1ZX9EEW - We receive multiple referrals where clients have an underlying alcohol-related mental health problem. //&! How the NHS saved my life: I spent my 20s playing Russian roulette with alcohol - bit.ly/1Tjzr53 //&! >> With budgets tight and lifestyle diseases burgeoning, the NHS will not be saved until the vested interests ranged against it are taken on << Sugar Tax, Minimum Alcohol Unit Pricing, Animal Product Tax, Fast Food/Food Chain Tax, Processed/Engineered Food Tax - bit.ly/1NtxwDL
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Think' plea to avoid A&E winter crisis in Wales - BBC News
People with minor injuries and illnesses have been urged not to clog up accident and emergency units in a bid to avoid another winter pressures crisis. A Choose Well campaign has been launched by NHS Wales. Chief executive Dr Andrew Goodall said 80% of patients who went to A&E did not need admission or follow-up treatment. Pressures in Wales' busiest A&E units last winter led one senior nurse to compare them to a war zone. Dr Goodall said: "The vast majority of medical conditions do not need emergency care." //&! Five hospitals across the West of England have declared a "black alert" saying they are being overwhelmed by the level of demand on health services. - bbc.in/1VNb9jo
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Dental care in England 'Third World' - BBC News
[ symptom ] oral health, self-care, // The fact Dentaid, normally associated with providing care in the Third World, is now offering emergency care to homeless people, migrants and the low paid in Kirklees "serves to demonstrate the lack of a proper national dental service", it says. The letter also calls the levels of tooth decay in children a "national disgrace". Figures published last year by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed nearly half of eight-year-olds and a third of five-year-olds had signs of decay in their milk teeth.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Like a beautiful painting': image of New Year's mayhem in Manchester goes viral | UK news | The Guardian
[ symptom ] Quoted by the Manchester Evening News, Goodman he said the appeal of the image might lie in its unusual subject matter. “There are plenty of photographs published that show people having a great time. It’s much safer and easier photographing happy, willing people posing than photographing angry, drunk people candid. “That’s not a criticism of the former, but it’s one reason why the latter might stand out.” He said he was “flattered” that his photograph had been compared to Renaissance art, but said he was merely “in the right place at the right time”. Or as American photographic pioneer Ansell Adams put it: “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
UK  Lad  culture  binge  drinking  alcohol  abuse  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  food  abuse  Escapeism  Entertainment  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  Precariat  precarious  work  working  poor  alcoholism  coping  mechanism  self-medication  Wertegesellschaft  inequality  Social  Media  Gini  coefficient  Super  Rich  1%  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  psychology  sociology  austerity  addiction 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Chris Farley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[ 33 advanced heart disease, body couldn't take the abuse any more, overdose much more likelier ] Following his final guest appearance on SNL on October 25, 1997 there was a visible decline in Farley's health. Farley's hoarse voice and flushed skin were the subject of public scrutiny.[35] In the final years of his life, Farley had sought treatment for obesity and drug abuse on 17 occasions.[36] On December 18, 1997, he was found dead by his younger brother, John, in his apartment in the John Hancock Center in Chicago.[37] An autopsy later revealed that Farley had died of a cocaine and morphine overdose early that morning.[38] Advanced atherosclerosis was cited as a "significant contributing factor."[24] Farley's death is often compared to that of his SNL idol John Belushi, who also died at age 33 of an accidental drug overdose consisting of cocaine and heroin.[14]
atherosclerosis  health  crisis  substance  abuse  cancer  heart  disease  sick  population  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  food  abuse  Hollywood  Fame  celebrity  culture  of  You 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Smoker's cough 'could be sign of serious disease' - BBC News
Smokers are being urged not to dismiss the early signs of a debilitating disease as simply a smoker's cough. In a new campaign, Public Health England says too many smokers remain unaware of the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which narrows the airways, can leave people struggling to do simple tasks such as climbing stairs. Figures show more than 1m people in England are living with it, with nine in 10 cases caused by smoking. COPD is actually the umbrella term for a number of serious lung conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. NO CURE People with the disease have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways and destruction of lung tissue. //&! bbc.in/1QXhR74
tobacco  smoking  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  free  radicals  cancer  diet-related  disease  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  prevention  intervention  addiction  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  NHS  austerity  Public  Policy  safety  health  health  smoker  cough  quality  of  life  inflammation  lung  disease  heart  disease 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert Downey Jr pardoned in California for felony drug conviction | Film | The Guardian
The governor of California pardoned Robert Downey Jr on Thursday for a nearly 20-year-old felony drug conviction that sent the Oscar-nominated actor to jail for nearly a year. Downey was among 91 people granted pardons for criminal convictions after demonstrating they had rehabilitated themselves and been out of custody for at least 10 years, Governor Jerry Brown’s office announced. The pardon does not erase records of a conviction, but it restores voting rights and is a public proclamation that the person has remained out of trouble and demonstrated “exemplary behavior”, according to materials on Brown’s website.
