• BryLin’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Selected as Excellence in Health Care Award Winner

    BryLin Behavioral Health System congratulates Sanjay Gupta, M.D., who has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Health Care Award. Sponsored by Buffalo Business First, this award honors high-achieving and hard-working professionals in the health care industry. Dr. Gupta, a psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for BryLin, has been recognized for his continued commitment to excellence, high quality care, [PR.com]
  • Weep, O mine eyes at a lack of manly tears | Brief letters

    Weep, O mine eyes at a lack of manly tears | Brief letters
    Men in tears | Resilience | Supper | Olympic winners | Spelling namesAn excellent article by Adrian Chiles (Have you cried with despair in public? There is nothing braver or better, 28 July). In medieval France, it was considered very manly to weep copiously about one’s fallen comrades. If you didn’t cry, what was wrong with you? Didn’t you care? Crying is an effective and natural way of releasing tension.Juliet ChaplinCheam, London• In 1999, the UK was ranked second (to t
  • Wales Aims to Be "Most LGBTQ+ Friendly Nation" in Europe

    Wales Aims to Be "Most LGBTQ+ Friendly Nation" in Europe
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsThe Welsh government has outlined plans to make Wales "the most LGBTQ+ friendly nation" in Europe. The plan was launched by deputy minister for social partnership, Hannah Blythyn, who said her experiences as a gay woman had helped the process. "Launching our action plan today will allow everyone, right across Wales, to help us achieve our goal to become the most LGBTQ+ friendly nation in Europe," she said.
  • Mackenzie Scott, French Gates Join to Fund Gender Equality

    Mackenzie Scott, French Gates Join to Fund Gender Equality
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAn initiative from philanthropists Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott, and the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman awarded $40 million Thursday to four promoting gender equality projects in tech, higher education, caregiving and minority communities. The projects are the winners of The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, a funding competition launched in June 2020 with the goal of expanding women’s power and influence.
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  • London Anti-Semitism Increased As Middle East Tensions Grew

    London Anti-Semitism Increased As Middle East Tensions Grew
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsViolence against Jewish people in London spiked in the spring following escalating tensions in the Middle East, new figures show. Some 87 incidents were recorded in May, four times higher than any other month in the past three years, according to Metropolitan Police statistics. All other months since May 2018 saw between seven and 22 incidents per month.
  • Earth's "Vital Signs" Worsening As Humanity's Impact Deepens

    Source: Google NewsThe global economy's business-as-usual approach to climate change has seen Earth's "vital signs" deteriorate to record levels, an influential group of scientists said Wednesday, warning that several climate tipping points are now imminent. The researchers, who are among 14,000 scientists backing an initiative that declares a worldwide climate emergency, said that governments have failed to address the root cause: "the overexploitation of the...
  • Wynter W. Riddick Honored as a Woman of the Month for May 2021 by P.O.W.E.R.-Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

    Wynter W. Riddick Honored as a Woman of the Month for May 2021 by P.O.W.E.R.-Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized
    Wynter W. Riddick of Norfolk, Virginia has been honored as a Woman of the Month for May 2021 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of community healthcare. Each month P.O.W.E.R. features women to represent their professions and industries due to their expertise and success in their chosen specialty.About Wynter W. [PR.com]
  • More Than 40% of Americans Know Someone Who Is Transgender

    More Than 40% of Americans Know Someone Who Is Transgender
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsThe number of Americans today who say they know someone who is transgender has risen significantly over the past four years, according to a new survey. The poll, taken by Pew Research Center, found that 42% of U.S. respondents said they know a transgender person—an increase of 5 points since 2017. Also, the survey found that a quarter of respondents said they know someone who goes by a gender-neutral pronoun, an increase of 8 points since 201
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  • Eating Foods High in Flavonoids May Slow Cognitive Decline

    Source: CNN - Top StoriesEating a plate full of colorful foods like strawberries and peppers, which include flavonoids, could slow your cognitive decline, a new study has found. People who ate about 600 milligrams (0.02 ounces) of flavonoids per day had a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline than those who ate only 150 milligrams (0.005 ounces) per day, according to the study published Wednesday in the American Academy of Neurology journal.
  • COVID-19 Linked to Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms

    COVID-19 Linked to Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsCOVID-19 causes long-term cognitive defects, including more rapid progression of Alzheimer's disease and its symptoms, according to several studies presented Thursday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Many of those infected experience a sensory loss of smell and taste, as well as "brain fog," or difficulty thinking and focusing, on top of respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms caused by the virus, the researchers said.
  • "Okay Not to Be Okay": Mental Health Takes Top Role at Olympics

