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Wednesday June 12nd, 2019 night edition

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Japan plans new driver's license system for elderly as accidents surge

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In the wake of a slew of fatal accidents involving elderly drivers, the government plans to create a new driver’s license system that limits senior citizens to cars with safety features such as automatic brakes.

The new license system will target drivers aged 75 years or older, who are required to take a cognitive assessment test when they renew their licenses.

The proportion of such accidents among all fatal accidents increased from 8.7 percent in 2008 to 14.8 percent in 2018. »

Drop in heart disease deaths linked to ACA's Medicaid expansion, study says

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State expansions in Medicaid appear to be linked to a drop in the number of deaths from heart disease, according to a new study.

New research supports the notion that Obamacare has improved the health of Americans: State expansions in Medicaid appear to have cut the number of deaths from heart disease.

In addition, the largest increases in heart disease deaths were in counties with the smallest increases in insurance between 2010 and 2016. »

'Homosexuality is not an illness': Germany plans to ban conversion therapy

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READ ALSO: Germany joins push to ban gay conversion therapies.

Medical experts consider psychological or spiritual interventions to change someone's sexual orientation pseudo-scientific, ineffective and often harmful.

One gay patient reported how during standard psychotherapy, the doctor suddenly declared sexual conversion a "therapy goal" and pursued it through "indoctrinating conversations". »