Rehabilitation  addiction  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  alcohol  abuse  USA  Justice  System  mandatory  minimum  sentences  prison–industrial  complex 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Rob Ford's Sobriety Coach: Inside the Manic Life & Work of Bob Marier - YouTube
[ symptom ] when substance abuse takes over your life. you are the slave. // self-developed coping mechanisms // see also Dr Gabor Mate (Trauma) // recovery coach is new field. // SOS - sharing our sobriety // soh - sharing our health // from recovery, to discovery; many different ways what is wrong with you and the world and how wrongly short sighted you dealt with it // love unconditionally, connect with other people. // worst at state of 'nothing else matters, have to get high now, asap.' //
addiction  food  abuse  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  mental  health  well  being  status  anxiety  anxiety  safety  debt  servitude  happiness  security  job  security  squeezed  middle  class  crony  capitalism  capitalism  rat  race  Rehabilitation  sociology  psychology  alcoholism  tobacco  Nicotine  food  engineering  processed  food  fast  food  Chain  junk  food  Politics  food  poisoning  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  public  health  public  health  policy  prevention  intervention  sick  population  health  crisis  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  stigma  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  overweight 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS in Scotland facing 'pressure', doctors warn - BBC News
The NHS in Scotland will face "significantly more pressure" in the coming year despite a budget increase, the doctors' leaders have warned. The British Medical Association claimed that "constrained resources" meant the health service was struggling to cope with increasing demands. BMA Scotland chairman Peter Bennie also said the number of jobs lying vacant could have a "detrimental impact". The Scottish government said it had a "clear vision for the future". [...] "The funding gap faced by the NHS set against rising demand and the impact of increasing consultant, specialty doctor and GP vacancies and unfilled trainee posts cannot be ignored, and we must establish ways to make Scotland's NHS a more attractive place to work. [...] NHS will face significantly more pressure as Scotland's population continues to age." [...] [Shona Robinson] ensuring our NHS is sustainable for future generations. [ << bottom up prevention and intervention ] [ disability from heart disease events ]
NHS  NHS  Scotland  austerity  demographic  bubble  premature  ageing  ageing  population  chronic  diseases  Public  Services  Social  Services  OAP  sick  population  health  crisis  diet-related  disease  health  care  prevention  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  policy  health  UK  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  overweight  diabetes  insulin  resistance  cancer  metabolic  syndrome  GP  staff  morale  locum  staff  staff  shortage  sedentary  lifestyle  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  western  lifestyle  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  pattern  western  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  heart  disease  disability  vulnerable  mental  health  health  inequality  post  code  lottery  stroke  thrombosis  aneurysm  heart  attack  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  active  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  nanny  state  Nudge  theory  high  blood  pressure 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Obesity costs Scotland up to £4bn, says parliament report - BBC News
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/TrendObesity - In 2014, 65% of adults aged 16 and over were overweight, including 28% who were obese. There has been an increase in the proportion who are overweight or obese among both sexes (aged 16-64) since 1995, from 52% to 63%. Most of this increase was seen between 1995 and 2008, with figures remaining broadly stable since then. // Obesity could be costing Scotland up to £4.6bn a year, according to a new report. The figure came in a Scottish Parliament briefing which said the problem was putting a "significant and growing burden" on the nation. [...] The government launched a strategy in 2010 to tackle Scotland's "obesity time bomb". [ bbc.in/1YBueVs << LOL !!! ] The new report, produced by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Spice), said the problem could be costing the NHS as much as £600m a year. It said that, including other factors, the total annual economic cost could be between £0.9bn and £4.6bn.
