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US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

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The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decadesBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterApril 8, 2021, 10:06 PM• 3 min readNEW YORK -- The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But officials expect a substantial decline will endure, despite worries that COVID-19 could lead to more suicides.It is hard to say exactly why suicide deaths dropped so much, but one factor may be a phenomenon seen in the early stages of wars and national disasters, some experts suggested.“There's a heroism phase in every disaster period,...
The Latest: Norway’s marriages dropped 19% due to pandemic

The Latest: Norway’s marriages dropped 19% due to pandemic

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway saw a 19% drop in marriages in 2020 compared to the previous year, which had already seen the lowest figure since 1927.Norway's statistics agency said Monday that the pandemic and measures to counter it led to the fall. In 2020, 16,200 weddings were performed.On top of that, “the decline of 3,000 marriages from 2019 to 2020 is unparalleled and is the largest decline from one year to another since 1919,” said Ane Margrete Toemmeraas of Statistics Norway.“Figures show that the corona measures from March 12, 2020 caused many to postpone their wedding,” Toemmeraas said. Whether it “leads to an increase in 2021, as many of the postponed weddings may take place this year instead, will become clear later on,” she added.Norway, a country of 5.4 million, has seen 74,545...
Morgan Wallen: US country star dropped by his record label over racial slur

Morgan Wallen: US country star dropped by his record label over racial slur

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Getty ImagesUS country star Morgan Wallen has been dropped by his record label, after a video emerged of him using a racial slur.Nashville's Big Loud Records said it had "made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen's recording contract indefinitely" in light of the video.In the footage, reportedly filmed by a neighbour last weekend, the 27-year-old is seen saying goodbye to some friends and calling one of them the N-word.He has apologised for the incident. "I'm embarrassed and sorry," he told TMZ, which first published the footage. "I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologise for using the word. I promise to do better."Radio silenceWallen, whose career began on the...
CDC: HIV-related deaths dropped 48% over past decade

CDC: HIV-related deaths dropped 48% over past decade

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Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Deaths related to HIV in the United States have declined 48% over the past decade, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, mortality rates for the virus are about 40% higher among Black people than for White and Latinx people, the CDC said. Advertisement The trends are based on an analysis of deaths among HIV patients in the United States between 2010 and 2018. Knowledge of their status and effective antiviral therapies are among the reasons researchers found patients are living longer. Historically, many people with HIV didn't know they had it -- and thus didn't receive treatment. The new data shows 86% of those age 13 and older knew their HIV status, up from 82% in 2010. Overall, death rates among HIV-positive peo...
Vietnamese Grand Prix dropped from 2021 F1 schedule

Vietnamese Grand Prix dropped from 2021 F1 schedule

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The Vietnamese Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2021 Formula 1 calendar, BBC Sport has learned. It raises doubts that the race, due to make its debut in April before it was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic, will ever take place.The date of the Vietnam race, 25 April, has been left blank on a 22-race 2021 schedule to be published on Tuesday.The calendar could extend to 23 Grands Prix - a new record - if F1 can find a replacement for Vietnam.The move has been triggered by the arrest on corruption charges of a key official responsible for the race in Hanoi.Hanoi People's Committee chairman Nguyen Duc Chung was arrested in Augustexternal-link for alleged appropriation of documents containing state secrets.The case is not related to his involvement in the grand prix.However, C...