Mental Health Watchdog asks Florida Lawmakers to Protect Children

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

Currently parents and legal guardians are being left out of the process only finding out that their child has been Baker Acted after initiation and usually after the child has been transported by law enforcement to a psychiatric facility.

Currently parents and legal guardians are being left out of the process only finding out that their child has been Baker Acted after initiation and usually after the child has been transported by law enforcement to a psychiatric facility.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

CCHR is asking policy makers to change how the mental health law is applied to children to protect children from unjust involuntary psychiatric examinations.

The Baker Act is being used incorrectly and children who do not meet the criteria are unjustly taken into custody for psychiatric examinations.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), is asking policy makers to change how the mental health law is applied to children and teens to protect them from unjust involuntary psychiatric examinations.

According to the most recent report released by the Baker Act Reporting Center, there were over 32,000 involuntary psychiatric examinations initiated on children in Florida during 2017. The mental health law for the state, commonly called the Baker Act allows for a person of any age to be taken into custody and transported to a psychiatric receiving facility for examination and this includes children as young as two years of age. [1]

With it being disclosed during a meeting of the Baker Act Task Force in 2017 that 30 percent of the minor Baker Acts in Pinellas County alone did not meet the criteria, CCHR believes adoption of policy to bring parents and guardians into the process before a child is put through the trauma of a Baker Act only makes sense. [2]

Over the past few years CCHR has helped to make changes to the Baker Act specifically for the purpose of protecting children including changes in how long a Baker Act Receiving Facility has to initiate an examination on a child reducing it from 72 hours to 12 hours. Stating that the trauma experienced by a child, especially a very young child, needs to be taken into consideration by those who have the authority to send children for an involuntary psychiatric examination, CCHR is asking policy makers to amend the law to clearly spell out the procedure for Baker Acting a child.

“The Baker Act is being used incorrectly. A large number of children who do not meet the criteria are unjustly being Baker Acted and this abuse comes with long term ramifications for that child and the family,” stated Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida.

Currently parents and legal guardians are being left out of the process only finding out that their child has been Baker Acted after initiation and usually after the child has been transported by law enforcement to a psychiatric facility. CCHR believes that this is a rights violation, a belief that is shared by Sheriffs, Police Chiefs and even School Districts across Florida.

Since 2017, CCHR has been working to educate those granted the power to initiate a Baker Act on why a parent or guardian should be brought into the process before initiation resulting in county and city level policy changes, mostly within law enforcement, to contact the parents of a child before initiating a Baker Act.

“This policy adoption is helping to protect children and reducing the number of illegal Baker Acts where a child does not meet the criteria to be sent for involuntary psychiatric examination,” said Ms. Stein.

Those interested in learning more about CCHR’s campaign to protect children from abusive Baker Acting are encouraged to call 800-782-2878.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Reporting Center http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[2] CHILDREN’S BAKER ACT TASK FORCE, MINUTES for FIRST MEETING 7.20.17 http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/mentalhealth/task-force-examination-minors/docs/20170720/20170720-minutes.pdf

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Watchdog Demands Action: Investigate the Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and Violence

CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks

CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks

27 international drug agency warnings link psychiatric drugs to the adverse effects of violence, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation

27 international drug agency warnings link psychiatric drugs to the adverse effects of violence, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog.

Between 2004 and 2012 the FDA received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects.

Despite a review of the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System, which found that psychotropic drugs can trigger violence, this connection is not being taken into consideration by officials.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) an investigation into the link between psychiatric drugs and violence is long overdue when you take into consideration that between 2004 and 2012 the FDA received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects.

