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How to Improve Short Term Memory

Short term memory is the capacity to hold small amount of information in a readily available state for a short period of time. It is essential to know how to improve short term memory in children, because forgetting things may be frustrating. Healthy lifestyle, diet and some interesting memory sharpening games can help to improve memory. Healthy diet: You need to give green, leafy vegetable regularly to your child, in order to improve his/her short term memory. You can give multivitamin supplements to your child, after consulting your physician. Ginkgo biloba and Coenzyme Q10 are renowned for their ability to enhance the functioning of brain.

Suicides By Mental Health Patients Preventable, Says Report

Preventing patients from leaving psychiatric wards without staff agreement could avoid up to 50 suicide deaths every year, say University of Manchester researchers. A new report by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness suggests that the ward environment may play a part in the level of patients leaving the ward, and that attempts should be made to optimise it. It also urges mental health services to improve awareness among staff of the antecedents of suicide among high-risk groups. The study, published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, collected data on 50, 352 people who had died by suicide or unexplained causes in England and Wales between 1997 and 2006.

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Alzheimer's Disease - Four Crucial Steps For Protecting Yourself

Alzheimer's Disease is more prevalent than you may realize. People you know could have it. Neither you nor they may even suspect that they have the disease. One of them may be a close friend or a member of your family. With around half a million new cases annually in America alone, there are essential steps that must be taken to protect oneself from the financial, physical and emotional devastation caused by this disease. These steps are especially important because those who are afflicted with the disease do not suffer on their own -- every member of the family suffers with them. Alzheimer's can devastate the entire family financially, psychologically, physically and emotionally.

Mental Health Discrimination In Parliament 'Untenable' Says Government, UK

Outdated legislation that requires MPs who have been detained under the Mental Health Act to stand down has been branded 'untenable' by the Government, representing the strongest move yet towards outlawing mental health discrimination in Parliament. Section 141 of the Mental Health Act means that MPs have to resign if they are sectioned for more than six months, and the Government has come under considerable pressure this month to repeal the law 'as soon as practicable' (1). There is widespread agreement amongst mental health organisations and parliamentarians alike that requiring an MP to resign after a period in mental health hospital care is unfair and unfit for modern times, with a survey of MPs showing that over two-thirds believed that Section 141 was 'wrong'.

Gordon Brown Receives Prescription Promise 'Wake-Up Call', UK

People across England will be joining forces to demonstrate their outrage at Gordon Brown's failure to act on his promise to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions, by taking part in a simultaneous 'wake-up phone call' to No 10. The wake-up call will take place at 11am on Monday 1 February 2010, representing the eleventh hour of the campaign, with large numbers of people with long-term conditions, their carers, families and health care professionals expected to call the Downing Street phone lines. Due to the urgency of the situation, the coalition is encouraging people to take this unusual campaigning approach.

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Mental Illnesses Are Second Leading Cause Of Time Off Work In Spain

An interdisciplinary team coordinated by researchers from the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) and the Canary Islands Health Service has evaluated the economic impact of mental illness in Spain, and estimated their social cost. According to the study, despite health resources being invested to alleviate the effects of such illnesses, informal care and lost work time places a heavy burden on society. Mental illnesses affect a large number of people, impact on their quality of life and have high socioeconomic costs. "The three disease groups that the National Health System spends most on in Spain are cancer, circulatory system diseases and mental illnesses", Juan Oliva, lead author of the study and a researcher at the UCLM, tells SINC.

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