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August 09, 2020

Simple Weight Loss & Racism's Effect on Black Mental Health
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Simple Weight Loss
Millions of Americans would like to lose some unwanted pounds. Sofia Cienfuegos, a Dietitian and Intermittent Fasting Researcher rom the University of Illinois at Chicago, led recent research that found that intermittent fasting does result in weight loss, with few restrictions or complicated regimens.
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Racism's Effect on Black Mental Health
Simone Bruce, Psy.D., a visiting therapist at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, said that the impact of race-based stress and trauma on the mental health of black people has been ignored far too long. She said that mental health professionalsí lack of education in this area often results in misdiagnosis and mistreatment. She explained how the death of George Floyd sparked a serious increase in stress, anxiety and fear in the black community.
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Effective Prevention of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is on the rise, partly as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns. Prof. Merete Berg Nesset from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, led a study that found that anger management treatment for offenders can have dramatic results in the prevention of physical and emotional violence.
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