On PR Newswire: Suicides Rise, NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Ocean City, NJ Named Happiest Seaside Town
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. Suicide rarely is caused by a single factor. Although suicide prevention efforts largely focus on identifying and providing treatment for people with mental health conditions, there are many additional opportunities for prevention.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the red planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.
Meredith Corp.’s Coastal Living announced on June 11 the Happiest Seaside Town in America 2018 is Ocean City, NJ. The No. 1 ranking of Ocean City, along with the rankings of all the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns, is the result of an online vote. Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Happiest Seaside Towns ranked list is available online. It also will be featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Coastal Living, on newsstands June 15.
Citizens for Cal 3 (cal3.com) announced that on June 12 its ballot initiative was approved for inclusion on the statewide election this November. This qualification by the California State Office of Elections gives Californians an unprecedented opportunity to direct a more promising future for their communities. The Cal 3 ballot initiative will give all Californians a vote to create three states from the existing one.
On June 11, IHOP Restaurants announces that it is going by a new name – IHOb . Since the news broke last week on the brand’s social media sites, fans can’t get enough with more than 30,000 people speculating what the change could “b,” guessing everything from bacon to brunch to bananas. The change in fact celebrates the debut of the brand’s new Ultimate Steakburgers, a line-up of seven mouth-watering, all-natural burgers.
“I have been uncharacteristically silent these past 10 months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications – which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.”
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.