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Sub-Saharan women using modern contraceptives more likely to be HIV tested
Women in sub-Saharan Africa who use modern contraceptives are more likely to be tested for HIV than those who do not, according to a study published April 25, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Katherine Center from the University of Arizona and colleagues. HIV AIDS remains a major public health challenge for women in sub-Saharan Africa, and medical appointments for use of modern contraceptives could provide an opportunity to offer confidential HI ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 26
Women who are cheated on 'win' in the long run; new women 'lose'
BINGHAMTON, NY - Women who lose their unfaithful mate to another woman actually win in the long run, according to new research. Our thesis is that the woman who loses her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value. Hence, in the long-term, she wins, said Craig Morr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 26
Does Frequent Sex Lead to Better Relationships? Depends on How You Ask
Newlywed couples who have a lot of sex don t report being any more satisfied with their relationships than those who have sex less often, but their automatic behavioral responses tell a different story, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . We found that the frequency with which couples have sex has no influence on whether or not they report being happy with their relationshi ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Apr 26
Eating Disorders and LGBTQ
On April 11, 2016, the Tennessee legislature passed HB 1840. The Bill allows private practice therapists and counselors to refuse to treat patients if their goals , outcomes, or behaviors would violate the sincerely held principles of the provider. The Bill now goes to Gov. Bill Haslam who has not yet signed it in to law. If passed, the legislation would make Tennessee the only state that allows therapists to deny treatment to patients based on the therapi ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 25
Do We Ever Really Say Goodbye to Those We Love?
By the time my wife and I had left for the Central American rain forest, I was very ready to be amazed. I was tired of the over-hyped political primary season, of more dire news about climate change , of endless videos of bombings and destruction by religious zealots. I was tired, too, of being tied to screens my ipad, my iphone, my computer, the TV. So much of my world seemed filtered through a digital lens. I wanted the real Amazon, overflowing with life ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 25
How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving
When a loved one dies, we often spend a lot of time thinking about ourselves how we ll never be able to see them, spend time with them or touch them ever again. On some level, we realize that their presence, which at one point permeated our lives like a thick fog, will eventually settle and fade away. Details, which were once so clear, will melt into hazy memories . Did he have dimples What did his hands feel like What was that thing he always used to say ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 25
Online HIV prevention resources face resistance from black female college stud...
New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials. We assumed that providing information about HIV prevention online would be an effective way of reaching black female college ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect children's lung health
BOSTON - According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children. The findings were recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care , a journal of the American Thoracic Society. Rice and colleagues found that children exposed to highe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Increased odds of ADHD for kids with some types of vision problems
April 25, 2016 - Children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contact lenses may be twice as likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , suggests a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Based on a nationwide sample, the study finds a higher prevalence of ADHD among children in this catego ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Top tobacco control experts to FDA: Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit tha...
WASHINGTON -- Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA to have a broad open-minded perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes. Writing in the journal Addiction , published online April 25, the researchers synthesize much of the evidence published to date on e-cigarettes, and suggest that use of these products can lead to reduced ci ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Videogame addiction linked to ADHD
Video game addiction is more prevalent among younger men, and among those not being in a current relationship, than others, says, Cecilie Schou Andreassen, doctor of psychology and clinical psychologist specialist at Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen UiB . Schou Andreassen has carried out a study with more than 20 000 participants who answered questions related to videogame addiction. The study is published in the journal Psychology ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Expand HPV vaccination programs in Canada to include males
Expanding human papillomavirus HPV vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an analysis published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal pre-embargo link only http www. cmaj. ca site press cmaj. 150451. pdf . HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in Canada and is linked to cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, penis, anus and others, in addition to causing cervical c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
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