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Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Awareness'

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Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean 

 

I was over the moon to get vaccinated. I've covered the coronavirus pandemic, including the race to develop a vaccine, since only a handful of people were infected in Wuhan.

So when it was my turn to roll up my sleeve at the GP surgery, it really felt like a moment.

But I'm going to be open and honest with you: the vaccine floored me.

Let's be clear, even with hindsight I'd do it all again. I'd rather have side effects than Covid, or another year of restrictions, or a higher chance of accidentally passing the virus onto a loved one.

Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean

Tags: Awareness, Coronavirus, Effect, Vaccine

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17-Mar-2021


We Can Raise Boys To Become Good Men By Treating Them Like Girls 

 

When I was a kid in the 1970s, the “tomboy” was queen — or maybe king. Even a non-sporty girl like me was dressed in the unisex uniforms of white-piped track shorts, Keds, and t-shirts, just like my brother. The lesson I learned from my parents, peers, the media, and the passage of Title IX in 1972, was that I had legal right to everything culturally marked as “for boys.”

But the same access to girls’ worlds has still not been granted to boys. Despite the recent media focus on toxic masculinity, boys still feel insistent pressure to be violent, to shut down emotions, to watch porn, and to have sex even when they don’t want or aren’t ready to. They feel pressure to reject anything associated with what’s culturally marked as “feminine” — kindness, vulnerability, love, seeking help, let alone dolls and the color pink — and pressure to look down on girls and women. Boys learn that “girly” is an insult, and they must at all costs distance themselves from it.

We Can Raise Boys To Become Good Men By Treating Them Like Girls

Tags: Awareness, Books, Boy's Rights, Choices, Environment, Family, LGBTQ, NSFW, Opinion, Parental Burden, Sex, Writing

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10-Mar-2021


There’s a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise 

 

NPR journalist Michaeleen Doucleff suggests that parents consider throwing out most of the toys they’ve bought for their kids. It’s an extreme piece of advice, but the way Doucleff frames it, it seems entirely sensible: “Kids spent two hundred thousand years without these items,” she writes.

American child-rearing strategy comes away looking at best bizarre and at worst counterproductive. “Our culture often has things backward when it comes to kids,” she writes.

Doucleff arrives at this conclusion while traveling, with her then-3-year-old daughter. During her outings, she witnesses well-adjusted, drama-free kids share generously with their siblings and do chores without being asked.

There’s a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise

Tags: Advice, Americans, Awareness, Children, Choices, Parenting, Profiling, Training, Treatment, Unruly Child, World, Writing

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04-Mar-2021


Radiologists report COVID-19 vaccine causing swelling on mammograms 

 

Radiologists around the country are noting a potential aftereffect of the COVID-19 vaccine: swelling in lymph nodes under the armpit that are showing up on mammograms.

Lymph nodes exist in various regions around the body, including the neck, groin and armpits, and swell in the presence of bacteria, infection or sometimes cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Typically, an enlarged lymph node in the armpit region would warrant a biopsy of the breast tissue, as it can be an indicator of breast cancer that is beginning to spread, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation; however, radiologists say that these occurrences after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are to be expected and are not normally of concern.

Radiologists report COVID-19 vaccine causing swelling on mammograms

Tags: Awareness, Coronavirus, Effect, Health, Safety, Vaccine, Warning

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02-Mar-2021


Court: Parents of child who killed himself can sue educators 

 

The parents of an 8-year-old student who killed himself after being persistently bullied can move forward with a lawsuit against the Cincinnati school district that alleges wrongful death and other charges, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday.

The lawsuit's allegations also charge school officials with intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and failure to report child abuse. The lawsuit says Taye was bullied at his elementary school starting in first grade, with the bullying escalating in his third grade year.

Other students punched and kicked him in assaults and on Jan. 24, 2017, knocked him unconscious by throwing him against a bathroom wall, the parents say in the lawsuit.

He stayed home sick the next day, returned to school Jan. 26 and was bullied again in the bathroom by students who took his water bottle and tried to flush it down the toilet, his parents say. He killed himself that evening in his bedroom.

Court: Parents of child who killed himself can sue educators

Teen endures homophobic slurs & flying food cans while walking home because they “don’t belong”

Tags: Awareness, Carrie's Revenge, Children, Complaint, Death, Education, Employment, Environment, Etiquette, Gay, Hate, Health, Homophobia, Hostility, Humiliation, Hypocrisy, Judgment, Leaders, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Murder, Neglect, Neighbor, Parental Burden, Parental Crime, Politics, Safety, Suicide, Youth

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29-Dec-2020


Nurses in Orange County protest staffing conditions at local hospitals 

 

The support for nurses demonstrating outside South Coast Global Medical Center is clear. It was one of four protests at Orange County hospitals.
Nurses say that their safety and patient lives are at risk after the state allowed their hospital, part of KPC Health, to increase the patient to nurse ratio in the middle of a pandemic.

