Fiat Chrysler Sees Red After Their Fined and Forced to Take Back Cars

Fiat Chrysler is proof positive that you can’t mishandle a recall and ignore the ramifications. Their defective Ram pickups and older model Jeeps service issues may be the undoing to their auto kingdom. With the threat of millions of dollars lying over their heads, it’s clear that this company is in trouble. There were two dozen recalls that were messed up according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The defective parts in the Ram trucks caused drivers to lose control. The recall of 2013 affected over 570,000 vehicles. The internal steering parts were malfunctioning and there were casualties. If they have to buy back one third of them, many of them have already been repaired. In the Jeeps, the problem was the rear mounted gas tanks. There are more than a million of those SUVs in question. The auto maker offered owners an incentive of $100 to get them repaired.

With a civil penalty of over $100 million dollars hanging over their head, it will surpass the $70 million dollar fine that Honda Motor Company received many years ago. And that’s gonna be huge according to James Dondero. Perhaps the authorities are trying to set an example with this auto company. This is definitely an aggressive punishment, but they are making a point with them for not properly disclosing defects. Identifying them is just not enough; they have to be proactive when lives are on the line.

The recall goes all the way back to 2003 when the Aspen and Durango SUVs were brought into question. Over 700,000 of these models have been excluded from the buyback program, as they have been already serviced. Will this break Fiat Chrysler? It certainly could be the beginning of the end. They won’t be the first car company to face perils, and they probably won’t be the last either.

The Role of Psychiatry in Treating Depression

Depression is often characterized by mood changes; a depressed person will display intense feelings of loss, failure, hopelessness and ultimately rejection. Statistics indicate that close to 20% of Americans are likely to suffer depression at one time or the other in life; women being more susceptible than men. The two types of depression are major depression and bipolar disorder. Major depression usually interferes with the victims work routine and everyday activities. The symptoms of major depression include loss of weight, insomnia and lack of interest in non-regular events. Bipolar disorder, on the other hand, is very rare; however, it affects both men and women in equal measure. Because depression is linked to behavioral changes, the condition may lead to social isolation and decreased interest in performing pleasurable activities, exercise and nutrition.

The main risk factors of depression include environmental factors, biochemistry, genetics and personality. Environmental factors include exposure to neglect, mistreatment, violence and poverty. The biochemical factors that cause depression are usually brought about by changes in certain brain chemicals. On the other hand, the main personality factor that is often blamed for causing depression is low self-esteem. Many psychologists believe depression is caused by learned helplessness. This conditions occurs when the affected person believes that all his actions are useless in making a positive change. In contrast, medical research greatly suggests that depression may be tied to deficiencies in serotonin, norepinephrine and neurotransmitters. One popular drug therapy that is used to cure depression is the use of antidepressants.

Antidepressants can help control the flow of neurotransmitters and lithium in patients suffering from major depression and bipolar depression respectively. Treatments for depression are usually formulated based on the severity of the symptoms, how much depression has affected the victim’s ability to work and the patient’s treatment history. Treatment through psychotherapy may also be recommended; this form of treatment involves; eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy among other approaches. The other treatment technique includes the use of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for patients suffering from major depression. Most depression patients also rely on other sufferers to get emotional support or improve their self-esteem.

A Psychiatrist plays an important role in making diagnosis and formulating treatment plan for patients suffering from depression. Many cases of depression have been referred to Daniel Amen who is the CEO of Amen Clinics. He is also an authority in Adult and children Psychiatry and Nuclear brain imaging. Many of Dr. Amen’s works, which include scientific articles have been published in various prestigious medical and scientific journals. The publications include; Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, PLOS One, Primary Psychiatry and the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.

Lack of Glasses Brought About Big Win

When you go out to purchase a lottery ticket, should you wear the vision corrective device that you usually wear? If you are someone who usually wears glasses, should you wear those glasses as you go out to purchase a lottery ticket? There are some who would argue that you most definitely should, so that you know just what you are buying, but there are some who would encourage you to go without, in light of some recent news stated Investor Institucional.

