(Reuters Health) - Gender minority students in U.S. colleges and universities are four times as likely as other students to experience mental health problems, researchers say.Students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and nonbinary need gender-affirming services on campus, as well as screening for mental health concerns, the authors of a new study conclude in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine."The traditional college years coincide with the onset of about 75per cent of mental illnesses, and students are experiencing newfound autonomy living on their own with new social environments, new health behaviors and different forms of stress," said Sarah Ketchen Lipson of the Boston University School of Public Health, who led the study."This is a key time for students to address their mental health, and we often see students experience symptoms for the first time," she told Reuters Health in a phone interview. "That's particularly relevant for the students … [Read more...] about Gender minority college students at increased mental health risk
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Microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans, World Health Organization says GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans but called for more research into potential future risk. In its first report into the effects of microplastics on human health, WHO looked into the specific impact of microplastics in tap and bottled water."The headline messages to reassure drinking water consumers around the world, that based on this assessment, our assessment of the risk is that it's low," said Bruce Gordon, WHO coordinator of water and sanitation.WHO said that data on the presence of microplastics in drinking water is currently limited, with few reliable studies, making it difficult to analyse the results. WHO has called on researchers to conduct a more in-depth evaluation into microplastics and the potential impact on human health. The organisation has also urged a … [Read more...] about Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO
GENEVA: Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns but the limited data appears reassuring, the U.N. agency said its first report on potential health risks associated with ingestion.Microplastics enter drinking water sources mainly through run-off and wastewater effluent, the WHO said. Evidence shows that microplastics found in some bottled water seem to be at least partly due to the bottling process and/or packaging such as plastic caps, it said."The headline message is to reassure drinking water consumers around the world, that based on this assessment, our assessment of the risk is that it is low," Bruce Gordon of the WHO's department of public health, environmental and social determinants of health, told a briefing.The … [Read more...] about Plastic particles in drinking water present ‘low’ risk: WHO
SINGAPORE: By 2020, Singapore could see super-fast, more reliable wireless communication with the planned rollout of 5G networks.It has been hailed as a technology game-changer, with supporters saying it will transform the way people live their lives, enabling things from self-driving cars to remote surgery. Yet as with other mobile communication features, some concerns have been raised about potential radiofrequency exposure-related health risks. In Singapore, 24 of the 62 responses garnered by the Info-communications Media Development Authority's (IMDA) public consultation exercise were from people worried about the health risks of 5G networks. IMDA, however, has said that the ambient level of radiofrequency radiation in Singapore is “very low” and typically below international guidelines.So are there risks and where are the concerns originating from? Here's what you need to know.WHAT IS 5G?5G marks the 5th generation of mobile and … [Read more...] about FAQ: How worried should we be about the health risks of 5G?
The cellphones known as 5G, or fifth generation, represent the vanguard of a wireless era rich in interconnected cars, factories and cities. Whichever nation dominates the new technology will gain a competitive edge for much of this century, according to many analysts. But a television network a few blocks from the White House has been stirring concerns about a hidden flaw. “Just a small one,” a TV reporter told her viewers recently. “It might kill you.” The Russian network RT America aired the segment, titled “A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity,’” in covering what its guest experts call 5G’s dire health threats. US intelligence agencies identified the network as a principal meddler in the 2016 presidential election. Now, it is linking 5G signals to brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors and Alzheimer’s disease — claims that lack scientific support. Yet even as RT America, the cat’s-paw of Russia’s … [Read more...] about News Russian network links 5G to health risks