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Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side
Scientists have revealed the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish, with cuckoldry going hand-in-hand with cannibalism of the young. This is a small and unassuming coral reef fish, said Dr Theresa Rueger, who led the study while she was a student at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. The male fish of this species carries the eggs in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. The fish we fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBT-identifying females are at increased risk of substance use in early adole...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13, suggesting early adolescence is a critical period for prevention and intervention efforts, a new study from Oregon State University has found. The odds of substance use among females who identify as sexual minorities - an umbrella term for those who identify with any sexual identity other than heterosexual or who report same ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Sexual-orientation study
A new study from Professor Doug VanderLaan s lab in UTM s Department of Psychology looking at biological mechanisms that are often thought to influence male sexual orientation was published in the latest edition of PNAS . Studying individual differences in gender and sexual orientation provides insight into how early-life biology shapes the brain and behaviour, says the developmental psychology researcher. VanderLaan s study assessed whether biomarkers--ma ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Secondary students' sexual health survey
Sexually active Australian secondary students tend to engage in responsible sexual behaviour but there is still room to improve knowledge and education for this group, according to a nationwide survey conducted by La Trobe University. The sixth National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health, conducted in 2018 and released today, found 47 per cent of Year 10-12 students taking the survey had engaged in sexual intercourse. Of sexually act ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
The power of a love song: Dopamine affects seasonal hearing in fish and facili...
NEW YORK, June 13, 2019 - Many people associate dopamine with reward or attention. Some might think of the part it plays in addiction, or Parkinson s disease, which kills off dopamine-making neurons. Now scientists at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Brooklyn College have discovered yet another role for this neurotransmitter, in the social communication between plainfin midshipman fish. Seasonal changes in dopamine in the female f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Is sexting associated with sexual behaviors, mental health among teens?
Bottom Line This study, called a systematic review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 23 studies with nearly 42,000 participants to summarize associations between sexting by adolescents, sexual behavior and mental health risk factors. The results suggest sexting was associated with sexual activity, multiple sex partners, a lack of contraception use, delinquent behavior, anxiety depression, alcohol and drug use, and smoking. Some associations betwee ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Political Passion Inspires Trust—Even From Opponents
There 8217 s a lot of evidence suggesting that Americans trust each other less and less . But new research suggests an unorthodox solution to our political divide firmly expressing our political opinions, even when they might prove unpopular. 8220 Across five studies using a variety of contentious social issues, I found evidence that people trust others who demonstrate strong feelings about social issues, even when they disagree with or dislike them, 8221 ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 17
Why This Image of a Woodpecker Is Creeping People Out
When a seemingly innocuous image of a woodpecker stashing away its acorn supply made the internet rounds, Twitter-users expressed revulsion. They weren 8217 t reacting to the bird or the actual acorns, but to the set of holes in which the bird was storing its treasure. Clustered in an irregular pattern, the holes were triggering a condition called trypophobia . To someone with this phobia, an otherwise benign and even downright gorgeous image can spark fea ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 17
Legalizing Medical Pot Won't Ease Opioid Crisis: Study
Medical marijuana has been a beacon of hope in the opioid epidemic, with states legalizing weed in hopes that its use will cut down on fatal overdoses from painkiller use. Now, a new study is throwing cold water on that notion. There s no association between medical marijuana laws and opioid overdose death rates, researchers report. Related Articles Drug ODs, Suicides Soaring Among Millennials Report Opioid Misuse, Binge Drinking Often Go Hand in Hand Secr ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
Worry Less for Better Health
Do you worry a lot Besides the anxiety it s causing you emotionally, it can threaten your health. Whether you worry over actual problems or the fear of future ones, it interferes with sleep and quality of life. And, according to research done at Case Western Reserve University, it can be so intrusive that it harms your important relationships, too. Here s what you can do to ease your worries and protect your mental and physical health. Related Articles Hot ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem
About 22 37 of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds. Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organization. About 9 37 have a moderate to severe mental health condition. These conclusions are based on a review of 129 previously published studies. The numbers are significantly higher than the global e ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
Preventing hepatitis C transmission from mothers to babies
Hepatitis C virus HCV transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . We encourage all care providers to consider the reproductive implications of HCV, to consider HCV screening in pregnancy and referral for treatment of HCV, write Drs. Chelsea Elwood, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Briti ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
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