Arin Andrews, 17, and Katie Hill, 19, look like any loving young couple posing in their swimwear. It is hard to believe that just two years ago he was a girl called Emerald and she was a boy called Luke. Both have undergone surgery to change their gender.
A report from The Irish Sun shows what happened when a father and daughter were reunited after many years. Penny Lawrence went in search of her father Gerry Ryan following the death of her mother and grandparents. The Irish Sun reports that she eventually found Dublin-born Ryan in Houston, Texas.
Louise and Martine Fokkens, two 70-year-old twin sisters who have been prostitutes in Amsterdam for over 50 years, have decided to retire. They estimate that they have slept with about 355,000 men between the two of them. The twins are confident their income from film rights will keep them solvent in the years of retirement ahead.
While more and more states are legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians still claim that marijuana is a gateway drug. Various medical studies have proven that claim to be false.
Reporting on research on homelessness, the Mental Illness Policy Organization notes that there are an estimated 744,000 homeless persons in America. Among this population, approximately 250,000 (almost one-third) suffer from mental illness such as schizophrenia and manic-depression.
Prozac and similar selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox and Celexa, have become the nation's most popular antidepressants. Many people say that SSRIs have improved their lives dramatically.
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) published a detailed review of over 7,000 clinical studies, examining the link between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the world of health and nutrition: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.
Video game addiction and other Internet-related compulsive disorders are a sign of depression and anxiety. Addiction to video games and the Internet is gaining legitimacy as a psychological disorder and will be acknowledged for the first time in the updated edition of the American Psychological Association diagnostic manual, DSM-5.