Pregnancy Twist In Case Of Missing Nsw Mum

However, police obtained the result of the blood test which was negative, he said. The inquest has previously heard chilling allegations, including that Ms Peisley’s body was dumped in a Coles supermarket bin and was buried in a shallow grave in the Megalong Valley. It also heard an acquaintance of Ms Peisley, Saxon Holdforth, confessed to a prison cell mate in 1999 to choking Ms Peisley and smashing her skull with a rock. Earlier this year, Ms Peisley’s best friend and flatmate, Heidi Wailes, told the inquest she believed her then-boyfriend Jeremy Douglas was involved in Ms Peisley’s disappearance. But she denied saying police would find her body if they looked behind a local school. Det Sgt Morfoot said police had conducted fresh searches of the bushland behind the school to no avail.
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LeAnn Rimes jokes about pregnancy cravings

“My hubby went to pick up sushi for me. So sweet. I have been craving it so badly cause I’ve had it only once in two weeks. Pregnancy craving. Joking,” Rimes posted on Twitter.
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How Much Is Too Much Exercise When You’re Pregnant?

Former bodybuilder Lea-Ann Ellison lifts at a CrossFit gym in Los Angeles this week. Her baby is due in about two weeks.

strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body’s capabilities to kick ass.” The photo of the 35-year-old former bodybuilder from California prompted a slew of comments — both positive and negative. “This is shocking and not in a good way. Lifting heavy things during pregnancy is dangerous to you and your baby,” Natalie Rose wrote. “Why would you risk hurting your baby just to stay in shape?” Stephanie Herrera asked. “This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Others jumped in to defend the fit mom. “I’m 6 months pregnant with triplets and am still Crossfitting as much as I can!” Carol Bolliger shared.
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Exercise is medicine

As for the 26 percent of those polled who don’t exercise, Gregory Chertok, a sport and exercise psychology consultant for Telos Sport Psychology Coaching in New York, said the reason may be simply that they don’t think they can. “It’s called the concept of self-efficacy,” he said of the term coined by psychologist Albert Bandura in the 1970s. “When people doubt their ability to accomplish a task, when they don’t feel competent, motivation plummets,” he said. Conversely, he added, adherence to an exercise routine skyrockets when people consider it non-negotiable.
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Americans say they’re creatures of simple, solo exercise habits

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Sleep Disorder Multiplies Depression Risk

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Obstructive, Central and Complex Sleep Apnea

The data was drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an annual survey conducted by the CDC. Health.com: 7 tips for the best sleep ever Six percent of men and 3% of women had received a sleep apnea diagnosis, the survey found, while 7% of men and 4% of women reported breathing problems on at least five nights per week. Depression was assessed using a standard questionnaire that asked how often during the past two weeks the participants had “little interest or pleasure in doing things” or felt “down, depressed or hopeless,” for instance. Five percent of men and 8% of women had scores indicating “probable” depression, according to the researchers. A complicating factor is that the effects of depression and sleep apnea can be difficult to distinguish, says psychiatrist Michael Weissberg, M.D., co-director of the insomnia and sleep disorders clinic at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Denver.
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Over time, chronic sleep deprivation leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and conditions of morning headache, high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart-rhythm disorders, stroke, and decreased life expectancy. Restless Leg Syndrome Restless leg syndrome, which is also known as Witttmaack-Ekbons syndrome, Jimmy legs, spare legs, and nocturnal myoclonus, is a sensory motor neurologic disorder causing uncontrollable urges to move the limbs especially during sleep. Restless leg syndrome is frequently associated with an underlying condition of iron deficiency, diabetes, Sjogrens syndrome, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, anemia or peripheral neuropathy. Restless leg syndrome has four major characteristics: an urge to move, usually due to uncomfortable sensations (of creeping, crawling, pins and needles, tingling, pulling, twitching, tearing, throbbing, prickling or aching) occurring primarily in the legs, particularly the calves; motor restlessness, expressed as activity, that relieves the urge to move; worsening of symptoms by relaxation, with symptoms increasing during long periods of sitting; variability over the course of the day-night cycle, with symptoms worse in the evening and early in the night. Another common feature is having a co-existing periodic limb movement disorder, with 80-90 percent of patients with restless leg syndrome also having periodic limb movement disorder. About 15 percent of the adults in North American and Europe have restless leg syndrome, and in these populations there is a high incidence of familial cases, suggesting a genetic tendency.
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Bad Night’s Sleep Is Norm for People with Health Conditions, According to PatientsLikeMe Survey

Sleep Affects it All: Driving, Relationships and Sex As part of a series of questions on the impact of sleep on their emotional, physical and social well-being, respondents answered questions about topics such as driving, relationships and sex. In the survey, people who reported at least a mild sleep problem (n=3,975) were asked how it affects their driving. Of the 81% who drive, 36% have felt drowsy either sometimes, often (10%) or very often (7%) while driving; approximately one out of three (31%) admitted to nodding off or falling asleep at least once while driving because of their sleep problem. Regarding relationships, 61% of respondents who experience sleep problems said their workmates, family or friends would describe them as a bit or super irritable; 21% say theyd be perceived as irritable as usual. When the questions got more intimate,two thirds of the respondents with at least mild sleep problemsanswered how lack of sleep affects their sex life. Of those, one third (32%) said their sex life is negatively affected by their sleep problems, while 27% said its the same. Just 17 people, or 0.43%, reported an improvement.
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How Gail Simmons Kept Pregnancy Top-secret On ‘top Chef’