NHS  Scotland  NHS  UK  overweight  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  sick  population  health  crisis  economic  damage  sick  day  productivity  disability  mental  health  well  being  happiness  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  prevention  intervention  food  industry  food  engineering  processed  food  food  abuse  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  alcohol  abuse  fast  food  Chain  junk  food  Politics  food  poverty  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  Western  pattern  heart  disease  diabetes  insulin  resistance  metabolic  syndrome  cancer  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  Big  Sugar  tobacco 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Minimum alcohol pricing plan 'may breach EU law' - BBC News
[MPU] legislation is significantly to restrict the market, and this might be avoided by the introduction of a tax measure designed to increase the price of alcohol instead of a measure imposing a minimum price per unit of alcohol." [...] /// Instead it says increasing the tax on alcohol tax could be justified as it would combat alcohol misuse and wouldn't restrict the market. /// [...] Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland [...] minimum pricing was a better measure than alcohol taxes, which are "limited in their ability to raise the price of the cheapest alcohol to a level that will actually reduce harm". [SWA] had "blocked the democratic will of the Scottish Parliament and sacrificed public health to protect their members' profits". [...] [BMA] "The case for minimum unit pricing has always been based on the fact that it achieves what taxation cannot[."] [...] "unhealthy relationship with drink". //&! bit.ly/1mglhVe
taxation  tax  code  Alcohol  Scotland  abuse  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health  sick  population  health  crisis  prevention  Nudge  theory  food  abuse  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  food  industry  revolving  door  policy  folly  policy  error  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  FDA  USDA  food  engineering  processed  food  Big  Sugar  advertisement  marketing  Escapeism  Entertainment 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Australia's Tasmania may raise smoking age to 25 - BBC News
The Australian state of Tasmania is considering raising the legal age for buying cigarettes to at least 21 and potentially as high as 25. [...] Critics have complained the proposed restrictions would be a violation of civil liberties. Australia already has some of the world's toughest anti-smoking policies. It introduced so-called plain packaging in 2012, where packs are coloured an identical olive brown and are covered in graphic health warnings. The country is also one of the most expensive places in the world to buy cigarettes - from around A$20 a pack ($15; £10). // [ statistics/survey - if you don't start to smoke before 30 years of age, you will rarely pick up smoking after that, to sooth yourself. ]
tobacco  health  crisis  prevention  sick  population  cancer  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  Policy  Makers  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  public  safety  public  health  public  health  substance  abuse  addiction  drug  abuse  Nicotine  taxation  health 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
A&E visits for alcohol poisoning 'double in six years' - BBC News
[ symptom ] [D]ue to the effects of alcohol, such as liver disease, have also risen by more than 50% in nine years to 250,000 a year in England. Rates were highest in deprived areas and in the north, and among men aged 45-64, [...] The government said it had banned the lowest priced drinks. [...] figures were an underestimate of the impact of drinking because they did not include alcohol-fuelled falls and fights, just illnesses such as alcohol poisoning and liver disease. Nor do they count people who come to A&E drunk and are then sent home without being treated or admitted as a patient. // [ symptom of wider society and it's characteristics ] [ there is demand for numbing, escapism, thrill ride, distraction ] [ not being enough X ] [ rat race ] [ reward & sooth urself (coping mechanism, self-medicating), drink, take out, engineered food ("I am an emotional eater." ] - Should there be a word for an 'almost alcoholic'? - bbc.in/1eGqXhP & bbc.in/1J3tBCh &! bit.ly/1kebRZd
A&E  NHS  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  Escapeism  Entertainment  Millennials  generationy  health  crisis  liver  disease  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  care  public  health  policy  public  health  binge  drinking  Lad  culture  UK  working  poor  Precariat  sociology  psychology  food  engineering  processed  food  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  zombie  consumer  status  symbol  status  anxiety  capitalism  happiness  index  happiness  well  being  mental  health  crony  capitalism  exploitation  alcoholism 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Can drug courts stop overdose deaths in heroin epidemic? - BBC News
[ symptom of wider society and it's characteristics ] - Unlikely face of heroin epidemic in small town America - Drug-related deaths have soared in New Hampshire, where an influx of cheap heroin has claimed victims from every section of society. The state is facing an epidemic of addiction and overdoses. Voters in the state, which holds the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February, say drugs are now their biggest concern. - [ there is demand for numbing, escapism, thrill ride, distraction ] - bbc.in/1J3JoAV - [ not being enough X ] [ symptom of the rat race ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Stephen Fry - HIV and Me - Part 1 - YouTube
[ chem sex as symptom of public sentiment at large towards what "being gay" means. and how gay people see themselves in this picture and see how they are treated at large?! it's like about breaking free from social norms, its a counterproductive form of rebellion against society in its most dangerous form. ] [ protection = naughty but not dangerous ] [ some are thrill seeking people. a kick apart form normal life. ] [ hetero sex now counts for half of all new infections ] [ medical profession guess is that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all infection go undiagnosed, because they don't have HIV test, in UK ] PART 2: [ stigma and prejudice of being HIV positive is a social crisis. medically we moved on, but socially we haven't. there is still this big fear and horror part, instilled into people by it's initial campaign during the 90's. HIV is a social problem. ]
