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Do economic conditions affect pregnancy outcomes?
Economic downturn during early pregnancy was linked with modest increases in preterm birth in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analysis. For the analysis, researchers examined a dataset of all singleton births in Michigan from 1990-2012. Each one percentage point increase in state unemployment in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with a modest 3 increase in the odds of preterm birth. Rates of preterm birth in the U.S. are higher than o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Study reveals bias in children even before they reach kindergarten
In a Developmental Science study of preschool-aged children, implicit and explicit evaluations of Black boys were less positive than evaluations of Black girls, White boys, or White girls. This gendered racial bias was exhibited by both White and non-White children and was not correlated with their exposure to diversity. It also mirrors social bias observed in adults. The study, which reveals the earliest evidence of bias at the intersection of race and ge ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
LGB and other sexual minorities face significant health disparities
Sexual minorities -- people who are attracted to members of the same sex or who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual -- are at a higher risk for several different health problems at different points in their lives, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers found that sexual minorities were more likely to experience drug and alcohol use disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, and cardiovascular disease, among other negative health outcomes. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Demand for long-acting contraception rose sharply after 2016 election
Boston, MA -- Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, descriptive reports began rolling in Demand for long-acting, reversible contraception LARCs such as intrauterine devices IUDs and implants seemed to be on the rise. But was this trend based on a real shift in women s use of LARCs or just due to normal fluctuations in interest in IUDs and implants or due to other factors A new, robust study conducted by investigators at Brigham and Women s Hos ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
New research debunks importance of eye contact
Remember that magical moment when you first locked eyes with your partner and felt an instant connection Chances are they were looking at your mouth. Or your ear. Yes, eye contact might be all in our heads, according to new research by Edith Cowan University. Using eye tracking technology, ECU researchers have demonstrated that people don t need to mindfully look at the eyes of their audience to be perceived as making eye contact during face-to-face conver ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Providers' concerns about behavior change don't justify withholding HIV PrEP
Boston, MA - Preexposure prophylaxis PrEP for HIV is an antiretroviral pill that is over 90 effective in preventing HIV acquisition when taken as prescribed. A new Perspective, published in the February 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , examines clinicians concerns and biases toward prescribing PrEP and suggests strategies to mitigate those biases. The Perspective, Risk Compensation and Clinical Decision Making -- The Case of HIV Preexposure ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and or gender identity. New research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut indicates that high percentages of LGBTQ youth are also teased and bullied because of their body weight - in some cases at higher rates than previous reports of weight-based bullying in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Stereotypes of romantic love may justify gender-based violence
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers and young people s identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become informal educational agents of the first order on these issues. A very good example of this was the series for Spanish teenagers F 237 sica o Qu 237 mica 2008-2011 , produced by Ida y Vuelta and broadcast on Antena 3, of which some episodes reached more than three million viewers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Many LGBTQ youth don't identify with traditional sexual identity labels
A large proportion of sexual and gender minority youth do not identify with traditional sexual identity labels - such as gay, lesbian, and bisexual - but instead describe previously little understood sexual identities using emerging sexual identity labels such as pansexual, non-binary, or asexual, according to a new University of Connecticut study. The findings, published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence , are based on a national survey on the liv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 18
Considering Your Opponent’s Perspective Isn’t Likely to Change Your View
It 8217 s a piece of advice we 8217 ve all received at one time or another Don 8217 t judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. It 8217 s based on the assumption that seeing things from another person 8217 s perspective can open our minds and bring us closer together. New research contradicts that axiom. It finds that temporarily adopting the point of view of a political opponent can actually harden our original positions. 8220 Despite its ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 18
Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don't Get Treatment
If you re worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , you have plenty of company. About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, new research shows. But the study delivered even more troubling news -- only half of those children are getting treatment. The researchers also found startling differences in the number of kids bein ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 18
Kids Exposed to Lead at Higher Odds for Mental Health Issues Later
Childhood lead exposure may trigger the development of long-term mental health problems, new research suggests. The finding stems from a decades-long tracking of nearly 600 New Zealanders. All were born between 1972 and 1973. At that time, most gas products still contained high levels of lead. Lead exposure was assessed at age 11, followed by mental health screenings at ages 18, 21, 26, 32 and 38. The investigators found that nearly all of the study partic ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 18
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