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Transgender, gender-nonbinary teens in china report abuse, neglect, bullying
Bottom Line Most transgender and gender-nonbinary teens in China who participated in a national survey study reported abuse, neglect or bullying at home and in school, which the researchers suggest may be due in part to the socially conservative values prevalent in the country. The study included 385 adolescents average age nearly 17 who responded to an online survey. Among the 319 teens who reported their parents knew their gender identity, 92 reported ex ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Cometh the hourglass: Why do men prefer a low waist-to-hip ratio?
Male turkeys famously will attempt to mate with a head on a stick. In fact, gobblers prize a snug snood over the whole hen. How far then can a man s ideal sexual partner be stripped As hopeless romantics we practice a more esoteric eroticism. Nevertheless, there are patterns. Waist-to-hip ratio WHR is a strong predictor of women s physical attractiveness. The ideal value varies, but it is always low relative to men s or the average female WHR. Writing in F ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Study: no link between 'extreme' personal grooming, STDs
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Women who choose to shave or wax their pubic hair might not be raising their risk of sexually transmitted diseases STDs after all, according to a new study that found no connection between extreme grooming and chlamydia or gonorrhea. Previous research and many media reports have warned women about a connection between pubic hair removal and STDs - but researchers at The Ohio State University wondered how strong that connection was, if it e ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than het...
September 4, 2019 -- Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, according to a study just published at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Gay lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past year medical marijuana use than heterosexual women. While previous research has explored the association between state-level medical marijuana laws MMLs and marijuana ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk
An individual s premarital views about uncommitted sex may make it more difficult to remain blissfully married, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research outlines several factors that can contribute to a marriage s long-term happiness or dissolution, including one big red flag An individual s behaviors and attitudes about uncommitted sexual relationships even before the m ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Hurricanes Like Dorian Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health
When severe storms or hurricanes like Dorian sweep through communities with high winds and flooding, they can leave more than physical damage in their wake. New research suggests that dealing with the aftermath -- which can include a damaged home and property -- puts people at high risk for depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. This study shows that exposure to extreme or even moderate weather events may result in psychological casualties, ...
Healthday - Mon. Sep 9
For better adult mental and relational health, boost positive childhood experi...
Positive childhood experiences, such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community, are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, and increases in the chances of having healthy relationships in adulthood, a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. This association was true even among those with a history of adverse ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Researchers develop custom data collection system to improve health disparity ...
Epidemiological studies rely heavily on survey research however, limitations of traditional data collection methods - paper-based, in-person, phone, mail, and internet surveys - can serve as barriers to recruitment and retention of research participants. Conventional data collection methods are especially ineffective for aging minority populations, who may have limited English proficiency and less access to and facility with technology. To overcome these r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Scientists isolate protective proteins that influence outcomes for type 2 diab...
Scientists from the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, have, for the first time, discovered a family of proteins that are associated with lower blood sugar levels among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Their research is published today Monday, September 9th, 2019 in the international journal Nature Communications here https rdcu. be bQlWW . The study showed that patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of the protein, IL-36 cytokines ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Researchers identify negative impacts of food insecurity on children's health
Washington, D.C. September 9, 2019 - Food insecurity -- uncertainty about or a lack of consistent access to food that meets the needs of household members -- is a persistent social problem in the United States that affected roughly 14.3 million households in 2018 and nearly 14 of households with children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A new paper by researchers at the Boston University School of Social Work BUSSW and American University ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Intergenerational relationships promote aging immigrants' health, lower caregi...
Filial piety - the traditional value of caring for one s elders - is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern values and Western norms, however, can alter cultural beliefs across generations and negatively impact aging Chinese immigrants physical and mental health and the caregiving burdens faced by their children, accordin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers OACs to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65. The most notable findings pertain to increases in these OACs among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic women and men for whom certain cancers increased by 200-400 . The study, Changes in Age Distribution of Obesity-Associated Canc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
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