    "Okay Not to Be Okay": Mental Health Takes Top Role at Olympics
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportSimone Biles cited mental health struggles for pulling out of the gymnastics team competition and the individual all-around, highlighting the discussion that’s been coursing through sports for the past year. In solidarity with her decision, Michael Phelps—winner of a record 23 gold medals and now retired—has said that watching Biles struggle "broke my heart."
  • Fewer Americans Approve of How Asian People Are Treated

    Fewer Americans Approve of How Asian People Are Treated
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsFewer Americans approve of the way Asian people are treated, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. The poll found that only 46% of Americans are satisfied with the way U.S. society treats Asian people—down from more than 70% in the past. The poll comes after a spate of violence against Asian people in the United States, and after Asian people have been targeted as scapegoats for the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in China.
  • Bosnian Serbs Defy Top U.N. Official Over Genocide Denial

    Bosnian Serbs Defy Top U.N. Official Over Genocide Denial
    Source: BBC News - EuropeBosnian Serbs have reacted furiously to a ban on genocide denial imposed by the international official overseeing Bosnia's 1995 peace deal. UN-appointed High Representative Valentin Inzko said the ban was needed to stop glorification of war criminals. "I had to do something - I followed my conscience. If you're in a country where war criminals are glorified, this cannot be a good future," he said.
  • Elton John Educates Dababy After Rapper's Homophobic Comments

    Source: Google News - HealthLGBTQ rights icon and legendary singer Elton John has a few words for DaBaby. When the rapper took the stage Sunday in Miami, he reportedly made widely criticized homophobic comments, including: "If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that'll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up." In response John tweeted, "Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place."
  • "Transgender Is Not a Medical Condition," But a Broken Bone Is

    Source: USA Today - Top StoriesEver broken a bone? You know your first thought: "Ouch!" But what if said health care worker was too busy asking about your gender identity instead of focusing on mending your broken bone? Sure, it's important to record and review medical history, but why would questions about hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery be relevant in that case? A term exists for this phenomenon: trans broken arm syndrome.
  • Biles Praised for Prioritizing Mental Health After Pulling Out of Olympics

    Biles Praised for Prioritizing Mental Health After Pulling Out of Olympics
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesAmerican gymnast Simone Biles was praised for prioritizing "mental wellness over all else" after pulling out of the Olympic women's team final. The head of the U.S. Olympic team, many gymnasts, and other sportspeople were among those to praise Biles' decision. The 24-year-old withdrew from the event after her vault, saying: "I have to focus on my mental health."
  • "Mental Health Is Health," U.S. Defense Secretary Tells Troops

    Source: USA Today - Top StoriesDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed deep concern about suicide among troops during a visit to U.S. forces stationed in Alaska, where there has been an alarming spike in those deaths. "Mental health is health period," Austin said. "And we have to approach it with the same energy that we apply to other – any other health issue, with compassion and professionalism and resources."
  • To Slow Climate Change, Israel to Cut 85% of Emissions by Mid-Century

    To Slow Climate Change, Israel to Cut 85% of Emissions by Mid-Century
    Source: BBC News - Middle EastIsrael will cut carbon emissions by 85% from 2015 levels by the middle of the century, its government says. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the move would "put Israel at the forefront of the battle against climate change" and help the country gradually shift to a low-carbon economy. Key targets include cutting the vast majority of emissions from transport, the electricity sector, and municipal waste.
  • "About Time": Gay Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave on Olympics

    "About Time": Gay Athletes Unleash Rainbow Wave on Olympics
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportWhen Olympic diver Tom Daley announced in 2013 that he was dating a man and "couldn't be happier," his coming out was an act of courage that, with its rarity, exposed how the top echelons of sport weren't seen as a safe space by most LGBTQ athletes. In Tokyo, there are currently an estimated 168 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and nonbinary athletes in Tokyo—three times the number in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
  • Kerry "Not Confident" World Will Avoid Worst Damages of Climate Change

    Kerry "Not Confident" World Will Avoid Worst Damages of Climate Change
    Source: CBS News - World NewsPresident Biden's special envoy for climate, John Kerry, has said in a CBS interview he is "confident that we will get to a low-carbon, net-zero carbon economy," but "I'm not confident that we're going to get there in time to avoid the worst damages." More than 200 of the world's leading climate scientists are meeting now to finalize a landmark United Nations report.
  • Twitter Accused of Inaction on Anti-Semitic Tweets

