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Community Policing and Child Development: Averting Traumatic Disorders

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

After a trauma, over time, a child's functioning at school or home deteriorates as attention wanes and distress becomes paramount. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders appear, often months later, and can include withdrawn or aggressive behaviors, difficulties with sleep and eating, stomach pains and headaches, tearfulness or severe anxiety.

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

TAFTA: Code Word 'Harmonization,' a Race to the Bottom or the Top?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The majority of binding and enforceable rulings of the WTO and those of other trade bodies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demonstrate a consistent pattern of lowering food, environmental, labor, or consumer safety standards in behest to trade agendas.

Dan Froomkin

Cass Sunstein's Resignation Encourages Advocates For Health And Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein is stepping down after failing to advance federal health and safety rules nearly as much as Ob...

Public Health and the Illusion of Your Autonomy: Kill the Umpire?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I won't speak for my friends and colleagues in public health, although I suspect they feel the same; I'll just speak for myself. I am nobody's nanny. But as you play with the military-industrial establishment with your health on the line, I don't mind being a referee.

'Catastrophic Failure' Led To North Sea Helicopter Crash

PA | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Operators of a North Sea helicopter had been planning to replace its main rotor gearbox a week before the unit suffered a "catastrophic failure&q...

Halloween and the Scaremongering Health-and-Safety Brigade

Nathalie Rothschild | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Nathalie Rothschild

The medieval roots of the door-to-door candy-collection tradition have all but been forgotten. These days Halloween is just an excuse to dress up as zombies, witches, vampires and other scary figures and to have a silly, cosy and fun time.

Who Are You Calling Names?

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Blaming immigrant workers for our economic catastrophe is like blaming shrimpers for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.