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New Haven police's approach aids children of violence

Corpus Christi Caller Times

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricken households, a more comprehensive approach.

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The Sense of an Ending

The New Yorker

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More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages - without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical...

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Family fighting Huntington's Disease with sheep

WXMI-TV

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A certain breed of sheep may carry a specific trait that could possibly treat Huntington’s disease. Early trials have shown that mice treated with the chemical compound found in sheep can reactivate motor function.

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Fighting Depression, One Village at a Time

The New York Times

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In many nations with highly traumatized people, psychologists and psychiatrists are absent. Different programs in various nations are training ordinary people and creating community groups to effectively satisfy the mental health needs of their community.

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Health & Medicine An American surgeon pioneers surgery for kids in Uganda that helps kids in the US

Public Radio International (PRI)

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The typical surgery for hydrocephalus, a brain swelling disease, often leads to infection. Medical constraints in Uganda inspired a neurosurgeon to create a safer and more effective surgery which is now used in Uganda and the U.S.

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Fostering a Team Approach to Drug Cures

The New York Times

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Chronic diseases have remained incurable and difficult to treat and myelin, the proteins in the body that transmit nerve impulses, is an important factor that connects them together. The Myelin Repair Foundation has created a collaborative partnership among different research labs to work on myel...

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New Phoenix team tackles recidivism of those with mental illness

The Arizona Republic

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Assertive community treatment teams working through of outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County, AZ have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses, because they provide a long-term and comprehensive approach: aiming to halt a vicious cycle of ...

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In a centuries-old tradition, families in Geel, Belgium, take in those with mental illness

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Those who struggle with mental illness receive undesirable social stigmas and are often shunted to living on the street or in squalid housing conditions. Geel, Belgium has a mental health system that places non-violent individuals with psychiatric illnesses in decent homes as boarders, where they...

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Rekindling Human Contact in the Digital Age

The New York Times

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Researchers are investigating how in a world of technology and social media, people feel more alone then ever and isolated from society. But millennials are creating a landscape of new institutions to meet their needs for community, purpose and, in some cases, spiritual experience.

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

The New York Times

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. The engagement is guided by an evidence-based methodology called Child-Parent Psy...

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