With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that gun deaths in 2017 were the highest in almost 50 years at 39,733 many officials turned toward laws to restrict access to firearms in the United States following such tragic events as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. However, this statistic paints an entirely different picture when viewed with another alarming trend, the surge in the number of Americans taking dangerous psychiatric drugs. [1]

Studies show that an estimated 40 million Americans take psychiatric drugs, antidepressants being the most common, and that from 1996 to 2013 the number of people filling a benzodiazepine prescription increased by 67 percent. Unlike the well-publicized opioid crisis, which has seen a 20%, decrease in prescribing every year since 2012, the prescription of benzodiazepines continues to rise. It is also known that of the nearly 410 psychiatric drug warnings, 27 warn of violence, aggression, hostility, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation and 49 warn of self-harm or suicide/suicidal ideation. [2] [3] [4]

Even despite a review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System, which found that antidepressants and several other psychotropic drugs can trigger violence, this connection is not being taken into consideration by officials who instead focus on gun control and greater access to mental health services which all too often means simply more people on the very drugs that have been linked to violence. [5]

For the past 20 years, CCHR has been investigating and exposing the correlation between mass murder, violent crime, suicide and psychiatric drugs. During this time CCHR has reported that those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs have committed at least 36 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence. [4]

CCHR is urging lawmakers to look into the connection between psychiatric drugs and the deadly events that transpired across the country in 2018 due to the fact that between 2004 and 2012 the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program, known as MedWatch, received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects, including 1,531 cases of homicidal ideation/homicide, 3,287 cases of mania, and 8,219 cases of aggression. For more information please read Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

References:
[1] CDC Wonder Database https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/datarequest/D76;jsessionid=9B5BEF30FF76D1143F23BD54DCEC643A
[2] An estimated 40 million Americans take psychiatric drugs https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2016/12/14/what-psychiatric-drugs-are-americans-taking
[3] Benzodiazepines: our other prescription drug epidemic
https://www.statnews.com/2018/02/22/benzodiazepines-drug-epidemic/
[4] Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide
https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf
[5] Psychiatric Drugs and Violence: A Review of FDA Data Finds A Link
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mad-in-america/201101/psychiatric-drugs-and-violence-review-fda-data-finds-link

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MevoFit Launches "Echo Dash" HR Fitness Band & Smart Watch – Fitness Tracker Bands with Heart Rate for Men & Women!

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Brought to you in association with MevoFit(USA)-Echo Dash is a Fitness Band with USB dongle which is Sleek, Stylish, Powerful, Responsive& Loaded with Features!

NEW DELHI, NEW DELHI, INDIA, December 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past few years, the market for wearables and fitness trackers has grown exponentially. With the Indian market being receptive to wearables from brands such as Fitbit and Apple, several other manufacturers have launched their own products in the Indian market at very competitive prices. Indian consumers are lapping up fitness trackers and implementing them in their day-to-day activities with an ultimate aim of becoming healthier.

MevoFit, a fitness technology start-up has recently announced the launch of another amazing fitness band – Echo Dash. Echo Dash is a comfortable fitness tracker that has been engineered with exclusive features to register vital fitness parameters. The inbuilt optical sensor monitors the intuitive heart rate 24*7 and makes it easy for the user to maximize workloads. This all-in-one activity tracker records essential fitness parameters such as steps taken, distance covered, and calories burned. This light weight activity tracker is comfortable to be worn even during sleep; when details such as sleep amount, quality and associated patterns are recorded for analysis and recommendations.

Echoronics Dash is a sleek smart watch which is available in three dazzling colors i.e. black, blue and red. The band has a 0.87 inch OLED single point touch screen that can be activated with slight gestures. The activity tracker is supported with a robust Lithium Polymer battery. The USB dongle on the fitness tracker can be used for charging when connected with the laptop or computer’s USB port. The fitness band is equipped with features such as smart heart rate tracker, advanced sleep tracker, incoming call, SMS, social notifications etc. to stay connected all the time. The device can be connected to all popular phone brands such as Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi Mi, Huawei, Motorola, Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo, One Plus, LG, etc.

The Echo Dash fitness band is a lightweight activity tracker which is splash-proof, scratch tolerant and skin friendly. It is easy to use as it operates on single point touch technology. There is effortless charging with USB direct. Switched on, it seamlessly syncs data between the band and app through Bluetooth connectivity. Echoronics Dash is a handy and smart band that can be easily worn throughout the day. Just wear it nice and easy in a casual manner around your wrist. The best part, it syncs all the data captured around your activity from the band in the app for unified data management. At one glance, you are able to keep a tab on all your daily activity.

