Archives for 5月 2012

Children As Young As Five Receiving Treatment For Depression, Anxiety In UK

Thousands of children under the age of 18 in the UK are […]

Muna Hassan
5月 31st, 2012
By Muna Hassan
5月 31st, 2012
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(MintPress) – In the United Kingdom, children as young as 5-years-old are being treated for depression and anxiety, according to a report by the BBC. Professionals in the mental health field in the UK work with thousands of patients under the age of 18 each year. While some of these patients are referred to therapy, including psychotherapy,

10,000 Canadian Students Demonstrate Against Anti-Protest Law

Police officers in riot gear pull a protester over barr […]

Martin Michaels
5月 31st, 2012
By Martin Michaels
5月 31st, 2012
Police officers in riot gear pull a protester over barriers to detain him. Thousands of students marched to protest the big increase in university tuition fees. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Update -- Approximately 10,000 Quebec residents took to the streets of Montreal Saturday in defiance of a recent law restricting public protests. The crowd, comprised mostly of students protesting proposed tuition hikes, contributed to the public cacophony by banging pots and pans. The police declared the march “illegal” but allowed it to proceed

Illinois Political Drama Continues With Accusations Senator Paid Girlfriend Six Figures

In this Dec. 16, 2010, file photo, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Il […]

Trisha Marczak
5月 31st, 2012
By Trisha Marczak
5月 31st, 2012
In this Dec. 16, 2010, file photo, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., talks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(MintPress) — An Illinois senator is facing allegations that he paid his girlfriend $143,000 in backdoor funding — a case that draws attention to the growing reputation of corruption in the Illinois political scene. Kimberly Vertolli, the ex-wife of Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC),

Unemployment Benefits Run Out On Over 400,000 Americans Highlighting New Campaign Debate

Jason Weinstein, an account manager for Workforce1 Heal […]

Trisha Marczak
5月 31st, 2012
By Trisha Marczak
5月 31st, 2012
Jason Weinstein, an account manager for Workforce1 Healthcare, discusses job opportunities with attendees at JobEXPO's job fair on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(MintPress) — With nearly 400,000 Americans set to lose unemployment benefits earlier than planned, the issue of lowering unemployment could come into play more than expected in states where out-of-work residents are scrambling for means to pay their bills. While Congress voted in February to extend benefits to the chronically unemployed, the

Obama Approves Names Of Those On Drone Strike Lists

In this June 13, 2010, file photo a U.S. Predator unman […]

Trisha Marczak
5月 31st, 2012
By Trisha Marczak
5月 31st, 2012
In this June 13, 2010, file photo a U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, Pool, File)

(MintPress)--As President Barack Obama deals with controversy surrounding his leading role in U.S. drone strikes, such attacks are intensifying in Pakistan, with at least five militants killed Monday near the Afghan border, according to a Pakistani security official interviewed by AFP news. The global news agency reports it was the third drone

New Study Adds To Risks Of Overnight And Shift Work

Teresa Ropbitaille, CRDAMC mammography technician, prep […]

Joey LeMay
5月 31st, 2012
By Joey LeMay
5月 31st, 2012
Teresa Ropbitaille, CRDAMC mammography technician, prepares a patient for a mammogram. (Photo by Brandy Gill, CRDAMC PAO)

(MintPress) – A new study out of Denmark published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal suggests that women who work night shifts are at a 40 percent increased risk of breast cancer. Those who work full-time shifts at night have long been studied for adverse health effects, which many say puts their safety at risk on the