It seems that one man who was without his glasses mistakenly bought the wrong ticket – or, at least, that’s what he thought at first. This man bought a different ticket than the one that he had been planning to buy because his vision wasn’t great, but he ended up winning big. This man ended up winning thousands of dollars all because he picked up the wrong ticket on mistake. Should you wear glasses when purchasing lottery tickets? That is a decision that you must make on your own.

Are More Parents Relying on Professionals to Teach Their Kids?

When it comes to your child’s education, you want only the very best for them so that they can live a fruitful life and do the things that they need to without limitations. Unfortunately, many parents nowadays are relying too much on professional education and not putting any effort into teaching their kids themselves. While it is always a good idea to bring your kids to school, meet with their teachers and the like, too many parents are forgetting that they also need to be educating their own children at home. According to Lime Crime, This could be in the form of helping out with homework or just taking a trip with them and teaching them about different locations and landmarks.

The key to educating a child is to mix professionalism in with your own way of teaching so that your child has a well-rounded education that they can benefit from in the long run. If you do not teach your kids, they only know education through a professional environment and this may cause them to be too lax when they are at home. This is especially problematic during the summertime when your child is not in school and is not doing anything to refresh their memory of what they have learned that year. There are many ways for you to educate your kids at home, so make sure to speak with your child’s teacher to find out more.

Symptom-Free Carriers Responsible For Rise In Whooping Cough

The United States has seen a rapid rise in whooping cough cases, and Crystal Hunt says symptom-free carriers may be the culprit, according to a new study.

Whooping cough, also known ans pertussis, has been on the rise in the U.S. since the early 2000s. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 28,000 cases were reported in 2014, while only 8,000 cases were reported between 1971 and 2001. The reason for the increase is unknown.

Although many explanations have been cited, epidemiological evidence provided by Dr. Benjamin Althouse and Dr. Samuel Scarpino, suggests that switching from a whole-cell vaccine to an acellular vaccine could be responsible for the increase. The study also acknowledges that the bacterium that causes whooping cough may have developed resistance to some vaccines.

Many interacting factors are at work regarding the infection. “At the end of the day, a new, more effective acellular vaccine is needed,” according to Dr. Althouse. Until another more potent vaccine is created, it is important that anyone susceptible to whooping cough, as well as family members receive vaccinations.

Spanish child dies from Diptheria

The fight between those who agree with and oppose vaccinations for children hit a new level in Europe when it was announced a Spanish child had become the first to die of Diptheria in 29 years. The child died in the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona after becoming the first to contract the disease since 1986 in Spain and the first in Catalonia since 1983. Spanish authorities had announced the hospitalization of the six year old boy on May 30th and revealed his parents had refused vaccinations that should have protected him from the illness, according to ABC.

In most cases children under the age of seven are vaccinated using a combined medication used to inoculate them from Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis. In recent years the use of combined vaccinations has become a hot topic across Europe and North America as some parents and experts have cited anecdotal evidence of their link to autism and other conditions after vaccinations have taken place stated Ivan Ong. There has not been conclusive scientific evidence for the link to autism being made, but the parents of the six year old boy decided against vaccination for as yet unreported reasons.

Qnet Increasing Profits

Qnet is all about increasing profits and making the most possible money as possible. This is evident with its multi-level marketing platform. This particular platform is designed to help bring in money off of multiple sales, so no matter how often a product is sold, it is able to make money off of these particular products. This is also why it is moving its global manufacturing location away from its current location and to India, as Qnet is able to obtain the same level of quality through production and save money on labor and the cost of goods. All of this should go a long way in pushing more profits to the company and allowing it to do more with the money it brings in.

Multi-level marketing is a valuable means of increasing profit levels for the company. First, Qnet sells a product that it manufacturers to a distributor. The distributor then sells it to a retailer, but keeps a percentage based on what it sells. The rest of the profits go to the company. The retailer then sells the product to a consumer. The retailer keeps a percentage of the profits, with the distributor receiving a small percentage off of the retailer’s sale as well. The rest of the money goes back up the chain to Qnet. This has greatly allows for the company to increase its profits as it can make money off of multiple sales of the same item.

