Officials said Monday.

21 measles cases linked to megachurch in Texas DALLAS A Texas megachurch linked to at least 21 measles situations has been attempting to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics, officials said Monday . The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Officials with area wellness departments said those suffering from the outbreak range in age from 4-a few months to 44-years-old. All of the school-aged kids with measles were homeschooled, and majority of those who were infected had not been vaccinated. In a recently available sermon posted online, senior pastor Terri Pearsons motivated those who haven’t been vaccinated to take action, adding that the Aged Testament is full of precautionary measures. Continue reading

A new method for analysing the treatment process In clinical settings.

Generally, the underlying mechanisms are hard to assess. The new strategy studied at the University of Heidelberg and published in the March 2005 problem of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, consists of identifying the dependency structure of relevant variables within the treatment process using conversation graphs. The main hypothesis was that self-efficacy plays a central role in the therapy process. Patients kept an electric diary for 13 weeks. Pain intensity, melancholy, sleep quality, self-efficacy and anxiousness had been assessed via visual analogue scales. Continue reading