Features of Echo Dash

This fitness band from the Mevolife Inc. comes with several features. It also has exclusive features to register important fitness parameters. It keeps a close watch on the steps taken, distance, calories burned as well as active minutes. There is an inbuilt optical sensor to monitor the heart rate 24×7, which lets users keep track of their health continuously. It comes with sleep tracking that analyzes the duration of sleep and other associated patterns. The alarm in the band functions as a motivator and engages users in workout in order to achieve aggressive goals. It alerts (sedentary alerts) users if they are inactive for a specified time period. Further, this fitness tracker displays call, SMS and social alerts on the band screen so that you don't miss out on anything.

Ms. Khyati Mahajan, founder of MevoFit said, “Our endeavor has been to create a wave of positive fitness transformation in the Indian society. We have fitness bands for both amateur and mature fitness and sports enthusiasts. Echoronics Dash comes with rich and diverse features which makes it a satisfying buy for the passionate fitness enthusiasts. Further, the intuitive Heart Rate feature is what makes this fitness tracker stand apart from others. ”

Echo Dash is available in India for Rs. 2490 onwards. If you are looking to buy this fitness band, then you can purchase it from either Amazon or Flipkart and get it at a cheaper rate.

About the company:
MevoFit is a fitness technology startup of unique apps & web that reward you with merchandise to lose weight and get fit. MevoFit aspires to touch the lifestyle of its users in multiple ways, not just technology but a whole world of fitness incubating services in the physical and non-physical form to shake up and energize the entire fitness ecosystem. In order to make this goal easier Mevolife has developed an all in one health management ecosystem which includes Fitness Apps, Fitness Merchandise, B2B & B2C Service Platforms. Their fitness gear includes Fitness Bands, Gym Bags, Fitness Apparels & Sports Sipper.

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Weight Loss Buddy Introduces The 3-Day Fast Start Diet for Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting Made Easy

Intermittent Fasting-Without Starving

Calorie Restriction with Specific Nutrient Rations

Intermittent Fasting has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, and enhance hormone function.

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TENAFLY, NEW JERSEY, US, December 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Weight Loss Buddy has made headlines with the launch of a new 3-day fasting diet that is said to be the best yet. Unlike other fasting diets that are hard to follow, Weight Loss Buddy has put together a 3-day fasting diet meal kit that includes every single thing needed to get through the 3 days. The 3-day fasting meal kit includes an appetite suppressant to reduce hunger cravings, and pre-calculated, pre-proportioned meals to get through all three days. The Weight Loss Buddy meal kit makes it much easier to complete a 3-day intermittent fasting diet because they have taken care of the hard work. The meal kits come with three days of delicious and wholesome foods that aide in the alleviation of bloating and sugar-cravings.

The 3-day fast start meal kits are part of a pre-measured, pre-calculated 3 day eating plan. Joey Dweck the CEO of Weight Loss Buddy was quoted as saying, “We have gone to great lengths to choose, out of hundreds of foods, nutrient ratios, that were found to be the most beneficial in recent longevity studies in tricking the body into thinking it's fasting. This is the most valuable box of meals you are ever going to get. An individual would have to spend $100’s of dollars to buy these items in bulk, not to mention assembling them. You buy only what you need. Start building a new body now!” He went on to say, “Anyone can benefit from this Spring-Cleaning of sorts. It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, or how much exercise you do, the body ages and the cells accumulate damage.”

LiPO3 Appetite Suppressant Spray is included with the meal kits at no extra cost. LiPO3 is a unique formula that contains clinically proven appetite suppressants with a powerful liposome delivery system. It is made entirely in the USA. Intermittent Fasting has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, and enhance hormone function. Some researchers believe that the rise in health problems has a lot to do with the fact that many people no longer go hungry. 3-day fasting diets are becoming hugely popular and remain to be a very healthy way to detox the body.