    Twitter Accused of Inaction on Anti-Semitic Tweets
    Source: BBC News - TechnologyAn organization that partnered with Twitter to fight anti-Semitism on the platform has accused the company of "inaction." The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism says that Twitter's policies on hateful material are "failing," and that out of about 1,000 anti-Semitic tweets the Campaign reported, Twitter found only 40% or so breached its policies.
  • Canada Installs First Indigenous Governor General

    Canada Installs First Indigenous Governor General
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportCanada installed an indigenous woman as its governor general on Monday, the first such person to hold the post, in an elaborate ceremony that highlighted the country's effort to reconcile with its colonial past. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Mary Simon—a former journalist, ambassador, and Inuit community advocate—to serve as the representative in Canada of its head of state, Queen Elizabeth, earlier this month.
  • Cultural Biases Affect Native Fish, Too

    Source: Science Daily - Top SocietyFrom art to religion to land use, much of what is deemed valuable in the United States was shaped centuries ago by the white male perspective. Fish, it turns out, are no exception. A study explores how colonialist attitudes toward native fishes were rooted in elements of racism and sexism, and describes how those attitudes continue to shape fisheries management today, often to the detriment of native fishes.
  • Brain's 'memory center' needed to recognize image sequences but not single sights

    The visual cortex stores and remembers individual images, but when they are grouped into a sequence, mice can't recognize that without guidance from the hippocampus, according to a new study.
  • Center for Adoption Support and Education’s Training for Adoption Competency (TAC™) Program Expands to Support Families in Florida

    Center for Adoption Support and Education’s Training for Adoption Competency (TAC™) Program Expands to Support Families in Florida
    The Jockey Being Family Foundation (JBF) and Selfless Love Foundation (SLF) have come together to support the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s (C.A.S.E™) efforts to bring its nationally recognized Training for Adoption Competency (TAC™) program to Florida.The TAC program is an evidence-based, postgraduate training program for licensed clinicians who work with adoptive families in a broad [PR.com]
  • Stop calling people ‘toxic’. Here’s why | Hannah Baer

    Stop calling people ‘toxic’. Here’s why | Hannah Baer
    Believing others have fixed traits which don’t change yields defensiveness, failure to listen, and failure to set boundariesOver the past few years I’ve noticed a rise in the label “toxic” as a response to difficult or destructive behavior. Media outlets from Psychology Today to Harvard Business Review run articles on how to identify or avoid toxic people. Politicians like Mitch McConnell use the term to describe their adversaries. Even academic psychologists have begun t
  • What the U.S. "For the People Act" Would Mean for Disabled Veterans

    Source: CNN - Top StoriesAccording to a June 2020 report on U.S. veterans from the Census Bureau, more than 4 million veterans—or about a quarter of all veterans—reported a disability. The "For the People Act" under consideration by Congress would guarantee people with disabilities the right to vote by absentee ballot and use absentee registration procedures in federal elections. It would also make ballot drop boxes accessible for voters with disabilities.
  • Olympic Greats Call on IOC to Allow Podium Protests

    Source: CNN - Top StoriesOver 150 athletes, sports organizations, human rights and social justice experts have signed an open letter calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow athletes the "fundamental human right" to protest, including at the podium. As the Tokyo Games open, the signatories—including 1968 medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously raised gloved fists on the podium—have urged the IOC to stop sanctioning athletes who...
  • 30,000 in Budapest Stand Up for LGBT Rights in Hungary

    30,000 in Budapest Stand Up for LGBT Rights in Hungary
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsAn estimated 30,000 people took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary, to celebrate the capital's annual Pride event and protest the country's recent passing of an anti-LGBTQ law. Participants and speakers at the Pride event, which had been held virtually in 2020, spoke out against the Prime Minister Viktor Orban-backed law, which bars schools from discussing LGBTQ issues or teaching books with LGBTQ representation or themes.
  • Dinah Murray obituary

    Dinah Murray obituary
    Champion of autistic people who explored the attention that they devote to a leading interestDinah Murray, who has died aged 75 of pancreatic cancer, was a key figure in autism studies, and an indefatigable advocate for autistic people for three decades. Her acute insight lay in the importance of attention and interests to an understanding of the condition.On the autistic spectrum herself and fascinated with language and the mind, in 1991 Murray read her friend Uta Frith’s book Autism: Exp

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