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12 Products People With Incontinence Swear By | The Mighty

For many with chronic illness and disability, incontinence can be a symptom of their condition or even a side effect of medication. Regardless of the cause, dealing with incontinence can be frustrating and, at times, a bit messy. There are also harmful (and inaccurate) pervading stereotypes that only young children or the elderly experience incontinence and […]

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Culture & Community

When You Don’t Remember Life Before Your Mental Illness | The Mighty

TW: talk of self-harm Recovery from mental illness is challenging no matter what, but it is extra challenging when you have no recollections of life “before.” I never lived a life before trauma, before mental illness, before these monsters. I don’t remember what “healthy” feels like, mostly because I’ve never experienced it. I was 2 […]

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Leadership & Government

You Won’t Believe Who Trump Is Sending to the UN Women’s Meeting | Alternet

The Trump administration has reportedly sent a delegate who once called trans children “gender confused” and described the U.S. as a “pro-life nation” to a United Nations meeting being held to promote gender equality. Source:  You Won’t Believe Who Trump Is Sending to the UN Women’s Meeting | Alternet

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Healthcare & Wellness

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in the treatment of psychosis | Science Daily

A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment. Source:  Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in the treatment of psychosis | Science Daily

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Healthcare & Wellness

6 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Bipolar Disorder — From Pill Trays to Practitioners | Psych Central

Bipolar disorder is a difficult illness. It affects everything. In addition to affecting your mood, it affects your judgment, concentration, memory, energy and sleep. It affects your relationships. It affects your everyday. It can bring about a deep, sinking despair, or jolt you into a euphoric state where your brain literally can’t compute the consequences […]

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Employment & Education

Lebanon: Schools Discriminate Against Children with Disabilities |Human Rights Watch

Lebanon’s public education system discriminates against children with disabilities. Children with disabilities are often denied admission to schools because of their disability. And for those who manage to enroll, most schools do not take reasonable steps to provide them with a quality education. Source:  Lebanon: Schools Discriminate Against Children with Disabilities | Human Rights Watch

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Healthcare & Wellness

Graphic: Opioid Painkiller Is Top Prescription In 11 States | California Healthline

Though opioid prescriptions appear to be on the decline, Vicodin and Norco remain popular, especially in the South. In more than half of states, Synthroid — a drug to treat hypothyroidism — came in… Source: Graphic: Opioid Painkiller Is Top Prescription In 11 States | California Healthline