PH may have first tropical depression in 2019 over weekend– PagasaA LOW pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may intensify into the country’s first tropical depression in 2019 when it enters either this Friday or Saturday, the state-run weather bureau said. The weather disturbance was last seen 2,395 kilometers (km) east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in an early advisory on Thursday. Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or “Amihan” continues to affect parts of Luzon and Visayas, it said. Cloudy skies with light rain showers are expected in Batanes and the Babuyan group of Islands, while partly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated rain showers will be experienced over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Abra, Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, and the rest of … [Read more...] about PH may have first tropical depression in 2019 over weekend– Pagasa
There’s a disturbing trend in the American food and beverage industry, and it has nothing to do with what we’re eating. In June, Domino’s announced a campaign to repair potholes, working with local governments to fix roads. On Tuesday, Natural Light – the Anheuser-Busch-owned light-beer brand often referred to as “Natty Light” – announced plans to give students and former students $US10 million over 10 years to offset student-loan debt. And, on Wednesday, Kraft started giving away free groceries to federal workers. Read more:Kraft is giving away free mac and cheese and other groceries to federal workers as the government shutdown stretches into day 26 Are these initatives helpful for unpaid government workers or people drowning in student-loan debt? Sure. Do they provide a PR boost for brands? Yep. But, these stories shouldn’t be treated as feel-good, better-capitalism narratives. Instead, they expose deeply depressing gaps that the … [Read more...] about Domino’s is filling potholes, Kraft is feeding government workers, and Natty Light is paying off student loans. This isn’t heartwarming marketing — it’s a depressing look at how the American government is failing.
One in seven physicians are so burned out from their jobs that they have thought about suicide, according to an annual report. Nearly half of all doctors report feeling completely depleted, according to the annual Medscape report, out Wednesday. On average, nearly 45 percent of medical professionals say they are so stressed out about their daily work that they have thought about leaving medicine altogether.MORE HEALTH: Think twice about reaching for this all-natural sleep aid supplementThe survey of more than 15,000 doctors indicates that about half of women professionals said they were feeling burned out. About 39 percent of men reported the same. “It’s alarming,” says Brunilda Nazario, lead medical director at WebMD, which owns Medscape, told the New York Post. “These numbers haven’t changed, and the problem just continues to be a trend, despite increasing programs to address wellness” that includes nutrition and exercise programs, and more … [Read more...] about Burned-out, depressed doctors are thinking about suicide
Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it? The idea has sparked a race to develop apps that warn of impending mental health crises. Call it smartphone psychiatry or child psychology 2.0. Studies have linked heavy smartphone use with worsening teen mental health. But as teens scroll through Instagram and Snapchat, tap out texts or watch YouTube videos, they also leave digital footprints that might offer clues to their psychological well-being. Changes in typing speed, voice tone, word choice and how often kids stay home could signal trouble, according to preliminary studies. There might be as many as 1,000 smartphone “biomarkers” for depression, said Dr. Thomas Insel, former head of the National Institute of Mental Health and now a leader in the smartphone psychiatry movement. Researchers … [Read more...] about Detecting depression: Smartphone apps could monitor teen angst
President Donald Trump has rejected a plan proposed by a bloc of Senate Republicans who had hoped to break an impasse over the government shutdown, leaving Congress and the White House with little obvious way out of the extended battle over Trump's border wall. On the 20th day of the shutdown, the GOP group tried to jump start bipartisan talks before Trump declares a national emergency to get his wall. But the president rejected their idea to allow congressional committees to sort out his border wall request while the government reopened, deeming the idea likely to leave him with nothing to show for the shutdown.Story Continued Below Vice President Mike Pence and acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had been consulting with senators about the matter on Thursday. Pence and Mulvaney took the idea to the president, who shot it down, according to multiple people directly involved in the talks. While the congressional committees could still take up Trump's border wall plan, the president … [Read more...] about ‘Never been more depressed’: Trump kills Graham effort to end shutdown