HIV  AIDS  subculture  gay  culture  chemsex  chem-sex  LGBT  LGBTQIASP  dehumanisation  subhuman  discrimination  social  discrimination  substance  abuse  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  unprotective  sex  Entertainment  numbing  distraction  STI  STD  superbug  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  Escapeism  society  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  sociology  psychology  Zivilgesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  western  society  rat  race  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  public  perception  public  safety  public  awareness  public  image  public  health  policy  public  health  public  opinion  public  sentiment  public  discourse  public  debate  western  lifestyle  western  world  climate  change  climate  crisis  global  warming  carbonfootprint  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  zombie  consumer  crony  capitalism  capitalism  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  consumerist  consumerism  teenage  pregnancy  prejudice  stigma  bias  judgement  snap  judgement 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Mexico grants first marijuana permits for growing and possession | World news | The Guardian
The court ruled that growing and consuming marijuana is covered under the right of ‘free development of personality’, but won’t allow sales of the drug
Mexico  War  on  Terror  drug  cartel  Marijuana  cannabis  Legalisation  decriminalisation  decriminalization 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Obesity 'biggest threat to women's health' in England - BBC News
[T]ackling obesity should be a national priority to avert a "growing health catastrophe". She said the food industry needed to do more or it should face a sugar tax. [...] England's top doctor said obesity was so serious it should be a priority for the whole population, but particularly for women because too often it shortened their lives. [...] obesity was now "the most pressing health issue for the nation". "Estimates of the economic costs of obesity suggest they will bankrupt the NHS. "Elevating the problem of obesity to a national risk could help to address the current 'laissez faire' attitude to this huge, angry, growing health catastrophe," //&! bbc.in/1O0TKnk &! bbc.in/1M89v4l &! bbc.in/1M89DB6 &! bbc.in/1mfMnw3 &! bbc.in/1RfdcNx - People must be more responsible for their own health otherwise the NHS simply will not be able to cope; Simon Stevens. [food, tobacco, drink] &! bbc.in/1UeYy7K - BBC tip; diet restriction. //&! bit.ly/1jRN5Oe
obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  public  health  policy  public  health  UK  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  diet-related  disease  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  Western  pattern  lifestyle  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  prevention  intervention  NHS  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  cancer  heart  disease  Big  Sugar  food  engineering  processed  food  Sugar  Tax  Jamie  Oliver  fast  food  Chain  junk  food  Politics  Desert  food  waste  food  poverty  food  industry  tobacco  substance  abuse  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  drug  abuse  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Europa: Arme und weniger gebildete Menschen sterben häufiger an Alkohol - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In den meisten europäischen Ländern leben gebildete und wohlhabende Menschen länger als Menschen mit niedrigem sozioökonomischem Status. Ein Grund für diesen Unterschied scheint im Alkoholkonsum zu liegen. [...] Sozial besser gestellte Menschen trinken demnach zwar häufiger und zum Teil auch mehr als Menschen mit geringerem Bildungsgrad. Laut den Forschern sind problematische Trinkgewohnheiten - etwa das Komasaufen - in unteren sozialen Gruppen jedoch weiter verbreitet. Verhalten wie dieses steigert die alkoholbedingten Gesundheitsprobleme. [...] Ungleichheit zwischen den sozialen Gruppen verstärkt.
socioeconomic  status  working  poor  precarious  work  Precariat  poverty  trap  substance  abuse  Sozialer  Abstieg  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  Sozialpolitik  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Integrationspolitik  society  Wertegesellschaft  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  alcoholism  sick  population  food  poverty  health  crisis  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  health  inequality  poverty  tobacco  processed  food  fast  food  Desert  Chain  junk  food  food  engineering  Politics  subculture  culture  Lad  culture  binge  drinking  Komasaufen  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  Perspective  Escapeism  mental  health  distraction  Entertainment  sociology  socialising  Gini  coefficient  inequality  income  distribution  fairness  GFC  austerity  crony  capitalism  capitalism  trickle-down  economics  Public  Policy  social  tension  social  cohesion  social  democracy  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  bank  bailout  Generationengerechtigkeit  social  mobility  income  mobility  secular  stagnation 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, Jamie Oliver: 'Energy drinks need age limits'
diet-related diseases have a slow progression [...] "confusion is what protects the industry." [...] "capacity to make wrong choices much easier that to make right choices." [...] [ today's food addicts are always surrounded by their enablers and drug dealers, socially acceptable ] //&! Can we cut sugar levels in our food? - 2/3 of adults at least overweight, only 17% of children meet the 5 a day - bbc.in/1Iolos2 - 'reduce sugar in packaged food.' + 'processed food with health claims' [<< where is the broccoli lobby when you need them?] Iceland Manager "can't expect a nation to change eating habits [of ready meals high in fat, salt and additives.]." [<< have to do it 1 by 1 on a local basis, community led]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Jamie Oliver: Time to get 'medieval' on sugar - Newsnight - YouTube
>> biggest killer; diet related diseases. // "industry don't want you to have clarity." as in pictures of cancer on tobacco packaging. // same w WHO reply "moderation" "meat and dairy is part of a healthy balanced diet."
