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Study links same-sex marriage with drop in teen suicide attempts

Study links same-sex marriage with drop in teen suicide attempts

A new survey has revealed that the rate of suicide attempts among high school teens in the United States fell in states that enacted and implemented same-sex marriage laws.

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed 17 years of data involving nearly 700,000 public high school students, and found that same-sex marriage policies were linked with an estimated 7 per cent fall in teen’s reported suicide attempts.

Life Expectancy Reports Projects Gains for South Korea and Hungary

Life Expectancy Reports Projects Gains for South Korea and Hungary

Life expectancy improves with better healthcare services and proper care for children during first few years of their life. Life expectancy has witnessed improvement in majority of developed nations as the healthcare system has improved and access to healthcare services has widened for majority of population. The latest report on life expectancy has provided important insights on healthcare and life expectancy in 35 countries across the world. The report suggests that women in South Korea and men in Hungary will have the highest life expectancy by year 2030.

Heart and lung transplant saves Chicago teen’s life

Heart-lung transplant saves Chicago teen’s life

After a successful heart-lung transplant surgery, a 15-year-old Chicago teen is looking forward to return to routine activities that boys of his age typically enjoy.

Spencer Kolman underwent the heart-lung transplant surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital on 29th of November last year. He is now thrilled that he no longer has to depend on an oxygen tank to survive and get around.

APA warns members not to psychoanalyze President Trump

APA warns members not to psychoanalyze President Trump

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has warned its members not to psychoanalyze President Donald Trump, saying it breeches the organization’s code of ethics.

The APA issued the warning after multiple psychologists psychoanalyzed Mr. Trump’s behavior, and claimed that he is a psychopath or a sociopath – terms that are often misunderstood. Some professional psychologists claimed that Mr. Trump is suffering from a personality disorder.

Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

Idaho public health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated and take other precautions against flu/influenza as deaths from the contagious disease are on the rise in the state.

Dr. Leslie Tengelsen, flu surveillance coordinator for the Idaho state, has warned that flu has claimed at least 47 lives in the state so far this season. The figure makes it the most severe flu season since the year of 2000.

President Trump Faces Another Campaign Against Him on Psychiatric Grounds

President Trump Faces Another Campaign Against Him on Psychiatric Grounds

President Trump is facing many protests across the United States for recent executive orders he has passed. Now, his opponents have started many petitions to term him incapable of leading the United States on psychiatric grounds. A new letter to editor of The New York Times, published by the newspaper has claimed that on psychiatric grounds, Donald Trump is not capable of leading the country. The NY Times report added that many mental health professionals have disregarded the ethics and have commented on mental health of President Trump.

Newly born baby orangutan makes debut at Erie Zoo

Newly born baby orangutan makes debut at Erie Zoo

A newly born baby orangutan has made its debut at the Erie Zoo in Pennsylvania, a spokeswoman for the popular zoo announced.

The male baby orangutan took birth on 1st of February, becoming the third offspring for Joe and Dasa. Zoo spokeswoman Emily Antolik said the baby and his mother are fit and fine.

Zoo keepers on Friday decorated the orangutan exhibit in pink and blue as they held a sex reveal party and baby shower for the orangutan family. Gift bags packed with treats were given to the pretty creatures as the new baby was introduced to the visitors.

Vitamin D supplements protect against respiratory infections: study

Vitamin D supplements protect against respiratory infections: study

Vitamin D supplements help in reducing the risk of developing acute respiratory infections, particularly among vitamin D-deficient people, according to a new study.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Adrian R. Martineau of the Queen Mary University of London, UK, found in the study that vitamin D supplementation resulted in a notable reduction in the proportion of participating patients who were suffering at least 1 acute respiratory tract infection.

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Rare disease claims one life in Bronx area

Rare disease claims one life in Bronx area

An extremely rare and potentially lethal bacteria spread by rat urine has killed at least one person in the Bronx area and left two others struggling for their lives, the city's health officials have confirmed.

Braulio Balbuena Flores, 44, who lived with his 73-year-old mother Rosa Flores and other family members in an illegal basement unit in the affected building in city died following an unspecific illness.

Health insurer Humana to leave Obamacare marketplaces in 2018

Health insurer Humana to leave Obamacare marketplaces in 2018

Amid Republicans’ push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurer Humana Inc. has declared that it will stop selling health insurance plans under Obamacare sometime next year.

Humana, the first major U.S. insurer to pull back totally amid the mounting uncertainty over the Republicans’ undefined healthcare plans, attributed its decision to increasing losses caused by its sicker-than-expected consumers it insured under Obamacare.

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