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Cynthia Kelly

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"It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of depression, so you can spot them in yourself and in loved ones. With between 9.5 and 16 million people suffering from depression in the U.S. alone, it’s likely that at some point you will be affected by it, either directly or indirectly."

If you feel you are suicidal, the hotline number is: 1-800-273-8255
(National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), call them, and talk, ask advice on steps to get better, and defeat depression.

#depression   #mentalhealth   #people   #help   #depressionawarenessmonth   #life  

Signs of Depression - New Life Outlook | Depression

Do you have depression? It's important to know the signs of depression so you can spot them in yourself and others.

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"Escalating its assistance to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, American military aircraft on Sunday dropped ammunition, small arms and medical supplies to resupply the combatants, officials said."

- NY Times

#worldnews   #isis   #kurds   #turkey   #syria   #kobani   #military  

U.S. Airdrops Weapons and Supplies to Kurds Fighting in Kobani - NYTimes.com

On top of recent airstrikes against the Islamic State, the move reflects the importance of the Syrian town on the Turkish border.

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A welcomed change.

"Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, in what is being seen as a policy reversal."

- BBC News

#worldnews   #syria   #turkey   #kobane   #kobani   #isis   #kurds  

Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight

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Astronomers sound alarm after closure of the Australian early-warning program that spotted the Siding Spring comet

#news   #science   #space   #comets  

Earth at risk after cuts close comet-spotting program, scientists warn

Astronomers sound alarm after closure of the Australian early-warning program that spotted the Siding Spring comet • Siding Spring skims close to Mars after million-year journey

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"Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, prompting a round of applause from other officials.

Ebola has killed 4,546 people across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three worst-affected countries. Nigeria had 20 cases in total, of which eight died."

#Ebola   #worldnews   #nigeria  

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free After 42 Days With No Cases

ABUJA - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, a success story with lessons for countri...

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"President Barack Obama authorized the use of American military reservists on Thursday to support humanitarian aid efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."

#ebola   #news   #usmilitary   #nationalguard   #westafrica   #obama  

Obama Authorizes National Guard To Help Fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama...

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Dallas nurse Briana Aguirre: 'We never talked about Ebola' before Thomas Eric Duncan arrived

"Administrators never discussed with staff how the hospital would handle an Ebola case prior to Duncan’s arrival, Aguirre alleged.

“We never talked about Ebola and we probably should have,” she said. Instead, “they gave us an optional seminar to go to. Just informational, not hands on. It wasn’t even suggested we go … We were never told what to look for.”

#Ebola   #news   #health   #healthnews   #nursing  

Dallas nurse: 'We never talked about Ebola' before Thomas Eric Duncan

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse Briana Aguirre, who cared for her friend and co-worker Nina Pham after she tested positive for...

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Klain will be responsible for coordinating Ebola interventions within the US.

#news   #ebola   #ronklain  

White House will name Ron Klain as 'Ebola Czar'

The Obama administration will name Ron Klain as "Ebola Czar," reports CNN. Klain, a former White House official and general counsel of Revolution, an investment group, will be responsible for...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other witnesses testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on U.S. efforts to control the Ebola outbreak.

#ebola   #cspan   #ebolaoutbreak   #cdc   #tomfrieden  

Hearing on U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other witnesses testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on U.S. efforts to control the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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New Ebola vaccine study has begun in Maryland, and human trials of vaccine in Canada. NIH Director says would already be a vaccine if not for budget cuts, Russia says they have a Ebola vaccine

"The first human trials of a Canadian Ebola vaccine began Monday, part of a flood of experimental therapies rushed into testing to battle the Ebola epidemic."

Read more: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/14/more-ebola-vaccine-studies/17254175/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/12/ebola-vaccine_n_5974148.html

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa-experimental-treatments.html

http://mashable.com/2014/10/13/russia-ebola-vaccine/

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/ebola_vaccine_uab_adjunct_prof.html

#ebola   #ebolaoutbreak   #news   #health   #healthnews   #ebolavaccine     #russia   #canada   #maryland   #research   #science  

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Listen: PARIS CAFÉ RADIO   #Jazz   #music   #radio   #relax   #paris   #france      #french   #chill  

Paris Café - JAZZRADIO.com

Presenting jazz radio channels for your enjoyment. Listen for free and enjoy countless hours of the best jazz music around.

