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How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

The World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently have such conditions. Considering that mental disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide, VR is a welcome additional treatment. Studies have [...]

May 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis

B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis

British Columbia is signing on to the health care deal with the federal government with an agreement that will provide more than $1 billion for home care and mental health. The province will also get an additional $10 million in emergency management funds to help deal with B.C.’s opioid crisis. More than 900 people died last year of [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis

Italy bank crisis, Trump not hitting German business mood – Ifo economist

Italy bank crisis, Trump not hitting German business mood – Ifo economist

The troubles in Italy’s banking sector are not having any impact on the mood in corporate boardrooms around Germany and neither is the election of U.S. Republican Donald Trump, an economist at the Ifo institute said on Monday. “The Italian crisis is not having any effect. The markets know that the ECB (European Central Bank) [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Italy bank crisis, Trump not hitting German business mood – Ifo economist

Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia, research shows

Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia, research shows

While the rest of the United States makes major strides against cancer, a cancer crisis is taking hold in rural Appalachia. A University of Virginia (UVA) team analyzed federal government data and found that between 1969 and 2011, cancer rates fell in every U.S. region except rural Appalachia. Over the study period, rural Appalachia went [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia, research shows

Landmark report by Surgeon General calls drug crisis ‘a moral test for America’

Landmark report by Surgeon General calls drug crisis ‘a moral test for America’

A landmark report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy places drug and alcohol addiction alongside smoking, AIDS and other public health crises of the past half-century, calling the current epidemic “a moral test for America.” “The reason I’m issuing this report is I want to call our country to action around what has [...]

November 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Landmark report by Surgeon General calls drug crisis ‘a moral test for America’

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa, spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said. Twelve bodies have been recovered. More than 4,200 migrants have died making the dangerous journey [...]

November 3, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

Electronics major Samsung has lately been dealing with one of its deepest crises, with the South Korean company having to suspend the production and sale of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of these devices catching fire. Initially, the company tried to douse some of the fire it was drawing by replacing the handsets. [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

Home prices heat up: Crisis and opportunity

Home prices heat up: Crisis and opportunity

Rising buyer demand and increasingly short supply are lighting a fire under the U.S. housing market. Home prices in August surged on a monthly basis by the largest margin in 11 years, and the annual price gain of 6.2 percent is a sharp acceleration compared to the past two years, according to CoreLogic. “Housing values [...]

October 5, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Home prices heat up: Crisis and opportunity

Family makes new medals for Maine’s Berlin Crisis National Guard vets

Family makes new medals for Maine’s Berlin Crisis National Guard vets

LEWISTON — Many veterans never receive hard-earned medals in recognition of their military service, but the family of a Lewiston veteran of a National Guard call-up for the “Berlin Crisis” of 1960-62 has taken steps to correct an important omission. Normand R. Marquis, who died this past Easter in Colorado, is coming home Tuesday morning [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Family makes new medals for Maine’s Berlin Crisis National Guard vets

Jobless in Jeddah: V K Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Jobless in Jeddah: V K Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh will leave for Saudi Arabia soon to assess the severity of the food crisis faced by nearly 10,000 Indians rendered jobless and will explore their possible return, with Saudi authorities assuring assistance. Singh will travel to the Gulf nation in the next few days to resolve [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Jobless in Jeddah: V K Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Michigan attorney general sues France’s Veolia in Flint water crisis

Michigan attorney general sues France’s Veolia in Flint water crisis

The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for “botching” their roles in the city of Flint’s drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Michigan attorney general sues France’s Veolia in Flint water crisis

Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Syria was a leader in basic education in the region before the crisis began in 2011: an estimated 97% of primary school-age children were enrolled in school. Today, more than half of school-aged children in Syria are out of school. A recent report by UNICEF and partners highlights how severely the conflict has damaged education, decimating a [...]

March 31, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria