Health

Steve July 1, 2020

It’s been 30 years since the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a psychological disorder – being gay is not something that can be cured. But so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ is still widely available around the world. It attempts to change sexual orientation through psychological, spiritual and sometimes physical means, and has been widely labelled […]

Steve July 1, 2020

July 1 (UPI) — Official counts of COVID-19 cases in the United States may underestimate deaths by as much as 28 percent, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Internal Medicine. From March 1 through May 30, an estimated 122,300 Americans died after being infected with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the researchers said. That’s […]

Steve July 1, 2020

July 1 (UPI) — Official counts of COVID-19 cases in the United States may underestimate deaths by as much as 28 percent, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Internal Medicine. From March 1 through May 30, an estimated 122,300 Americans died after being infected with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the researchers said. That’s […]

Steve July 1, 2020

July 1 (UPI) — Facing racial discrimination increases risk for high blood pressure among black Americans, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal Hypertension. Black people who reported “medium levels” of lifetime discrimination had a 49 percent increased risk for high blood pressure, or hypertension, compared to those who indicated low levels of […]

Steve July 1, 2020

July 1 (UPI) — Differences in heart health between people in the eastern and western parts of Germany show a long-term effect of the Berlin Wall on the country, according to new findings presented Wednesday on HFA Discoveries. Germany was divided in the aftermath of World War II, and different healthcare structures developed in East […]