But otherwise you can eat anything you want!” She does admit she’s been day-dreaming of prosciutto. “I have definitely cut back on eating cured meats, but that’s OK. It’s just nine months. I’m not finding it that difficult. I eat for a living, so I was very worried.
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Morena Baccarin’s Pregnancy Won’t Keep Her From the Emmys

Its going to be eclectic Im sure, Baccarin says. I did bring back a skull and cross bones made out of metal that I found in Charlotte that I thought would be really badass, but that might also scare my child. Along with work and the nursery, the stunning star has kept busy and in shape by swimming. I swim laps, which is nice because Im weightless in the water, she explains. As for cravings? I was your typical pregnant woman pickles and watermelon. That was my thing, she says. The Emmy-nominated actress is due any moment, but she will attend the awards show with the help of her husband Austin Chick.
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Newport pregnancy service celebrates its 20th birthday (From South Wales Argus)

The Mayor of Blackwood Granville Hale (L)  joins Newport mayor and Mayoress Cliff and Christine Suller in celebrating the 20th Birthday of the Beresdford Pregnancy Centre in Newport. (1165048)

Beresford Pregnancy Counselling centre, which was set up on Beresford Road, Newport, in 1993, is a registered charity which counsels and supports women in South Wales with pregnancy related issues. Since 1993 the centre has helped several thousands of women and their partners face issues such as termination and unexpected pregnancy. Much of this work is free face to face counselling by trained volunteers, as well as a telephone help-line if clients are unable to come to the centre. The centre also works with schools offering input on unexpected pregnancy, sex and relationships.
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Cancer Centers Teach Nutrition As Strong Weapon In The Fight

Karen Ford (from left)  Cancer Support Center director development; Chris Rosandich CSC nutritiwellness coordinator program manager offsite locations Kathy

Also, Ford said, at an event at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Cancer Support Center made and distributed 300 cancer-fighting smoothies. The healthy drinks were made possible through funding from the annual Hometown Hoedown held in Frankfort for the past 20 years. Kathy Kahlhammer, of Frankfort, who has chaired the event for 17 years, said that at the Mokena center, all of the wigs and accessories, counseling for children, and books and materials for the resource library were funded by the Hoedown. At both sites, she said, nutritional programs and some of the costs of individual and family counseling also are funded by the Hoedown. Since 2007, $200,000 of Hoedown funds has been donated to the Cancer Support Center. Ford said the centers have come to rely on such donations.
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Mental Health Professionals THINK Nutrition Is YOUR Responsibility

What are you thinkingYou should diet soon or something! Caption: Till then take 50,000 of these peanut shapeded pills a day. Nutrition |nutrition| n(y)otriSHn noun: the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.* Responsibility |responsibility| rispansbilte noun: the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.* In Richard Zwolinski very well researched and thought-provoking post Why A New Study About Diet And Mental Health Is Important he said something that struck me sideways; but honestly true: Mental health professionals do not have to be experts in nutrition or exercise or other therapies. But we do have to know when to refer our clients to experts in other fields for evaluation and/or treatment. We must take the whole person into account. Thinking about this from the receiving side of services I am a bit worried. While I do not expect all mental health professionals to be nutrition experts, I would think, no I would hope that professionals had a good handle on nutrition. Especially if they are prescribing me medications that are known for huge weight gain. I know Richard encourages therapy patients to stay emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy and he understands the balance between the mind and body and not wasting time. SEE: Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better, and Move On Without Wasting Time or Money In the end, our nutrition is our own responsibility even though when I am depressed or in the grasp of a mood swing the last thing Im thinking about is my nutrition. In fact, the food Im eating is most likely feeding and fueling the mood or depression. When I go to my behavioral health care provider, the first things they do is take my vitals, my weight, plus oxygen, blood pressure then type a few things and ask a few more questions. Then I have 15 minutes with my manager who takes up most of the time brow beating me about my weight-gain and I need to lose weight. I even had one doctor pressure me into getting information for by-pass surgery. Then Im maybe given a prescription for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), ricyclics, tetracyclics, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) all with side-effect some weight gain or triggering an insatiable appetite.
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Adoption Competency Training: A New Goal For Mental Health Professionals