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Charlie Sheen discloses HIV positive diagnosis: 'It's a hard three letters to absorb' | Culture | The Guardian
Today Show host Matt Lauer asked Sheen why he continued to bring people including prostitutes to his home even though they were threatening him. Sheen said it was because he was depressed. He said that the period in March 2011 when he appeared on television and online making absurd claims and going on long tirades was not tied to his HIV status. “I wish I could blame it on that – that was more roid rage,” he said. [...] CBS fired Sheen from the long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men in March 2011 after the Golden Globe-winning actor had a public meltdown and criticised the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre. Filming had been disrupted in the previous year as Sheen, who was the highest-paid actor on television at the time, received treatment for drug addiction. //&! As medical advances help thousands of people, it would be disastrous to revert to bigoted attitudes in public and the media - bit.ly/1Y5qk8S - If a celebrity – or anybody else – has HIV, it really is none of our business.
HIV  AIDS  public  awareness  public  perception  public  opinion  public  image  mental  health  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  gossip  culture  gossip  celebrity  culture  celebrity  Hollywood  Social  Media  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  society  well  being  sociology  psychology  exploitation  Gesellschaft  Wertegesellschaft  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  alcohol  abuse  stigma  prejudice  bias  label  boxes  LGBT  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Patients told to 'Skype your doctor' in bid to relieve Christmas pressure on NHS - Press and Journal
diet, sick population, lifestyle, and going sick into work ( presenteeism ), and not washing hands regularly and door handles / light switches at home. //&! NHS report shows ‘worrying’ gap in life expectancy across north-east. The call comes in the wake of the latest annual report from NHS Grampian’s director of public health – which reveals “persistent health inequalities” between the most and least deprived areas. - bit.ly/1MyjrWj
flu  winter  flu  influenca  Influenza  sick  population  public  health  policy  public  health  prevention  intervention  GP  austerity  NHS  NHS  Scotland  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  immune  system  inflammation  anti-inflammatory  diet  antioxidant  Standard  American  western  diet  pattern  diet  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  diet  western  lifestyle  hygiene  presenteeism  health  inequality  tobacco  alcohol  abuse  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  poverty  child  poverty  food  poverty  poverty  trap  poverty  in  old  age  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  health  care  mental  health  mental  illness 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Love Your Enemies: Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg and Uma Thurman - YouTube
coping mechanism, short term buzz vs stamina and own internal inertia. // don't live in harmony with reality! we live in a world of connection. social media is no deep connection. period. need perspective. sense of isolation is enemy. self-preoccupation is evil. other-preoccupation is gift. compassion and empathy is road to happiness. don't try to control experiences. social media is about controlling your experience, both sides. // book: Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness (1998) by Thurman & Essential Tibetan Buddhism (1997) Thurman & Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit and be a Whole Lot Happier Paperback (2015) by Sharon; Thurman, Robert Salzberg (Author)
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, Hooked on Painkillers
[ Risk of physical dependency. Can processed foods be a crutch for emotional hang-ups, stress release, as a reward after a stressful day, week and develop 'emotional' dependency (quick fix, no stigma, no barriers to access, no stigma, label, prejudice -- vs -- mindfulness, meditation, therapy)? Same with the obvious bad habit (habit forming) to reward yourself with binge drinking on Friday and Saturday after your work and or the S.A.D takeout: prevalent amongst the precariat ("my reward after a hard working week"). Obvious coping mechanism. Soft drugs and accepted, without stigma, amongst society. ] Doctors in the UK are prescribing record doses of highly addictive painkillers. Around four million people are now taking opioids - drugs that are closely related to heroin. //book - Painkiller Addict: From wreckage to redemption - my true story (2012) by Cathryn Kemp & Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out (2013) & Amazon "substance abuse"
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
UK healthcare 'lagging behind other rich nations' - BBC News
<< But the report also found evidence that Britons were leading unhealthy lives. Obesity rates were among the highest, while alcohol consumption and smoking rates were also above average. >> //!! Standards of healthcare in the UK are lagging behind many developed nations with thousands fewer doctors and nurses being employed, a report says. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development review of 34 countries found the UK was behind in key areas such as stroke and cancer. It also found spending was lower per head and there was less equipment. The Department of Health said there was room for improvement and money was being targeted in those areas. The report found the UK has 8.2 nurses per 1,000 people compared with an OECD average of 9.1, while it has 2.8 doctors per 1,000 compared with 3.3. Experts said 26,500 more doctors and 47,700 nurses would be needed to match the OECD average.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Addiction and Depression - Have You Considered This? - YouTube
