Being hit by a partner is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ – when are we going to stop blaming women?

There is an epidemic of domestic abuse in this country. More than a quarter of women aged 16 to 59 have experienced it at some point in their lives, according to the Government’s own figures. Many victims are trapped in violent relationships, unable to leave because refuge places are in short supply, and they have nowhere else to go. In such circumstances, who could possibly believe that staying with a brutal partner is a ‘choice’, rather than a counsel of desperation? Yet a major new report shows that too many of the…

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Are Plans Being Made to Brew Beer On the Moon?

                    Ever since man put his step on to the land of moon, astronauts and scientists have gone on an experimental overdrive to gauge the possibility of life on Moon. The experiments in the recent times are only taking stranger and more intriguing turns. A privately funded Indian Space team is said to participate in a global competition, where reportedly, they are proposing an experiment to brew beer on the Moon using yeast! Intriguing isn’t it? The aim of the experiment…

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Being a scout or guide shields you from anxiety and mood disorders: Study

As well as knowing how to tie knots, read a map, put up a tent and start a fire, a new study reveals that being in the scouts or guides during childhood also prepares your mind for the future.Researchers at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow led by Chris Dibben analyzed data from almost 10,000 people from the UK born in 1958. They discovered that those that had been in either the Boy Scouts or the Girl Guides as children (28% of the sample) were less likely (by as much…

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Suicidal teen’s viral video about being bullied didn’t send more kids to ER

Social media publicity about a teen’s suicide wasn’t a driving factor in the rise of emergency department visits by Canadian teens for suicidal thoughts and attempts, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the rates of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts before and after the October 2012 suicide death of 15-year-old Amanda Todd from British Columbia. Before her suicide, Todd made a YouTube video describing her years as a victim of cyberbullying. The video went viral after her death. The information for the study covered 2002 to 2013. The researchers…

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More children going to ER, being hospitalized with headaches

— A growing number of American children with headaches are being seen at pediatric emergency departments and admitted to the hospital, researchers report. The researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh looked at headache-related visits made to their ER between 2007 and 2014. The children were all between 4 and 20 years old. Headache visits doubled from 2 percent to more than 4 percent of all visits, the researchers said. Hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, the study found. Girls were…

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