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These Two Latino Ethnicities Have The Highest Rates Of Chronic Illness

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Many people think issues affect all Latinos the same, regardless of their country of origin. A new study just proved them wrong. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans have a higher rate of chronic illness than other Latinos.

Only 21 percent of Latino adults have had multiple chronic conditions, yet 27.3 percent of Puerto Rican adults have or had multiple chronic illnesses, like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension or arthritis. Three in 10 Puerto Rican adults in the U.S. suffer from such conditions. Boricuas were also twice as likely to report severe psychological distress in the past month compared to Central and South Americans. Mental health problems are higher for Puerto Ricans, too. Six percent said they endured “serious psychological distress” in the month prior, compared to 3 percent of Central or South American adults.

“Although the Hispanic population in the United States may share a common language, there is considerable variation among subgroups,” researchers pointed out.

So should Chicanos and Puerto Riqueños just curl up on the couch with Twinkies and tequila since they’re unhealthy anyway? Uh, noooo. Differences may likely stem from culture, economics and even their attitudes toward seeking out health care, so it may be more nurture than nature after all.

Read more HERE.


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People From Scotland Are Standing Up Against Donald Trump In The Most European Way

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People From Scotland Are Standing Up Against Donald Trump In The Most European Way

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There’s quite a few people in Scotland who are not fans of Donald Trump’s racist, misogynistic and xenophobic rhetoric. In a sign of defiance fit for a European country, one concerned citizen named David Milne has erected a Mexican flag by one of Trump’s golf courses in Aberdeenshire. Why is he raising the flag on Trump’s golf course in Scotland? Because Trump will be visiting Scotland this weekend.


Trump is expected to be in Scotland this Friday and will be visiting his new golf course in Ayrshire. Now, don’t go thinking that just because Trump is of Scottish descent, the Scots are excited about his golf course. No. No. No. According to BuzzFeed News, construction at the golf course has caused residents to lose power and water on more than one occasion. In fact, David Milne, who was interviewed by BuzzFeed and is responsible for the flag, said that the construction workers have even built a wall of dirt around his house so he can’t see the Trump golf course clubhouse. Built. A. Wall.


“The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted, and tried to marginalise,” Milne told BuzzFeed News. One of Milne’s neighbors has also erected a Mexican flag near the golf course.


In case you aren’t sure of who all the people Trump has attacked, here is a handy list. And those are just people he has insulted on Twitter.


Read the full story @ Buzzfeed.


READ: These Mexicanas React To Trump With More Class Than He Ever Had

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