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Allergies, Asthma, Acaai, Allergist, Wedding, insect stings

Keep Your Wedding Sneeze and Wheeze-Free with These 10 Tips

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The last thing you want is a series of "achoos" to interrupt your "I do's," or worse, send someone to the hospital. With these 10 tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, you can limit allergy concerns on your wedding day.

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female genital mutilation, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, clitoris, Sexual Health, Human Rights

Penn Physician Pioneers New Reconstructive Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation

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There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation. A surgeon in Penn Medicine’s Center for Human Appearance has developed a reconstructive procedure that can increase sexual function and, patients’ early experiences suggest, help heal the emotional and psychological wounds associated with the mutilation.

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Social Rejection, Social Connections, Alcohol Use, Close Relationships, strangers, Relationships, Smartphones

Social Rejection by Those Closest to You Can Lead to Subsequent Drinking

The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol use, and whether the impact differed when the social rejection was by close others, such as friends, spouses or family members, or by strangers or acquaintances.

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Gender Equality, Heterosexual Couples, Relationships, economic injustice, sexual history, Young Adults, distribution of power, Inequality

Study Finds Unequal Distribution of Power in Young Adult Relationships More Harmful to Women

Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published University at Buffalo study.

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Romance, Relationships, Emotions, Couples

Couples May Miss Cues That Partner Is Hiding Emotions, Study Suggests

Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research from psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis.“Happier couples see their partners in a more positive light than do less happy couples,” said Lameese Eldesouky, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University.

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Sex, running ability , Decline, Performance, Marathon, age, marathon performance

Differences in Sex and Running Ability Influence Declines in Marathon Performance, Study Finds

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A person’s sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study.

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Penn Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Antonia M. Villarruel

Educating Parents on Talking to Children About Sex Promotes Communication About Sexual Health Among Them

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Based in Puerto Rico, The Cuídalos project proved the usefulness of a web-based educational module, which aimed to promote communication between parents and their adolescent children on topics related to their sexuality so that they can make good decisions.

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Suicide Attempts, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Teenage suicide, same-sex marriage, Sexual Orientation

Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Linked to Reduction in Suicide Attempts Among High School Students

The implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students – and an even greater reduction among gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Social & Behavioral Sciences, Urban Areas, Behavior Change, city dwellers, city

Population Density Pushes the “Slow Life”

But a new study by Arizona State University shows the opposite may be true – that one psychological effect of population density is for those people to adopt a “slow life strategy.” This strategy focuses more on planning for the long-term future and includes tactics like preferring long-term romantic relationships, having fewer children and investing more in education.

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picky suitor problem, stopping problem

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?







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