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October 15, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"There are 10 states with average gas prices below the $3 mark, according to AAA, and the average retail price for gas has dropped 20 cents a gallon in the last month.

But cheap gas isn't limited to just a handful of states. About a third of gas stations nationwide already have prices at or below $3, and many pumps in Missouri, South Carolina and Oklahoma are at $2.60 a gallon, according to the Oil Price Information Service, which tracks prices for AAA.

The nationwide average, which is currently $3.19 a gallon, is now forecast to dip below $3 for the first time in four years later this year."

- CNN

#news   #gasprices   #economy   #US   #travel  

Gas prices go below $3

Gas prices below $3 a gallon are becoming common across the country and more low prices are on the way.

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Nurses' union releases statement about Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Claims: Duncan wasn't immediately isolated. The nurses' protective gear left their necks exposed. At one point, hazardous waste piled up. Nurses got no "hands-on" training. The nurses "feel unsupported". 

#news   #ebola   #nursing   #dallas   #texas   #healthnews   #health  

Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas say the hospital had "no protocols" for dealing with Ebola, according to their union.

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"A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said on Wednesday.

At least 4,447 people have died in West Africa in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, but cases in the United States and Europe have been limited. The virus can cause fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea, and spreads through contact with bodily fluids."

-Reuters

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Second Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

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October 14, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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"The campaign, dubbed “Sandworm” is believed to have been running since 2009, and used a wide-reaching zero-day exploit uncovered by the researchers that affects nearly every version of the Windows operating system released since Windows Vista."

#news   #technology   #technews   #russia   #sandworm  

Russian 'Sandworm' Hack Has Been Spying on Foreign Governments for Years | WIRED

A cyberespionage campaign believed to be based in Russia has been targeting government leaders and institutions for nearly five years, according to researchers with iSight Partners who have examined code used in the attacks. The campaign, dubbed “Sandworm” is believed to have been running since 2009, and used a wide-reaching zero-day exploit uncovered by the…

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"The protesters called for the 43 students from a rural teachers' college in Guerrero state, missing since Sept. 26, to be returned alive, even though fears have grown that 10 newly discovered mass graves could contain their bodies."

- ABC News

#news   #mexico   #protest  

Protesters Burn State Building in Southern Mexico

Hundreds of students and teachers smashed windows and set fires inside a state capital building in southern Mexico on Monday, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed abducted by local police linked to a drug cartel. The protesters called for the 43 students from a...

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She's 26, and a Vietnamese-American, Pham grew up in a Vietnamese family in Fort Worth, Texas., she's religious, a Catholic. Her pet dog is named Bentley, and she has a good sense of humor, and is loved by her community.

Nina Pham contracted Ebola while treating the first U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, in Dallas, Texas. Pham said that she followed all of the CDC recommendations, and doesn't know at what point she would have contracted Ebola.

#news   #ninapham   #ebola   #ebolastories   #people   #medicalnews  

More than a nurse: Who is Ebola patient Nina Pham?

Here's what we know about Nina Pham, the 26-year-old Texas nurse who contracted Ebola

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"More than 8 out of 10 nurses in the U.S. say they have received no training related to the Ebola virus, according to a new survey from a nursing union that highlights gaps in communication and shortages of protective equipment in hospitals across the country."

- TIME

#Ebola   #news   #nursing   #medicalnews   #US   #heathcare  

85% of U.S. Nurses Say They Lack Ebola Training

More than three-quarters say their hospital has yet to communicate any sort of policy regarding Ebola

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American Airlines Flight AA Flight 2293 from San Francisco to Dallas Makes Emergency Landing at SFO After Cabin Walls Buckle in the Boeing 757

"The plane’s captain decided to return to San Francisco “after several interior wall panels came loose while in the air,” American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said."

#travel   #americanairlines   #airtravel   #shocking   #news  

American Airlines Flight from San Francisco to Dallas Makes Emergency Landing at SFO After Cabin Walls Buckle

An American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing at SFO after panels inside the plane's cabin began to come apart in mid-air, the airline confirmed on

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"The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)."

- Tech Crunch

Also see: http://www.commerce.gov/news/secretary-speeches/2014/10/13/us-secretary-commerce-penny-pritzker-delivers-remarks-internet-co

#internet   #news   #technology   #technews   #icann  

US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet | TechCrunch

The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names..

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