What are you running from? // the tip of the iceberg is off-label use of prescription drugs (Modafinil) for narcolepsy, ADHD and other conditions that give you the kick to focus ... on work. // Work to keep up with the Jonse's. // taking is time consuming. vs giving // commodification of human as resource, exchangable resource via capitalism // Love & Community // Do what ever it takes to get you through the day. // Good for the collective. // Coffee as gateway drug. // give everything up for success, use every thing for success // honor your needs! //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
A Car Vlog: I Am "That" Mom - YouTube
@4:40 - RE: Food as Reward = Business as Usual (BAS). Any food that triggers some feel good chemicals can be abused: junk food, fast food, processed food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs. Some are legal others carry a stigma and others are illegal ... depending where you live. (Liberal) Progressive policy making would be to legalise all but put a progressive and aggressive tax on those. An addiction & harm tax along the nudge theory. And with that tax revenue to pay for public health care and public education campaigns to raise awareness and change perception, image and opinion. Not pulling the nanny state. But if you use tobacco, you pay twice; now with your discretionary spending choice and then with your health, and we let you know on the packaging. And we can also subsidise cycle to work schemes, cycle lanes, cycle shelters.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Legal highs: Psychoactive drugs policy 'rushed', say MPs - BBC News
[ why not put a regulatory framework up. and make money through taxation! stupid. where is the neoliberal tough when its needed!? double standard. ] "Britain uses more psychoactive substances than any other country in Europe and is at risk of being overwhelmed by the sheer scale of this problem.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Branson: Treating addicts with 'decency' saves them
Policy Making for Super Rich, 1%, vested interest and interest groups & Industry (capitalism) >> bit.ly/1eX3wC2 - [ First it was Big Sugar in USA that put Political pressure (will withdraw funding) on WHO to withdraw new & much low added sugar intake/nutritional guidance. Now this with the UN. Who are Policy Makers anyway? Are there any characters at these institutions? - bit.ly/1kmEDHJ & bit.ly/1GnMUoH & bit.ly/1cSYi7O & bit.ly/1MBJPy3 "Food Politics" & 1.usa.gov/1jyOCJQ ] // Richard Branson "somebody seems to have got to the UN, either a country or somebody worried about their job." The report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime report allegedly said that there has been "millions of unnecessary arrests and that criminalising people for drugs is unnecessary and harmful." "They had basically come around to the realisation that treating people with decency is how you wean people off drugs". // UN denies Branson claim - bit.ly/1XeWLBp //&! bbc.in/1GP0EDC
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
From Rehab to a Body Bag | Dying for Treatment: VICE Reports (Full Length) - YouTube
10:45 - offering things (therapy) that are gratifying. but addiction therapy is hard work and should be nothing else. even for the family member. all you have to do as family member to sit below while you watch your loved one on the high wire hoping he will not fall down from the wire up there high above. that will eventually end up in disaster. [ applies to food addiction, feeding your emotions, unable to normally regulate your emotions, coming with environment - like work and family, stressed out, ... ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Kardashian family stops social media activity as Lamar Odom remains critical | Life and style | The Guardian
Neither the Kardashians nor Odom’s representatives have given any official updates on the athlete’s condition since he collapsed on Tuesday at a brothel in Nevada, where authorities said he had used cocaine and so-called herbal Viagra. Celebrity media sites, citing sources close to the family or at the hospital, have said Odom, 35, is on life support, has suffered a series of strokes and his kidneys and other organs are failing. TMZ.com said he has a 50/50 chance of survival. //&! bit.ly/1ML8FzQ - Odom had said that he had taken cocaine before his arrival, and the brothel said they saw him drink alcohol and take as many as 10 supplements sold as “herbal Viagra”. One brand that he took, Reload, was the subject of a 2013 warning from the Food and Drug Administration, which said the pill contained sildenafil, the active ingredient in prescription Viagra.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS on brink of collapse, warns former health minister | Society | The Guardian
