Weekly News Roundup - February 23rd-March 2nd

Climate Change

Climate gentrification is already happening in LA and Miami

Another beloved product threatened by climate change: Cuban cigars

Evidence for man-made global warming hits 'gold standard'

European makers of fast-moving consumer goods are ahead of U.S. rivals in preparing for climate change

A new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, argues that the immediate repercussions of climate change are far more dire than we can comprehend

Here's a look at the Democratic Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, who wants to be a presidential candidate for the climate change era 


As always, beware of headlines that promise a simple way to slow aging. The latest buzz you can ignore? A Japanese plant called ashitaba.

Four new genetic variants that increase the risk of Alzheimer's have been found, giving us better insight into the potential cause of the illness.

Human Rights

Kenya's High Court has postponed its ruling on a decision to end colonial-era laws which criminalize gay sex. A more in-depth article detailing this case can be read here (paywall)

It's not just Florida: More than 9,000 illicit massage businesses operate in every state around the country

LGBT people experience significantly higher rates of eating disorders than their heterosexual counterparts but stereotypes surrounding the illnesses keeps them from seeking the help and support that they need

The United Methodist church rejected plans to allow same-sex marriage

Mental Illness

In New York, a statewide program that starts treating young people with schizophrenia within two years of the onset of symptoms is helping participants stay or transition into the workplace and college

Research led by Glasgow University has found many bipolar patients are on a combination of medication which is out of line with clinical guidelines

Recent findings showed that combining aripiprazole with clozapine was associated with the lowest risk for rehospitalization in patients with schizophrenia in Finland

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