We applied an exploratory factor analysis, but since factor analysis makes assumptions about normality and linear correlations that are likely to be violated by the skewed data, we also used the non parametric Mokken scaling approach.15 The two sets of results taken together supported a division into four groups: (1) medicines (paracetamol, antibiotics, antidepressants, swine flu vaccine and OTC nausea drugs); (2) herbal substances (ginger and cranberries); (3) food substances (eggs and blue veined cheese); and (4) alcohol and smoking. Thalidomide and dental X rays did not appear to fit well in any grouping (for further details please see online supplementary appendix 1). For each group we added together the scores and divided this by the number of scores in the group to keep the outcome variable on a scale from 0 to 10.
Currently, both our medical approach and the public understanding of addiction is about where depression, anxiety and OCD were in the 90s. It was (and still is) everywhere, but so many people who hadn’t experienced it firsthand didn’t really get the medical condition part of it. “Oh he’s just sad,” or “try being happy!”.
Our first day of filming. Everyone stands grinning at each other nervously in the car park. It’s my first time as a producer, which frankly I’m relieved about being ignorant of the million things that can (and will) go wrong is bliss. Apparently there was a children’s swimming lesson going on at the time and they haven’t accounted for all of those children yet either. There’s a lot of activity going on with bulldozers and diggers, just trying to clear away the rubble. HARVEY: They’ve got some, but clearly not enough.
Administration takes it seriously. And the School Safety Commission that the President convened is meeting this week, again, an official meeting to discuss the best ways forward and how we can do every single thing within our power to protect kids in our schools and to make them feel safe and make their parents feel good about dropping them off. Great question from TFK kid reporter Benje Choucroun.
Those are just some of the joys of the Christmas season. For people who like to go out to get into the spirit, December is also the year most jammed month on the arts calendar. From such traditional holiday fare as “A Christmas Carol” and “Amahl and the Night Visitor” to non traditional attractions such as the posters of Toulouse Lautrec and the opening of an automotive museum in Balboa Park, San Diegans have a feast of events from which to choose.