Norman Lamb [...] NHS will crash within two years with catastrophic consequences unless the government orders an immediate multibillion pound cash injection, the former minister in charge of care services says. [...] fears mount among senior NHS officials, care providers and local authorities that NHS and care services are approaching breaking point. [Lamb] accuses the government of dishonesty in failing to admit the scale of the problems [ sick population, premature ageing, chronic diseases, obesity crisis, Big Sugar, food industry, cancer, sedentary lifestyle, demographic bubble, pollution, chronic stress, mental health ]. [ need non-partisan commision ] [...] NHS CEO [...] [sees no] progress in tackling public health problems [which are multi-dimensional][, shaving the top off/limiting the extent/prevention (Sugar Tax/Alcohol Unit pricing review/review of food deserts & fast-processed-junk-food filled grocery stores) against predictable/status quo = pressures continue 2 increase.]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds - BBC News
&! GPs are prescribing antibiotics that no longer work for people with gonorrhoea, raising the chances that drug-resistant forms of the sexually transmitted disease will spread. - bit.ly/1Ln8Gth //&! bit.ly/1Mg8XwF //&! bbc.in/1iVQhZs //&! The epic challenges of the post-antibiotic age will take the debate beyond the well-worn issues of obesity and old age - bit.ly/1NNaH3K - Health and Social Care Act (austerity) put sexual health services into councils hand, out of GP's purview, and thus councils have to decide what to cut ... sexual health services. unable to reach to minorities and marginalised. And its not integrated into NHS services, thus ongoing treatment and side effects and oversight is putting on friction! And puts patients health & good outcome at risk (becomes a chronic disease, untreatable, has to be managed: Super-gonorrhoea. // &! "therefore it would be impossible to design a public health system when the population is so feckless and immature." #sick-population
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wandel der Trinkgewohnheiten - The European
Krankenhauseinweisungen wegen Alkoholvergiftung gehen kontinuierlich zurück, immer mehr Jugendliche trinken gar keinen Alkohol oder trinken bewusst maßvoll. „Komasaufen“ ist nicht mehr cool, stattdessen chillen die Kids heute mit angesagten Trendgetränken – ohne Alkohol. Eine Lebenseinstellung, auch gegen das Gewohnte. Jugendliche wollen sich abgrenzen, wollen anders sein als ihre Eltern und Großeltern. Die heutige Jugend schafft das bravourös. Sie entwickelt sich immer mehr zu guten Vorbildern. [...] Das Umdenken beginnt im Kopf! Und die Umsetzung erfolgt in der Gesellschaft. Alkoholfrei zu Trinken ist inzwischen keine „Notlösung“ mehr sondern modern. Diesen Trend hat die Industrie erkannt und agiert geschickt. Endlich setzen die deutschen Brauer auf das richtige Pferd: alkoholfreies Bier für junge Erwachsene.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
More must be done to help people with mental health problems stay in work | Society | The Guardian
More help is urgently needed to help people with mental health problems stay in their jobs, says the government's chief medical officer, warning of the toll of mental illness on individuals and the economy. Dame Sally Davies said that around 70m working days were lost to mental illness last year, costing the economy £70 to £100bn. The number of working days lost to stress, depression and anxiety has risen by 24% since 2009, she says in her annual report. Yet 75% of people with diagnosable mental illness get no treatment at all.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer risk 'even from light drinking' - BBC News
The work in the British Medical Journal looked at two large US studies involving more than 100,000 adults. The clearest link was for breast cancer. Experts say the findings reinforce the health message that people should limit how much they drink and have some alcohol-free days. There is no guaranteed safe level of drinking, but if you drink within the recommended daily limits, the risks of harming your health are low, they say. [...] Dr Richard Roope, of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs do not want to be killjoys - but we want our patients to live long and healthy lives, and lifestyle habits, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, are very real risk factors in developing cancer that can't be ignored." // &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alcohol
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Hard Lives of Britain's Synthetic Marijuana Addicts - YouTube
Legal highs are set to be outlawed by the British government in response to a growing number of news reports about students overdosing on the synthetic drugs after using them recreationally. On the eve of the ban, VICE travelled to Manchester to meet some more vulnerable users who have become addicted to these over-the-counter substances and discovered that solving the problem won't be as simple as making legal highs illegal.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Study suggests safe alcohol guidance 'unrealistic' - BBC News
But the study found that the guidelines are largely ignored because most people do not drink every day. Instead they drink heavily at the weekend - in order to get drunk. [ as socially acceptable outlet, from a weeks worth of chronic stress and worry. legal high and stress relieve as is tobacco. ] // thus as food can be used/abused as emotionally compforting and stress-reliever, binge drinking on the weekend as well as the habit for 2-3 drinks during weekdays to relieve the stress, should this behavior be space made in the DSM for disorder!? abuse/coping mechanism!/being dependent on it!? which is socially acceptable!. but long-term harmful to your health, as well as short-term to ur disposable income/savings rate & alcohol related injuries A&E & police force has to deal with!? --- Eating Disorders - bbc.in/1JRg4fu - Gemma and Dr Radha are on hand to talk about eating disorders.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Is it unfair to ban smoking in mental health hospitals? - BBC News
