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( South Africa Lodges "Urgent Request" with U.N. Over Israel's Rafah Plan
Feb 14th 2024, 01:01

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportSouth Africa has lodged an "urgent request" with the U.N.'s International Court of Justice to consider whether Israel's military operations targeting the Gaza city of Rafah are a breach of provisional orders the court handed down last month in a case alleging genocide. South Africa says that Israel's planned ground offensive on the city where 1.4 million Palestinians have sought shelter breaches the U.N. Genocide Convention and preliminary court...


( Male Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Eating Disorders in Sports
Feb 14th 2024, 01:00

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportBody dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a brain-based disorder that causes people to fixate on their appearance. Someone with BDD will be preoccupied with nonexistent or slight defects in their physical appearance, which causes significant emotional distress or significantly interferes with their daily functioning. While the cause of the disorder is not entirely clear, BDD is about 50% heritable, and it can strike men as well as women.


( Mental Health Emerges As Dividing Line in Abortion Rights Initiatives
Feb 14th 2024, 01:00

Source: ( ABC News - PoliticsIn 2022 Michigan voters passed an abortion rights amendment with a mental health exception for viability limits. Now, a Missouri proposal currently under consideration would allow lawmakers to restrict abortions after a fetus is considered viable, except if an abortion "is needed to protect the life or physical or mental health of the pregnant person." Similarly, a measure in Arizona has explicitly included a mental exception.


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