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Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young
Wed Sep 5, 2007 17:49
 

Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/090507HA.shtml
The New York Times's Benedict Carey reports: "The number of American children and adolescents treated for bipolar disorder increased fortyfold from 1994 to 2003, researchers reported in the most comprehensive study of the controversial diagnosis."

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Eight US soldiers, 13 civilians killed in Iraq attacks; Senator Johnson back after stroke; Robyn Blumner says mine safety issue illustrates difference between parties; NOW investigates military sexual assault; Senator Smith is the "new go-to guy" for Northwest timber lobbyists; scientists "stunned" by rapid collapse of Arctic ice cap; "liberation ecology" movement picking up speed in Latin America; more American farmers moving to Mexico; bipolar disorder diagnoses in US youth skyrocket; Mattel announces third major recall of potentially harmful toys; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org

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Attacks Kill Eight US Troops, 13 Civilians in Baghdad
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The Associated Press reports: "A car bomb killed at least 13 people Wednesday in a Shiite part of Baghdad, and the US command announced the deaths of eight more American soldiers - some victims of a weapon the American command believes comes from Iran."

Recovering From Stroke, Senator Tim Johnson Returns to Hill
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Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press, reports: "South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson returned to the Senate on Wednesday physically weaker but saying he anticipates running for re-election next year."

Robyn Blumner | The Difference Between Parties Is As Deep As a Coal Mine
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Writing for The Baltimore Sun, Robyn Blumner says: "A lot of people tell me that they are sick of both political parties. They claim the parties are essentially the same and it doesn't matter who is in power, because the Democrats and the Republicans are in the pocket of special interests and equally disengaged from the concerns and needs of average people. To that, I proffer this example about mine safety."

NOW | Women in the US Military Assaulted and Raped by Fellow Soldiers
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NOW reports on the shocking phenomenon that is military sexual trauma, saying that "Roughly one in seven of America's active-duty military soldiers is a woman, but a NOW investigation found that sexual assault and rape are widespread. One study of National Guard and Reserve forces found that almost one in four women had been assaulted or raped. Last year alone, almost 3,000 soldiers reported sexual assault and rape by other soldiers. On Friday, September 7, in one of the only national television broadcasts of the issue, NOW features women who speak out for the first time."

With Craig Disgraced, Timber Lobbyists Turn to Smith
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Jeff Mapes of The Oregonian reports: "In the wake of Senator Larry Craig's swift downfall, Senator Gordon Smith says he is ready to be the new go-to guy in the US Senate for timber and other Northwest natural-resource industries."

Loss of Arctic Ice Leaves Experts Stunned
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The Guardian UK's David Adam writes: "The Arctic ice cap has collapsed at an unprecedented rate this summer and levels of sea ice in the region now stand at record lows, scientists have announced."

Latin America's Surprising New Eco-Warriors
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In Sierra Magazine, Marilyn Berlin Snell says, "Although few North Americans seem to have noticed it yet, in the past few years a 'liberation ecology' movement, with the church at its spiritual heart, has been taking shape from Chile to Mexico. Will the Vatican, I wonder, encourage or stifle it? Latin American Catholics have, after all, taken on what they saw as forces of injustice before."

Short on Labor, Farmers in US Shift to Mexico
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Julia Preston, The New York Times, reports: "A sense of crisis prevails among American farmers who rely on immigrant laborers, more so since immigration legislation in the United States Senate failed in June and the authorities announced a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants. An increasing number of farmers have been testing the alternative of raising crops across the border where there is a stable labor supply, growers and lawmakers in the United States and Mexico said."

Rape, Pillage, and Ignore
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Suemedha Sood, reporting for WireTap, writes: "One in three Indian women will be raped or sexually assaulted in her lifetime - a rate 3.5 times higher than any other racial groups. Many women who are raped do not have access to basic health resources in Indian country. They travel long distances to Indian Health Service hospitals, expecting to receive physical and mental health services, only to find that there is no staff trained to treat sexual assault victims. Many can't even get rape kits, the exams used to collect evidence after a rape. With no forensic evidence, rapists are free to rape again."

Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/090507HA.shtml
The New York Times's Benedict Carey reports: "The number of American children and adolescents treated for bipolar disorder increased fortyfold from 1994 to 2003, researchers reported in the most comprehensive study of the controversial diagnosis."

Mattel Recalls 800,000 Lead-Tainted Toys
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Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press, writes: "Mattel Inc.'s reputation took another hit after the world's largest toy maker announced a third major recall of Chinese-made toys in little more than a month because of excessive amounts of lead paint."

VIDEO | Keith Olbermann: Bush Playing Us With "Withdrawal"
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Keith Olbermann comments for MSNBC's Countdown: "President Bush told troops in Iraq some of them may be able to come home. To a country dying of thirst, the president seemed to vaguely promise a drink from a full canteen - a promise predicated on the assumption that he is not lying. Yet you are lying, Mr. Bush. Again. But now, we know why."

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