To learn more about the Weight Loss Buddy or their new 3-day fast start meal kits, visit their official website at https://www.faststartdiet.com/

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تخفيضات وعروض وخصومات نهاية العام لاستقبال عام جديد في العديد من مواقع التسوق الالكتروني

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CAIRO, CAIRO, EGYPT, December 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — مع نهاية عام وبداية عام جديد تتنافس العديد من الأسواق التجارية والالكترونية على تقديم عروض على جميع المنتجات في كافة الاقسام الخاصة بها، وذلك للتوفير على العملاء عبئ التكلفة الكبيرة، حيث يحتفل الناس في شهر ديسمبر بليلة رأس السنة، وعيد الميلاد المجيد بشراء الملابس الجديدة والديكورات لتزيين منازلهم، فقمنا بالتوفير عليهم من خلال التسوق الإلكتروني واليكم افضل مواقع للتسوق بأكبر نسب خصومات وتخفيضات:

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يلقب موقع اي هيرب بصيدلية الانترنت، موقع اي هيرب هو موقع امريكي للتسوق أونلاين كانت بداية شركة اي هيرب عام 1996 حيث كانت شركة صغيرة الى أن طورت من شأنها لتقدم أفضل خدمة تسويقية اونلاين عبر الانترنت وعلى خلاف بعض المواقع والشركات التي يكون هدفها الربح المادي فقط فإن شركة اي هيرب تولي الاهتمام الأكبر لخدمة عملائها وهذا الكلام من تجارب العملاء مع الشركة ، تتنوع منتجات اي هيرب ما بين 35 ألف منتج واصبح اهم وافضل متجر للمنتجات الطبيعية الخالية من الكيماويات،كذلك يحتوي الموقع على اعشاب علاجية وتجميلية من كل الأصناف مثل: العسل بأنواعه المختلفة، الفواكه المجففة، الشاي بأنواعه، فيتامينات ومكملات غذائية،منتجات الديتوكس والتخسيس كما أن لديهم اقسام خاصة بالمرأة ومنتجات التجميل الطبيعية، وأعشاب للاطفال.
يقدم الموقع عروض وخصومات بمناسبة نهاية العام تصل الى 30% خصم على مقتنياتك من الموقع ولا تنسى كوبون خصم اي هيرب لتستمتع بخصم اضافي على خصم الموقع.

موقع Noon.com :
تعتبر منصة نون.كوم أكبر سوق عربي في المنطقة, حيث تعمل على تشكيل نقلة نوعية في التجارة الإلكترونية من خلال إمكانيات تقنية ولوجيستية عالية . يعرض الموقع ما يفوق عن 20 مليون منتج وهي سوى كانت لماركات عالمية أو كذلك لباعة محليين موثوقين, فهي تساعد أصحاب القطاع الخاص على تقديم منتجاتهم وعرضها للبيع على نطاق أوسع . موقع نون.كوم هو موقع مضمون لشراء, ذلك بشهادة التقييمات التي يعرضها العديد ممن تعاملوا معه سابقا سواء بيع أو شراء. هذا وعدد زواره الشهري الذي يفوق 30 مليون زائر يجعل منه محل ثقة يكسبه مصداقية عالية. هذا ولا ننسى تعدد أنواع المنتجات التي يعرضها والتي عليها تخفيضات, فمنها :الأزياء، الإلكترونيات، الكتب,مستلزمات المنازل والحدائق، الرياضات والنزهات، الصحة والجمال،العناية الشخصية، الألعاب، منتجات الأطفال والمواليد الجدد، وغيرها وهي متجددة بصفة دورية، كما انه يحتوي على خانة عروض يومية تقوم بتحديث عروضها كل يوم واحصل على كوبون خصم نون واستمتع بعروض مميزة واستعد للتسوق .