"So instead of giving us more nurses we got more work. Patients are going to die, nurses are gonna break, nurses are exhausted," says Karen Rodriguez, a registered nurse.

Nurses say that they are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, shifts go as long as 16 hours, four to five days a week, code after code, leaving them exhausted, waking up anxious in the middle of the night.

"It might be surge after surge and who knows, and they're not preparing for the worst," says Irene Brown, South Coast Global Medical Center ICU nurse

"I don't have any more to give when I get home, and that's really unfair to my family and myself because I just want to rest," says Vanessa Aguilar

She says it's also unfair to patients. Aguilar had this heartbreaking admission: Some may have made it if we had more resources.

Nurses in Orange County protest staffing conditions at local hospitals

Tags: Abuse, All Rights, Awareness, Empathy, Employment, Environment, Etiquette, Fighting Back, Health, Heroism, Humanity, Investment, Mental Health, Neglect, Performance, Recovery, Reward, Safety, Treatment

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23-Dec-2020


Cannibal sandwich scare: Wisconsin officials urge families to pass on holiday tradition of eating raw meat 

 

Wisconsinites and fans of uncooked meat, here is your annual holiday health warning.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is urging residents to put down their cannibal sandwiches, also known as raw meat sandwiches, tiger meat or steak tartare.

"Many Wisconsin families consider them to be a holiday tradition, but eating them poses a threat for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter and Listeria bacteria that can make you sick," the department wrote in a Facebook post Saturday, which it called its annual reminder. "Remember, ground beef should ALWAYS be cooked to an internal temperature of 160° F."

Cannibal sandwich scare: Wisconsin officials urge families to pass on holiday tradition of eating raw meat

Tags: Awareness, Backlash, Food, Health, Holidays, Safety, Toxic, Tradition, Warning

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13-Dec-2020


Cheating boyfriend gets caught in the act thanks to secret message on Starbucks cup: 'The audacity' 

 

A new TikTok trend has users sharing the “craziest” ways they’ve discovered they were being cheated on.

The trend started on Nov. 27 when user Mandi Kay Bowles asked her followers the question, “What is the craziest way you guys found out that somebody was cheating on you?”

One user named Brittany revealed in a now-viral TikTok that she found out a guy who she’d been seeing for three years was cheating when he gave her a very specific type of UTI caused by E. coli in her urine.

“I was like, ‘There’s no way, I’m always clean.’ Well, turns out my boyfriend actually didn’t go to the gym; he was having sex with another man,” she explained. He had sex with her immediately after having sex with another man, which gave her the UTI.

Cheating boyfriend gets caught in the act thanks to secret message on Starbucks cup: 'The audacity'

Tags: Awareness, Backlash, Cheating, LGBTQ, Men In Charge, Mental Health, Nature, Portrait, Relationships, Sex, Social Media

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11-Dec-2020


Tens of millions in California under stay-at-home order starting Sunday night 

 

Southern California and San Joaquin Valley residents will be under a stay-at-home order after the intensive care unit capacity in the two regions fell below 15%, triggering a mandate issued by the governor earlier this week that aims to bring down the soaring number of Covid-19 hospitalizations.

The order goes into effect Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PT for the some 27 million people in the regions, which includes Los Angeles and San Diego.

That follows a proactive order issued by six San Francisco Bay Area jurisdictions on Friday for its almost 6 million residents. It also goes into effect Sunday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced that any region that fell below the 15% ICU capacity threshold would be placed under stay-at-home orders.

Tens of millions in California under stay-at-home order starting Sunday night

Tags: Awareness, Coronavirus, Environment, Etiquette, Leaders, Policy, Quarantine, Safety, Social Distancing

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05-Dec-2020


Dog owners may catch COVID-19 more often, but the reason will surprise you 

 

You probably already know the ins-and-outs of how to protect yourself from COVID-19 when it comes to dealing with other human beings. If you do have to be around people, don’t get too close, wear a mask, and try to stay outside. But, having a friendly dog can make those interactions tricker. After all, many dog owners have been dragged across the street to meet a new fuzzy friend and their owner, whether they like it or not.

One study recently published in Environmental Research found that pet owners who take their dogs on walks have a 78 percent higher chance of catching COVID-19 compared to pup-less peers in a survey of over 2000 people. That’s higher than even that of people still going onsite to work.

Dog owners may catch COVID-19 more often, but the reason will surprise you

Tags: Animals, Awareness, Contagion, Environment, Etiquette, Health, Lifestyle, Nature, Neighbor, Safety, Science, Study

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03-Dec-2020


Sound the Alarm: The Moms Are Not Alright 

 

We know that women make less than men during the best of times—in 2018 women’s weekly wages were 81.1% that of men, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During this recession not only were sectors with higher proportions of female employees disproportionately affected, but female employees have been disproportionately more likely to be laid off than their male counterparts. Women-owned businesses are also more likely to be in the healthcare, education, or retail sectors that have been so hard hit during COVID-19. Partially due to lower income overall, women also tend to have less buffer to weather financial storms.

