The Recorder – Greenfield Center school’s outdoor toilet practices worry health officials

GREENFIELD — Health officials are working with Center School to address concerns about outdoor toileting practices for two of its youngest classes of students. The main concerns discussed at Wednesday’s health board meeting included the possibility of urine getting into a nearby culvert and the risk of gastro-intestinal disease spreading through contact with faeces. As … Read more

Too many children use ‘highly toxic’ toy cosmetics: public health expert

This is not child’s play. A new study finds that many children in America are using potentially toxic beauty products. Using makeup and body paint sounds like harmless fun for kids — but marketing cosmetics to kids doesn’t ensure the safety, warn researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the nonprofit EarthJustice. … Read more

Too many children use ‘highly toxic’ toy cosmetics: public health expert

This is not child’s play. A new study finds that many children in America are using potentially toxic beauty products. Using makeup and body paint sounds like harmless fun for kids — but marketing cosmetics to kids doesn’t ensure the safety, warn researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the nonprofit EarthJustice. … Read more

Your favorite ‘Winnie the Pooh’ character may reveal your mental health: Viral test

What does “Winnie the Pooh” say about you? A new “Pooh pathology test” claims to show which mental health disorder you may be suffering from based on the character you resemble in the classic cartoon franchise. Professors Dr. Sarah E. Shea and Dr. Kevin Gordon studied seven characters from the series and “concluded that each … Read more

NY bans cosmetics containing deadly mercury amid health concerns

New York is banning cosmetic products containing mercury, becoming the third state to do so. The new law, signed in December by Gov. Cathy Hochul, will take effect June 1 and ban the sale of any beauty ingredients containing the potentially dangerous neurotoxin. Mercury has been linked to a number of debilitating and harmful health … Read more

7 Mental Health Resolutions To Help You Flourish In 2023

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CT legislature to deal with nurses, other health care professionals spread thinly

HARTFORD — Connecticut state lawmakers are spearheading a push this session for legislation that limits the number of patients seen by nurses and other health care professionals and discourages mandatory overtime, both of which threaten, they Say, the quality of patient care in hospitals. Similar legislation was called for before the pandemic, but the national … Read more

Health coach focuses on helping moms

As a Wildlands Fire dispatcher, Shayra Dosi feels good knowing she’s helping people and making a difference. But when she and her husband had their first child, she found her new calling as a holistic health coach for moms. “My target audience is moms because of my own experience,” Dossey said. “I didn’t know what … Read more

As awareness of workplace issues grows, employers offer more mental health services

Fidelity Investments expands its internal offerings for free therapist sessions. Manufacturer Hypertherm saw enrollment triple in its employee assistance program. And Community Mental Health set up “peer discussion groups” via Zoom for staff to share their concerns with outside therapists. Many employers across the state have added mental health services or boosted existing programs as … Read more

‘Mom-Nibus’ to bring services, protection to NH mothers Health

Nancy Glynn, of Sutton, knew something was wrong when she started experiencing some of the same symptoms during her first pregnancy, which ended with her son Hunter’s eight weeks premature. Glynn was just 25 weeks into her second pregnancy when a fetal medicine specialist gave her an ultimatum: “We either need to deliver today or … Read more