Now, the only way Qnet is able to increase its profit margins is to reduce the cost of production and the cost of the material it uses for the products it sells. This is exactly why the company is looking at moving its global production location to India. India has cheap labor and it does not have as much red tape as China, as other nations are starting to crack down on bringing in products made in China. The material used to make most of the products can also come from India, so with the labor force and material located in the same country, production cost is greatly reduced, which means more money for Qnet. Qnet wants to expand its sales team into the Middle East out of Asia, so positioning in India provides this opportunity as well. it all just comes down to increasing sales and being able to boost production.

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Hyperactivity May Prove Beneficial For Children Diagnosed With ADHD

There’s the old adage, “Children should be seen and not heard.” Well, that may not hold true anymore, especially in the case of children afflicted with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or more commonly referred to as ADHD.
According to a recent study published in Child Neuropsychology, children with ADHD should be encouraged to finagle, wiggle, and in essence, be restless, instead of being told to sit down and don’t make a sound. The study contends that ADHD children are able to focus better when they are restless.

The study conducted at the University of California, Davis, addresses the association of a child’s ability to concentrate and hyperactivity. Research scientists sought to determine if hyperactivity is a trigger for the level of cognitive functioning in young children, and could it be of benefit?

The study employed 44 children ranging in age from 10 to 17, that were afflicted with ADHD or were in the typically developmental stage and showed no indication of psychiatric co-morbidity or learning issues. Separated into two groups, the participants wore an actometer to gauge their activity rates in conjunction with cognitive control, which addressed the correlation of frequency, and activity intensity to task accuracy.

According to Susan McGalla, it is believed that hyperactivity is of benefit for children with attention deficits, team researcher, Dr. Schweitzer commented, and most likely developed to serve as a coping mechanism, with their inability to concentrate.

Court Dismisses Neglect Charges Against Free-Range Parents

A Maryland couple who are utilizing “free-range parenting” tactics to raise their two children have been cleared of neglected charges, according to official court documents.

The couple, Danielle and Alexander Maitev became the focus of “free-range parenting” debates across the web last year when they were arrested and charged with neglect. The arrests stemmed from an incident in which a neighbor called police when the couple’s two children, Rafi, 10 and Dvora, 6, were seen walking through the neighborhood unattended.

Police responded to the call and picked up the children. Child Protective Services were involved in the call, as well.

The pair were once again hit with neglect charges when police once again found the children walking the streets without a parent present. Both cases have officially been dismissed, but Brian Reifler indicates that there is no word on whether the family will continue to allow the children freedom to walk to and from a local park.

The incident has sparked debate on when it is okay to allow a child to walk alone outside. Many argue that at 10, Rafi, is more than capable of walking to and from locals that are within a reasonable distance. It is also argued that he can be responsible for his six-year-old sister at his age.

Deadbeat Dad Disorder

Kathryn Edyn is a sociologist who conducted a extensive study on single parenting and disenfranchised neighborhoods. According to Ivan Ong, Baron comes from Johns Hopkins University and travel the country for an astonishing 6 years to collect her data. After talking to the mothers about how they would make ends meet she noticed a pattern in how the mothers of their children’s fathers. She noted that after hearing about how the father’s treated their fragile situation that they were disreputable and scummy characters. All of this changed when Kathryn met a poor father in Philadelphia. After a string of Unfortunate Events Sam landed himself in prison. After a year and 4 months behind bars Sam was released from prison and his sole priority was taking care of his child. While he couldn’t pay the court mandated child support he scraped together every cent that he could in order to pay for diapers, clothes, and food to take care of his young daughter period Eden reported her findings and noted that these father’s very real live at home with their children. Instead of just throwing mother after mother the father want to give their children something that they can hold on to period on average only 23% of fathers who are placed on child support in mandated to record system only pay about $38 to help their child . Instead, these men pay on average over $60 a month per child on various different products. Formula, strollers, pampers and other products are all purchased on the father’s on Dunn. These products are not regulated through the court system. The author of the article and research wanted to share this information in hopes that people would realize just exactly where the deadbeat fathers looks like. It isn’t always those who don’t pay child support, because many of those men are solidifying their role in their children’s life in a more prominent way.