Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue
Business / Health / International News

Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is preparing to change the law so that being transgender will no longer be considered a mental disorder. Flemming Moeller Mortensen, deputy chairman of Parliament’s Health Committee, says all nine parties in the assembly have agreed to change the law by Jan. 1 next year. Tuesday’s agreement clears the way for the … Continue reading

WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century
Health / International News

WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century

GENEVA (AP) — Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, April 6. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health agency called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk … Continue reading

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Rio hosts Olympics
Health / Latin America & the Caribbean

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Rio hosts Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics” and that the mosquito-borne virus will be “way down” by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s executive director for outbreaks and health … Continue reading