Monthly Archives: October 2012

ADHD drugs suspected of hurting Canadian kids

First in an excellent series by  Toronto Star reporter David Bruser investigating adverse drug reaction reporting in Canada – a system which is as woefully inadequate  as those  in other countries. Do you too find it difficult to conclude anything other than that the … Continue reading

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It Could Be Old Age, or It Could Be Low B12

More on vitamin B12 and the brain – this from a New York Times article by Jane E Brody on connections between vitamin B and brain health – specifically vitamin B12- and dementia. It includes some useful imformation of who is … Continue reading

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Lyrics :[by Jai Paul] Don’t fuck with me, Don’t fuck with me Since you shipped my eyes off to sea I never knew where I was going I went where the water was flowing I know I’ve been gone a … Continue reading

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bang bang – Niia Bertino

Like the man says, “play the bang bang one”. Bang Bang [by Nancy Sinatra] I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks He wore black and I wore white He would always win the … Continue reading

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Vitamin B deficiency linked to troubled teens

Report from Western Australia on research showing link between insufficient vitamin B in diet and what researchers call “externalisation of problems “, which appears as agitation and aggression, “acting out” and results in them being called delinquent; and “internalisation of problems” … Continue reading

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Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders

Article from Pediatrics – the official journal of the American Academy of Paediatricians on the link between harsh punishment of children and “mental disorders”. “…harsh physical punishment independent of child maltreatment is related to mental disorders” Adds more to the evidence … Continue reading

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Study links spanking to later mental disorders

Study links spanking to later mental disorders TAMARA BALUJA The Globe and Mail PublishedMonday, Jul. 02 2012, 12:01 AM EDT Using harsh physical punishment to discipline children – including smacking, spanking and shoving – has a strong association with increased … Continue reading

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crazy – gnarls barkley

plays too slow but this version has the best costume I remember when, I remember I remember when I lost my mind There was something so pleasant about that place Even your emotions have an echo in so much space … Continue reading

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Childhood adversity affects adult brain and body functions

From the Guardian Tues Oct 16th 2012 Science Childhood adversity affects adult brain and body functions, researchers find Growing up in a low socioeconomic background can impair working memory as an adult and affect the size of different parts of … Continue reading

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I was bullied in school while my classmates and teachers watched in silence

Reporter Carly Weeks wrote this personal piece in response to  the tragic story of Amanda Todd who ended her own life after enduring years of being bullied at school and online. In it Carly talks of her own experience of … Continue reading

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