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What is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition where a person shows little or no empathy for others and ignores their rights or feelings.  They can lie, cheat, exploit and manipulate people and show very little or no remorse or guilt for their actions. 

Often insensitive with both their words and actions, they can be antagonistic and aggressive which can lead to them being destructive and physically violent.  They might act rashly not caring if they put themselves or others in danger.  However they can also be fun to be around when they chose to be, even deceptively charismatic, charming and witty as they are cunning and deceitful by nature.

Causes

As with many mental health conditions and personality disorders, there is no known cause for antisocial personality disorder,  although it’s believed that several things can be contributory factors

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One in five Americans thought it was acceptable to threaten or harass public health officials over pandemic business closures as of last summer, research in JAMA Open Network shows.

Why it matters: The antagonism extended beyond science-doubters and people hurting from the effects of COVID-19, to higher earners, political independents and those with more education.

Details: The Johns Hopkins survey found the percentage of adults believing that threatening public health officials was justified rose from 15% to 21% from November 2020 to the summer of 2021.

  • The biggest increases were among respondents who were male, identified as Hispanic and who were Republicans. There were also increases among those earning $35,000-$74,999 and $75,000 or higher.

Go deeper: While former President Trump has been blamed for stocking a divisive political climate and flouting public health measures, researchers found sentiment for harassment and threats continued to rise after President Biden took office and

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You need to take better care of your heart. No, we’re not judging—it’s just a statistical reality. A new study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that rates of cardiovascular disease in the US over the next four decades are on track to spike like your blood pressure after a triple cheeseburger.

The new projections are based on data from the 2020 US Census Bureau combined with heart disease and risk factors data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Among the general population in the US, cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are expected to increase dramatically between 2025 and 2060.

Roughly 55 million more Americans are projected to suffer from diabetes and 126 million more Americans are expected to be obsessed by 2060. The researchers also predict that rates of stroke and heart failure will rise by

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Wildfire Smoke contains a complex mix of gases, hazardous air pollutants, water vapor and particulate matter (or particle pollution), which poses the greatest threat.

Some of those particles, including dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are so large or dark that they can be seen with the naked eye. But the tiniest of them — microscopic particles that are about one-fifth to one-thirtieth as wide as a human hair — can travel deep into your lungs and even into your bloodstream. There, they can cause inflammation and dampen your immune system.

While ash and soot from burning wood are some of the most concerning types of particle pollution, wildfire smoke can also contain other toxic and cancer-causing substances, including chemicals, heavy metals and plastics. Indeed, said Dr. John Balmes, a pulmonologist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco: Smoke from fires is “pretty much like

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An unprecedented resolution allowing the city of Atlanta to donate $300,000 to a non-profit that provides financial and practical support for reproductive health for women passed 15-0 on Monday. The Atlanta City Council passed the resolution on the consent agenda unanimously and without any objection.

The money would go to the Access Reproductive Care-Southeast and would be distributed to allow for things such as rides to appointments, travel, and accommodations for women seeking abortions.

“Some of the legislation we see coming down from the

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