Striking Photos Capture The Magic Of Jazz Fest Collaborations

first_imgLoad remaining images What happens after-hours during New Orleans Jazz Fest is truly on another level musically. At any given time around the city you can find some of your favorite musicians, collaborating with your other favorite musicians, collaborating with THEIR favorite musicians! Ah, the beauty of Jazz Fest.L4LM Exclusive: Kick Off Jazzfest With Funky George Porter Jr. Video InterviewPhotographer Sam Shinault captured some magic at this year’s Fiya Powa show at the Maison on Thursday, 4/30 (technically Friday AM). When George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Karl Denson, Stanton Moore, Tony Hall, Roosevelt Collier, Ian Neville, Jennifer Hartswick and Big Sam get together from approximately 2 AM till past sunrise, there’s no telling what will go down! (Full gallery at the bottom.)last_img read more

Most people with depression receive inadequate treatment or no care at all

first_imgShare on Twitter The vast majority of people with depression across the world are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment for their condition, according to a new study of more than 50,000 people in 21 countries by King’s College London, Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organization (WHO).The research, published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry, reports that of 4,331 people with depression across all 21 countries, treatment rates vary widely. In high income countries only one in five people with depression receive adequate treatment. The situation in the poorest countries of the world is far worse, where one in 27 people with depression receive adequate treatment.Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression, and the condition is the leading cause of disability worldwide. There is an increasing awareness that depression can be reliably diagnosed and treated in primary care settings using psychological therapy or medication, yet these scientifically proven and effective treatments are not being delivered on a wide scale. LinkedIn Email The researchers analysed data from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys, a series of 23 community surveys in 21 countries. These included 10 low or middle income countries (Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Peru and Romania) and 11 high income countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the USA).The researchers defined minimally adequate treatment as receiving either pharmacotherapy (at least one month of medication plus four or more visits to a doctor) or psychotherapy (at least eight visits with any professional including religious or spiritual advisor, social worker or counsellor).Professor Graham Thornicroft from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, who led the study, said: ‘We call on national and international organisations to make adequate resources available for scaling up the provision of mental health services so that no one with depression is left behind. Our results indicate that much treatment currently offered to people with depression falls far short of the criteria for evidence-based and effective treatment.‘Intriguingly, about half of all people with depression did not think they had a problem that needed treatment and this proportion fell to only a third in the poorest countries. This strongly suggests that we also need to support people with depression and their family members to recognise that they have a treatable condition and should seek treatment and care.’Professor Thornicroft added: ‘Providing treatment at the scale required to treat all people with depression is crucial, not only for decreasing disability and death by suicide, but also from a moral and human rights perspective, and to help people to be fully productive members of society.’This study was carried out in conjunction with the World Health Organization World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative.center_img Pinterest Share on Facebook Sharelast_img read more

New research suggests large families have made socially conservative views more prevalent

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest Large families in the United States are more likely to hold culturally conservative attitudes and this differential fertility can help sustain large pockets of opposition to change, according to new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“For the past several years, I have been studying how fertility variation within one generation reshapes the next. I started by looking at outcomes that are common terrain for economists, like education. But sooner or later, I took interest in cultural traits as outcomes, especially those connected with ideas about how the family should look,” said study author Tom Vogl, an associate professor at the University of California San Diego.The researchers analyzed data provided by 12,017 participants between 2004 and 2018 during the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults. The survey collected data about family size and also asked participants about their views regarding abortion and same-sex marriage. The researchers found a link between family size and conservative values. People with a greater number of siblings tended to be more opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage, which was mostly explained by greater religiosity and lower educational attainment.“Natural selection is a silent warrior in America’s culture wars,” the researchers wrote in their study.The association between the number of siblings and attitudes was responsible for increasing opposition to abortion from 53% to 57%. Similarly, the association between the number of siblings and attitudes was responsible for increasing opposition to same-sex marriage from 38% to 41%.The results indicate “that slow-moving demographic processes can influence culture,” Vogl told PsyPost.“People with conservative attitudes about how the family should look tend to have larger families (more children, more siblings), which makes these attitudes — like opposition to abortion and gay marriage — more prevalent across generations. New ideas can spread rapidly within a generation, as they have for gay marriage over the past two decades, but demographic forces push back against them.”“Our research does not establish why traditional-family conservatism is related to family size. Our preferred theory is that many facets of traditional-family conservatism — opposition to abortion, homosexuality, and women’s work, for example — are inherently pronatalist, so the concentration of these attitudes in larger families makes sense,” Vogl explained.“But beyond showing that the family size associations are specific to traditional-family conservatism and do not extend to other forms of conservatism, we do not shed light on the mechanism. That would be a useful direction for future research.”“Despite the importance of so-called ‘family values’ issues in U.S. politics, the demographic phenomenon we document does not have immediate partisan implications. Family size does not have a robust relationship with partisan affiliation,” Vogl added.The study, “Differential fertility makes society more conservative on family values“, was authored by Tom S. Vogl and Jeremy Freese. Sharecenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Emaillast_img read more

International Transport Logistics & Handling Fair of Madagascar

first_imgCMA CGM experts will present their transport solutions for any type of cargoes as well as all types of Value-Added Services, to be closer to the customer. CMA CGM Group will also display the wide range of end-to-end solutions to answer the customers’ needs. Author: Baibhav Mishra CMA CGM will be present at the International Transport Logistics and Handling fair in Antananarivo, Madagascar. This 1st edition will take place from November 14th to 17th, 2019 and will rally more than 50 exhibitors. This key event will gather the major actors in the transport, logistics and handling sector. Sea News, November 14last_img