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Reasoning behind campus sexual assault policies challenged by psychologists
EUGENE, Ore. - Jan. 31, 2018 -- A comprehensive analysis of policies related to sexual assaults -- known as mandatory reporting or compelled disclosure -- at 150 universities has raised questions about their effectiveness and their impacts on victims. In a paper in the journal American Psychologist , UO psychologist Jennifer Freyd of the University of Oregon and two colleagues concluded that some of the reasoning behind the policies is not supported by exi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Dating partners more violent and account for more domestic violence than spouses
Federal regulations designed to keep guns away from abusive partners, like the Violence Against Women Act, do not currently apply to dating relationships. But new research from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Preventive Medicine reveals that they likely should. According to the work conducted by Susan B. Sorenson, professor of social policy in the School of Social Policy Practice, the majority of such intimate partner violence -- mo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Holding on to patriarchy-reinforcing beliefs comes at a price
Some men categorize women into two groups either they are chaste, nurturing and good, or they are promiscuous, manipulative, and out to seduce them. This polarizing Madonna-Whore dichotomy is grounded in a man s desire to reinforce male dominance, and not only relates to attitudes that restrict a woman s autonomy, but also impairs intimate relationships between men and women. This is according to a study led by Orly Bareket and Rotem Kahalon of Tel Aviv Un ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Gonorrhea in China shows waning susceptibility to WHO-recommended antibiotics
Neisseria gonorrhoeae N. gonorrhoeae strains resistant to azithromycin and or with decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone are common in China, according to a prevalence study published this week in PLOS Medicine . The study, conducted by Yueping Yin of the National Center for STD Control Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Peking Union Medical College Institute of Dermatology, Nanjing, China, and colleagues, also showed that the prevalence of dual resista ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Relationship factors affect decisions about contraceptive use among young adults
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The dynamics of a couple s relationship, including the exclusivity of the partnership, the level of commitment to the partnership and participation in sexual decision-making with their partner, impact young adults decisions related to contraceptive use, new research from Oregon State University shows. Young adults who reported greater exclusivity with a partner and great relationship commitment were more likely to use hormonal or long-act ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Multiple chronic diseases leave patients with adversely high costs
Current strategies for treating patients with several chronic diseases are putting an unnecessary financial burden on countries health systems and individuals, a global study led by the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne has found. Experts say that the current clinical practice of tackling each disease in isolation may lead to the prescription of unnecessary medicines, resulting in patient expenses that are disproportionate to ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Male susceptibility to autism linked to male hormones in early-stage brain dev...
Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 2018 - Exposure to androgens male hormones during brain development alters genes related to autism spectrum disorder ASD , according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry . Using male human cells, researchers at the University of Strasbourg, France, identified key genes that are regulated by testosterone and that contribute to the risk for autism, generating important insight into how male hormones might contribute to the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Specific protein may reduce inflammation, improve survival during the flu
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- GM-CSF, a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu, may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. They found that the mice that had been given large amounts of a special cytokine -- molecules that warn other cells that there s an infection or other trauma in the bo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
The American College of Rheumatology recommends biosimilar use in new white pa...
The American College of Rheumatology ACR has published a new white paper , The Science Behind Biosimilars - Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific, clinical, economic and prescribing issues pertaining to biosimilar use, including efficacy, competition and drug pricing. The paper encourages providers to incorporate these drugs into treatment plans of patients with rheumatic diseases where appropriate. Th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Published study reports use of nutritional ketosis with mobile app interventio...
A newly published study has shown that an individualized approach to nutritional ketosis utilizing fat rather than glucose to fuel the body , combined with remote monitoring via a mobile application, could sustainably and safely reverse Type 2 diabetes. The study, compiled by San Francisco-based Virta Health, reports that the treatment could also improve other chronic metabolic diseases without medication or surgery intervention. Purdue University in West ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Youth consider mobile health units a safe place for sexual health services
Mobile health units may offer a viable approach for helping adolescents access sexual and health services, including contraception. Mobile health units MHUs , hospitals on wheels that visit children s schools, provide a portable and convenient method for bringing healthcare to communities. There are more than 2,000 MHUs in service across the country. In a pilot study, researchers at the University of Chicago s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innov ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
To improve self-control, call weight loss what it is: Difficult
To reach your New Year s fitness goals, a bit of reverse psychology might be in order. Telling people that weight loss is extremely challenging -- rather than imparting a You can do it mantra -- motivated them to shed more weight, according to a new study by psychologists at Drexel University. However, the strategy did not compel participants to achieve the goal for which it was originally designed to modify or replace many of the unhealthy foods in their ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
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