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يقدم المتجر مختلف السلع والمنتجات من الماركات المحلية والعالمية تمامًا بذات الطريقة التي تقدمها أمازون في متجرها الأساسي، ، كذلك يوفر المتجر لعملائه إمكانية بيع المنتجات الخاصة بهم أيً كانت عبر عرضها في الموقع ليحصل على عمولته بمقابل عمليات البيع التي تتم عبره، احصل على كود خصم سوق واستمتع بأفضل العروض للتسوق.
صحيح هو من المتاجر الإلكترونية الموجهة للدول العربية فقط، ولكن برغم ذلك يحسب من ضمن قائمة مواقع تسوق عالمية شهيرة، وخاصة بعد أن استحوذت عليه أمازون مؤخرًا مما جعله فرع أمازون في المنطقة العربية.
كما ان الموقع يوفر خصومات وعروض كبيرة بمناسبة نهاية العام فاغتنموا فرصة التسوق بتكلفة أقل.

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2019 New Year Message From Dato Sri Ang Lai Soon "WE CAN NOT AFFORD NOT TO SUCCEED IN OUR NATION BUILDING EFFORT"

Dubbed “THE GREEN CRUSADER” by the media at St.John Ambulance Sarawak Dinner at the state parliament house

"Miraculous Changes For The Better In 2018"
"Protect The Environment, Fauna and Flora " "Make Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Compulsory Subject In Malaysia"

KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, December 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The year 2018 has witnessed unprecedented changes, on a scale almost unbelievable by any standard.

To all in the country, the dramatic changes are considered to be for the good of this young nation, a Federation formed in 1963 consisting of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore. Unfortunately, due to fundamental ideological differences, Singapore left the newly formed federation two years later, to become an independent sovereign nation, a small city-state with hardly any natural resources except its people.

How do we assess the progress of these miraculous changes?
The people of this country have achieved what they always wanted, and this augurs well for this young Federation. To translate this dream into reality is no mean job, a gigantic exercise, with few parallels.

The situation today is analogous to the case of a man lost in the jungle for a 100 days, weak, hungry and miserable and suddenly served with a 100-course Michelin Star dinner. Obviously, no mortal in that state is capable of enjoying that kind of gigantic dinner all of a sudden! He needs time to adjust himself.

For any nation with a good, dedicated, honest, fair and just leadership, there is no reason why it should not succeed.
So there is no need to worry as it will take time for people to accept the changes which are for the long term peace, harmony, progress and prosperity of Malaysia.

The dramatic change does show that people are maturing, and many millions have changed their attitude towards race and beliefs for the better.
Malaysians have seen the untold sufferings and miseries of the peoples in the Middle-East and Africa particularly, and the destruction of their countries due to conflicts and intolerance caused by different ethnic and religious groups .
We treasure our traditional peaceful and harmonious way of life , which we have been enjoying since time immemorial.
We noted that a few "newly emergent" countries , one bigger than Europe with 7,000 years of recorded history , which are stable and enjoying peace and with dedicated good leadership are on the rise, overtaking all western nations for the first time in history .
Our country can achieve greatness as we have rich natural resources, hard working people and blessed being spared of all forms of natural disasters .

On ENVIRONMENT, the younger generations especially are now more aware of the importance of environmental conservation and protection.
However, the action of some people in the name of progress and prosperity is still considered detrimental to the fragile environment.
The current erratic pattern of climate change is giving cause of concern. While some of the uninitiated were recently enjoying the extraordinarily early cherry blossom, traditionally only in Spring, I am sure many of us are deeply concerned that the Seasons are now shifting due to climate change. Winter and Summer are extreme, and generally temperatures are getting erratic.

The mighty forests must be protected and conserved as the clearing of these rainforests for massive economic activities have contributed much to climate change and the extinction of flora and fauna species which are of great importance to human existence.
In addition, the loss of forests, such as mangrove forest, may result in the disruption of the food chain and in-turn causing reduction in food production, particularly fish and shell fish species.

The use of fossil fuel and coal especially should be gradually replaced by sustainable energy including renewal energy such as hydro-electricity, wind energy, solar energy and tidal energy.

The government should formulate the right policies and provide appropriate enabling environments which are conducive for such transformation.