Orr: Mental Health First Aid funding will help raise awareness

“Well, I sure hope they were typical; I sure hope you can extrapolate from what you learned from them for everybody!” RECOMMENDED: Mental health in the US: New ideas on care emerge The Donald Adoption Institute’s report, ” A Need to Know: Enhancing Adoption Competence Among Mental Health Professionals ” is aimed squarely at those in the profession. Pertman explains that while there are a number of programs aimed at teaching mental health care professionals about counseling adoptees and adoptive families, there is a need to get psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers talking about the need to study up on the issue. “We understand what’s needed, we’re starting to build it, but until we build sufficient demand, it won’t do the good that it should,” says Pertman. “I’m hoping professionals will take this to heart and blog about it, put it on their pages, and start talking about – because nothing’s going to happen if that doesn’t.” “A Need to Know” lays out many of opportunities (such as distance education) and challenges confronting advocates of adoption competency training. Pertman views the problem as profound enough that, he argues, it should move beyond continuing education into the core of education for health care professionals, so that as they begin their careers they start with an awareness of the unique challenges.
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And while the whole premise of the program has been to train front-line responders, judges and probation officers, Orr said he would like include to include teachers. Were going to work with the Board of Education because teachers have to take elective, continuing-education credits, he said. Sponsorships available Support TucsonSentinel.com & let thousands of daily readers know your business cares about creating a HEALTHIER, MORE INFORMED Tucson Steven Nagle, a training specialist at the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, said Mental Health First Aid has helped in Tucson, where 87 training sessions have been held since March 2011. It has an impact on the community because people become more aware of signs and symptoms of mental health issues, so its easier for them to identify somebody who might need help, he said.
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Now Medical Student Training Will Involve LGBT Mental Health

In particular, interns will be given the opportunity to participate in rotations that include training to meet the needs of LGBT clients; working with gay and bisexual men who are dealing with HIV/AIDS and the specific mental health challenges that arise as a result; providing care to low income LGBTs who are dealing with serious mental health issues; and contributing to LGBT public health research and services. At $556,000, the program might sound expensive. However, there is a wealth of evidence that demonstrates LGBTs taken as a group are particularly at risk of serious mental health issues that result from widespread discrimination and stigma. What is more, they are less likely to seek treatment partly because of the fear of facing discrimination from health professionals. One issue that, thanks to relatively recent new stories, readily comes to mind is of course suicide and depression risk. Studies have shown depression, anxiety and suicide inclination to be around 2-3 times higher among LGB people than the general population, and significantly higher than even that among trans people .
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Experiments On Rats’ Neck Nerves Could Point To High Blood Pressure Solutions

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is referred to by the World Health Organisation as one of the world’s biggest silent killers because most people who have it can’t feel or see it. It affects around one in three people worldwide and can cause stroke, heart attacks and kidney failure. After diagnosis, treatment of high blood pressure needs to be lifelong and many patients are able to manage their condition with anti-hypertension drugs. But experts say that for around 1 in 50 of them, medication does not help. Julian Paton, who led this latest study at Bristol’s school of physiology and pharmacology, said while scientists already knew of a link between the carotid organs and hypertension, until now they “had absolutely no idea that they contributed so massively to the generation of high blood pressure.” Tim Chico, as consultant cardiologist at the University of Sheffield who was not directly involved in the research, described the technique as “exciting and innovative” but cautioned that more work was needed to assess its effectiveness and safety before it could be considered for use in patients. Normally, Paton explained, the carotid body acts to regulate the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. It is stimulated when oxygen levels fall in the blood – such as when someone is holding their breath.
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Removing of carotid body appears to be effective for high blood pressure

But, only 46 percent of them were aware of the diagnosis. Of those who were aware they had high blood pressure, nearly 90 percent were undergoing treatment, with about 30 percent taking two or more types of blood-pressure lowering medications. However, only a minority of those getting treated had their blood pressure under control. That finding was worst in people living in low-income countries, but was also significant in the middle and higher-income areas also studied. Blood pressure pills tied to breast cancer risk “Blood pressure lowering drugs are generally inexpensive and commonly available treatments,” said Yusuf. “However only a third of patients commenced on treatment are on enough treatment to control their blood pressure.” Yusuf said earlier use of combination therapies involving two or more types of blood-pressure lowering treatments may be required.
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Half of those with high blood pressure don’t know it

“It doesn’t present with symptoms.” As well, doctors need to learn how to properly treat hypertension. Too many give patients a single medication when using lower doses of several drugs at once has proven more effective. “This has been known for 20 years, but it hasn’t got through to physicians,” said Yusuf. “In a rich country like Canada, it’s that physicians aren’t as aggressive as they ought to be.” The results were alarming, even to a leading Ontario heart researcher. “I was struck by how poorly we’re doing,” said Dr. Jack Tu, head of the cardiovascular research program at the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences and a cardiologist at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital. “The numbers were pretty bad.
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Half of those with high blood pressure don’t realize it, study says

This response comes about through a nervous connection between the carotid body and the brain. Professor Paton commented: “Despite its small size the carotid body has the highest blood flow of any organ in the body. Its influence on blood pressure likely reflects the priority of protecting the brain with enough blood flow.” The team’s work on carotid body research started in the late 1990’s and their recent discovery has since led to a human clinical trial at the Bristol Heart Institute of which the results are expected at the end of the year. Professor Paton added: “This is an extremely proud moment for my research team as it is rare that this type of research can so quickly fuel a human clinical trial. I am delighted that Bristol was chosen as a site for this important trial.” Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the BHF, which part-funded the research, said: “For around one in fifty people with high blood pressure, taking pills does not help their condition. This research, in rats, has found that blocking special nerve endings in the neck significantly reduces blood pressure.
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