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Gays and lesbians who feel supported are more certain about retirement prospects
Gay men and Lesbians who don t feel socially supported feel less secure about their retirement than heterosexual adults, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study of working Canadians aged 45 to 70 found the majority of them believed that retirement by age 62 was achievable. While the number held true for gay men and lesbians who felt socially supported, it dropped by a year more for those that felt isolated or marginalized. Certainty of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Integrated medical records can reduce disparities between blacks and whites in...
FINDINGS A streamlined and integrated method of tracking medical records called a laboratory health information exchange narrowed the gap in anti-retroviral therapy and viral suppression between HIV-positive blacks and whites, according to UCLA researchers. Also, the use of these exchanges led to Latinos who are HIV-positive being more likely than whites of using anti-retroviral therapy and improving viral suppression. At the beginning, blacks in the study ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
New gonorrhea treatment targets enzyme needed for respiration
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers have identified a possible new treatment for gonorrhea, using a peptide that thwarts the infection-causing bacterium by interfering with an enzyme the microbe needs to respirate. The findings are especially important since Neisseria gonorrhoeae is considered a superbug due to its resistance to all classes of antibiotics available for treating infections. Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease whose numbers grow by 78 millio ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls
ANN ARBOR--Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the impact of gender on high schoolers experience of digital dating abuse behaviors, which include use of cell phones or internet to harass, control, pressure or threaten a dating partner. O ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Taking Photos of Experiences Boosts Visual Memory, Impairs Auditory Memory
A quick glance at any social media platform will tell you that people love taking photos of their experiences whether they re lying on the beach, touring a museum, or just waiting in line at the grocery store. New research shows that choosing to take photos may actually help us remember the visual details of our encounters. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our research is novel b ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 27
Adults with Autism Make More Consistent Choices
People with autism spectrum conditions ASC often show a reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but new research suggests that this reduced sensitivity may actually lead to more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks. The findings , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that individuals with ASC are less susceptible to the effects of decoy options wh ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 27
How to Reclaim Your Self-Respect After a Bad Break-Up
Let s face it, break-ups can be very messy. When love is at stake most people are generally operating from an emotional mindset and not a logical one. When you are feeling the pangs of heartbreak and loss it s not uncommon to do and say things you would otherwise never consider. But if there is one thing worse than ending a relationship with someone you love, it is hating yourself on top of it. Healing from a bad break-up is a process that can t happen unt ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 25
Pride in Mental Health: Visibility
This week I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line . We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really. But for those of us who face constant discrimination it can be a matter of life and death. The trouble is that psychotherapy is stigmatized not enough clinicians ar ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 25
First aid for when your toddler doesn’t communicate
People also expect that at this point, they should be able to gradually learn to communicate with their child to understand what the toddler wants, and on the other hand, they expect the child to understand them. However, sometimes it doesn t work, which can make it a very demanding time for parents and not only them . A child that has trouble communicating always needs something, like any other child she s thirsty, hungry, tired, needs a new diaper but ca ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 25
Showing Love Through Stretching
Before runners begin a marathon, they stretch. After a long plane ride, passengers stretch. When graduates graduate, their commencement speakers urge them to stretch. And when new challenges confront a couple, they may need to stretch to be able to meet them. The advice, get out of your comfort zone , can be wise. Exploring new lands, new limits, in body, mind and spirit, is how we grow, both as individuals and in our relationships. I don t need much convi ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 25
Journey or Destination: What's Your Pleasure?
Standing before us on the factory floor, tons of steel all around, large cranes above, is Albert Paley, the world renowned sculptor. Beside him is a seven foot model of his next project. When it is finished, it will be a fifty foot tall abstract metal sculpture that will be shipped to Chattanooga where it will be featured at a new park named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Paley, his grey hair pulled back in a pony-tail, is explaining patiently the complex pro ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 25
Immortality
Excerpt from a recently published book
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 25
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