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Julia Grant: Transgender "Pioneer" Dies Aged 64

Source: BBC News - UK NewsJulia Grant was the subject of five BBC documentaries chronicling her transition.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: "It's Not About Being Fussy or Tidy"

Source: BBC News - UK NewsPeople who have obsessive-compulsive disorder say the mental condition is misunderstood.

Mindfulness Shows Potential As Weight Loss Strategy

Source: Medical News TodayNew evidence supports the idea that mindfulness techniques can enhance and facilitate weight loss efforts by encouraging better eating habits.

Injection to Halt Alzheimer’s "Available Within Decade," Say Experts

Source: Yahoo News - ScienceAn injection capable of halting the progress of Alzheimer’s could be available to patients within a decade, Britain’s leading dementia organization predicts.

NIH Recommends Universal Suicide Risk Screening for Adolescents

Source: United Press International - Health NewsResearchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have suggested that providing intervention programs in medical environments could help fight

Third Gender Identity Becomes Legal in Germany

Source: BBC News - EuropeAs of 1 January, intersex Germans can now legally identify themselves as a third gender.

Michelle Obama Most Admired Woman by Americans, Poll Finds

Source: CNN - Top StoriesFormer first lady Michelle Obama was voted the woman most admired by Americans this year, knocking Hillary Clinton from the top spot on the list for the first time in 17

10 New Year's Resolutions for Better Mental Health

Source: U.S. News and World ReportSet realistic goals that can make a big difference in your outlook and bring you happiness.

Climate Scientists Suggest New Year's Resolution: Eat Less Meat

Source: Yahoo News - ScienceA swathe of research released over the past year has laid bare the hefty impact that eating meat, especially beef and pork, has upon the environment by fueling climate

New U.S. Law Protects the Pets of Domestic Violence Victims

Source: CNN - US NewsUp to one-third of domestic violence victims in one study said they delayed the decision to enter a shelter out of concern for their pets' welfare. But, according to some

Costa Rica's President Signs Decrees Granting LGBT Rights

Source: Yahoo News - BusinessSan José - Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado on Friday signed a number of decrees and norms granting various rights to the LGBT community. Earlier this year, the

Mediterranean Diet Nutrients Tied with Healthy Brain Aging

Source: Medical News TodayA study of older adults links blood markers of certain nutrients that are present in the Mediterranean diet to better cognition and brain connectivity.

Most U.S. Citizens Support Accepting Central American Migrants

Source: United Press International - Health NewsSlightly more than half of Americans are more likely to approve of letting Central American refugees into the United States, according to a Gallup poll

Taking Walks Can Reverse Cognitive Decline, Study Suggests

Source: CNN - HealthModerate walking three times a week improved thinking skills in people with existing cognitive decline, while adding a heart-healthy diet improved the brain even more, study says.

Economic Parity Between the Sexes Stalling Globally, Says Report

Source: Yahoo News - Business"The overall picture is that gender equality has stalled," said Saadia Zahidi, head of social and economic agendas at the World Economic Forum.

Teen Pot Users May Hallucinate, Become Paranoid

Source: Yahoo News - ScienceMarijuana use during adolescence has long been linked to an increased risk of developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia as well as other mental health problems,

Is a Female Lead Now Key to Box Office Success?

Source: BBC News - AmericasWomen-centric films outperform, a study says, but is historically sexist Hollywood really changing?

Swedish "Man-Free" Festival Found Guilty of Discrimination

Source: BBC News - EuropeThe festival is billed as "the world's first major music festival for women, non-binary and transgender only".

Cuba Closes Door on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional Amendment

Source: Reuters - Top NewsThe commission in charge of writing Communist-run Cuba's new constitution has revised an original draft to remove the concept of marriage altogether after originally amending

Miss Spain Makes History As First Miss Universe Transgender Contestant

Source: Time MagazineAngela Ponce, Miss Spain 2018, made history in this year’s Miss Universe competition as the first transgender contestant.