This paints a dire picture for women’s mental health. We can readily empathize with financial strain, the fear that accompanies it and the catastrophic negative impact it can have on mental health. We may also appreciate that despite the reluctance we might frequently feel to get out of bed and go to work on a Monday morning, there is a well-established link between employment and mental health. We know that becoming unemployed is associated with depression and suicidality, and that gaining employment is associated with an improvement in mental health. Furthermore, in a socially distanced world in which women are substantially less able to receive household help or have contact with females outside their immediate household, there is a greater burden on the support that partners provide. Unfortunately, we know that within relationships, financial concerns are a major driver of conflict between partners, jeopardizing the support available to struggling mothers.

Sound the Alarm: The Moms Are Not Alright

Tags: Awareness, Children, Choices, Environment, Investment, Life Sucks, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Psychology, Punishment, Responsibility, Safety, Survival, Women

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23-Nov-2020


California Cases Climb to a Record as State Curfew Begins 

 

The cases topped Friday’s record of 13,005 infections, bringing the total to almost 1.1 million. The number of deaths increased by 86 to 18,643, state data showed. The increased patient load left California’s hospitals with just 1,921 intensive-case unit beds available, near the low in July.

A 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will be imposed in most counties for a month to ease the rate of infection, affecting areas that encompass 37 million people, or 94% of the population.

Only 10 countries globally have more cases than California, where the number of cases now exceeds those in Mexico and Germany, which have been hot spots for the pandemic.

Governor Gavin Newsom said earlier in the week that the curfew will stop nonessential work and gatherings to “flatten the curve again,” reflecting growing alarm among state officials as the third wave of coronavirus infections to hit the state gathers momentum.

California Cases Climb to a Record as State Curfew Begins

Most COVID Spreaders, You'd Never Expect: CDC

Tags: Awareness, Coronavirus, Curfew, Discipline, Etiquette, Health, Priorities, Quarantine, Sacrifice, Safety, Stepping Up, Survival, Threat, Unity, World

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21-Nov-2020


‘People are going to die’: Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as Covid-19 surges 

 

Hospitals in at least 25 states are critically short of nurses, doctors, and other staff as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, according to the industry’s trade association and a tally conducted by STAT. The situation has gotten so bad that in some places, severely ill patients have been transferred hundreds of miles for an available bed — from Texas to Arizona, and from central Missouri to Iowa.

Many of these hospitals spent months building up stockpiles of medical equipment and protective gear in response to Covid-19, but the supplies are of little use without adequate staffing.

“Care is about more than a room with a hospital bed. It’s about medical professionals taking care of patients,” said John Henderson, chief executive of the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH). “If you don’t have the staff to do that, people are going to die.”

‘People are going to die’: Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as Covid-19 surges

Tags: Awareness, Death, Employment, Fail, Health, Illness, Interference, Lockdown, No more Heroes, Nobody Cares, Priorities, Punishment, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Safety, Social Distancing, Survival, World

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19-Nov-2020


It’s the incendiary bloke-bashing bestseller the French tried to ban. Now, as it reignites the battle of the sexes here, FLORA GILL dares say... I admit it, I hate men 

 

There's many a woman who, after a dreadful first date or a bout of office mansplaining, has uttered the words ‘I hate men’.

I have often heard friends say that very thing. In fact, at some point in her life, I bet practically every woman has said it.

But if pressed on the point, many would add that, of course, they don’t really hate the opposite sex. After all, we have men in our lives we don’t hate — a brother, a father, a best friend.

So when a woman stands up and insists she really does hate men, it causes something of a stir.

I admit it, I hate men

Tags: Awareness, Books, Environment, Feminism, Hate, Men, Relationships, Release, Woman's Rights, Women In Charge

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12-Nov-2020


Kids have regressed due to COVID-19 restrictions, with some potty-trained kids going back to diapers, experts say
 

An education watchdog in the U.K. found that some children have regressed due to COVID-19-related school closures and restrictions. A report from Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, says some kids have fallen back in basic skills – and some who were greatly impacted have even forgotten how to use a fork and knife.

One is the "hardest hit" group of young kids. This group has suffered from time out of school and has gone backwards on words and numbers. This group has also reverted to diapers after being potty-trained or lost "basic skills" such as using a knife and fork.

The majority of children are in the middle group and "have slipped back in their learning to varying degrees since schools were closed to most children and movement restricted." According to Spielman, the "lost learning is unarguable, but it is hard to assess."

The Ofsted inspectors said older children have lost their "stamina" for reading. The watchdog also warned that older kids might show loss of concentration when returning to school, noting that fights on social media started during the lockdown are now "being played out in the classroom."

Kids have regressed due to COVID-19 restrictions, with some potty-trained kids going back to diapers, experts say

Tags: Awareness, Brain, Children, Education, Environment, Evolution, Family, Intelligence, Interference, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Modernization, Nature, Neglect, Parental Burden, Priorities, Safety, Survival

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10-Nov-2020




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