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Sexual Assault, Neighborhoods, Sexual Violence, Violence, Safety, #metoo

The Presence of Sexual Violence in Neighborhoods Erodes Feelings of Safety for Women—but Not Men

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Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research.

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Bipolar Disorder, Comorbidity, Predictors, Prospective, Risk Factors

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Gender, Sexuality, Millennials, Society, gender self-identity, Gender Stereotypes, Transgender, transgender youth, Queer, queer youth, Social Structure, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Gender Inequality

Are Millennials Gender Rebels or Returning to Tradition?

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A forthcoming book from a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist provides insight into the minds of today's young adults to uncover the strategies they use to negotiate the unsettled gender norms and expectations facing their generation.

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Polysomnography, falling asleep, to-do lists, Insomnia, sleep and worry, National Institutes of Health, Sleep Research Society Foundation, Michael Scullin, sleep research, University Students, Baylor University

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

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Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.

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University of Vienna, Giorgia Silani, Clothes make the woman, Empathy, objectification, secondary sexual characteristics, Psychology, sexualized women, Cortex

Clothes Make the Woman: Less Empathy Towards Women Showing More Skin

Sexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. An international team of researchers led by Giorgia Silani from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna has shown that empathic feelings and brain responses are reduced when we observe the emotions of sexualized women. The results of the study were recently published in the renown scientific journal "Cortex".

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Consumer Behavior, Consumers, Territorial Behavior, Territorial, psychological ownership, Psychology, Marketing, Retail

New Research Describes, Analyzes Consumers’ Territorial Behavior

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Researchers have uncovered territorial reactions when consumers feel psychological ownership of products that don’t technically belong to them, and marketers should take care not to offend such customers.

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Suicide, Drug Overdose, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, suicide accounting

New Study Led by Public Health Researcher Finds ‘Suicides by Drugs’ Profoundly Undercounted in the United States

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate seems high, a team of researchers led by a West Virginia University faculty member believes it is seriously underestimated.

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CDUHR, Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Sex, Alcohol, Marijuana, MDMA, Molly, Ecstasy

Young Adults Report Differing Sexual Effects From Alcohol, Marijuana, and Ecstasy

Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy each have very different sexual effects, from attraction and desire to sensitivity to sexual dysfunction, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.

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Pancreatic Cancer May Be Accelerated by Stress, Finds Study

A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta-blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease.

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Stress, Immune System, Immune Cells, Allergens, Stress receptor, corticotropin-releasing factor, CRF1, Mast Cells, Histamine, Inflammatory And Autoimmune Diseases, Allergic Diseases, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Asthma, Food Allergies, stress-related diseases, Psychological Stress, Allergic stress

Here’s How Stress May Be Making You Sick

A Michigan State University researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.







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