Patients with schizophrenia who are treated with the drugs Clozapine and Olanzapine, and smoke, for example, have an increased metabolism so do not process the drug as well as those who do not smoke. Quit smoking and you can reduce this medication by 25% in the first week. The rates of cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases are almost double for people with schizophrenia, and smoking "may play a role" in the development of the mental health illness. People with mental health problems have a reduced life expectancy of 10-20 years, and Campion believes that one of the reasons for this is that only a minority receive the right support to quit smoking.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex - BBC News
HIV infection rates are on the rise, particularly among gay men. But could a new type of drug treatment - PrEP - be given to people so they avoid catching the disease, asks Mobeen Azhar. [...] It's impossible to know how many men have become infected with HIV while using chems, but condom-less sex is normal for many men on the chem scene. In a study published by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a third of men surveyed described incidents of unintended unprotected sex while under the influence of chemsex drugs. [...] One in every eight gay men in London is HIV positive.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Book Excerpt: Understanding the New Jim Crow | BillMoyers.com
The following is an excerpt from Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. - "Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African-Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination— employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits and exclusion from jury service — are suddenly legal. ...We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." - Michelle Alexander
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Mass Abductions in Mexico Reveal a Decaying State - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Most murders don't even make the front page in Mexico anymore. But the recent abduction of 43 students has infuriated the country. The story has exposed the tight relationship between politics, law enforcement and organized crime. And it shows how weak the state has become.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
The NFL’s Uneven History Of Punishing Domestic Violence | FiveThirtyEight
On Thursday, Goodell announced a new discipline policy. In a letter to all 32 team owners obtained by ESPN, Goodell wrote that the league fell short in its treatment of the Rice case. “Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense, with consideration given to mitigating factors, as well as a longer suspension when circumstances warrant.” (This will not affect Rice’s current suspension.) A second offense will result in a ban from the league, with the opportunity to apply for reinstatement after one year. // for too long, officials looked away - on purpose.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Here's the Lawless Hellscape Colorado Has Become Six Months After Legalizing Weed - Mic
By removing marijuana penalties, the state saved somewhere between $12 million and $40 million in 2012, according to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. [...] The DEA is now asking the Food and Drug Administration to remove marijuana from its list of the most dangerous and harmful drugs. This could signal a radical shift in the way our government regulates and enforces weed. Marijuana advocates hail the decision as a necessary policy step towards eventual legalization, removing a critical roadblock that has constrained marijuana legalization on the local and federal levels. It is, of course, the first step of many. [...] D.C. is considered a staging ground for many local policies that get enacted throughout the country, and a victory for pot could open the floodgates elsewhere. + The Potrepreneur Roundtable with SpeedWeed and ArcView Group - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zZ8RgfTFzA || And don't forget the end of "War on Drugs."
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Genius Network® Presents: Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vaynermedia, interviewed by Joe Polish - YouTube
click through rate rock bottom. emerging platforms. + social media (work) is a marathon of investment. + attention span. + storytelling + extrovert + love the game (social media, internet - as a business) + legacy over currency + being right over the long-term + haters, hate - don't dismiss criticism. feedback. continue to critically think and keep executing. thus staying relevant. the marathon. + ad targeting + "Social Media is the only substitute for money. But it costs you time and knowledge." + Effort + Social Media is Word of Mouth @internet age + Infographics + have to work, effort / drive. Play xbox when your are well off. "I don't like complaining." + Social Media is sweet science. Marketing is hard, and it got harder. + "Marketing is applied Psychology." is Seduction. is Dating. + Freemium, giving away some content, luring them in. Content Marketing. MicroContent. Jab Jab Jab Ask. + Life gives to the giver and takes from takers.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
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