One-Third Young Indians Suffer From Lifestyle Diseases: Report

Representative Image One in three or 33 per cent of Indians over 30 years of age are suffering from one or more lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid and cancer, a report has revealed. GOQii — a California-based virtual fitness coaching platform — in its ‘GOQii India Fit’ 2017 report showed that nearly 9.4 per cent people are suffering from high cholesterol followed by 7.7 per cent suffering from diabetes and 6.76 per cent suffering from thyroid. “Over the years, there has been an increase in…

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Top Trump Cabinet candidate claimed trans individuals ‘suffer from mental disorders,’ live a ‘freakish lifestyle’

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s top candidates to run the Department of Homeland Security made eyebrow-raising comments about transgender individuals on his radio show earlier this year. David Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin, is reportedly a contender to lead the DHS and met with Trump in New York on Monday. Throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, he has been one of Trump’s more controversial allies. On the June 25th episode of his podcast, “The People’s Sheriff,” Clarke claimed that transgender Americans have mental disorders and painted them as one of several groups who…

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Study shows more than 50% of Americans suffer from multiple health challenges

With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study from Psychology, Health & Medicine highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now are. As the authors of the study, Elizabeth Lee Reisinger Walker and Benjamin G. Druss, observe: “The health of individuals in the U.S.A. is increasingly being defined by complexity and multimorbidity, the co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical conditions.” Given the medical and socio-economic difficulties often faced by people with mental illness, and the lack of research…

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Survey shows one in five Israelis suffer from food insecurity

One in five Israeli citizens suffers from food insecurity as a result of economic difficulties, according to the results of a survey conducted by ‘Latet,’ (To Give). Other data accumulated by the National Insurance Institute shows that 100,000 families (approximately 400,000 people) suffer from food insecurity in Israel. The survey was conducted among 500 respondents and revealed that 20% did not eat balanced meals in the last year due to economic hardship, while 14% indicated that the amount of food they bought was insufficient, but lacked the money to purchase…

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