Childhood bullying can cause problems decades later

BULLYING

Years after the psychological sting of frequent bullying, researchers say the effects can extend to lower levels of education, physical and cognitive health problems, and poor social functioning. Continue reading

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Vatican Official Condemns Brittany Maynard’s Assisted Suicide

Brittany Maynard

The Vatican has condemned cancer patient Brittany Maynard’s decision to end her life, describing assisted suicide as an “absurdity”.

Ms Maynard, a vocal campaigner for the death with dignity movement, had been diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brain tumour on New Year’s Day and given six months to live.

The 29-year-old died in Oregon on Saturday after taking a life-ending drug legally prescribed by her doctor. Continue reading

Suicide, HIV and infant death soar in post-crash Greece – Οι επιπτώσεις στον τομέα υγείας στην Ελλάδα επιδεινώνονται λόγω της κρίσης

health crisis in Greece

A health crisis in Greece brought on by national austerity measures has driven up cases of HIV, suicide, major depression, and infant death, and left hundreds of thousands locked out the health system altogether, according to a report. Continue reading