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The undying holiday-suicide myth

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Some news media stories still inaccurately link suicide with the holiday season Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – The holiday-suicide myth, the false claim that the suicide rate rises during the year-end holiday season, persisted in some news coverage through the 2021-22 holidays, according to U.S. media data collected and analyzed by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. In…

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American Indian Teens Who Anticipate Future Affiliation with their Native Culture Experience Fewer Negative Consequences of Drinking

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Newswise — American Indian (AI) adolescents who expect to relate strongly to their racial culture in the future are less likely than their peers to experience negative alcohol outcomes – like fighting with friends, being arrested, and memory gaps – even if they do not relate strongly to their culture now, a new study suggests. Although AI communities overall have…

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Cardiovascular disease risks the same in both sexes

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Newswise — For men and women, the risk factors for cardiovascular disease are largely the same, an extensive global study involving University of Gothenburg researchers shows. The study, now published in The Lancet, includes participants in both high-income and medium- and low-income countries. Cardiovascular disease is more widespread in the latter. The data were taken from the Prospective Urban Rural…

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Joint EU-US press release on strengthened cooperation in the area of health

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European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra today met in Washington DC to reaffirm their shared commitment for the EU and the U.S. to work closely in the area of health. The discussions during the meeting focused on health preparedness and response, cancer, and global cooperation.

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StateHouse Holdings Applauds Cannabis Reform Measures Announced by President Biden

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Potential rescheduling under federal law has significant benefits for the legal cannabis industry(1) – SAN DIEGO and TORONTO /PRNewswire/ – StateHouse Holdings Inc. (“StateHouse” or the “Company”) (CSE: STHZ) (OTCQX: STHZF), a California-focused, vertically integrated cannabis enterprise, today applauded President Joe Biden for announcing substantial reforms to cannabis enforcement in the United States. On Thursday, the President announced a proposed blanket pardon for people convicted of federal marijuana possession offences,…

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Velvet Cannabis Opens in Eagle Rock, Bringing Its Upscale Cannabis Retail Experience to Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Located in Eagle Rock, just off the Highway 134 and Figueroa interchange, Velvet Cannabis quietly opened its doors in late April as the company’s first cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles. Founded by Matt Morea and Farid Harrison, Velvet brings a refined retail experience to the area, featuring a sleek and sophisticated design, an expert staff, and a cutting edge and reliable menu of…

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