In the Tropics with abundent sunshine, mighty rivers and cascading streams, waterfalls and no shortage of wind anytime, we could, therefore, consider seriously putting up solar panels for our homes, buildings and factories, the government to set up wind turbines and harnessing the rivers and the streams including making good use of the tidal waves in coastal areas.

The government could perhaps consider giving tax incentives to all the citizens and to commerce and industries, for supporting the sustainable energy exercise. The incentives should include waiving sales tax for all Electric and Hybrid vehicles and also import duty for the imported ones. Public transport buses and lorries and to go green as well with tax incentives. These are examples of enabling environments that are necessary to create a sustainable transformation.

I always stress, the best hospitals in the country could never solve the multiple health problems created by pollution which is basically the cause of most health problems, particularly chest and lung infections of all sorts, and worst of all cancer, which is so common today, and it totally ruins the patients and their families financially and sometimes breaking up the families.
The root cause must be addressed. A clean and healthy nation not only has happy people but saves the people and the government millions of dollars, A healthy nation would be more productive and creative. It is a win-win situation.

Many a precious life is lost when it can .in fact, be prevented. According to surveys, cardiac arrest or heart attack is one of the top killers.
There are many instances of people who have cardiac arrest but there is nobody nearby to render help using the only known method today ie Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. However, not everybody knows CPR unless the person is a first aider, a nurse, a doctor or just being trained in CPR.
I have been campaigning for CPR to be taught in every home, school, factory and everywhere. Last year the then deputy Federal Education Minister strongly supported my proposal to make the teaching of CPR compulsory in all schools and institutions of learning throughout the country. He said that the ministry would study as to how to implement this proposal nationwide. This was also supported by Sarawak Minister of Welfare.
I am confident that the present Federal Government would give its support to my proposal so that more precious lives can be saved.

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Weight Loss Buddy Introduces A Great New & Easier Way To Do Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, and enhance hormone function. It is the best way to help your body.

TENAFLY, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tenafly, NJ – Dec 29th 2018, Weight Loss Buddy has made headlines with the launch of a new 3-day fasting diet that is said to be the best yet. Unlike other fasting diets that are hard to follow, Weight Loss Buddy has put together a 3-day fasting diet meal kit that includes every single thing needed to get through the 3 days. The 3-day fasting meal kit includes an appetite suppressant to reduce hunger cravings, and pre-calculated, pre-proportioned meals to get through all three days. The Weight Loss Buddy meal kit makes it much easier to complete a 3-day intermittent fasting diet because they have taken care of the hard work. The meal kits come with three days of delicious and wholesome foods that aide in the alleviation of bloating and sugar-cravings.

The 3-day fast start meal kits are part of a pre-measured, pre-calculated 3 day eating plan. Joey Dweck the CEO of Weight Loss Buddy was quoted as saying, “We have gone to great lengths to choose, out of hundreds of foods, nutrient ratios, that were found to be the most beneficial in recent longevity studies in tricking the body into thinking it's fasting. This is the most valuable box of meals you are ever going to get. An individual would have to spend $100’s of dollars to buy these items in bulk, not to mention assembling them. You buy only what you need. Start building a new body now!” He went on to say, “Anyone can benefit from this Spring-Cleaning of sorts. It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, or how much exercise you do, the body ages and the cells accumulate damage.”

LiPO3 Appetite Suppressant Spray is included with the meal kits at no extra cost. LiPO3 is a unique formula that contains clinically proven appetite suppressants with a powerful liposome delivery system. It is made entirely in the USA. Intermittent Fasting has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, and enhance hormone function. Some researchers believe that the rise in health problems has a lot to do with the fact that many people no longer go hungry. 3-day fasting diets are becoming hugely popular and remain to be a very healthy way to detox the body.

To learn more about the Weight Loss Buddy or their new 3-day fast start meal kits, visit their official website at https://www.faststartdiet.com/

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2018: A breakthrough year for Veganism & Animal Rights

Go Vegan World Research Ad

Go Vegan World New Year Ad

Landmark Ruling for Tortured Laboratory Animals one of the successes for Go Vegan World campaign group in 2018.

Animal experimentation is the stuff of nightmares. We should not support it, any more than we should support killing other animals for food or any other use.”

— Sandra Higgins, Founder & Director, Go Vegan World

MEATH, IRELAND, December 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2018 has been a very successful year for the campaign group Go Vegan World. They used the year to display thousands of ads throughout Ireland, the UK as well as internationally. The group claims that the ads educate the public about the animals we use, prompting them to research the issues for themselves and supporting them to go vegan with a free vegan guide.

As we enter 2019 the group’s activity shows no signs of letting up with more than two thousand ads showing on buses, billboards and streets across the UK and Ireland. The campaign includes a new ad that questions the notion of personal choice with photos of farmed animals next to the statement ‘it’s not a personal choice when someone is killed: use plants, not animals.’

The group, renowned for its fact-based advocacy, attracts a lot of public attention both from members of the public as they become aware of how other animals end up as food, clothing and even in our cosmetics and cleaning products, as well as attention from the industries that profit from using other animals. Unsurprisingly those industries have complained about the ads in an effort to silence and stymie the group’s efforts.

Following on the success of the group’s win in 2017, when the advertising watchdog approved the ‘milk is inhumane’ advert despite complaints from the dairy industry, they made another breakthrough in 2018 when the same watchdog approved the claim that animal research is torture.
The Advert and Complaint

The ASA decision followed a complaint about a Go Vegan World public information advertisement on a UK bus featuring a mouse holding onto a human hand, accompanied by the text “They Trust Us, We Torture Them for Research”.

A medical scientist asserted that it was misleading to say that we torture animals for research, because “scientific” research is regulated in the UK. However, Go Vegan World provided the ASA with evidence of the torture of millions of animals through research in the UK every year, even according to official statistics and legislative definitions.

The Ruling

The ASA agreed with Go Vegan World that there was sufficient evidence to support their use of the word “torture”.

Commenting on the finding, Sandra Higgins, Director of Go Vegan World, stated

“Animal experimentation is the stuff of nightmares. We should not support it, any more than we should support killing other animals for food or any other use.

Research shows that most people disagree with frivolous experiments that cause harm, but many believe that experiments conducted on animals in the UK are necessary to address life-threatening human conditions; that is not the case. In fact, most experiments are unreliable because the results are not applicable to humans. Many of them are conducted for frivolous reasons and lack scientific validity. A 2017 analysis by the British Medical Journal cited a “systematic failure” to faithfully report the results of animal tests in order to secure funding and permission for human trials. Even in cases where there is a benefit to humans, we are morally obliged to find alternatives that do not involve using other animals.”

Sandra Higgins of Go Vegan World commented on the ruling:

“Most people are against torturing animals. If we are opposed to torture, we should refuse to support it. If we buy products that have been tested on other sentient animals or that contain “ingredients” taken from their bodies, we are paying others to use and kill them for us.
For the most part, it is very easy to find products that are vegan friendly. However, at the moment our law requires that all medication be tested on animals. This must be changed. Experimentation on animals is morally wrong, does not produce useful data for humans and there are excellent alternatives that do not involve torturing other animals.”

Go Vegan World comments that “this independent, legal finding substantiating our ad is hugely significant for animals used in laboratories and for the rights of all animals used as objects for human ends.”
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Intermountain Foundation Holiday Events Raise More Than $3.9 Million

Foundation sustains Intermountain Healthcare’s not-for-profit mission

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, December 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Thousands of donors responded with generosity at Intermountain Foundation holiday fundraisers, raising more than $3.9 million for causes statewide ranging from mental health and suicide prevention, to cardiovascular services, cancer services, and medical care for children. Some highlights:

• More than 100,000 holiday revelers flocked to the 48th annual Festival of Trees, which raised nearly $2.8 million for pediatric patients in need at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.

• Nearly $1 million was raised at this year’s Jubilee of Trees in St. George, Utah, where more than 14,000 donors pitched in to advance cardiovascular services at Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center.

• Hosted by the Intermountain Foundation at Intermountain Bear River Hospital in Tremonton, Utah, the 9th annual Jubilee of Trees raised $108,000 for local mental health and suicide prevention programs.

• More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed the Jaynie Nye Memorial Holiday Concert featuring Lexi Walker, Vocal Point, and the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic, raising funds for Cancer Services at Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.

About Intermountain Foundation

Through the generosity of donors, Intermountain Foundation sustains Intermountain Healthcare’s not-for-profit system comprised of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, and other health services. Helping People Live the Healthiest Lives Possible®, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information, visit intermountainfoundation.org.

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Is There Hope for 2019? Bringing Human Rights Education Can Make a Difference

Senegalese model and philantropist, Soukeyna and other youth watching interactive human rights videos at the Youth for Human Rights Pop-up Museum

US Air Force Sergeant going through the human rights heroes displays

Visitor watching the “Right to Responsibility” video depicting youth educating others on their rights

Understanding your basic human rights is vital. How can you keep your rights from being abused if you don’t know what the 30 human rights are?”

— Erica Rodgers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — No doubt about it, human rights have become a more pressing issue in recent months. According to personal surveys there is an estimate of more than 89% of the American population having little to no knowledge of what their basic human rights are. It is no wonder thus that human rights abuses still occur within the United States.

As we contemplate the New Year and celebrate the holidays it is important to remember that the cheer of the holiday season is lost for many populations, be it the Rohingya people, the Uyghurs or the situation of human rights defenders in many countries, including the United States. The only hope for bringing change as we start fresh in the new year is to broadly implement human rights education.

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the intention that every individual and every organ of society would be teaching and educating everyone on the principles enshrined in the document thereby bringing a culture of respect for human rights. The United Nations’ goal was to create peace and security amongst all countries of the world through this education on human rights. Although progress has been made with regard to human rights issues across the country, there is much still to do.

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights International created an interactive Pop-up Museum in Washington, DC. The museum showcased the history of human rights and celebrated the forward strides made to protect human rights everywhere in the last 70 years.

The museum also included a special section titled “Human Rights Heroes” where attendees of the pop-up museum were able to tour through displays featuring human rights activists who greatly contributed to forwarding human rights in their lifetimes. Some of the heroes featured included Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass, Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chavez.

Additionally, Peace Lights, an increasingly recognized international symbol of peace, played as visitors entered the Museum.

After the Pop-Up Museum’s first appearance during the International Day of Peace in September 2018, the exhibit was brought back by popular demand and expanded into a two-day exhibit. Erica Rodgers, the National Director of Youth for Human Rights International and organizer of the event said, “We wanted to create a museum that brought each one of the fundamental human rights to life in a way that allowed people to connect with what human rights mean to them and their lives.”

This two-day Pop-Up Museum remained busy throughout the day as people came to tour the series of exhibits spanning over ten-thousand square feet.

“Understanding your basic human rights is vital. How can you keep your rights from being abused if you don’t know what your 30 human rights are?” Rodgers explained.

The Pop-Up Museum was hosted by The Founding Church of Scientology at 1424 16th St. NW, Washington, DC as part of the Church’s ongoing support of Youth for Human Rights International’s initiative of broad human rights education in the community. When asked, “Why do Scientologists care so much about human rights?”, representative of the Church, Sylvia Stanard, had this to say: “Protecting the basic human rights of all people has been a part of the Church of Scientology’s core values since its founding in 1954. L. Ron Hubbard was a humanitarian and firm supporter of human rights as listed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1969 he stated in a directive to the staff of Churches of Scientology around the world that, ‘Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.’ Therefore as a natural result, the Church of Scientology sponsors human rights campaigns such as Youth for Human Rights International to help fulfill Mr. Hubbard's vision of a better world where human rights are a living reality.”

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through both regional and international youth summits, school lectures, art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch a documentary on how Youth for Human Rights began.

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